Neyla Zannia

Joseph Leong appointed to be Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) starting from 1 March

Senior civil servant Joseph Leong will be appointed Permanent Secretary (Defence Development) starting from 1 March, announced the Public Service Division (PSD) in a press release on Monday (28 January). Mr Leong, 48, who is a President’s Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces’ (SAF) Overseas Scholarship recipient, is director at the security and intelligence division of the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF). The PSD …

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490 packs of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized in two different cases

Two separate cases of Malaysians attempting to smuggle in duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed in their Malaysia-registered cars were foiled by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers on Wednesday (23 January). In a Facebook post on Friday, ICA stated that its officers detected anomalies in the undercarriage of the first car, driven by a 33-year-old woman. Officers found 460 packets of …

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2019 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) posting results to be released on 31 jan

The result of the 2019 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) will be released on Thursday (31 January) at 9.00 am, announced the Ministry of Education (MOE). The ministry stated that applicants can obtain their posting results via the JAE Internet System (JAE-IS), which is accessible through the JAE website and the Short Messaging System (SMS) text messages sent to the mobile phone number provided …

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Man jailed for harbouring offences and arranging Marriage of Convenience between Singaporean men And Vietnamese women

A 42-year-old Singaporean man was sentenced on Friday (18 January) to a total of eighteen months’ imprisonment and a fine of S$13,000 in default three months’ imprisonment for offences under the Immigration Act. Tan Chuen Zin was arrested in March 2017. He was convicted for arranging two cases of marriage of convenience (MOC) between Singaporean men and Vietnamese women as well as …

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S$72 million to support manpower upskilling in the built environment (BE) sector

An additional $72 million will be set aside over the next two years to support manpower upskilling in the built environment (BE) sector, Minister of National Development Lawrence Wong said in a speech at the iBuildSG Scholarship and Sponsorship Ceremony on Tuesday (22 January). The minister said that existing scholarship programmes with training grants and retention incentives will be enhanced under …

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NS man, Aloysius Pang injured in training exercise in New Zealand, condition worsened and now in ICU

A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)] Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius, 28, an Armament Technician from the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery, who was seriously injured during a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) training exercise in New Zealand, is in critical condition and being managed in the intensive care unit. The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said …

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Trio to be charged in court for insurance fraud

Two men and a woman, aged between 27 and 36, will be charged in court on 22 January 2019 for their suspected involvement in insurance fraud. The Singapore Police Force earlier announced in a press release on Monday (21 January) that its Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) commenced investigations against a male chiropractor and two insurance agents for abetment to cheat …

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Actor Aloysius Pang sustained serious injuries to his chest and abdominal areas during Exercise Thunder Warrior at New Zealand

A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)] Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius, 28, an Armament Technician from the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery, sustained serious injuries to his chest and abdominal areas while carrying out repair works on a Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer. The Ministry of Defence said in a press release that the incident happened …

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