Daily Archives: 2017-04-06

Singapore businesses at high risk of data breaches as one in three Singaporeans use unapproved devices for work

It is tough enough to keep a sprawling IT network safe from external threats, but it is increasingly difficult to protect it from within as well, according to VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. The new “VMware Digital Workspace Study” revealed that more than one in three Singaporeans (38 percent) are using unapproved personal devices for …

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Najip Ali might be taken out as judge from popular Malaysian TV show

Singaporean comedian Najip Ali might to be taken out as judge from a popular Malaysian TV show, Maharaja Lawak Mega 2017 as a result of his offensive remarks against Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Mediacorp Channel 5's live comedy show OK Chope!, as reported by Utusan Online. The Maharaja Lawak Mega ia a reality competition for comedians. It is aired by …

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Karthy Nair, sister to ex-President Devan Nair, passes away at age 90

Karthy Nair, sister to Singapore's ex-President Devan Nair, has passed away at age 90 on 4 April 2017. She was one of the founding members of the People's Action Party (PAP) in 1954. PAP came into independence in 1954 from the British rule, and has since remained Singapore's governing party. In an obituary written by her son, Dhevdhas Nair, he …

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Six employers charged for failing to pay salaries to their employees

Five employers have been charged in the State Court on Tuesday (4 April) for failing to pay salaries to their employees, according to Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Three of the employers attended the trial, and have been charged, while two other employers failed to turn up in the State Courts for similar offences.The cases for the two employers have been …

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Charity Council revised Code of Governance for charities and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs)

The Charity Council has announced a refined Code of Governance for charities and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs). The code will commence on 1 January 2018, taking into account the Annual Reports relating to financial years, which will take effect from next year. The Charity Council developed the Code of Governance in 2007, to set out principles and best practices in key …

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Volatility spikes as Fed aims to reduce balance sheet

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets A stock market pullback was seen last night as the Federal Reserve officers expressed their willingness to begin the balance sheet cut later this year in the FOMC meeting minutes released last night, triggering broad profit-taking activities within risky asset classes. Nasdaq lost 0.58% and S&P 500 index closed 0.31% lower. The Dollar index eased …

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