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Daily Archives: 2016-08-16

Amnesty International : Contempt of court bill is a threat to freedom of expression

Singapore’s Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill is a broad and vaguely worded law that will impose yet another undue restriction on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. “Under the guise of protecting the judicial system, the new law threatens to criminalise people for criticising the courts or the administration of justice in Singapore,” said Josef Benedict, Amnesty International’s Deputy …

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Should Joseph Schooling renounce his Singaporean citizenship?

By Iamasingaporean I just read today that Joseph Schooling was granted national service (NS) deferment by the Singapore Armed Forces. He will have to serve after the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Now, I'm for national service. There are many reasons why I believe in NS; those reasons are for another time. I do however believe that some of us, the very …

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Minister of Home Affairs avoids question of applying laws retrospectively by making snarky remark

On 15 August at the 22nd session of the 13th Parliament, Members of Parliament raised questions on the findings by Auditor-General Office (AGO) in regards to overpayment of allowance by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to its Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC) officers. In its audit report for Financial Year 2015/2016 published on 26 July, the AGO found that the Singapore Police Force …

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SAF medical support team to be sent to Iraq in 2017

Dr Lim Wee Kiak from Sembawang GRC asked the Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen whether he can provide an update on Singapore's deployment to support the multinational coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in light of recent terrorist incidents across the world as well as the recent arrest of Singaporeans under the Internal Security Act. …

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China A50 future surges on Hong Kong-Shenzhen link

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets China stocks rise cheerfully due to optimism Catalyzed by the news that the long awaited Hong Kong-Shenzhen link will soon be officially announced, Hong Kong and China stock markets rallied with a boost in investors’ confidence. According to the latest news, the stock connection between Hong Kong and Shenzhen exchange will be launched as early …

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Police investigate Singapore Sports Hub partner

Kannan Raj Consistel, a partner of the Singapore Sports Hub is under police investigations and has been fined S$300,000 for falsifying documents and failing to seek approval from the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) before it transferred antenna operations in the Sports Hub to Consistel Sprint, a joint venture between Consistel’s parent company and Asia Networks. The IDA described the company's indiscretions …

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Delay on NSL due to track fault, Passengers to expect 10 minutes delay

SMRT tweeted at 7.44 am on 16 August that its North-South Line (NSL) needs 10 minutes addtional travel time from Marina South Pier to Braddell towards Jurong East due to a track fault. [NSL]: Estimate 10 mins additional travel time from #MarinaSouthPier to #Braddell towards #JurongEast due to a track fault near Braddell. — SMRT Corporation (@SMRT_Singapore) August 16, 2016 …

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