Daily Archives: April 5, 2017

MediaCorp offers apology regarding insensitive remarks made on Ok Chope! against PM Najib
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

One of the segment on comedy show Ok Chope!, which aired on Wednesday (29 March) was criticised by viewers for its insensitive remarks against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. OK Chope! is a weekly live comedy panel show that sees the funny side to Read More

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PTC to review public transport fare adjustment formula and mechanism
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Public Transport Council (PTC) announced that it has commenced the review of the public transport fare adjustment formula and mechanism. The Council stated that it targets to complete it by the first quarter of 2018, and apply it starting from the 2018 Read More

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The water-penny trick that is making its rounds on the internet
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A candid water-and-penny prank that has been making its rounds around the internet has brought smiles and prompted many people to mimic the innocent joke. The simple prank of putting a coin under a full (it has to be full) bottle of water Read More

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Imam fined $4,000 and deported for his act of indiscretion earlier this year
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel Abdul Malik, Chief Imam at the Jamae Chulia Mosque, is fined $4,000 for his act of indiscretion earlier this year. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the police investigated a 46-year-old Nalla, 40-year-old Syed Muhammad Khairudin Aljunied, and 40-year-old Read More

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Netizens ask where to hold discussion on headscarf if not the Parliament
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

In his Facebook post, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong commented on championing divisive issues publicly, and on Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli’s “courage and conviction” in explaining to MP for Aljunied GRC Faisal Manap on why it was unwise to Read More

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Shanmugam: Govt is evaluating laws for sexual offences and abuse of minors and foreign domestic workers
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam told Parliament on 3 April that the Government is reviewing the relevant laws applicable to sexual offences to better protect minors and foreign domestic workers from mistreatment. The minister was responding to a question delivered by Read More

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Ong Ye Kung : MINDEF to develop initiatives to strengthen cyber systems
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung stated during Parliament on Monday (3 April) that as ongoing initiatives are put into place to strengthen cyber systems, MINDEF/SAF will develop better assessment tools, data analytics and content scanning engines to enhance their response to Read More

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Amnesty International: Authorities given broad new powers to limit or ban public assemblies and protests
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Amendments to Singapore’s Public Order Act adopted by the parliament give police and other officials broad and arbitrary powers to further limit or ban public assemblies and protests, said Amnesty International on 4 April. Amnesty International is a international non-governmental organisation (NGO) focused on human Read More

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Fast-food café at Jurong Point suspended for two weeks for cockroaches and rodents infestation
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

National Environment Agency (NEA) has announced that it will be suspending the licence of fast-food café Take 5, which is a subsidiary of Old Chang Kee, located at Jurong Point Shopping Centre under the Points Demerit System for two weeks from 05 April Read More

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HSA alert: Traditional herbal remedy ‘PHQ 1001 Khasiat Penawar Herba Qaseh Serata Herb’ contains undeclared potent western medicines
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) alerts members of the public not to purchase or consume ‘PHQ 1001 Khasiat Penawar Herba Qaseh Serata Herb’ as a consumer developed serious steroid induced side effects and diabetes after taking it. The product was marketed as a Read More

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