Revised penalties for train operators expected to be announced in Jan

Details of the revised penalty framework for train operators are expected to be announced this month, said Senior Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo. The review followed a high-level Committee of Inquiry recommendation that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) improve its oversight of train operator’s maintenance and handling of incidents. In the first major disruption this year, commuters had to disembark and walk along the tracks towards Kranji station yesterday (Jan 11) after train services along the North-South Line were disrupted for one and a half hours following a power outage.

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Good Grades Not The Only Ticket To University

The flexibility of the selection process in SIM University (UniSIM) is constructive, and echoes the admission components of the newer universities (More Than Good Grades Needed For A Place At UniSIM, Jan. 6). It recognises that examination results per se do not necessarily reflect a student’s true quality and potential. While one might not be too enthusiastic about UniSIM’s “five Cs” model, for assessors run the risk of pigeon-holing applicants, the school’s four-step model does go beyond the traditional focus on grades.

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Welfare: Govt still missing the point

Indonesia too has a problem with its fuel subsidy: it’s eating up a growing share of the budget, and meanwhile Thailand has a problem with its rice subsidy for farmers. It’s so bad that there are reports that there are farmers not receiving the subsidy. The govt doesn’t have the money. S’pore govt doesn’t have this problem: the govt doesn’t do subsidies (except in public housing, healthcare and public tpt*: though even PAP Wormtongues** like that Jason chap cannot explain where the subsidies are in healthcare and public housing: they can only repeat parrot-like the govt’s statements about the subsidies, which is there is a subsidy).

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No takers for some colonial bungalows in Singapore

Mr Chris Koh, director of Chris International, said: “There must be someone willing to pay. We’re talking about a premium because of (the size and location) of the sites — that could be one. Number two is there’s a lot of upkeeping of the place.” Mr Ku Swee Yong, CEO of Century 21 Singapore, said: “If we rent these out to private companies for marketing events, or as corporate training centres, then we could see more bids.” There are about 500 of these bungalows in Singapore, located in central areas like Nassim Road, Goodwood Hill and Bukit Timah, as well as in areas further from the city, like Alexandra Park, Sembawang and Seletar.

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Singaporeans got blamed for PAP's mistakes

I see this this as Lui shifting the blame to motorists using the MCE for the initial congestion problems on the MCE for what a user (at 11 am on the Monday day, so he had plenty of time to observe his surroundings) told me was a failure by tpt officials: “There is only one sign indicating the first exit into the city. One would have tot that based on the signage used on other expressways, there would be signs saying ‘Exit to X, 100m’ etc at regular intervals.” As the media reports a lot more signage going up since I heard this comment, I assume this problem has been fixed. And that this is the source of the problem.

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PRs not idiots – they can see how PAP tortures S’poreans

Well, not to talk about Malaysians alone who prefer holding to a PR Status than changing their Nationality to become Singaporeans but even foreigners from PRC, India, Philippine and so forth are having the same mentality…!!!

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16 YEAR OLD S'POREAN: WE SHOULD BE APPRECIATIVE OF THE PAP AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING

For me, I see things fairly and not like some Singaporeans who have a dogmatic view about our government – either positively or negatively. Though I may be a youthful 16-year-old Singaporean, however I believe that what need to be said have to be said. I hope that all of you will take my post into consideration not take it as a platform for you to try and correct me or go against me.

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PAP BASHERS SHOULD FOCUS ON UNSATISFIED ACTIONS, NOT INDIVIDUALS OR SUPPORTERS

Of course, their demands are accompanied by their ideal life of having cheap cars, no COEs, no jams, no ERPs (just look at the irony staring), low taxes (our tax structure is one of the lowest in the world and if they can't afford expensive houses and cars they probably don't have to pay much taxes either) and not train breakdowns. Seriously I'm getting sick of the train breakdown complaints that involve apparently the taxes they paid (probably low) or the rising transport costs (about a few cents per trip) that ultimately boils down to the incompetency of PAP according to them.

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PAP's Executive Condo Cooling Measures Destroy Hopes of Buyers

Another government agency has taken their turn to implement new cooling measures. The Ministry of National Development (MND) announced yesterday that they are introducing three new measures to better align the Executive Condominium (EC) Scheme with other public housing. And what a smack down it is. Here, we take a look at them and why the dream of owning an EC may have faded for many:

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Ng Teng Fong, Jurong hospitals to have transitional care programme

To ensure that patients are well supported after they have been discharged so that re-admissions are kept to a minimum, a transitional care team comprising doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals will be available to meet the patients' medical, social and psychological needs.

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