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Saturday, March 4th, 2017


Semi-permanent buildings demolished for RPTRA in North Jakarta

.The Jakarta administration demolished over 31 illegal buildings under a North Jakarta toll road on Friday to make way for the development of a child-friendly integrated public space (RPTRA) Officers from the public order agency (Satpol PP), local police and military were present during the demolition under the Wiyoto Wiyono toll road in Warakas subdistrict, Tanjung Priok, although no resistance was seen during the process. “We announced the demolition plan a long time ago to street vendors and illegal building’ owners. We hope the plan to build an RPTRA willRead More

Philippines marshals troops in deadly anti-drug crackdown

The Philippines’ main antinarcotics agency signed an agreement with the military Tuesday to harness troops in President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly anti-drug crackdown after he barred the national police force from carrying out the campaign to cleanse its ranks of rogue personnel. Military spokesman Col. Edgard Arevalo said that troops would only back up the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, or PDEA, which has a tiny force, in assaults against major drug suspects and in raids in far-flung areas facing insurgency and terrorism threats under the new agreement. Troops would not getRead More

Tighter security rules to be introduced for buildings, events: Desmond Lee

SINGAPORE: Businesses will have to adopt certain measures to guard against security threats in a bid to boost public safety, as the Government announced its intent to amend laws to this effect this year. Speaking during his ministry’s Committee of Supply debate on Friday (Mar 3), Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Lee said the Public Order Act will be amended, to require certain events to put in place security measures. The Government will also introduce a Bill to enact a new Infrastructure Protection Act. A Ministry ofRead More


BUILT TO ORDER   Could it be a sign that the Housing Board’s first Build-to-order (BTO) launch this year was on Valentine’s Day and that this launch is also the first time families can apply under the Fresh Start Housing Scheme? Perhaps the parallels are pushing it, but the 4,065 new flats in Clementi, Tampines and Punggol will no doubt provide a good start for couples hoping to start a family. Out of the 4000 plus units, 1,603 will be in Clementi, 638 in Tampines and 1,815 in Punggol. ThisRead More