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Neyla Zannia

MOM suspends licence of employment agency behind ads on online marketplace

An employment agency (EA), SRC Recruitment LLP, which was behind the advertisements marketing foreign domestic workers (FDWs) on online marketplace, Carousell has been served with a notice of licence suspension by the Minister of Manpower (MOM) and can no longer emplace any new FDWs. In a press release on Wednesday (19 September), MOM revealed that it is investigating into the EA …

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Southeast Asian NGOs call upon United Nations to act urgently to bring justice for Myanmar’s atrocities

The United Nations and its member states must act urgently to investigate and prosecute those responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes said Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Progressive Voice and Women’s Peace Network – Arakan following the release of the full report of the Independent International Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar (IIFFMM), today, which …

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EMA working with industry to establish cause behind electricity supply disruption on 18 September

Energy Market Authority (EMA) has announced that its preliminary findings show that on 18 September, one of the power generating units at Sembcorp Cogen Pte Ltd (Sembcorp) tripped. On 18 September 2018, there was an electricity supply disruption from 1.18am to 1.56am. About 146,500 customers were affected and supply was restored within 38 minutes. EMA stated that the stability of the …

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Warning issued to public on fraudulent website soliciting Bitcoin investments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) warned on Tuesday, that a fraudulent website has been soliciting investments in Bitcoins using fabricated comments attributed to MAS Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam. It stated that the website’s article on Bitcoins is highly deceptive and misleading. MAS stressed that the statements attributed to DPM Tharman are completely false, apart from his observation …

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Corridor-reared bunny dies after severe neglect, AVA concludes it has been cared for since food has been given and cage cleaned

A Hougang resident alerted local rabbit rescue group Bunny Wonderland to a rabbit which had died in its cage in the corridor outside her neighbour’s HDB flat on 16 September. According to the resident, the owner of the rabbit is a teacher at a local neighbourhood primary school. The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, provided Bunny Wonderland with disturbing …

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803g of heroin and 5g of ‘Ice’ seized in CNB Operation

A total of about 803g of heroin and 5g of ‘Ice’ were seized in an operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Monday (17 September). In a press release on Tuesday (18 September), the bureau stated that four suspected drug offenders, all Singaporean males, were arrested.  The estimated worth of the drugs seized in this operation is about …

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Sole-proprietor to pay penalty of $344,522 for omission of income

Tan Siew Hoon Pauline, 44, the sole-proprietor of Staffing Network which provides recruitment services, pleaded guilty on 30 July 2018 to five charges of understating her income without reasonable excuse for Years of Assessment (YAs) 2009 to 2013. The court sentenced Tan on Monday (17 September) to pay a penalty of $344,522, which is two times the tax undercharged of $172,261, …

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Nine new precincts participate in pilot Business Improvement District (BID) programme

Nine new precincts will be participating in the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) pilot Business Improvement District (BID) programme to drive place management of their precincts. Announced at the annual Place Management Seminar organised by the URA, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong stated that with more active participation by stakeholders, the public can look forward …

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Massive blackout across Singapore; EMA investigating the cause of disruption

Electricity supply to the parts of Singapore was disrupted at 1.29 am on Tuesday (18 September) morning, affecting about 146,797 residential and commercial customers. Energy Market Authority has stated that it is looking into the cause of disruption. According to SP Group, the areas affected were Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Jurong, Pandan Loop, Aljunied, Geylang, Tanjong Rhu, Mountbatten, Kembangan, …

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Metal panel of escalator at City Hall MRT dislodged and wounded 39-yr-old woman

A 39-year-old woman was wounded by a dislodged metal panel of SMRT escalator at City Hall MRT Station on Friday (14 September) afternoon. Ms Ong Sook Ling and her husband, Mr Kevin Ong, were heading back to their workplaces after having lunch together at Raffles City Shopping Centre. The couple, who are both working in the financial industry, were going down an …

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