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Daily Archives: 2016-07-22

ISIS affiliated newspaper, Al Fatihin gazetted as prohibited publication by MCI

The Ministry for Communications and Information (MCI) announced on Friday (July 22) that the newspaper, Al Fatihin has been gazetted as a prohibited publication under the Undesirable Publications Act. Al Fatihin is published by Furat Media, an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliated media agency. According to reports, the newspaper, which was launched online last Ramadhan, has been circulated …

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National Cybercrime Action Plan unveiled at RSA Conference

In the effort to fight cybercrime, Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam unveiled a National Cybercrime Action Plan on July 20 at the annual RSA Conference Asia-Pacific and Japan. Mr Shanmugam said, "Around the world today, every aspect of our lives are plugged into the Internet and cloud (computing)... But the more connected we are, the more vulnerable we become to …

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PUB officer charged for 718 counts of cheating involving $1.98 million

In a Press Release issued by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) on July 22, Mohamed Sa’ad Bin Mohamed Ali is said to have cheated multiple employees at the Public Utilities Board (PUB) into believing that he had genuinely sourced for quotations from the open market. Sa'ad faces 718 counts of cheating and 9 counts of money laundering. On August 18, 2015, his …

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52-year-old man arrested on suspicion of vandalism in the State Court

A room at the pre-trial conference centre on the mezzanine floor of the State Courts was vandalised on Wednesday (July 20). A 52-year-old man was arrested in connection to the case. The room with a video link is where lawyers and their clients are allowed to confer in private. During lunch time, when the room was empty, a man wearing …

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Two women arrested for alleged involvement in internet love scam

A news release by the police officer on Thursday (July 21) announced that two women, 31 and 40-years-old, were arrested along Bedok Road on Monday (July 18) due to their suspected involvement in internet love scam. The victim, a 41-year-old woman, knew a man from the internet in May 2016. She was made to believe that she was getting into …

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The silence of the Media Literacy Council

By LL The Media Literacy Council (MLC) was formed on 1 August 2012 to spearhead public education on media literacy and cyber wellness, to reduce uncivil behaviours online — behaviours that are “anti-social, offensive, irresponsible or simply mean”. How ironic then that one of its Council members, Mr Calvin Cheng, former Nominated Member of Parliament, has consistently put himself in …

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What does EMS fear in disclosing information on its directors

This letter was sent to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, members of the opposition parties and media. By Philip Ang E M Services Private Limited (EMS) is the managing agent of Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PR-PTC).  According to its website, it manages “about half  a million HDB residential units, over 9,000 retail shops and office commercial units, 6,500 market and food …

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U.S. Department of Justice files lawsuits in connection with 1MDB

U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed lawsuits on Wednesday (July 20) seeking to seize dozens of properties tied to Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), saying that over $3.5 billion was misappropriated from the institution. The lawsuits, filed in Los Angeles, seek to seize assets "involved in and traceable to an international conspiracy to launder money misappropriated from 1MDB". …

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Local fashion house fined $72,000 for falsely declaring salaries

In a media release by Ministry of Manpower on Thursday (July 21), The Executive Director of local fashion house, Yen’s Studio Pte Ltd, Yen Ser Ming, was sentenced to a fine for $72,000 in default 18 months imprisonment and the company was barred from hiring any foreign employees. Ms Yen, who is now 61-year-old, pleaded guilty to 9 charges. She submitted …

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