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  • Govt studying feasibility of setting up hubs to train people with disabilities nearer their homes

    October 31, 2017 10:42 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - People with disabilities may soon find it more convenient to go for job training and work as the Ministry of Social and Family Development studies the feasibility of setting up employment centres in residential neighbourhoods. The centres are meant to train and offer jobs to people with disabilities. Speaking at the launch of a book to mark the 20th anniversary

  • Man jailed for 12 weeks for filming woman in fitting room, fined $2,000 over obscene films

    October 31, 2017 6:03 AM 4

    SINGAPORE - A man was trying on some clothes in a fitting room at a clothing store when he decided to film a woman changing in the next room. After filming the 21-year-old tertiary student, Darren Tan Yong Xing felt emboldened and decided to remain in the fitting room at Cotton On in VivoCity mall to take a video of another woman. But the 26-year-old

  • Singapore files written observations on Malaysia's request for interpretation of ICJ Pedra Branca judgment

    October 31, 2017 5:04 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: Singapore has filed its written observations on Malaysia's request for the interpretation of the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) judgment in the case concerning sovereignty over Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said in a statement on Tuesday (Oct 31). Filed on Monday, Singapore's written

  • ICJ Pedra Branca judgment: Singapore files observations on Malaysia’s request

    October 31, 2017 3:58 AM 4

    Singapore’s written observations are a comprehensive rebuttal to Malaysia’s request for interpretation of the 23 May 2008 judgment. Singapore is confident of its case and its legal team,” said MFA. After the written proceedings, the next step is for both parties to present their oral arguments after the ICJ has fixed the schedule for the oral proceedings

  • Safe driving course revises rules to help drivers cut 4 demerit points

    October 31, 2017 3:07 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: Motorists who have clocked up eight demerit points, and want to have four of those points expunged from their record will now be able to do so after the Traffic Police relaxed the criteria for joining their voluntary Safe Driving Course. Effective Wednesday (Nov 1), the Traffic Police is lowering the number of demerit points a motorist must have accumulated

  • Najib says former PM causing fake news epidemic in Malaysia

    October 31, 2017 3:01 AM 29

    KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia is facing an epidemic of fake news as its former prime minister has kept on stating that the country is in the top 10 of corrupt countries, said Prime Minister Najib Razak. Mr Najib said the former leader had been spreading allegations as facts through certain media outlets that Malaysia was among the top 10 most corrupt countries

  • Safe driving course to be revised to benefit more motorists: Traffic Police

    October 31, 2017 2:37 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - The Safe Driving Course (SDC) will be revised from Wednesday (Nov 1) so that more motorists can benefit from it, the Traffic Police said in a press release on Tuesday. The course was introduced in November 2015 for motorists who have accumulated half of the maximum allowable demerit points before getting a suspension, to improve their driving

  • Chan Chun Sing says he is prepared to become next PM if called upon

    October 31, 2017 12:57 AM 14

    SINGAPORE - One of the contenders to be Singapore's next leader on Monday said he had an obligation to be ready to take on the job. In rare comments about succession by a public official, cabinet member Chan Chun Sing said whoever took over was unlikely to drastically change the government's policy direction. "All of us have to be prepared to do the job when called

  • Changi T4 off to smooth start, to serve 20 flights on first day

    October 30, 2017 11:19 PM 9

    SINGAPORE — Changi Airport's fourth and newest terminal is off to a smooth start on its first full day of operations. Some 250 travellers from Hong Kong were among the first to arrive at Terminal 4 (T4) at around 5.25am on Tuesday (Oct 31), via a Cathay Pacific flight. The same aircraft, with another 250 passengers on board, turned around and took off at 6.50am as the first

  • Cheaper MRT rides for pre-peak weekday travel

    October 30, 2017 9:02 PM 5

    From Dec 29, commuters who start their journeys at any of the 157 MRT and LRT stations before 7.45am on weekdays will see their fares discounted by up to 50 cents. The Public Transport Council (PTC) announced this yesterday as part of its annual transport fare review. It also said other transport fares will not be adjusted for now. Under the new initiative