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Neyla Zannia

Malaysian government has remitted ‘abortive costs’ for HSR postponement

The Singapore government has announced on Thursday (31 January) that it has received confirmation from the Government of Malaysia through diplomatic correspondence that it has remitted to the Government of the Republic of Singapore the payment for abortive costs incurred by Singapore in suspending the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail Project. The deal came after a formal agreement between the two …

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The Army to expand number of safety inspection teams and full-time safety officers to conduct checks and audits on units’ safety systems

The Army will be expanding the number of safety inspection teams and full-time safety officers to conduct checks and audits on units' safety systems, following the death of Singaporean actor and reservist Corporal First Class (National Service) Aloysius Pang on Wednesday (23 Jan) after sustaining serious injuries while carrying out repair works inside the Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer (SSPH) in New …

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SCDF paramedics to be equipped with Body-Worn Cameras starting from 1 February

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics will be progressively equipped with Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs), which is is a compact device worn over the ear, starting from Saturday (1 February 2019). In a press release on Thursday (31 January), SCDF said that it expects to roll out the BWCs to all paramedics by 2020. The authority said that the use of the …

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CCCS issues Infringement Decision against the exchange of commercially sensitive information between competing hotels

An Infringement Decision (“ID”) against the owners or operators of Capri by Fraser Changi City Singapore, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Hotel, Village Hotel Changi, and Village Hotel Katong, was issued for infringing section 34 of the Competition Act (Cap. 50B) by exchanging commercially sensitive information in connection with the provision of hotel room accommodation in Singapore to corporate customers. The hotels were …

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Istana Open House on second day of Chinese New Year

The Istana grounds will be open to the public on the second day of Chinese New Year which falls on Wednesday (6 February) from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm in celebration of Chinese New Year. In a press statement on Tuesday (29 January), the Istana said that President Halimah Yacob will be launching an Istana 150 Souvenir Series of Medallions and …

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LTA: Cross Island Line expected to commence in 2020 and be completed by 2029

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the alignment and station locations for Phase 1 of the Cross Island Line (CRL), which is the eighth MRT line and the longest fully underground line. The authority stated that when fully completed, it will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, western, and north-eastern corridors, linking major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, …

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First meeting of Working Group on maritime issues surrounding the Johor Bahru Port Limits and Singapore Port Limits

The Malaysia-Singapore Working Group, which was established by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore in relation to maritime issues surrounding the Johor Bahru Port Limits and Singapore Port Limits, had their first meeting on Monday (28 January) in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The Malaysia-Singapore Working Group established by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah and Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and was tasked to study and discuss the legal and …

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Fatal accident along Gul Road on Monday

A regular from the Tuas naval base passed away after being hit and rolled over by a bus on Monday (28 January) at around 4.30pm. TOC understands that the bus is the one ferrying servicemen from the Tuas Naval Base to a particular MRT station. The accident took place at Gul Road, as marked on the map below. SG Road Vigilante posted …

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