The Singapore Anti-Tuberculosis Association (SATA) was registered as a limited company on 23 August 1947. Its purposes is to help Singapore fight the then rampant Tuberculosis (TB), the number one killer disease in Singapore, as well as the provision of quality and affordable healthcare services, especially to the poor and disadvantaged in the community. SATA Woodlands Clinic was officially opened by Dr Wee Kim Wee, patron of SATA, on 23 August 2001.

 


 

A Special Branch was created after World War I in 1916 by the British colonial government in Singapore to specifically deal with subversion. In 1945, after the end of World War II, the Malayan Security Service was established with Singapore as the Headquarters. On 23 August 1948, Internal Security Department's (ISD) direct forerunner was established as the Special Branch.

 


 

Bukit Timah Plaza's management corporation is facing legal action for gross negligence in allowing sewage to contaminate the building's water supply system. The filthy water has made at least 65 people fall ill since last week. The Public Utilities Board (PUB) and the Ministry of Environment (ENV) said on Thursday 23 August 2000 that their investigations showed that the management corporation had "grossly neglected its duty" to maintain the complex's water supply and internal sewage-piping systems. (ST 24 Aug 2000).