Neyla Zannia

12 new cases of Zika over the weekend; new cluster at Hougang Ave 7

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has stated that as of 19 September, 3 pm, there were 12 new cases of Zika virus infection, bringing the total number to 381 cases. Three of the cases were from the Aljunied cluster, while two cases were from Elite Terrace. There was one new cluster at Hougang Ave 7 (Blk 325), where two new …

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Singaporeans react to Law Minister’s statement on Elected Presidency

The Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam helmed a dialogue session in South East CDC on the release of the White Paper by the Government on Thursday (15 September). It was attended by 300 to 400 people. The White Paper stated that the Government has declined the recommendation that the president should be chosen by Parliament. It emphasized that …

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Appeal for information on Mr Tan Yang Hang’s whereabouts

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is appealing for information on the whereabouts of 80-year-old Mr Tan Yang Hang. The Police stated that Mr Tan was last seen at Blk 238 Compassvale Walk on Sunday (18 September) at around 4.30pm. He is about 1.65m tall and was last seen wearing a yellow striped short-sleeve shirt and beige bermudas. Anyone with information is …

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Malaysian AirAsia giving out lifetime free flights to Olympic and Paralympic medalists in ASEAN

Malaysian Airlines, Air Asia has rewarded the golden medalist of Rio 2016 Olympics, Joseph Schooling, free tickets for a lifetime, along with 20 medalists from Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. The airline granted golden medalists free tickets for a lifetime, while silver medalists were granted 5 years of free flight, and 3 years for bronze medalists. However, …

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Huge tree falls along Bras Basah Road blocking traffic

A large tree fell along the road in front of Raffles Hotel today (17 September) at around 6 pm, block four lanes of Bras Basah Road. Shintanico wrote on her Instagram account that the tree suddenly fell right in front of her hotel room. Pipa.ccc also posted the picture of the fallen tree with traffic police directing passers-by. The tree …

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AVA recalls Farmland Tuna Chunks in polyunsaturated oil due to high levels of histamine

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) issues recall for Farmland brand canned “Tuna Chunks in Polyunsaturated Oil” which was imported from Thailand due to high levels of histamine detected in the product through the routine food safety surveillance. AVA stated that it is working with the importer to recall the affected batch. It also said that consumers who have purchased the product should not consume …

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Netizens voice their concerns on the Elected Presdiency White Paper

The Government has presented a White Paper in response to the Constitutional Commission’s Report on the Elected Presidency on Thursday (15 September). The Constitutional Commission headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was tasked by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to review three aspects of the Elected Presidency; the introduction of safeguards to ensure a president from a minority race, reviewing the qualifying criteria …

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HSA prosecutes five retailers for unlicensed sale of shisha tobacco

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) announced a press release that it had prosecuted five retailers for the unlicensed sale of shisha molasses/tobacco at their outlets located in the Kampong Glam vicinity. Here is the list of the retailers that have been prosecuted. All five were convicted in Court and fined a total of $14,200. Four of the outlets had their …

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