Government

Open Electricity Market rolls out nationwide from November 2018

The Open Electricity Market (OEM) will be extended to all consumers across Singapore by zones starting from 1 November 2018. In a press release on Friday (21 September), Energy Market Authority (EMA) stated that about 1.4 million household and business accounts, comprising about 1.3 million household accounts and 67,000 business accounts, will have the option of buying electricity from a …

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Warning issued to public on fraudulent website soliciting Bitcoin investments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) warned on Tuesday, that a fraudulent website has been soliciting investments in Bitcoins using fabricated comments attributed to MAS Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam. It stated that the website’s article on Bitcoins is highly deceptive and misleading. MAS stressed that the statements attributed to DPM Tharman are completely false, apart from his observation …

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Only active, locally-funded religious groups allowed to bid for Place of Worship land: Ministry of National Development

Starting today (14 Sep), only religious groups with an active contribution to the community and have sustainable means of funding are allowed to bid for Place of Worship (PW) land under the Ministry of National Development (MND)'s new tender framework. Under the new framework, tenderers will be firstly "be assessed on a set of pre-qualification criteria," and only those who …

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Committee of inquiry into the cyber attack on SingHealth invites written public submissions for recommendation on better cybersecurity measures

The Committee of Inquiry (COI) invites members of the public to submit written representations regarding cybersecurity attacks following the recent SingHealth data breach and those who are interested will be able to do so from now until 31 October at 5 pm. The committee convened to inquire into the events and contributing factors leading to the cyber attack on patient database …

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Singaporeans advised to defer non-essential travel to Osaka

Singapore government advised Singaporeans to defer non-essential travel to Osaka during the period of Typhoon 21 "Jebi". Jebi, Japan's most powerful storm in 25 years, has caused a major international airport in western Japan to be closed with thousands of people evacuated. The incident has killed at least 10 people. All flights have been cancelled since 5 September and there is still no confirmation …

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Singapore Tourism Board appoints new chief executive from Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has announced on Wednesday (5 September) that Mr Keith Tan Kean Loong, currently the Deputy Secretary (Policy) of the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), will be appointed as Chief Executive (CE) of STB with effect from 29 October 2018. As Deputy Secretary (Policy) of MINDEF, Mr Tan is responsible for defence policy, strategic communications, …

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Visit by DPM Teo Chee Hean to Malaysia

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean is making a working visit to Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, and Kota Kinabalu from 4 to 9 September 2018. Prime Minister Office (PMO) shared on Tuesday that DPM Teo will call on Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Women, Family …

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LTA: Public consultation to commence for the next land transport market

In a press release on Friday (31 August), Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated that private vehicle journeys declined for the first time since 1997, even as total travel demand increased by 5 percent from HITS 2012 to 15.4 million journeys. A record 6.1 million bus and rail journeys were made daily, based on the latest Household Interview Travel Survey conducted between …

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