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Europe'sdebtwoestriggeraglobalcrisis.Thefigureisoffthepreviousestimateof
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percentandwelldownfromthe
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percentpredictedforthisyearasde-mandinthecountry'skeyex-portmarketsinEuropeandtheUnitedStatesdriesup.'Thisdoesnotfactorindown-sideriskstogrowth,suchasa
worseningdebtsituationora,
full-blown.financialcrisisintheadvancedeconomies,"theMinis-tryofTradeandIndustry(MTI)
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lowerthanexpected,"itadded.The2011grassdamesticproduct(GDP)asforecastisahugeslowdown,downfromtheall-timebighof14_5percentseenlastyearwhentheecono-mywascomingoffa0.8percentcontractionthepreviousyear.Singapore'strade-driveneconomyisregardedasabell-wetherforAsia'sexporters,whichdependheavilyonelec-tronicsandothermanufacturedshipmentstoNorthAmericuandEuropeforgrowth,"Itlooksliketheriskis
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will
enabletrainstorunattwo-minuteintervalsforalongerperiodalongtheNorth-SouthandEast-Westlines.Shewasrespondingtoaquestionraisedby
Non-Constit-
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MemberofParliamentGeraldGiamontheissue.MrsTeoexplainedthattheCUITentfleetoftrainsallowson-lytheYishuntoMarinaBaystretchoftheNorth-SouthLineto
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attwo-minuteintervalsforabout45minutesduringmorningpeakhours.Another13trainswillberolledoutbyaround2014and2015.Together,these
35
trainswillenhancethecapacityofthe
North-South
andEast-Westlinesbyabout
25
percent.Moretrainswillalsobedeliv-eredfrom.2016_Thenewtrainswilltakead-vantageoftheimprovementstotheJurongEastStationplat-formsthatwerecompletedinMay,whichenabletrainstorunattwo-minuteintervals.Theywillalsobenefitfromanewsignallingsystem,which
will
enabletrainstotravelclos-ertoeachothersafely,from2016.The.North-EastLineandCircleLinewillalsoreceivenewtrainsinaboutfourtofiveyears'time,ThenewtrainsareexpectedtoincreasetheNorth-EastLine'scapacitybyup
to
50percentandtheCircleLine'scapacitybyabout40percent,shenoted.MrsTeosaidthesemeasuresaremeant"tofurthershorten"theintervalsbetweentrainsand"improvecomfortlevelsforcommuters",intandem
with
on-goingdepot-extensionworksoverthenextfewyears.Notingthatsomepeoplemayaskwhythetrainscannothedelivered
sooner,
shesaidplanningforadditionaltrainpurchasesneedstobedoneto-getherwithplanstoincreasede-potspaceandstablingyards,whichareusedtohousethetrainswhentheyarenotinuse.Unlikecars,"trainscannotbepurchasedofftherack",MrsTeosaid,"Manufacturersdonotcarryinventoriesoftraincars,astrainshavetobecustombuilttofitthedesignoftheline.andplatform,"sheexplained,
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economistwithBankofAmeri-ca-MerrillLynch,saidoftheim-plicationsofSingapore'sfore-castfortherestofAsia."Thefactthatthetechex-
ports
wereweakwillmeanoth-erAsianeconomies
will
alsoseetechexportsbeingpulleddown,"hetoldAFP.Asia'sfate
will
dependtoalargedegreeonwhetherEuropecancontainitsdebtcrisis,whichhasengulfedlargeecono-mies,includingItalyandSpain,accordingtoDrChua.Singapore'sGOPwasvaluedatS$284.6billionlastyear,andtotaltradewasmorethanthreetimesaslarge."ThelongertheEuropeandebtcrisisdragsonwithnodearsolutions,it
will
have
a
neg-ativeimpactglobally,"saidMsSelenaLing.aneconomistwithSingapore'sOCBCBank."Wearestartingtoseetheim-pactcomethrough."TheMTIsaiditexpectsSin-gapore'selectronicsindustryandothersectorsthatrelyheavi-lyonoverseasorderstoremainunderpressuredespitesupportfromAsia's
better-performing
economies.Eventhefinancial-servicessector
will
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GDVTTOLOOKIN;TOHIGHERTIERRENTSFORHOBFlATS
NATIONALDevelopmentMinisterKhawBoonWansaidhisministrywilllookintoasuggestionbyNon-ConstituencyMPGeraldGiamtohaveahighertierofrentsforfamiliesineligibleforrentalflatsbecausetheyearnmorethan$1.500.butareunabletobuyaBuild-to-Orderflatastheyarenotfirst-timebuyers.MrKhawsaidhebelongstothe"schoolofthought"whichagreesthatexceptionscanbemadeforthesefamilies,
HELPfORRESIDENTSAFFECTEDBYEXPRESSWAY
RESIDENTSinMarymountTerraceandJalanKuakwhohavehadtheirhousesacquiredfortheNorth-SouthExpresswaywillgethelp.Forinstance.affectedownerswillget40percentoftheircompensationupfrontinsteadof20percentAfterhandingovertheirland,theycanalsostayanatsubsidisedrentalratesforuptotlNoyears.
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Deathsdidn'taffectwaterquality
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HErecentspateof.dea.thsinBedokReser-voirhasnotcompro-misedthequalityofdrinkingwater.Thatisbecausethewaterinthereservoir
is
raworuntreated,and,onceitistreated,itissafeforconsumption.Thatwasthe
assurance
thatMinisterfortheEnvironmentandWater
Resources
VivianBalakrishnangave
to
Nan-Con-stituency
Member
ofParlia-mentLina
Chiam
yesterday.Mrs
Chiam
hadraised
doubts
aboutthequalityof
drinking
wateraftersixbodieswerepulledoutfromthereservoirinthepastsixmonths,SheaskediftheGovernmenthadintensifiedthewater-pur-ificationprocessaftertheinci-dents.DrBalakrishnanexplainedthatthewaterinthereservoirundergoesstringent
filtration
andchemicaldisinfectiontoensurethatitissafetodrink.
Moreover,theprocesselimi-
natesbacteriafromdecayingorganicmaterialthatexistsnatu-rallyinreservoirecosystems.Headdedthatthetreatedwa-terismonitoredcontinuouslyandfallswellwithinWorldHealthOrganisation
standards,
Asanadditionalsafetynet,anexternalauditpanelcompris-ingdomesticandinternational
experts
assessesthetoxicology,qualityandchemistryofthetreatedwater.
Giventhesemeasures,Dr
Balakrishnansaidthereisnoneedtochangestandardoperat-ingproceduresatwater-treat-mentplants.NationalwateragencyPUBhasalsoimplementedstepssuch
Onthecards:Moreannualleavetocarefortheelderly
SINGAPOREANSwithelderlyparentstotakecareofmaybegivenmoredaysofannualleavetodoso,HealthMinisterGanKimYongsaidyesterday.ThispotentialmeasureisoneofseveralbeingdiscussedbytheMinisterialCommitteeOnAge-ing,whichwassetuptocoordi-nategovernmenteffortstopre-pareforanageingpopulation.ThecommitteeiscurrentlylookingintohowtheGovern-mentcangivecaregivers"some
respiteintermsoftheservices
wecanprovidetothem...withmoreleavesotheyhavemoretimetolookaftertheelderlyandthefrailathome",hesaid.MrCanwasrespondingtoaquestionfromanMPforMa.-
ririe
ParadeGRC,MsTinPeiLing,whostressedtheimpor-tanceof"familysupport"incar-ingfortheelderly,SheaskediftheGovernmentwouldconsidermandatingannualleaveforthatspecificpurpose.
Inresponsetoa.question
fromanMPforHolland-BukitTimahGRC,MrChristopherDeSouza,MrGansaidthatadedi-catedsub-committeeislookingintothemanpowerrequire-mentsfordealingwiththeage-ingpopulation.Moregeriatricians,nursesandallied-healthprofessionalswillhavetoberecruited,andthecapacityofnursinghomeswillhavetobeexpanded,headded.
Theministerialcommittee's
masterplan,which"willdetailin-itiativestofacilitateageing-in-place",willhereleasednextyear,MrGansaid,
VICTORIABARKER
asincreasedlightingandpolicefootpatrolstopreventfurtherincidentsatthereservoir.Additionalsigns
providing
in-formationonsupport
helplines
havealsobeeuputup,followingasuggestion
from
amemberofthepublic,whilewarningsigns,lifebuoysandsafetybarriersarealreadyinplaceatthereservoir.
Drawingfrom
his
experience
attheMinistryofCommunityDevelopment,YouthandSports,DrBalakrishnansaidthebiggerissueathandistohelppeoplewhoaredepressedorhaving
dif-
ficultycopingwithlife.'Weneedfirsttolet
people
knowthathelpisavailable,thattherearepeople-boththeirrel-ativesandthecommunityaswellasthelargersociety-whoarereadytoreachouttothem."I-Ieaddedthatmembersofthepubliccanplayapartbyensuringtheirownsafetywhen
Sleepmore
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FROMPAGEA2
"jumpthequeue"fortrainpur-chasesastrainmanufacturershavetofulfilcontractualcom-mitmentstootherbuyers.Still,sheexpec-tstheopeningoftheDowntownLine"tosignif-icantlyreduce"theovercrowd-ingsituation.AskedbyMeGiamwhethertherehadbeenadvanceplan-ningfortheupcomingimprove-ments,MrsTeosaidtherewas.Theextra
22
trainswerefirstmootedin2007andwere
to
bedeliveredbynextyear_Howev-
er,
shesaidthedeliverywas
broughtforwardtothisyear.Butprojectingdemandandridershipaheadoftimeis"al-waysgoingtobeatrickybusi-ness",shesaid."It'sgoingtobeusingthereservoiranditsfacili-tiesforactivitieslikecanoeing,dragonboatingandsportsfish-ing.MsLeeBeeWah,anMPforNeeSoanGRC,askedifthereareplansforthe
Govemrnent
toworkwiththemediatopreventcopycatsuicidesatthereser-
voir.
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rnofangverydifficulttogetit100percentrighteverytime."AskedbyMPCedricFooonwhetherparallelbusservicesalongmajorMRTroutescanbeconsidered,MrsTeosaidsomeserviceshavebeenintroducedatstretcheswheretheloadinglev-elsonthetrainsareveryheavy.However,shesaidmanycom-mutersstillprefertotakethetrains.Thisisbecausemissingoneortwatrainsmightjustaddfiveorsixminutestothetotaltrainjourney,buttakingthebuscouldresultina
"potentially
longer"journey,dependingonroadconditions.MrFooalsoaskedforhigherrebatesforcommuterswhotrav-elbeforepeakhours.MrsTeosaidanecdotalevi-dencesuggestedthat"theshift-ingofbehaviourhasnotbeenasgreat"andmoreneedstobedonetoencouragepeopletotravelearlier,
"Ourcommutersvaluetheir
sleepmorethanwhattheyhavetopay,"shesaid.
PARLIAMENTBRIEFS
CHANGESINCPFACTTOMAKETRANSFERSEASIER
CHANGEStotheCentralProvi-dentFundICPFIActwillallowanyonetoma.kevoluntarycontributionstoanotherperson'sCPFaccount,andtoallowinter-accounttransferstobereversedinspecialcircumstances,suchaswhenoneisinseverefinan-cialstraits.AmongtheotherchangestotheActisthenewSpecialNeedsSavingsScheme.MembersofParliamentpraisedthenewSpecialNeedsSavingsScheme,sayingitistimelyandastepintheright
direction,
Thescheme,whichhelpsparentsprovideforthefinancialneedsoftheirdisabledchildrenintheeventoftheirdeath,willallowparentstoarrangeforamonthIypayouttotheirchildrenusingtheirCPFsavingswithouthavingtosetupatrust.
PENALTYRAISEDFORTELCOSWHICHFLOl:lTRl:ILES
THEmaximumpenaltyfortelcoswhichflouttheruleshasbeenraisedto10percentoftheirannualbusinessturnover,or$1million,whicheverishigher.Thisisachangefromapenaltyceilingof$1million.Underthechanges
to
therules,theGovernmentwillalsobeabletostepinandtakeactionifatelcomonopolisesthemarketoractsagainstnationalinterest.
32MONEYLENDERSCAl:IGHTBREACHINGNEWRl:ILES
SINCEnewadvertising
rules
tookeffectonNov1.32licensedmoneylendershavebeencaughtbreachingthemasoflastMonday,LawMinisterK.Shanmugamsaidyesterday,Theyhad,amongotheroffences,putupadvertisementsinareasbeyondtheirbusinesspremises.Allwereissuedwithwarnings,andhavesincecompliedwiththerules.

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