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Visits by Chile Sebastián Piñera and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in conjunction with 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

President of the Republic of Chile Sebastián Piñera and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will be visiting Singapore at the invitation of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, to attend the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits as Guests of the ASEAN Chair. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced in a press release on Tuesday 13 November. The ministry stated that …

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More seamless and secure access to vehicle services on One.Motoring website

New digital services that will be available on the One.Motoring website, starting from 26 November, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Wednesday (7 November). In its press release, the authority stated that vehicle owners will be able to use SingPass/CorpPass 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) for four new digital services on the One.Motoring website, which are transferring of vehicle ownership, transferring of PARF/COE …

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Education Ministry taskforce to find ways of leveling the playing field for students of different socio-economic backgrounds

Second Education Minister Indranee Rajah wants Singapore to find a way to address the issue of unintended labeling or stereotyping of students that happens as a result of the streaming system in schools. These unintended side effects, she says, affects how pupils view themselves and are perceived by others. She was responding to a question posed to her following a …

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Singaporeans might underestimate the consequences of deliberate online falsehoods despite not being “naive” about them: SMOS Edwin Tong

While Singaporeans are not gullible about online falsehoods, there appears to be a tendency to underestimate the repercussions of unbridled dissemination of such falsehoods, cautioned Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong. Mr Tong, who is also Senior Minister of State for Health, warned: “Once it is out there, and you have no ability to stop it either by …

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All light bulbs sold in Singapore to be minimally of LED efficiency level from 2023

The National Environment Agency (NEA) announced in a press release on Friday (26 October) that it will be raising the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) of lamps so as to phase out halogen bulbs and accelerate the switch among consumers to using more energy efficient lamps, as well as introducing MEPS for fluorescent lamp ballasts. According to the authority, this is …

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MHA reviewing Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act on exempt of food products containing alcohol

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has stated that it is in discussions with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and industry stakeholders on providing an exemption for food products containing alcohol, where there is little or low likelihood of alcohol abuse In a press release on Thursday (25 October), the ministry stated that the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) …

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14-member committee convened to prepare for Singapore’s nomination of hawker culture for UNESCO Representative List

Amid the furore surrounding social enterprise hawker centres recently, and following Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s announcement to nominate Singapore’s hawker culture as a part of the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, a 14-member committee has been set up to provide recommendations and guidance for that purpose. PM Lee said in his National Day Rally …

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Easier and more secure logins with the new SingPass Mobile app

All SingPass users can download the SingPass Mobile app from the Google Play or App Store, in order for users to be able to log in using their fingerprint, facial recognition (for selected smartphones) or a 6-digit passcode with the new application starting from Monday (22 October), announced GovTech in a press release. "They no longer need to enter their passwords …

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