TODAY reports: Close to 100 people also braved the rain and turned up for a talk on the environmental impact of the Cross Island Line on the Central Catchment Nature Reserve held at the office of the Nature Society (Singapore) in Geylang.
TODAY reports: The High Court has overturned an earlier decision by the lower court to dismiss the charge, after Wong Wee Keong and his company imported nearly 30,000 rosewood logs into Singapore without a permit.
TODAY reports: The Environmental Impact Assessment (Phase One) gazetted by the Land Transport Authority last Friday includes a number of mitigating measures meant to reduce the impact of site investigation works, but some nature enthusiasts say the only acceptable impact is none at all.
TODAY reports: The Home Nursing Foundation plans to cater for 3,900 medical or nursing cases and 680 home therapy cases by 2018, a more than 50 per cent increase from its total of 2,500 active patients currently.
TODAY reports: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong previously announced plans to increase the number of Non-Constituency Members of Parliament and give them equal voting rights, but former NCMPs TODAY spoke to said more could be done.
TODAY reports: The law in Singapore provides accused persons with the right to consult counsel within a “reasonable” time, and not the right of immediate access.
The changes are to avoid “defensive medicine” – where the practice of medicine is adversely affected by a doctor’s consciousness of the risks of liability from any malpractice – and higher insurance costs.
TODAY reports: Public support, political will and academic fervour all play a part in fostering a culture for research and development in the Scandinavian state.
TODAY reports: The Urban Redevelopment Authority has called a tender for a new operator, but challenges on reliability and demand remain.
TODAY reports: Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) learnt to pay attention to safety of hospital staff managing such incidents and look beyond official sources for information, among other lessons.