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COE premiums fall across all categories in latest bidding exercise

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 08:00
SINGAPORE - Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums fell across all categories in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (June 21), as prices of COEs for cars continue to slide, and those for commercial vehicles registered their first drop since...

Expect delays at checkpoints ahead of Hari Raya Puasa long weekend

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 03:54
SINGAPORE – Plan ahead if you are planning to make a road trip north during the Hari Raya Puasa holiday period this weekend, as heavy traffic can be expected at the Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, especially from June 23 to 26, the Immigration &...

Company director fined for sale of shisha at two eateries along Arab Street

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:59
SINGAPORE - A director and his company have been fined a total of S$12,300 for the sale of shisha and tobacco products without a valid tobacco retail licence at two of his restaurants along Arab Street in Kampong Glam. The two outlets, Nasrin Restaurant and...

TODAY's morning brief for Wednesday, June 21

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 22:30
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Red Dot Design Museum to relocate to Marina Bay

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore at Maxwell Road will be relocating to Marina Bay by the end of this year. The museum said yesterday that its lease of the Red Dot Traffic building - an iconic landmark along the road known for its conspicuous...

Partially sterilised dental tools case: Most patients notified, no infections so far

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - As of Monday, the National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) had successfully contacted close to 98 per cent of the patients who had visited its outpatient clinics, where they received treatment with dental instruments that were not fully...

‘Unglue’ those ears to prevent hearing loss, speech delays

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Although her youngest child Daliah did not respond to soft sounds and exhibited some speech delays, Mrs Paushali Lass was not overly concerned at first as her older children had also started talking late. But a routine check-up revealed that the...

For some Geylang Lor 3 residents, leaving won’t be hard

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - For some residents living at Geylang Lorong 3, it will not be hard for them to leave their homes when the leases expire on Dec 31, 2020. There have been illegal dumping, illegal parking and general cleanliness issues at the 2ha private housing...

287 vehicle-related work injuries between January and May: MOM

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - In the first five months of this year, there were 287 vehicular work injuries - six of which were fatal, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said yesterday. Vehicular incidents were the top contributor to workplace deaths over the same period. One in...

Aetos defends hiring processes, says duo met stringent criteria

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - After two of its staff were found to be radicalised, security firm Aetos yesterday maintained that its existing hiring and vetting processes were "robust". There were "no obvious signs of radicalisation" shown by the Singaporean duo, which made...

Illegal hawker arrested for assaulting NEA officers

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:30
SINGAPORE - A 60-year-old man has been arrested for assaulting, using criminal force, and using abusive language against three National Environmental Agency (NEA) enforcement officers along Arumugam Road. The suspect was selling fruits without any valid...

Singapore Airlines moves up to 2nd in Skytrax’s World Best Airlines Award

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:35
SINGAPORE - National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has been named as the world's second best airline in the latest passenger survey by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax, moving up one spot from last year's rankings. SIA came in behind...

Man jailed for using fake SCDF documents to get paramedic job

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:55
SINGAPORE - He lied that he was a medic in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and forged several supporting documents to score a job as a paramedic for a private ambulance service.  But the tall tale fell apart after his boss noticed discrepancies in...

PM Lee urges Malay-Muslim community to stand with Government to tackle extremism

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:46
SINGAPORE - Against the backdrop of more frequent terrorist incidents in many countries, it would be unrealistic to think Singapore can be immune or exempt from the threat of radicalism, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (June 20). Following the...

Workers' Party expresses concern over allegations of abuse of power by PM Lee

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:29
SINGAPORE - Breaking its silence on the Oxley Road dispute on Tuesday (June 20), the Workers' Party (WP) expressed concerns over the allegations of abuse of power by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the harm caused to the confidence in Singapore and its...

Man arrested for breaking into school in Bedok, stealing laptops

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:05
SINGAPORE - A 41-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (June 20) for breaking into a school along Chai Chee Street in Bedok, and stealing several laptops from the school's general office. TODAY understands the school is Ping Yi Secondary School. A report was...

Government bans nine books, bid to preach by Singaporean

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:12
SINGAPORE - Nine publications by a Singaporean preacher known for his extremist views will be banned from Wednesday (June 20) under the Undesirable Publications Act, the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) said on Tuesday. The preacher, Mr Rasul...

Two Aetos officers arrested under ISA for terror-related offences

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:00
SINGAPORE - In what are the first cases of self-radicalised uniformed officers here, two Singaporean auxiliary police officers have been dealt with under the Internal Security Act (ISA), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Tuesday (June 20). Both...

Vetting Muslim workers differently is very wrong, says Shanmugam

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 08:00
SINGAPORE - Not only is it not possible, but it is also "very wrong" to suggest that employers vet Muslim workers differently to pick up radicalised individuals, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Tuesday (June 20). The "serious responsibility"...

Property landmark: Geylang plot returns to state when lease expires

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 07:00
SINGAPORE – In three-and-a-half years, the 191 private terrace houses along Geylang Lorong 3 will be demolished to make way for public housing, as the land they occupy becomes the first residential plot to be returned to the state upon expiry of the 60-year...