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SINGAPORE: The chief officer of a tanker involved in receiving US$2.6 million (S$3.5 million) worth of gas oil stolen from Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery was on Thursday (Jul 11) sentenced to jail for two-and-a-half years. Vietnamese national Dang Van Hanh, 38, is the first person to plead guilty in the “unprecedented” case of misappropriation, which involved two syndicates
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SINGAPORE: Two Singaporeans were charged in court on Thursday (Jul 11) for conspiring to cheat DBS Bank, Malayan Bank (Singapore) and Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) in the application of more than S$1.7 million in business loans. Tan You Jia, 48, and Lee Beng Yong, 50, also allegedly bribed two bank officers. Advertisement Advertisement Police had
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SINGAPORE: A new programme aimed at grooming high-growth businesses here was launched by Enterprise Singapore on Wednesday (Jul 10), with 25 companies, including household names Jumbo Group and Koufu, making the cut for the pioneer batch.  First announced during Budget 2019, the Scale-up SG programme aims to help companies with attributes such as proven track records,
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SINGAPORE: A Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria strain that caused an outbreak of fish-borne blood poisoning in 2015 is widespread in Southeast Asia, said researchers at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) who identified the pathogen. The strain, called ST283, had landed more than 160 people in hospital with fever and invasive infections, such as meningitis, after they consumed
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SINGAPORE: National Day Parade (NDP) 2019 themed-trains will run until Aug 18 to celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Wednesday (Jul 10).  Four trains on the North-South East-West, North East, Circle and Downtown lines will be redecorated with red and white stars.  Advertisement Advertisement There will also be posters and banners featuring well-known Singaporeans, such as
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SINGAPORE: British billionaire James Dyson, inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has bought Singapore’s most expensive penthouse, official records show. The three-story penthouse – once valued at S$100 million - sits on the 62nd to 64th floor, is equipped with a private pool and located in the heart of Singapore’s financial district. Advertisement Advertisement Dyson announced
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SINGAPORE: Stamford Catering has had its food hygiene grade cut to “C” after 52 people fell ill with gastroenteritis symptoms.  One person was hospitalised after consuming the food on Mar 2. All of those affected have since recovered, said the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) on Tuesday (Jul 9) in a notice on its website. Advertisement Advertisement Authorities inspected Stamford Catering’s premises
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SINGAPORE: Four Airbus A380 planes from the Singapore Airlines (SIA) fleet ”will require inspections”, the airline said on Tuesday (Jul 9) in response to CNA’s queries. This comes after a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) proposal was released on Jul 5 to issue an airworthiness directive (AD) regarding reports of cracks found in a part of the wings
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SINGAPORE: Members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday (Jul 8) urged authorities to speed up the removal of discretionary right turns at all junctions, arguing that they have led to numerous fatal accidents and are “fundamentally problematic”. This comes as Parliament passed amendments to the Road Traffic Act, which introduced harsher penalties for dangerous and careless
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SINGAPORE: Merdeka Generation (MG) members who have yet to receive their MG cards will be able to enjoy discounts at FairPrice, Foodfare and Kopitiam by presenting valid documentation, NTUC announced on Monday (Jul 8). Members can produce their NRIC cards, PAssion Silver Concession cards or their letter of eligibility to get the discount until Jul 31,
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Singapore The suspect allegedly used the fake S$50 notes on at least two occasions to buy items of “low value”, said police. Property seized by the police, including S$50 notes believed to be counterfeits and a printer, as well as printing paper and apparel. (Photo: Singapore Police Force) 08 Jul 2019 10:08PM (Updated: 08 Jul 2019
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SINGAPORE: With sound fundamentals, a strong fiscal position and good progress in the restructuring of the economy, Singapore is well-placed to weather looming clouds that include a protracted trade conflict between the United States and China, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Monday (Jul 8). Nevertheless, the Government is closely monitoring all
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SINGAPORE: Seventy-eight people aged between 19 and 85 were arrested in a six-day operation targeting vice and gambling activities, police said on Sunday (Jul 7). Thirty-eight women were nabbed for offences under the Women’s Charter, it said in a news release, while three men were caught for immigration-related offences. Advertisement Advertisement Twenty-seven men and 10 women were arrested
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