Neyla Zannia

MOE announces changes to PSLE Scoring System from 2021

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that there will be changes to the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) scoring and Secondary One (S1) posting systems from 2021. The ministry stated that under the new PSLE scoring system, students will be graded based on their individual performance in the subjects, regardless of how their peers have done, which will support …

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National Parks Board works with Singapore Customs and ICA to seize 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales and 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory

11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales and 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory were seized on Sunday (21 July) when the National Parks Board (NParks) worked with Singapore Customs and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to inspect a shipment of three containers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo being transported through Singapore to Vietnam. According to the authorities, the three …

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Joseph Nathan: The absurdities of the 4G politicians just got more absurd

by Joseph Nathan It is indeed disheartening to be seeing how the economic downturn is already affecting many of our SMEs & entrepreneurs. Yet the 4G politicians are looking to be more interested in projecting the reverse, with some even having the audacity to be articulating such dismal performance as if they are achievement. I no longer am able to …

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Professional engineer fined $50,000 for certifying 14 scissor lifts being safe for use, without examining or test

Tan Juay Pah, a 61-year-old Professional Engineer and an Authorised Examiner (AE) for Lifting Equipment (LE) registered with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) was fined $50,000 on 24 June 2019, for his failure to exercise due diligence in certifying 14 scissor lifts safe for use. Tay was convicted of five charges under the Workplace Safety and Health (“WSH”) Act, and …

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Expect more rain in the later part of July

Singaporeans can expect more rain in the later part of July and the periods of widespread thundery showers, at times heavy can be expected on two or three days due to large scale wind convergence over Singapore and the surrounding region. The Meteorological Service announced on Tuesday (16 July) that the Southwest Monsoon conditions that have been prevailing over Singapore and the surrounding …

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129 arrested in anti-loansharking blitz

94 men and 35 women, aged between 17 and 82, were arrested for their suspected involvement in loansharking activities in an operation that was conducted from 8 to 10 July 2019. Officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and seven Police Land Divisions conducted simultaneous raids at multiple locations island-wide during the three-day operation, resulting in the arrests. Singapore Police Force …

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