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Singapore's air, water unaffected by Johor toxic waste as at Sunday evening
SINGAPORE remains unaffected by the ongoing chemical spill in the neighbouring Malaysian state of Johor, the authorities here reiterated in a press statement on Sunday evening.
The Business Times - 17 March 2019
Woman sues bosses for firing her while she was on sick leave following miscarriage
Hong Kong – A woman is suing her former employer on grounds of unlawful termination. Eleanor Marie Coleman specifically notes how her former bank supervisor did not treat her fairly during a difficult time in her life. Coleman is suing for (...)
The Independent - 16 March 2019
Mothership draws flak for story on entreprenuer accused of being a “scammer”
Local website Mothership.sg has drawn flak for highlighting an entrepreneur who some netizens allege is a “scammer”. In an article published on Thur (Mar 14), Mothership covered the story of a local Malay entrepreneur who claims that he can (...)
The Independent - 16 March 2019
Doctor responsible for HIV data leak faces further disciplinary action
Singapore – Ler Teck Siang, the doctor found guilty last September of deceiving the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and providing false information to the Ministry of Health (MOH), and the police, could face further disciplinary action in addition to (...)
The Independent - 16 March 2019
Singapore Airlines passenger rants against carrier he “sang praises for,” then gets slammed by (...)
Singapore—The national carrier of Singapore has a sterling reputation worldwide, winning awards everywhere for its unrivalled service to passengers — no mean feat with all that can make flying an uncomfortable experience. But, the airline may have (...)
The Independent - 16 March 2019
Why the defence business makes for a defensive play
WAR is not something that anyone likes to think about or get involved in. Most of us, I am sure, would much prefer peace. I know I would. Consequently, investing in the trappings of war can make some people a little uncomfortable. Nobody wants (...)
The Business Times - 15 March 2019
Personal data of over 800,000 Singapore blood donors exposed online
THE personal data of over 800,000 blood donors was exposed online over nine weeks between Jan 4 and March 13 due to improper handling by a vendor, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) announced on (...)
The Business Times - 15 March 2019
Mass shooting in two New Zealand mosques leaves 49 dead and 48 wounded
Christchurch — In New Zealand’s worst-ever terrorist attack, 49 people were killed and 48 others wounded when at least one gunman opened fire at two mosques during Friday prayers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned the shootings as an act of (...)
The Independent - 15 March 2019
Showers expected to return in last week of March
March 15, 2019 10:18 PM SINGAPORE - The showers in the past week that offered some cool respite from warm and dry days are set to return in the last week of March.
Straits Times - 15 March 2019
Anger and anxiety among Singaporeans in New Zealand following Christchurch terror attack
March 15, 2019 10:16 PM SINGAPORE - Singaporeans living in New Zealand witnessed a Christchurch on lockdown following shootings at two mosques on Friday (March 15), with people staying indoors and taking (...)
Straits Times - 15 March 2019
New safety rules for Grab e-scooter service in NUS, including mandatory training for users
March 15, 2019 10:07 PM SINGAPORE - New rules have been introduced for users of the GrabWheels trial e-scooter service at the National University of Singapore (NUS), after a week-long safety timeout was called following a spate of (...)
Straits Times - 15 March 2019
Singapore leaders express condolences after Christchurch terrorist attack
March 15, 2019 9:59 PM SINGAPORE - Singapore's leaders expressed their condolences on Friday (March 15) after the terrorist attack in Christchurch that occurred earlier the same day.
Straits Times - 15 March 2019
Gardens by the Bay murder trial: Accused took police to where he burnt body after speaking to wife, (...)
March 15, 2019 9:20 PM SINGAPORE - On the day he was questioned over the disappearance of a 31-year-old woman, Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock led police on a futile search at Gardens by the Bay East.
Straits Times - 15 March 2019
Train service disrupted on Circle Line on Friday evening after signalling fault: SMRT
March 15, 2019 8:53 PM SINGAPORE - Service on the Circle Line was disrupted by a signalling fault on Friday evening (March 15) peak hour, in what was the second train service disruption of the (...)
Straits Times - 15 March 2019
Skyscrapers and ‘super’ trees stand neck to neck with Singapore’s ‘invisible poor’
Singapore emerged tops among South East Asian countries in Mercer’s 2019 Best Quality of Life Survey. The 39 standards upon which the survey was based include housing, political stability, crime, leisure, air pollution, infrastructure, the health (...)
The Independent - 15 March 2019
Singaporean trying to buy food for pregnant wife forgets wallet after hailing cab, kind uncle lends (...)
Singapore – On March 11, a certain Esmonde Tjw took to Facebook to share his experience of a kind taxi uncle who lent him money to buy his pregnant wife a meal because he forgot his wallet. Mr Esmonde had a very pregnant wife who was having a bad (...)
The Independent - 15 March 2019
Singaporean saddled with expensive hospitalisation bill, even after opting to stay in C-ward
A Singaporean, who was hospitalised for two days at Khoo Teck Huat, has lamented that he was saddled with a large hospitalisation bill amounting to nearly S$1,500 that he had to pay out of pocket, even though he opted to stay in the C-class ward (...)
The Independent - 15 March 2019
Proportion of PMET retrenchment hits all-time high while number of foreigners on S-Pass increases
The latest labour marker report, released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (14 Mar), shows that the proportion of PMET retrenchment has hit an all-time high while the number of foreigners on S-Pass has increased. MOM revealed that (...)
The Independent - 15 March 2019
Janil Puthucheary draws backlash for delay in opening Hume MRT station
Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary has drawn flak after he announced in Parliament last week that it could take six years to open the Hume MRT station along the Downtown Line. He was responding to a question by a fellow (...)
The Independent - 15 March 2019
Personal information of over 800,000 blood donors was accessible online for 2 months: HSA
March 15, 2019 7:57 PM SINGAPORE - The personal information of more than 800,000 people who have donated or tried to donate blood in Singapore since 1986 was improperly put online by a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) vendor for more than two (...)
Straits Times - 15 March 2019
Australian pastor who spoke at New Creation Church was granted work pass to enter Singapore: (...)
March 15, 2019 7:36 PM SINGAPORE - An Australian pastor whose past writings about Islam raised concerns among netizens had a valid a work pass to enter Singapore to deliver a sermon here, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday (March (...)
Straits Times - 15 March 2019



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