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The hearing for the legal action on whether the government needs to hold a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC is set for a half-day hearing on 15 January 2018. This, announced the Singapore Democratic Party, was determined at the pre-trial conference this morning. It was also decided at the pre-trial conference that the SDP, which had filed the legal challenge, will not be a party in the matter. This,...

Three 5-room resale HDB flats in Commonwealth Drive and Holland Village have been sold for over S$1 million. Two of the units are at Block 50 Commonwealth Drive. The flats sold for S$1.035m in October and S$1.028m in August respectively. The third unit is a 36th floor unit at Block 18D Holland Drive, which sold for S$1.03m in July. The buyers of the Holland Drive flat, which is near to Holland Village,...

Despite safety concerns over trains produced by Chinese firms, the Land Transport Authority has gone ahead anyway and awarded a S$205 million contract for the construction of Cantonment MRT Station to China State Construction Engineering Corporation. (READ: MRT Commuters Blasted by Ice Showers inside China-Made Circle Line Trains) The building of the 3-level underground station along Keppel Road –...

A 25-year-old man was arrested outside Bishan MRT station yesterday for possession of a scheduled weapon. An eyewitness, Ms Lim, said that the man and 2 of his male friends were sitting along the pedestrian walkway outside the station. Police from the Community Policing Unit who happened to be on patrol found the 3 men suspicious and searched them. That’s when the officers found on the 25-year-old...

37-year-old Ms Zhan thought she struck gold when she found a super discount for a pair of “999 Gold” couple rings online. At just S$99, she thought they were really a steal and bought them. Then, after receiving the rings, she realised that they were not pure gold, but “gold-plated”. Ms Zhan said that the website appeared professional, and offered cash on delivery payment, and that’s what...

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a statement today saying it has arrested 3 Singaporeans, including a woman, under the Internal Security Act for terrorism-related activities carried out between September and November. The three arrested are 25-year-old Abu Thalha bin Samad, 19-year-old Adzrul Azizi bin Bajuri, and 38-year-old housewife Munavar Baig Amina Begam. The 3 were prepared to fight...

An undergrad has slammed an SME that he interned with on online “confessions” page NUSWHispers for not treating him right. He claimed that he was paid S$800 a month, didn’t receive overtime pay, and even then fined S$0.66 for every minute late to work. What was possibly more infuriating was that as an undergrad he had to do menial, “unfulfilling crap” such data entry. Read the full post...

An electric Scooter that was left to charge overnight burst into flames yesterday, injuring 4 persons. The incident took place at about 10.40am, at a 10th-floor flat unit at Block 260 Yishun Street 22. SCDF officers put out the fire with buckets of water. There were 3 occupants, aged between 23 and 59, in the flat when the fire broke out. The 23-year-old man, who was sleeping in his bedroom, woke...

COE prices rose by more than 10 percent across all categories at the end of the latest bidding exercise today. This comes after the government announced last month that it will cut the growth rate of vehicles in Singapore to zero from Feb 18. This is the result of the latest COE bidding exercise: Cat A (Cars up to 1600CC & 97KW): S$47,112 (up from S$41,617) 13% Cat B (Cars above 1600CC OR 97KW):...

An man in white on a motorbike said to be an LTA officer has been accused of flipping the bird at a motorist early this morning. Said Aaron Goh: “On 8th November 2017 at around 0005 in the morning, I was exiting Toa Payoh towards PIE. As I was exiting, I saw light beams thus I brake to check before moving out and this LTA Enforcement officer was pretty close behind me. After which he sped up and...

He went to Nanyang Polytechnic to do his work because parking there was free. But IT consultant and pervert Kwan Jia Hong wanted more than that – he also wanted the cheap thrill of watching men pee at the urinal. On 14 July last year, the 34-year-old parked at the school campus and proceeded to do his work on the compound for about 3 hours before he decided he wanted to film men urinating. Kwan...

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan saved a part of his speech in parliament today to throw SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek under the bus (not literally lah). Making reference to Kuek’s speech where he blamed “deep-seated cultural issues” for SMRT’s persistent problems, Mr Khaw said he held Kuek responsible. “It is the responsibility of management to set the right culture, professionalism, and excellence....

Someone or some people in Sembawang are allegedly killing birds with poisoned food. This video, shot in Canberra estate, was shared by Jayashree, who believes that Bangladeshi workers are behind the bird-poisoning.   Said Jayashree: “WTF? Who the hell is he to feed the crow with poison, see the poor crows choke, die and on the spot to sweep them up while they are suffocating and still alive....

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has pinned the blame for Singapore’s first-ever MRT tunnel flooding on SMRT. In a reply to a question from Workers’ Party Non-Constituency MP Leon Perera, he said that there is “no evidence of shortcomings or lapses in regulatory oversight by LTA or MOT staff.” Mr Perera had asked if compensation paid to senior staff in the MOT and LTA would be affected...