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Neyla Zannia

Police advisory on SMSes claiming kidnap of loved ones

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued an advisory to warn members of the public of SMSes (Short Message Service) claiming the kidnap of their loved ones. In a Facebook post on Monday (20 August), the Police stated that it has received numerous reports from members of the public informing that they have received SMSes citing their loved ones had been kidnapped. …

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Gradual easing of dry and warm conditions in the next fortnight

Gradual easing of dry and warm conditions with increased showers forecast in second fortnight of August. Singaporeans may expect 5-7 days of late morning and early afternoon thundery showers, and 2 or 3 days of morning Sumatra squalls, therefore, a few warm days can still be expected. Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) stated in a press release on Thursday (16 August) that …

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HSA alert: ‘Body Slim Herbal’ and ‘Sparkle Twins’ sold online found to contain banned substance Sibutramine

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) alerted members of the public not to purchase or consume two slimming products ‘Body Slim Herbal’ and ‘Sparkle Twins’. In a press release on Thursday (16 August), HSA stated that it had tested both products and found them to contain an undeclared and banned substance, sibutramine, which poses serious health risks. Both products were detected …

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School Terms and Holidays for 2019

The school year for 2019 for all MOE primary and secondary schools will start on Wednesday, 2 January and end on Friday, 15 November 2019, the Ministry of Education (MOE) stated in a press release on Wednesday (15 August). The ministry noted that the last day of the final school term for schools which will be used as venues for the …

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Chee Soon Juan to deliver SDP’s NDP message on Sat, 3pm

Secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chee Son Juan will be giving the SDP's National Day message on Saturday (18 August) at 3 pm. The leader of the party said that he will talk about current issues that affect our nation such as ministerial salaries and the rising cost of living, noting that the speech will be delivered across SDP's …

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Island-wide sting operation against errant PMD and PAB retailers

A total of 18 personal mobility devices (PMDs) and 2 power-assisted bicycles (PABs) were seized in an island-wide sting operation by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) from 17 July to 2 August 2018 on 18 retailers of PMDs and PABs. In a press release on Tuesday (14 February), LTA stated that such enforcement blitzes against errant retailers will help to …

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IMDA partners Clicknetwork to launch new public service web series

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Munkysuperstar Pictures, which owns popular YouTube channel Clicknetwork, have established a partnership to launch three new web series. In a press release on Monday (13 August), IMDA stated that this is part of IMDA’s initiative to bring public service content to more Singapore viewers anytime, anywhere. Clicknetwork was the first channel in Singapore …

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MTI maintains 2018 GDP growth forecast at 2.5 to 3.5 percent

The GDP growth forecast for 2018 is maintained at “2.5 to 3.5 per cent” on a year-on-year basis in the second quarter, easing from the 4.5 per cent growth in the previous quarter. In a press release on Monday (13 August), the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) reported that on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted annualised basis, the economy expanded at a …

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