Public Transportation Revamp: Govt to own all bus operating assets & contract out bus services

In a drastic restructuring of the bus industry in Singapore, the Government today (May 21) announced that it will take over all bus operating assets and bus infrastructure and will contract out the bus services. I believe this new model will enable us to respond more speedily to changes in ridership patterns and commuter needs and provide a better service to commuters.

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Change passwords, eBay tells users after major cyberattack

US online giant eBay said Wednesday cyberattackers broke into its database with customer names, passwords and other personal data earlier this year. The California company said it was notifying its customers, and urging them to change passwords to protect their personal and financial information. An eBay statement said the database was compromised between late February and early March and "included eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth."

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Singapore Courts: CHC finance manager must defend case in court

Sharon Tan, one of the City Harvest Church leaders on trial, will still have to defend her case in court. This follows the State Court’s dismissal of an application made by her lawyer, Mr Kannan Ramesh, to refer two questions of law to the High Court. The application was in relation to three counts of criminal breach of trust, in which Tan is accused of engaging in a conspiracy with other church leaders, Tan Ye Peng, Chew Eng Han and Serina Wee, to misappropriate church funds amounting to around S$26 million.

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Lee Hsien Loong grants deadline extension request from Ngerng

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has granted an extension of deadline to blogger Roy Ngerng to comply with his demands regarding a blog post which Mr Ngerng had published. The request for an extension was made by Mr Ngerng and Mr Lee’s press secretary has confirmed that Mr Lee has given Mr Ngerng till 5pm on Friday to decide if he will comply with his demands.

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The CPF And How To Pronounce Roy Ngerng’s Surname

No I’m not going to teach you how to pro­nounce Roy’s sur­name. The title is just writ­ten in the style of Roy Ngerng’s attention-seeking blog post titles. Now that Roy has ‘been Davin­dered’ and taken down the alleged offend­ing blog post, applied to be an NMP, and raised ques­tions from dozens of my friends who are none the wiser about what hap­pens to our CPF money, I thought it might be timely to address some of the questions.

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Dr Mahathir Mohamad: CIA and Boeing are hiding something about MH370

In his latest posting on the missing flight MH370 and adding to the conspiracy theories about its disappearance, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speculated that "someone" is not giving the full picture of how the Boeing aircraft disappeared more than two months ago. In coming to the defence of Malaysia and national aircraft carrier Malaysia Airlines, the former prime minister again said aircraft manufacturer Boeing and certain agencies have the capacity to take over "uninterrupted control" of commercial airliners.

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Reverend Lawrence Khong Talks About Family, Homosexuality And His Haters

First, I am not just against homosexuality. As a Christian, I am against any form of sexual immorality – whether it’s pre-marital or extra-marital, whether it’s heterosexual or homosexual. Objecting to it doesn’t mean that I go around condemning this behaviour. I have friends who are divorced or have slept around, but we still hang out even though I don’t agree with their lifestyles.

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Robust GDP growth in Q1 spells good news for Singapore

The economy maintained a robust expansion rate in the first quarter of this year, with all key sectors registering growth, and economists expect the trend to continue for the rest of the year amid the positive outlook for the global economy. Singapore’s gross domestic product rose 4.9 per cent year-on-year between January and March, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced yesterday, in line with the performance recorded in the previous quarter.

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MINDEF: Personal data ‘not compromised’ while applying for NDP tickets

The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) yesterday reassured the public that the personal information of those applying for National Day Parade (NDP) tickets online had not been compromised, although it acknowledged that the website’s security infrastructure could be improved. Responding to media queries yesterday, Lieutenant-Colonel (LTC) Jason See, chairman in charge of ticketing, said: “We have reviewed our IT security infrastructure and would like to reassure Singaporeans that no personal information had been compromised. Nevertheless, the level of security can be further enhanced and we will do so.”

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