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Malaysia hopes Singapore will agree to negotiate further over Water Agreement price

At the 9th Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat in Putrajaya last week (9 April), Malaysia and Singapore came to an agreement to consider arbitration as a resolution to the water agreement issue. In a joint statement, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad said they noted their differing opinions on the right to review the price of water …

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Dae Sung Construction fined $42,000 for damaging water main

A construction company was fined S$42,000 earlier on 2 April 2019 for damaging a water main located at a construction site at River Valley Green, which led to a loss of approximately 1.5 million litres of potable water, equivalent to slightly more than half the size of an Olympic swimming pool. ​​ National water agency PUB stated in a press …

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Wet and warm conditions to continue in the second half of April 2019

Moderate to heavy short-duration thundery showers are expected between the late morning and afternoon on six to eight days in the second half of April 2019. Met Service stated in a press release on Wednesday (17 April) that the prevailing inter-monsoon conditions in Singapore and the surrounding region are expected to persist through May 2019. During the inter-monsoon period, Met …

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MAS on Hyflux debacle: We did our part but investors must exercise care

With more members of the public writing to ST Forum getting angry with MAS for perceivably not doing its job in regulating the issuance of Hyflux’s high risk bonds, MAS Director of Corporate Communications Jerome Lee gave a reply on ST Forum today (‘MAS has been doing its part but investors must exercise care‘,17 Apr). Mr Lee acknowledged that MAS …

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No more passport stamps for foreign travellers leaving Singapore starting 22 April

Starting 22 April, foreigners leaving Singapore will no longer need to have their passport stamped upon exit. The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced today (17 April) that they will no longer issue departure immigration endorsements (stamps of departure dates on travel documents) to foreign travellers as part of ongoing efforts to streamline procedures at checkpoints for a more efficient …

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Netizens react over pigeon culling video, Acres investigates; AHTC reminds residents to stop feeding pigeons

The Animal and Veterinary Service received a report last week on Wednesday (10 April) from the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) regarding an incident of alleged animal cruelty during a pigeon culling operation by Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) in Singapore. Acres uploaded a disturbing video of how pest controllers, engaged by the town council, were picking up the …

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