Current Affairs

“Seletar Airport is yours, but Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia is ours”: Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke to Singapore

"Hi Singapore, Seletar Airport is yours, but Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia is ours. So please hear us out." This was the friendly reminder given by Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke on Tuesday (11 Dec), which accompanied a video that was posted on his official Facebook page. The video begins with the question: "Why did Firefly suspend ALL its flights into Singapore after the airline …

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Malaysia might reduce its export of eggs, says Malaysia Minister for Domestic Trade

Malaysia is considering limiting or stopping its export of eggs to ensure sufficient supply for its domestic market says Malaysian Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. On Monday while speaking at a press conference after the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs’ monthly meeting, Mr Saifuddin said that the ministry is also looking into possible cartel …

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Even SG expats are complaining about Singapore’s cost of living

A new report by expat community InterNations recently revealed that over half (52%) of expats in Singapore are dissatisfied with Singapore's cost of living. In June this year, ECA International said that Singapore is among the 20 most expensive cities for expats around the world. British trader Oriano Lizza told Singapore Business Review, "The packages of yesteryear were considerably more …

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Six firms to pilot new business models for moneylending

Six firms have been selected to pilot new business models for moneylending, as part of an initiative to better protect borrowers through business-led improvements, which include more comprehensive use of data to assess creditworthiness, using digitalised processes to lower cost and giving better terms to those who repay their loans early or on time. The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) said …

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Advocates petition to reform Singapore’s family justice system and stop the abuse of children and families

A group called the Family Justice Reform Singapore has started a petition calling for a change in Singapore’s Family Justice system. The group, which consists of parents who have been or are currently facing divorce and other proceedings in the Family Justice Courts, feel that there are those in the legal professions who are “engaging in unethical, dishonest and abusive …

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LTA awards TPE-PIE Changi Viaduct completion contract at $95.6 million

The replacement tender of the Tampines Expressway (TPE)-Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) Changi Viaduct has been awarded to Hwa Seng Builder Pte Ltd at a contract sum of $95.6 million. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated in a press release on Monday (10 December) that works are expected to commence in first quarter of 2019 and the indicative completion date for this project …

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