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MND releases report on town councils; AHTC claims MND’s wording potentially lowers public esteem of AHTC

The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC)'s corporate governance has shown an improvement -- from "red" to "amber" -- despite having its most recent financial statements qualified by external auditors for the seventh consecutive year, as shown in the latest report issued by the Ministry of National Development (MND) on town council management for FY 2017 on Friday (14 Dec). AHTC's latest …

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Tender called to install 5.5 km of railway noise barriers at 16 locations

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has called a tender to install about 5.5km of railway noise barriers at 16 new locations along elevated railway sections of the North-South and East-West Lines (NSEWL) to reduce noise levels from passing trains by about five to 10 decibels. The authority stated in a press release on Friday (14 November) that this is the third …

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”Wide range of alternative sources” for Singapore’s egg supply currently available: AVA

A "wide range of alternative sources" for Singapore’s egg supply is currently available, and that includes local farms, according to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) on Thursday (13 Dec). The authority’s statement was made in response to Malaysia's Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail’s announcement regarding the country’s plans to reduce or halt the export of …

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Malaysia-Singapore border disputes: Crown Prince of Johor hopes for “a win-win” situation; both nations should “not get entangled in unnecessary issues”

Malaysia and Singapore should resolve the ongoing border disputes in a way that will result in "a win-win situation" and "not get entangled in unnecessary issues," said the Crown Prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim. In a Facebook post on Thursday (Dec 13), he wrote: "On my right is Prem Singh from the Singapore Special Branch. He has …

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Johor crown prince puts Singaporean and Malaysian politicians to shame

A maritime dispute has recently broken out between Singapore and Malaysia. Malaysia has also expressed its intent to take back control of its airspace over southern Johor, with Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke citing concerns over sovereignty and national interest. Amidst the squabble between the 2 neighboring countries, one man has stepped up to show the way forward for both …

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Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin posts ST’s nameless experts report to refute Malaysia’s claim that Seletar Airport’s ILS will interfere with development in Johor

Singapore’s Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin shared an infographic from the Straits Times about the airspace dipute between Malaysia and Singapore, specifically with points of an unknown number of nameless aviation experts countering the video put out by Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke on the issue just a couple of day ago. The 1.5 minute video shared by Mr Loke …

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Govt has exciting plans for Tanjong Pagar after port moves to Tuas

The recent maritime dispute between Singapore and Malaysia has put a spotlight on Singapore's land reclamation at Tuas. Last Thu (6 Dec), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan dismissed Malaysia’s argument that Singapore cannot claim the disputed waters on the basis of its reclamation works in Tuas in recent years. Reclamation at Tuas has nothing to do with maritime boundary dispute, …

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