Daily Archives: 2016-07-29

So how does a 880k bin centre look like?

Just last week, Auditor-General Office stated in its report for Financial Year 2015/2016 that there had been inadequate assessment on the reasonableness of the consultancy fee of $410,000 quoted for the construction of a bin centre built by the National Arts Council (NAC) for the Victoria Theatre/Victoria Concert Hall (VT/VCH) AGO observed that NAC had directly engaged the VT/VCH consultants to …

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NUS suspends annual Orientation Week after emergency meeting

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has informed the media that it has suspended its annual Orientation Week next week. Straits Times has reported that an emergency meeting was called by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) on Friday (29 July) afternoon, and a decision was made to cancel the five-day event. The emergency meeting is likely to be due …

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NUS confirms viral video of girl being dunked in water, was taken in school

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has confirmed with Straits Times that a video circulating online of people getting dunked in a pond, was a residential activity that took place in Sheares Hall on Wednesday (27 July). The video was first posted on AllSingaporeStuff (ASS)'s Facebook page, showing four guys dunking a girl in a small pond and male teens …

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New bill claiming to protect Singapore’s judiciary. But is it and will it?

By Teo Soh Lung The Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill presented to parliament on 11 July 2016 reminds me of another law, the Preservation of Public Security Ordinance (PPSO), 1955. Far from “preserving” public security, the government of that day used the law to “legally imprison” thousands of people without trial. The population was terrified by the law. Their homes …

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UN Human Rights Office concerned by new Malaysia security law

BANGKOK (29 July 2016) - The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia (OHCHR) said on Friday it was concerned by the entry into force in Malaysia of the National Security Council (NSC) Act which gives the Prime Minister sweeping security powers and could restrict civil liberties. The Act, which comes into effect on 1 August, establishes a National Security …

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Paper company APRIL in the limelight but SEC remains silent

In the article, ‘Indonesia's forestry minister axes deal with paper firm over 'irregularities’’ published in The Straits Times on 27 July 2016, it has been reported that ‘Indonesia's Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar has vetoed a land management agreement with a member company of pulp and paper company Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) over irregularities in the way …

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Migrant worker seeks help for a new job after duped by employer

This man on the picture is Rahman and a Bangladeshi. He came to Singapore in hope to be able to provide better living for his family. He had a good career back then when he lived in Bangladesh. He worked in a garment factory and his job was to plan everything in the factory, the number of machines, materials and manpower …

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Parcel Scam—Three Malaysians face heavier punishment if convicted

Three Malaysian nationals who were charged in connection with a parcel scam about two weeks ago, now face charges that would result in more severe punishment if they were convicted. Hiu Sheng Fatt, Ooi Lun Xiang and Tee Jia Yong were arrested on 14 July 2016 in suspicion for their involvement in a parcel scam. Deputy Public Prosecutor Charis Low said on …

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Business man shot 16 times at Kuala Lumpur in broad daylight

Malaysia -  A business man was shot in broad day light on 27 July at the Jalan Taman Ibu Kota/Jalan Genting Klang junction, Kuala Lumpur at about 3.30 pm. The victim, who was in his 40's, was driving along the roads near a mall and stopped at the traffic light when two motorcycles pulled over near the vehicle. "They came when the …

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