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Neyla Zannia

One kilogram of “Ice” seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

One kilogram of of crystalline substances believed to be ‘Ice’ was seized on Thursday (2 August)  from a 45-year-old male Malaysian at Woodland checkpoint. In a press release on Friday (3 August), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that in the evening hours of Thursday, its officers directed an arriving Malaysia-registered car for further checks at Woodlands checkpoint. The authority said that during …

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128 students awarded the Singapore-Industry Scholarship

128 students received the 2018 Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS) on Thursday (2 August) at an award ceremony with Second Minister for Education and Finance, Ms Indranee Rajah as guest-of-honour. In a press release, Ministry of Education (MOE) stated that SgIS is a multi-industry undergraduate scholarship which aims to groom future Singaporean industry leaders in strategic sectors that are critical for Singapore’s development. …

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Ministry of Finance: “Majority of the lapses reported by the AG’s Office over the years are not criminal in nature”

In a forum letter published by The Straits Times on Wednesday (1 August), Mr Tan Soon Hock wrote a letter regarding latest Auditor-General's Office (AGO) report which highlighted the same lapses and acts of non-transparency committed by the governmental and public-sector bodies particularly those from People's Association found in 2015 and voiced his concern about how the positions in grassroots organisations, …

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

According to the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), sales representatives of four hotels in the country are said to have exchanged commercially sensitive information. The watchdog has issued a Proposed Infringement Decision (PID) on Friday (3 August) against the owners/operators of Capri by Fraser Changi City Singapore, Village Hotel Changi and Village Hotel Katong (collectively referred to as the "Village …

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Man sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment for passport-related offences

A 42-year-old Malaysian sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment on Thursday (1 August) for abetting four Sri Lankans to be in possession of forged Malaysia passports. In a press release, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that investigations revealed that Jagathes Kumar Koil Pillai had assisted four Sri Lankans – 35-year-old Kalaichandran Vinothan, 37-year-old Suresh Sutharshiny, 19-year-old Kajenthiran Kajeepan, and 26-year-old Krishnapillai Navaraj to …

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Man fined $12,800 for illegally importing and keeping tarantulas

A 34-year-old man was fined $12,800 by the Court for illegally importing and keeping tarantulas in his place of residence as tarantulas are not approved to be kept as pets in Singapore. In a joint press release on Wednesday (1 August), the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) stressed that some of the tarantulas are …

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Soft air guns found at Changi Airfreight Centre by ICA

20 sets of soft air guns and parts were discovered at the Changi Airfreight Centre on Tuesday (24 July). According to Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), an ICA officer was conducting checks on a shipment of imported cargo on 24 July when he noticed anomalies in the scanned image of the consignment that raised his suspicions. Further checks were then conducted which …

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NParks appoints former ISD director Benny Lim as its chairman

Former senior civil servant Benny Lim as its chairman has been appointed by the National Parks Board (NParks) to be its chairman with effect on Wednesday (1 August). In a media release on Monday (30 July), NParks stated that Mr Lim, who retired in 2016 after spending 37 years in public service, will succeed current chairman Christina Ong. Mr Lim took on various …

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Detonation of war relic along Woodlands Road 

A war relic found at a construction site along Woodlands Road was detonated by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) on Sunday (29 July). In a Facebook post on Monday, SAF shared that an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) was found at the construction site. According to the forces, the SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was activated at 11 am and upon reaching the site …

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