Monthly Archives: February 2018

Indonesia declares disaster alerts for South Sumatra, Riau, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan.

The threat of forest and land fires continues to increase with the dry weather in some areas of forest and land fires, therefore, four Indonesian provinces have declared disaster alerts, which are South Sumatra, Riau, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan. The Indonesian government established the emergency alert status of the areas based on the consideration of the establishment of several districts in …

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Half dished justice is akin to serving none at all

by Willy Sum I make reference to your post about the upcoming extradition of the “Standard Charted Robber” to Singapore to face our Justice system. Like most citizens, we were at first delighted to hear news of the Head of Commonwealth cooperating with us in ensuring “Justice has long arms” but are now arm twisting the Judicial process instead, to secure …

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Transcript of Lim Tean’s speech on Budget 2018

Transcript of lawyer and opposition politician, Lim Tean’s speech on Budget 2018.  My Fellow Singaporeans. A few moments ago the finance minister Heng Swee Keat finished delivering the government’s budget to Parliament. Now it was a long budget speech and necessitated a 15 minute break in between.  I will be studying the details of the budget carefully, and I’m sure that …

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Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announces results for Bug Bounty Programme 2018

Minister of Defence (MINDEF) has announced that its Bug Bounty Programme commenced on 15 January 2018 and successfully concluded on 4 February 2018. The ministry stated that selected white hat hackers were invited to test eight major MINDEF Internet-facing systems for vulnerabilities or bugs, and received rewards (bounties) for doing so. HackerOne, an international bug bounty company, was engaged to …

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Drama Box and The Necessary Stage present Underclass

Why is there growing concern about Singapore’s class divide? What is the face of inequality in our society today, and whose responsibility is it to address this issue? Local theatre companies Drama Box and The Necessary Stage (TNS), who had last collaborated in 2016 on their groundbreaking production Manifesto, reunite in 2018 to present Underclass, a brand new multilingual work …

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Chew Eng Han arrested for attempting to flee country in a motorised sampan

Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that former City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han was arrested on Wednesday morning (21 February) for attempting to flee the country in a motorised sampan. Chew, 57, one of six church leaders convicted in 2015 of misappropriating S$50 million of church funds, was due turn himself in and begin his jail term …

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Prudential enters Singapore Book of Records with country’s longest-ever prosperity toss

A new entry in the Singapore Book of Records was created today as Prudential Singapore (Prudential) welcomed the Lunar New Year with Singapore’s longest-ever prosperity salad toss (Yu Sheng). More than 800 Prudential employees tossed their way through a 343-meter long dragon-themed Yu Sheng arrangement that trailed across Prudential Singapore’s corporate office, PRU Workplayce. Mr Andreas Rosenthal, Chief Financial Officer, …

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Facebook account of opposition politician, Lim Tean terminated after posting negative response about Budget 2018

The Facebook account of popular and outspoken opposition politician Mr Lim Tean appears to have been killed off by Facebook early today, coincidentally as his anti-budget 2018 speech video went viral around Singapore. In response to TOC’s query, Lim Tean who is also a lawyer, informed that his page had been working just fine, he had posted a Chinese New Year greeting on …

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