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Daily Archives: 2016-12-02

Scammer using Friends Feature on Facebook, steals more than $14,600

Seven victims have been scammed on Facebook, with at least $14,600 stolen from them, the police informed in a press release on Friday (2 Dec). The scam used ‘Facebook Friends’ feature and contacted the targeted users of the Facebook platform, saying they saw the victims' names posted in a lists of contest winners on several Facebook pages created by the …

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Five-ways Big Data is disrupting Singapore’s property market

By Property Soul Do you know that our property industry is facing a major disruption? And Big Data will be playing a major role in this disruption, similar to what is happening now in the finance, media, healthcare and manufacturing sectors? What’s the big deal about Big Data? In the age of IoT (Internet of Things), the transfer of data …

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Appeals against dismissal of SMRT staff are still pending

National Transport Workers' Union (NTWU) said that the appeals against the dismissal of two SMRT staffs are still pending. Mr Rahmat Mohd, 49, the train driver involved in the fatal accident on 22 March, which claimed lives of two SMRT trainees, Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, and Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, near Pasir Ris MRT station, had been assigned to a non-driving job …

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Second meeting between APL and Hong Kong Customs held for seized Terrex vehicles

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said that the second meeting between the shipping firm APL and Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department to resolve the issue of the detention of the Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV) was held yesterday (1 December). The formal reasons for the detention were not yet provided but customs officials hoped to complete their investigation soon. APL and …

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Signing of HSR agreement between Singapore and Malaysia postponed

Malaysia's Minister in the Prime Minister Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan has announced that an agreement on the High-Speed Rail (HSR) between Malaysia and Singapore will be signed by the end of the year, most likely around 21 December. The signing of the agreement was previously scheduled next Monday (5 December). However, due to scheduling and administrative matters, both sides agreed to …

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Financial penalties imposed upon Standard Chartered Bank and Coutts & Co Ltd for breaches of anti-money laundering requirements

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has announced today (2 December) that it has imposed financial penalties of S$5.2 million and S$2.4 million respectively on Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore Branch (SCB) and Coutts & Co Ltd, Singapore Branch (Coutts) for breaches of MAS’ anti-money laundering (AML) requirements. It said that these breaches occurred in the context of 1MDB-related fund flows …

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AGC appointment of Mr Kwek Mean Luck as Solicitor-General and Ms Mavis Chionh as 2nd SG

Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has announced the appointment of Mr Kwek Mean Luck as the Solicitor-General and Ms Mavis Chionh as the Second Solicitor-General of the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) with effect from 14 January 2017. Mr Kwek, 43, who takes over from Solicitor-General Lionel Yee Woon Chin, took up law at the University of Cambridge on an Overseas Merit Scholarship from the Public Service …

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The legal aspect of SAF’s armoured personnel carriers dispute with China

By Tan Wah Piow Almost a week into the seizure of nine Singapore's Terrex armoured Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) in Hong Kong, the Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen told the press that Singapore would commence legal proceedings for its recovery after the reasons for the detainment were made clear. I find this requirement for “clarification” rather superfluous as the Hong …

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