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Three-quarter tank rule expanded to cover Singapore-registered diesel-powered vehicles leaving Singapore to Malaysia via land checkpoints

Singapore Customs stated in a press release on Wednesday (2 January) that the three-quarter tank rule will be expanded to cover Singapore-registered diesel-powered vehicles, which is in line with the introduction of a usage-based diesel duty announced in Budget 2017 to reduce diesel consumption and resultant air pollution. Singapore-registered vehicles are required to have a minimum amount of motor fuel …

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Infrastructure Protection Act (IPA) to take effect from 18 Dec, no unauthorised photography and videography of Protected Areas (PAs) or Protected Places (PPs)

The Infrastructure Protection Act (IPA), which is touted to be part of counter-terrorism strategy to protect Singapore’s critical infrastructure, and buildings that are iconic or have high public footfall, will take effect from 18 Dec 2018. The Act was passed in Parliament on 2 October 2017. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated in a press release that new buildings …

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PM Lee Hsien Loong’s working visit to Argentina and participation in the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make a working visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina in conjunction with the 13th G20 Leaders’ Summit, at the invitation of His Excellency Mauricio Macri, President of the Argentine Republic from Wednesday (28 November) to Saturday (1 December), the Prime Minister Office (PMO) announced in a press release. The office stated that Prime Minister Lee …

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New Moneylending Regulations to come into force on 30 November

The first phase of Moneylenders (Amendment) Act 2018 and Moneylenders (Amendment) Rules 2018, which was designed to provide better protection for borrowers and strengthen the regulation of licensed moneylenders, will be implemented starting from 30 November 2018. The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) stated on last Friday that the second phase of implementation will take effect in the first quarter of 2019. Together, …

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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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