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    Parliament debate on Singapore Budget 2024 to begin on Feb 26

    Apart from the Budget debate, MPs have also filed questions on issues such as the erroneous charging of Goods and Services Tax (GST) by government agencies and the Singaporean businessman who was served a notice that the authorities will designate him as a "politically significant person" under...
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    Carousell suspends sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets to combat potential scams

    SINGAPORE: Consumer marketplace Carousell is moving to suspend the sale of Taylor Swift concert tickets ahead of her shows in Singapore, noting that ticket scams rise in the lead-up to her shows globally. Ticket sales for her concerts will be suspended from Friday (Feb 23) to Mar 9. Existing...
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    Less optimism but ‘unbelievable’ resilience to repel Russians as war drags on: Ukrainian ambassador to Singapore

    From the safety of her lodging in Singapore, Ukrainian ambassador Kateryna Zelenko receives the same air raid notifications on her mobile phone as her countrymen some 8,600km away. The sirens warn of impending Russian airstrikes on Ukrainian cities and inform those nearby to seek shelter. Ms...
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    Clinic investigated for issuing MCs without audio or video consultation on telemedicine platform

    SINGAPORE: Medstar Medical Clinic & Surgery is under investigation for issuing medical certificates (MCs) without any audio or video consultation on its telemedicine website, PocketCare. The Ministry of Health (MOH) said it received information in February that PocketCare had been advertising...
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    'I don't want to regret anything': Student whose sister died in New Zealand crash took charge of family matters while studying for A-Levels

    SINGAPORE: On Monday, Apr 17, 2023, Jurong Pioneer Junior College student Shannon Chong was in class at 2.58pm, two minutes before the end of a mathematics tutorial, when she received a call from her mother. It was unusual for her mother, a housewife, to call during school hours. Since...
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    Samlit Moneychanger under probe for suspected fraudulent trading after cases of frozen remittances to China

    SINGAPORE: Remittance company Samlit Moneychanger and two executives are under investigation for suspected fraudulent trading following cases of money transfers being frozen in China. In a joint media release on Friday (Feb 23), the police and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said they...
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    Man jailed for slapping boy who had been playing catch outside his flat

    SINGAPORE: A man was jailed for four weeks on Friday (Feb 23) for slapping a 13-year-old boy who had been playing catch outside his flat with a group of friends. One of the boy's friends had splashed liquid at the flat, and the man and his wife suspected they were the same group who had thrown...
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    South Korea and Japan beef up military export trade, showcase defence capabilities at Singapore Airshow

    South Korea is looking to be among the world’s top few defence exporters, while Japan is hoping to bolster its security partnerships and its domestic defence industry. Continue reading...
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    What is Zika and what are the health risks?

    How is the Zika virus transmitted and what can you do to protect yourself? Continue reading...
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    Larger buses, higher service frequency during Singapore Airshow public days

    Around 50,000 to 60,000 people are expected to visit the Singapore Airshow on Saturday and Sunday. Continue reading...
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    Singapore’s core inflation falls to 3.1% in January on smaller food and services price hikes

    SINGAPORE: Singapore’s core inflation in January fell slightly to 3.1 per cent year-on-year, driven by smaller price increases in food and services. The January figure is lower than the 3.3 per cent in December. However, core inflation is expected to pick up in February, reflecting the...
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    Court calls for reformative training report for 1 of 4 brothers accused of sexually abusing sister

    SINGAPORE: A judge has called for a reformative training suitability report in the case of a young man who was one of four brothers to sexually assault their biological sister. Such a report assesses the suitability of sentencing an offender to be detained in a reformative training centre...
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    Man took sex videos of girlfriends and toilet videos of colleagues with motion-sensing camera

    SINGAPORE: A man took sex videos of two of his then-girlfriends without their consent, and installed a motion-sensing camera in his toilet to capture his female colleagues after inviting them to his house. When his girlfriend discovered incriminating videos of herself and her friends on his...
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    Serene Centre in Bukit Timah sold for S$105 million, to undergo year-long renovation from April

    SINGAPORE: The sale of Serene Centre for S$105 million (US$78.2 million) was completed on Friday (Feb 23), and the mixed-use development is set to be refreshed over the next year. Its buyers are the Teo family from Apricot Capital and partners, with co-living space operator The Assembly Place...
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    Girls remain under father's care following mum's death despite aunt's attempt to intervene

    SINGAPORE: After the mother of two young girls died in 2018, the extended family stepped in to help the widower care for the girls. However, relations between the girls' father and his sister soured after he met another woman whom he has since married. The man's sister, the paternal aunt of...
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    DBS customers now able to 'lock up' funds in existing accounts

    SINGAPORE: DBS is extending its digiVault protection to all accounts, allowing customers to "lock up" funds in their existing accounts. The feature, launched last November, enables customers to lock their funds digitally in a designated account, from which funds cannot be digitally transferred...
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    Carousell fined S$58,000 over data leaks that affected more than 2.6 million users

    SINGAPORE: E-commerce platform Carousell has been fined S$58,000 (US$43,200) over two separate data breaches, one of which led to at least 2.6 million customers’ data being put up for sale on an online forum. In the other incident, the personal data of more than 44,000 users across Singapore...
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    How the Traffic Police uses six types of cameras to detect errant motorists

    SINGAPORE: Ever wondered how the Traffic Police (TP) identifies motorists who are speeding on the roads? They do so using six types of enforcement cameras – both static and mobile – which are deployed across the country. These traffic enforcement cameras are aimed at deterring potential...
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    New retention scheme a 'reason to stay' but payouts not substantial enough, say some nurses

    SINGAPORE: Filipino nurse Benj, who started working in a public hospital in Singapore last year, had set his sights on moving to Australia or the United States someday for work. But the announcement of a new retention scheme that would see nurses in Singapore receiving up to S$100,000...
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