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Neyla Zannia

MPs express concerns over possible hike in lift maintenance cost after new regulation kicks in

Members of Parliament have expressed their concerns on possible rise in lift maintenance expenses in relation to the announcement by Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to step up requirements for lift maintenance in light of numerous of accidents that had happened in Singapore's housing buildings. The BCA will implement tighter maintenance standards for lifts from July 25. For instance, the brakes and lifts parts need …

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MFA: Sovereignty claims in South China Sea should be settled by parties concerned

Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterates Singapore's position that sovereignty claims in South China Sea should be settled by parties concerned, accordance with international law and refrain from provocative behaviour that will raise tensions. This was said by Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan in his reply to the Parliamentary and Supplementary Question on 11 July raised by Mr Dennis Tan …

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Pokémon Go gives players much joy and also many negative impacts

The newly released online game Pokémon Go , has only been launched for less than a week, and the game has estimated to have been downloaded for 7.5 million times. However, it is said that it has many negative side effects. This game is only available in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the US, but it has gained so many …

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China declared to ignore the ruling of South China Sea

Immediately after the ruling of South China Sea was declared by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on July 12, which was said that China had no rights to resources in South China Sea, China declared that it is ignoring the decision. China has argued that Permanent Court of Arbitration has no legitimate jurisdiction on this issue since it concerns "sovereignty" from …

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MOH consider compulsory itemised billing at Chas clinics

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is seriously considering to introduce compulsory itemised billing to make fees more transparent due to the raising numbers of patients' complaints related to how much they are being charged at Community Health Assist Scheme (Chas). In Parliament on July 11, in response to questions asked by Er Lee Bee Wah, Member of Parliament from Nee …

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A man stabbed outside a hostel at Jalan Besar

A 42 years old man was being stabbed outside the Trey Hostel adjacent to KSP pub and KTV along Jalan Besar on July 11. Police said that a call was made to the station to ask for their assistance at 11.19 am. They arrived at the scene in 10 minutes. They found the man laid motionless. Around 11.30, the victim …

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Suspect of Holland Village bank robbery arrested in Bangkok

The suspect of the bank robbery in Holland Village was wandering around the streets of Bangkok in just 6 hours after the crime. The suspect, who is a Canadian, was believed to walk towards Chip Bee Garden estate with $30,000 in cash and managed to escape from Singapore and flew to Bangkok and made it through the Immigration and Checkpoint …

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