Daily Briefing: HDB changes rental rules for work permit holders; Hong Kong will return seized military vehicles to Singapore

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Hong Kong will release Singaporean infantry carrier vehicles and other equipment that it seized in November while saying an investigation into them may lead to criminal prosecution. The nine SAF Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles were seized en route from Taiwan on a container ship after being used in training exercises. They will be returned to Singapore through the carrier, Roy Tang, Hong Kong’s Commissioner of Customs and Excise, said in a written statement. Tang did not say who might be targeted in prosecution. Read more here.

Non-Malaysian work permit holders from the manufacturing sector are no longer allowed to rent a whole Housing Board flat as of 1st January 2017, and instead, only allowed to rent rooms. However, those currently renting were allowed to stay on until the expiration of their existing subletting approvals. This comes after the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on 1 June 2016 sent a letter to flat owners currently subletting their flats to non-Malaysian manufacturing work permit holders to advise the workers of the change to give them time to make the necessary preparations. Get to know the full story here.

Seems like it was just yesterday when we were rejoicing over the fact that the Singapore passport was ranked 5th in the world for travel freedom. Well, it wasn’t exactly yesterday, but it was last year. Close enough. But this year, we’ve shot up to second place, tying with Sweden. Yes guys, you heard that right, other than the Germans, nobody else in the world can book flights out of the country without having to worry about visa requirements less. Click here to get to know 6 countries you can visit without having to apply for a Visa.

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