Daily Archives: 2016-12-09

Impeachment motion against Korean President Park Geun-hye, endorsed by overwhelming support from opposition
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The South Korea’s parliament has endorsed an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye on 9 December, with huge support from opposition lawmakers and also from opposing members of Park’s ruling Saenuri Party. The endorsement was reached at 4.13 pm with 234 legislators approving, 56 Read More

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Revisit the set up of an Exim Bank for SMEs
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Responding to a call by government feedback unit,  REACH Singapore on ideas for the Pre-Budget 2017, a citizen by the name of Patrick Liew suggested that the Government should revisit the setting up of an Exim Bank or a similar institution or initiative to Read More

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Provision of 30-day grace period of SingPass 2FA to end on 15 January 2017
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) has stated that over 2.3 million SingPass users have set up their SingPass 2-Step Verification, also known as 2-Factor Authentication (2FA), to better protect their SingPass account and personal data. SingPass 2FA was made mandatory in July Read More

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Foreign Chinese worker found dead at worksite after falling from height
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

A foreign worker fell and died at a construction site this Friday morning (9 December). The accident happened at the work site located at the junction of Sembawang Road and Canberra Road, where the worker fell from an upper part of the construction. Read More

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Singapore Customs seizes 5,635 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes from self-storage facility
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Customs has announced that it had conducted operations in a self-storage facility located in the northeastern part of Singapore on 7 December 2016, and seized a total of 5,635 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes. Singapore Customs said that its officers kept a close Read More

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SCDF issues alert on companies selling fire extinguishers and first aid kit in its name
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has said that it received public feedback about companies claiming to be endorsed by the SCDF to sell fire extinguishers and/ or first aid kits. In a Facebook post, SCDF said that in some cases, insistent ‘hard-sell’ Read More

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Social service officer convicted of misusing S$343,480 from ComCare funds
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A social service officer, Chia Kwang Hwee, 33, was convicted of misusing S$343,480 funds from the Community Care Endowment Fund (ComCare) over three years, between Nov 2011 and Aug 2014 and was charged under the Penal Code, Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act and the Read More

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Dear Jay, exploring another side of grief and understanding mental illness
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

This original Singaporean play, “Dear Jay” helmed by director Hazel Ho, playwright Euginia Tan and producer Benedict Leong will be staged at the Esplanade Theatre Studio from 15 – 18 December 2016. “Dear Jay” was conceptualised by Tan and Leong after discussing their Read More

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Death toll from Aceh earthquake hits 102
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Head of the Data and Information Division at BNPB, Dr Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, has confirmed that the death toll of the earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale which took place at Pidie Jaya Regency, Aceh on Wednesday (7 December) morning at 5am has already hit 102 people Read More

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Police investigated over 500 cases of rape over past three years
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Earlier in November this year, Mr Chen Show Mao, MP for Aljunied GRC, asked the Minister of Home Affairs on the number of officers assigned to the Serious Sexual Crimes Branch of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and what is the rationale for the Read More

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