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This week, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) announced new measures to weed out a ragging culture that led to the death of a full-time national serviceman. They include the expansion of closed-circuit television camera coverage, as well as a new 24/7 hotline for officers to raise grievances and misconduct.


In other news, the HDB is offering more money for projects in public housing estates to liven up neighbourhood spaces, as part of the HDB Friendly Faces, Lively Places fund. More services for seniors and new mothers are also in the pipeline at the new Punggol Polyclinic, which officially opened on Wednesday (23 May).


Separately, the mosquito population is expected to increase along with the number of dengue cases in the warmer months ahead. The NEA urges members of the public to continue to work together as a community to stem dengue transmission.

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Three Things to Know about the President's Address 2018

On 7 May 2018, President Halimah Yacob will deliver her first President's Address in Parliament. Here are three things you need to know about the event! It will also be broadcast on Channel NewsAsia at 8.30pm on 7 May 2018.