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LTA contractors caused fibre broadband service outage in Tanjong Pagar

Fibre broadband and home phone line services of the three major internet service providers, Singtel, Starhub and M1, are partially disrupted due to damaged cabling infrastructure caused by LTA contractors. The services for Singtel, Starhub and M1 customers in Bukit Merah, Outram, Tanjong Pagar and Tiong Bahru were disrupted this morning (Jun 11) at 10.40am. According to the Land Transport...

Survey: Rich in Singapore have an average of 4 luxurious items

An international survey done on consumer habits of the rich by Agility Research and Strategy revealed that the upper-middle class in Singapore have an average of 4 luxurious items. The survey was done in March-April this year, with over 1750 upper-middle income earners across 10 cities surveyed. Singapore is ranked number 2 in the top ten cities for having the...

Fines increased S$100 for unsolicited poster ads

The fines for posting unsolicited advertisement papers on walls and poles at public properties will increase from S$400 to S$500, according to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) today. The LTA said they are putting an effort to eliminate the unsightly advertisements in recent years and even bought a "special" anti-stick paint on 16,900 public properties over 600 locations to deter...

46 year old Malaysian welder jailed 3 weeks for molesting 23 year old on MRT

A 46 year old Malaysian welder working in Singapore has been jailed 3 weeks for molesting a 23 year old yoga instructor on the MRT train. The molest happened along Buona Vista MRT station last year (4 Oct 2014) during the peak hour evening. Yu Ah Ching molested the 23 year old lady when she was alighting from the...

Construction site fire injure 3 SCDF firefighters

3 Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) firefighters were injured while fighting fire at a construction site dormitory at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 this morning (Jun 11). SCDF was alerted at about 9.30am and three fire engines, three red rhinos, two fire bikes, two ambulances and six support vehicles of firefighters arrived within six minutes. When the firefighters arrived, the...

India-based SGH Doctor fined S$2,000 for injecting chemo drug into patient’s spinal canal

An India-based Singapore General Hospital (SGH) doctor was fined S$2,000 for injecting a chemotherapy drug into a patient's spinal canal instead of his vein. The result of Dr Garuna Murthee Kavitha's error could have caused serious neurological damage. The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) said they took consideration of Dr Kavitha's acceptance of responsibility and immediately flagged the error. The investigations...

Well-paid Executives from ST to face corruption charge

The former Financial Controller of Singapore Government-linked company, Singapore Technologies Marine Group, appeared in court this morning (Jun 10) to face corruption charges for abetment of making false claims amounting to S$126,156. 58 year old Patrick Lee Swee Ching was charged for 38 counts of falsification of accounts. The prosecution alleged that Patrick was colluding with his ex-colleagues to bribe ST...

The Straits Times mislead readers into believing Singapore is sole winner of UN Public Service Awards

The Singapore government is among the 22 countries who won the United Nations Public Service Award today. There are four categories who awards, and Singapore won under Category 3 - Promoting Whole of Government Approaches in the Information Age. Sharing the first prize winner is the Thailand military junta government. The Singapore government however did not win any awards in the...

CASE: We recouped more money for consumers last year

In the latest report by the Singapore Consumer watchdog, Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE), the President of CASE and PAP MP Lim Biow Chuan announced that CASE has successfully recouped more money for consumers in 2014. Mountbatten MP Lim Biow Chuan also quoted a dispute involving a slimming promotion. An unemployed woman was invited to a beauty salon promotion for an S$18...

Evils of Welfare in Singapore!!!

"Welfare has been treated like a dirty word in Singapore--and rightfully so" - PM Lee Hsien Loong I guess that is why they use all other words like Workfare and Comcare that are not found in the Oxford Dictionary. No wonder our poor folks get confused when they go and look for welfare they get this dirty look and they...

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