UNDERGROUND-LAND OWNERSHIP CLARIFIED
WHEN it comes to who owns underground land in Singapore, Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah said the law assumes that the owner of the surface land "also owns the underground space, to a depth that is reasonably necessary for the use and enjoyment of the property".
BUSINESS FAILURE LESS OF A BANE LAST YEAR
THE percentage of undischarged bankrupts aged 45 to 65 who cite business failure for their predicament has fallen.
Some 32 per cent of those aged 45 to 55 cited this last year, compared to 48 per cent in 2007. For those aged 56 to 65, it was 36 per cent last year, versus 57 per cent in 2007.
ECONOMIC COST OF HAZE KEPT LOW
SWIFT action by the authorities to engage Indonesia, along with favourable winds, kept the economic cost of the haze low, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.
Absenteeism rates did not rise significantly and businesses did not experience a sharp drop in activity, said Dr Ng, who is also the chairman of an inter- ministerial haze committee.