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    • CPF interest rates to remain unchanged from July to September 2018

      SINGAPORE: Central Provident Fund (CPF) members will continue to receive up to 3.5 per cent interest on their Ordinary Account, and up to 5 per cent interest on their Special, Medisave and Retirement Accounts from Jul 1 to Sep 30 this year.

      These rates include an additional 1 per cent in interest paid on the first S$60,000 of a member’s combined balances – part of the government’s efforts to enhance the retirement savings of CPF members, the CPF Board said in a joint press release with the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Wednesday (May 23).

      On top of this, CPF members aged 55 and above will also earn an additional 1 per cent interest on the first S$30,000 of their combined balances, said the authorities. This brings their per annum earnings on their retirement balances up to 6 per cent.

      The extra interest received on the Ordinary Account will go into the members' Special Account or Retirement Account.

      If a member is above 55 years old and participates in the CPF LIFE scheme, the extra interest will still be earned on his or her combined balances, which includes the savings used for CPF LIFE.

      The concessionary interest rate for HDB mortgage loans, pegged at 0.1 per cent above the Ordinary Account interest rate, will remain unchanged at 2.6 per cent over the same period.

      The interest rate for Special and Medisave Accounts will be maintained at 4 per cent for the third quarter of the year, while the Retirement Account interest rate will be maintained at 4 per cent until the end of the year.


      Source: CNA/aa(ms)

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    • SCDF to introduce stiffer penalties for unauthorised activities, enhance feedback channels

      SINGAPORE: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Wednesday (May 23) announced a series of measures to guard against ragging and unauthorised activities within the force.

      The enhanced measures come after the death of an SCDF full-time national serviceman (NSF), who drowned in a fire station pump well during activities to celebrate his impending Operationally Ready Date (ORD).

      Metal grating will now be installed across the opening of pump wells, which will be locked to prevent unauthorised access. The use of pump wells will be strictly controlled, said SCDF, adding that CCTV coverage will be expanded.

      Officers who did not participate in unauthorised activities, but were found to have done nothing to stop or report them despite being aware of what was happening, will also be punished.

      "This sends a strong signal that such officers must also bear responsibility," said SCDF in a media release.

      To help SCDF NSFs report any issues of concern, there will be more interview sessions with their supervisors.

      Currently, the one-to-one interviews are conducted fortnightly during an NSF's first three months in a new unit. But moving forward, these interviews will also be held during the last three months of an NSF's service, and they will be conducted by senior SCDF officers who are not based at their same station.

      "This ensures impartiality in the feedback process, and facilitates in reassuring the NSFs to bring up any issues of concern," said SCDF. "Any case of unauthorised activities reported during these interviews will be immediately surfaced to SCDF senior management for necessary follow-up action."

      Families, too, will have access to a feedback channel. SCDF said it will set up a dedicated staff feedback helpline on a 24/7 basis to support its existing whistle-blowing framework.

      "This will allow SCDF officers and their families to contact SCDF at any time to provide feedback relating to the workplace, including feedback and concerns over unacceptable practices."

      SCDF reiterated its "zero tolerance" towards all forms of ragging and unauthorised initiation activities, adding that it will also "carefully consider" any recommendations that the Board of Inquiry might make.

      The SCDF and Home Team agencies were tasked to relook the rules and how they are enforced, following the death of Corporal (CPL) Kok Yuen Chin.

      Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam had said in Parliament last week that more needed to be done to prevent such incidents from happening again, calling the conduct of those involved in CPL Kok's case "unacceptable" and a "clear and serious violation of the rules".

      Investigations are ongoing, but Mr Shanmugam said there will "almost certainly" be criminal proceedings.


      Source: CNA/gs

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    • 23rd May 2018

      Train on EWL: Simei icon_arrow.gif Bedok (337/338)
      Train on EWL: Tanah Merah icon_arrow.gif Simei (543/544)

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    • 23rd May 2018

      Train on EWL: Simei icon_arrow.gif Bedok (337/338)
      SG5407R on svc 35 (Bedok Int icon_arrow.gif Alps Ave)
      SBS7451L on svc 35 (Alps Ave icon_arrow.gif New Upp Changi Rd)
      Train on EWL: Tanah Merah icon_arrow.gif Simei (543/544)

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    • submitted application for NDP tix (actual day)

       

      if get then think about whether to go or not

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  • wsy1234's Avatar
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    • Also those young officers and managment better think properly before come all kind of stupid ideas and waste tax payers money. a simple painted sign will do no need to be so much style and show off. Give those extra money to poor and enploy them to be painter

  • SMB128B's Avatar
    5,067 posts since May '11
    • Originally posted by ND323F:


      They were not put to any use, same goes to auto ramp. You guys may have seen the same SOP for manual ramp follows for auto ramp, the driver still has to go to the rear despite the ability to deploy the ramp from console.

      The colour EDS could have been well used if LTA decided to diversify and remodel the bus numbering system to be more dynamic, saving the need for unnecessary affixes. In fact, it could already be well used in cases such as the G/W plate.

      The auto ramp ah, ya it rly is bloody useless ah.. higher maintenance costs, easier to break down and slower deployment... and offers no exclusive benefit..

  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,681 posts since Aug '07
    • testing the new display. but LCD monitor on the bus. humm LTA have alot of money to spend. one screen cost about few 100 to 1000 to replace when spoiled or broken.

      Maybe as well use back to very old way by painting the sign and create employment for jobless people.

  • TPS Timothy Mok's Avatar
    1,254 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      Why must the express services that are introduced (not including BSEP) serve Chinatown? 12e, 147e and 851e all serve Chinatown. Why not an express service that serves somewhere else (eg. Orchard)?

       

      Not being angry here, but why?

      They are resurrecting bus routes that were withdrawn in any of the MRT rationalisation exercises. But there will not be anymore bus services to Shenton Way, simply put because it is too congested with all the Premiums and City Directs (651-672).

      Other than that, I saw another deviation - which is 7A and 7B into Orchard Road.

      Edited by TPS Timothy Mok 23 May `18, 5:09PM
  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,681 posts since Aug '07
    • Originally posted by Marvel68:

      Full fleet DD for a service which is most likely going to be a white elephant but majority SD fleet for its parent route that is barely keeping up with all  the SDs... the irony lol.

      Let's just hope 851e will turn out fine in terms of loading for taxpayer's sake...

      851 E should be help mrt line I think. But a revamp 128 maybe a better service 

  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,681 posts since Aug '07
    • maybe LTA should relook the express E service . Can have one going to Tuas area from Toa Payoh ? maybe a 157e or and terminated at tuas bus terminal or exten that 506 from changi air port to tuas bus terminal. and have one from Toa Payoh to Changi business park passby AMK

      Edited by wsy1234 23 May `18, 5:04PM
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    • Why must the express services that are introduced (not including BSEP) serve Chinatown? 12e, 147e and 851e all serve Chinatown. Why not an express service that serves somewhere else (eg. Orchard)?

       

      Not being angry here, but why?

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    • Nothing against the other food items on A&W's menu. But be careful with their Root Beer. There's something in A&W Root Beer that triggers awful migraine headaches in some people (if you're one of those people, you'll kena headache within 60 seconds of drinking, and it's the type of headache that even Panadol can't help you). Only A&W Root Beer does this. Other Root Beer brands, Coke, Pepsi, don't have this effect (on a related note, never go for 'reduced sugar' soft drinks, as artificial sweeteners are more harmful than sugar).

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  • Marvel68's Avatar
    327 posts since Oct '14
    • Originally posted by lemon1974:

      LTA is wasting public funds..... cant they even learn from the lesson from 12e/147e?

      Full fleet DD for a service which is most likely going to be a white elephant but majority SD fleet for its parent route that is barely keeping up with all  the SDs... the irony lol.

      Let's just hope 851e will turn out fine in terms of loading for taxpayer's sake...

      Edited by Marvel68 23 May `18, 4:01PM
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