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Love thy neighbor…or not in the case of bio tech company, Kyowa.

As the second commandment of the old testament and the most basic of sentiments one could lend to another, this simple principle of treating others how you would like to be treated seems to be a virtue not considered in Kyowa Singapore Pte. Ltd. Not from entry level staff nor senior management.For a company that quotes, “the health and well-being of people around the world” this bio- technology firm seems not to practice such at even the grass roots level. On the 12 th of January 2019, Your Voice Asia…

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Singapore 

CES 2019: Singapore products flying the flag in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – On the show floors of CES 2019, there are some Singapore tech products (other than Creative) that caught our eyes. Here are five of them. AIRESONE JUNIOR US$199 (or $269), available June 2019 AirSone Junior is a smart wearable for tracking children’s vitals during their sleep. ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN PHOTO: TWITTER As it name implies, the AireSone Junior is a smart wearable meant for children aged three and above. Making its debut in CES 2019, the AireSone Junior tracks the breathing, heart rate and coughing during…

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Drugs Singapore 

5 arrested as heroin and other drugs worth $154,000 seized

SINGAPORE – About 1.83kg of heroin, 243g of “Ice” and an assortment of other drugs were seized by the CentralSINGAPORE – About 1.83kg of heroin, 243g of “Ice” and an assortment of other drugs were seized by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Friday (Jan 11). Five suspected drug offenders were arrested. The drugs seized are estimated to be worth about $154,000. The 1.83kg of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of 871 abusers for a week, while 243g of “Ice” can feed the addiction of 139 abusers for a…

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Government to run ElderShield from 2021, taking over from three private insurers

SINGAPORE – The Government will run ElderShield from 2021 after reaching an agreement with Aviva, Great Eastern and NTUC Income, the private insurers currently administering the insurance scheme for people with severe disabilities. In a statement on Monday (Jan 7), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that the Government will operate the scheme on a not-for-profit basis. “In the event that the actual claims experience turns out better than expected, there will continue to be premium rebates for ElderShield policyholders.” With the change, MOH said ElderShield policyholders will be able…

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Murder News Singapore 

Man charged with murder of woman in Geylang hotel

A man appeared in court to face a murder charge yesterday after a woman was found dead at the Golden Dragon Hotel in Geylang over the weekend. Bangladeshi Ahmed Salim, 30, was charged with murdering Ms Nurhidayati Wartono Surata, 34, between 5.08pm and 8.12pm on Sunday. Police had said that the pair knew each other but court documents did not reveal the nature of their relationship. The Straits Times earlier reported that officers were alerted to the case at 10.45pm on Sunday. Ms Nurhidayati, an Indonesian, was later found lying…

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Drugs Methamphetamine pills News Singapore 

Hwa Chong Institution teacher faces drug charges including methamphetamine consumption

SINGAPORE – A Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) teacher appeared in court on Friday (Jan 4) to face drug-related charges including methamphetamine consumption. Briton Christopher David Burge, 65, was first charged on Sept 22 last year. He is accused of attempting to possess five packets of a crystalline substance between Sept 14 and 19 last year. They were later found to contain at least 3.6g of methamphetamine. The humanities teacher is also accused of consuming the drug on Sept 20 last year. He was allegedly found with drug paraphernalia including glass apparatus…

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Economy Singapore 

Three-quarter tank rule to apply to Singapore-registered diesel vehicles leaving country from April

SINGAPORE – From April 1, Singapore-registered vehicles running on diesel will be required to have at least three-quarters of the tank filled when leaving Singapore via the land checkpoints. The Singapore Customs said in a statement on Wednesday (Jan 2) that the expansion of the three-quarter tank rule is in line with the recent introduction of a usage-based diesel duty. The measure, which was announced by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat at Budget 2017, is meant to encourage drivers and fleet owners to use the fuel more judiciously and, consequently,…

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Food poisoning Singapore 

Spize owners wanted to relinquish River Valley business soon after fatal food poisoning incident

SINGAPORE – Spize’s owners had decided that they would end the business at the River Valley outlet soon after a fatal food poisoning incident last month (November). Mr Haresh Sabnani, co-founder of the restaurant that has four outlets across Singapore, told The Straits Times on Friday morning (Dec 7) that the company had decided to sell a part of their business. He spoke to ST before a press conference on Friday where the National Environment Agency (NEA) said it has terminated the operating licences of Spize restaurant in River Valley Roadwith immediate effect,…

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Singapore 

When Singaporeans cannot retire today, the fault lies squarely on the PAP

On Singapore’s public housing, here are somethings to note: (1) Singapore’s HDB public housing is provided to Singaporeans at the expense of their retirement i.e. Singaporeans’ CPF funds are being depleted to fund the PAP government’s HDB. (2) Since HDB resale prices are falling and individuals’ CPF have been used to pay for high HDB resale flat prices when they bought it, people will not have enough to retire, and they will not be able to monetise enough from their flats to retire. (3) HDB flats have always been meant…

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CDAC to offer all-round support for weaker students from disadvantaged families

SINGAPORE – Under-performing students from disadvantaged families will be given more holistic support by the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) from next year. The non-profit self-help group for the Chinese community will expand its student programme to help develop motivation, resilience and discipline in learning among weaker students. This will be done through extra mentoring and supervision from former school leaders, tutors and trainers. The organisation will also help create a more conducive learning environment at home for the students by providing tables and lamps where needed, along with additional…

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