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Neyla Zannia

31 arrested for illegal horse betting activities in islandwide operation on 7 Oct

27 men and four women, aged between 45 and 78, were arrested for their suspected involvement in illegal horse betting activities via an islandwide operation conducted on 7 October 2018. In a press release on Tuesday (9 October), the Singapore Police Force revealed that officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the six Police land divisions conducted raids at …

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Suspension of CHAS participation for 10 Access Medical clinics

In a press release on Monday (8 October), the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the suspension of the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) participation for 10 Access Medical clinics, which will take effect from 23 October 2018. The ministry stated that the clinics are Access (Bedok South), Access (Circuit Road), Access (East Coast), Access (Kim Keat), Access (Marine Terrace), Access …

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MAS issues warning on fraudulent emails, impersonating the authority and containing malware

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) warns the public on Saturday (6 October) of fraudulent emails purportedly sent from @mas.gov.sg email accounts with subject titles like “Fund Transmittal” and “Singapore Compliance Information”. In a press release, the authority stated that the emails ask recipients to click on links or open attachments which contain malware. Members of the public should not respond to the …

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Commencement of NSEWL power supply renewal works

In a press release on Friday (5 October), the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT shared that the works to renew and enhance the North-South and East-West Lines’ (NSEWL) power supply system is expected to be completed in the early 2020s. The power supply renewal works, the fourth core renewal project, which will start in October 2018, will make use of …

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Protections for borrowers of licensed moneylenders to be extended to foreigners residing in Singapore in 4Q 2018

In a joint press release on Thursday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) announced that the aggregate loan caps and the self-exclusion framework for borrowing from licensed moneylenders for Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) will be extended to all foreigners residing in Singapore so as to better protect all affected parties from the effects …

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Recall of iceberg lettuce by AVA due to high level of pesticide detected

High levels of Fipronil, a wide-spectrum pesticide, has been detected in iceberg lettuce from a Malaysian farm, which is imported by Go Fresh Impex Pte Ltd for sale at NTUC Fairprice and Sheng Siong supermarkets. In a press release on Thursday (4 October), the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) stated that it has directed the importer to recall the …

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MOM prosecutes employment agency and personnel for advertising foreign domestic workers on Carousell

SRC Recruitment LLP (SRC) and one of its Employment Agency (EA) personnel, 41-year-old Mdm Erleena Binte Mohd Ali were prosecuted on Thursday (4 October) for insensitive advertising of foreign domestic workers (FDWs). The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a statement on Thursday, stated that the advertisements were placed between 1 September 2018 and 17 September 2018, on online marketplace, Carousell, …

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Singapore and Malaysia reaffirm warm defence relations

Malaysian Deputy Minister for Defence Liew Chin Tong called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) this morning and both sides reaffirmed the bilateral defence relationship and exchanged views on the bilateral and multilateral defence cooperation between Singapore and Malaysia. MINDEF stated on Wednesday (3 October), that the ministers also discussed the ongoing …

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BlueSG Singapore opens 100th charging station in Singapore

Electric car-sharing firm BlueSG has opened its 100th charging station in Singapore as it has more than 17,000 members on its books, which is about nine times the 2,000 or so members recorded at its launch last December. The newest station is located at the [email protected] at 1 Cantonment Road. Its charging stations are in various parts of the island, including Ang Mo Kio, …

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MOE to review intake guideline for polytechnics through aptitude-based admission

The Ministry of Education (MOE) will review the intake allowance for polytechnics under the Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) as there is an increase in number of students set to enter polytechnics next year through aptitude-based admission. The scheme allows schools to admit students based on their skills and talents apart from grades and it currently has a 15 per cent intake …

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