Singapore 

4 women arrested for public nuisance after catfight at Balestier bak kut teh shop, Singapore News

Four women were arrested for public nuisance after a fight broke out at a bak kut teh shop along Balestier Road on Wednesday morning (June 12). Several Stomp contributors alerted Stomp to a video of the incident that has been circulating online. In the video, a woman wearing a yellow dress walks up to two men and a woman in black sitting at a table at Balestier Bak Kut Teh (Kian Lian). She slams the table and throws something at the other woman as the two men immediately stand up…

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Vietnam 

Public debt within permissible limit: Finance Ministry – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Public debt indicators were under strict control and fell within the permissible limits set by the National Assembly’s Resolutions as of the end of 2018. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Public debt indicators were under strict control and fell within the permissible limits set by the National Assembly’s Resolutions as of the end of 2018, according to the Finance Ministry. At a press conference on public debt last Friday, the ministry said the Government had mobilised VNĐ250.5 trillion (US$10.7 billion) from domestic sources, mostly through bonds, to make up…

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Singapore 

38 companies, including BreadTalk, punished for illegal discharge into public sewers, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – National water agency PUB has prosecuted 38 companies, including bakery and food manufacturing company BreadTalk, in the last year for illegally discharging trade effluent into public sewers. Among these companies, 18 were repeat offenders and given harsher penalties, the agency said in a statement on Monday (June 10). BreadTalk was prosecuted for discharging, on multiple occasions, trade effluent containing regulated chemicals exceeding allowable concentration limits into the public sewer in June 2016 and April 2017. The company was fined a total of $16,300. The offences by the various…

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Singapore 

Visa credit cards can now be used on local public transport, Digital, Singapore News

Paying for local public transport using Visa contactless cards is now possible. This is one of Visa’s largest implementation for contactless payment and it’s also part of LTA’s (Land Transport Authority) SimplyGo initiative. Visa contactless-enabled cards1 issued by all banks2 in Singapore will be part of this transit initiative. Users will also be able to make use of mobile contactless transactions via compatible devices on the following payment platforms: Apple Pay Fitbit Pay Google Pay Samsung Pay Singtel Dash mobile wallet users can also use their Dash Visa Virtual Account3 to tap…

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Singapore 

Taufik Batisah appeals to public for donations to help niece ‘trapped’ in Lebanon, Singapore News

All former Singapore Idol Taufik Batisah wants is the safe return of his niece and cousin. In an impassioned plea for donations on Facebook, Taufik revealed that his cousin Nur and his baby niece Hana are “currently trapped” in Lebanon and would need help to return home. They’re looking to raise funds as they have exhausted their savings on court battles, travel, medical, accommodation and daily expenses. Taufik explained in the video that Nur travelled with her son Imam and daughter Hana (who is Singaporean and holds a Singapore passport) to visit…

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Singapore 

Man fined $300 for shooting 2 rubber bands onto public road, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man was fined $300 for littering after he was caught shooting two rubber bands onto a public road, drawing debate from netizens. A photo of the ticket issued by the National Environment Agency (NEA) has gone viral on Facebook. Several netizens expressed surprise that a littering ticket was issued for rubber bands. Others expressed their approval of the fine, saying that litterbugs should be punished regardless of the size of the item thrown. In a statement on Monday (May 27), NEA confirmed that the offence was committed…

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Singapore 

Fully cashless public transport system may not be implemented by 2020, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The change to a fully cashless public transport system may not kick in by 2020. Based on a report in Chinese language paper Lianhe Zaobao on Sunday (May 19), the move may not be implemented by next year due to commuters’ concerns, especially among the elderly. The move to go fully cashless was announced by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and subsidiary TransitLink in August 2017, in line with Singapore’s Smart Nation push. Then, it was reported that by 2020, all ticketing machines at MRT stations will accept…

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Home 

Has a government scheme to boost Hong Kong’s public housing had the unintended consequence of pushing up home prices?

It may have been well meant, but the Hong Kong government’s latest move to take the heat out of the property market may have had an unintended consequence.In an attempt to raise the supply of affordable housing, the government recently shifted the targeted split between public and private housing to a 70:30 ratio from the previous 60:40. The change was announced on December 21 last year, which was followed by a rebound in Hong Kong property prices in January this year.With desperate home… Source link

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Singapore 

Six men charged with abusing public servants, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Six Singaporean men were taken to court on Thursday (May 16) after they allegedly abused public servants, including officers with the Singapore Police Force and the National Parks Board (NParks), in separate incidents. S Kulbir Singh Raghbir Singh Vigil, 28, was handed the most number of charges – five – one of which was for allegedly assaulting Sergeant Koo Wei Chieh from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) at a Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) triage room on Jan 1. He is accused of headbutting Sgt Koo, cutting…

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Singapore 

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo warns public of fraudulent website using her name, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Beware of a fraudulent website using Manpower Minister Josephine Teo’s name to solicit users to provide personal or financial information. Mrs Teo warned members of the public of the website in a Facebook post on Wednesday evening (May 15). She said that the website attributed comments to her in order to get users to sign up for an online platform, provide their credit card or bank details and to make a deposit. Calling the website “highly deceptive and misleading”, she added that it mixed some facts about the…

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