Daily Archives: 2018-03-06

Australian rock melons linked to outbreak of human listeriosis recalled from stores in Singapore

Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has recalled Australian rock melons sold in stores in Singapore, which have been linked to an outbreak of human listeriosis in Australia. The Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) had earlier notified AVA of a recall in Australia of whole rockmelons (cantaloupe). Following that, AVA worked with importers to remove the remaining unsold rockmelons from …

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Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods to hold public hearings from 14 March

The Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods – Causes, Consequences and Countermeasures stated that it will hold public hearings to consider oral evidence presented by experts, industry stakeholders and members of the public on 14-16, 22-23, and 27-29 March 2018 at Parliament’s Public Hearing Room. The Select Committee stressed that it will decide, as the hearings progress, whether all the …

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Legislative changes to strengthen Singapore’s Criminal Justice Framework

The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) announced that it has tabled the Criminal Justice Reform Bill and the Evidence (Amendment) Bill for First Reading in Parliament on last Wednesday (28 February). It stressed that the proposed amendments are a major step in the Government’s long-term efforts toward a more progressive, balanced and modern criminal justice system. The amendments further strengthen Singapore’s …

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Johor Council of Royal Court condemns use and manipulation of Johor Crown Prince’s statement

The Johor Council of Royal Court is taking actions against local social-political site, The Independent SG (TISG) for a report made on 5 March which involved the Johor Crown Prince, Tourism Minister, Nazri Aziz and Malaysian businessman Robert Kuok. TISG reported that the Johor Crown Prince defended his right to use vulgar words against a Malaysian Minister who used vulgarities against a Malaysian …

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National Jobs Bank: More tightening, but no statistics?

Why “no statistics” on the National Jobs Bank? I refer to the article “Parliament: Tighter rules to support Singaporeans and raise quality of foreign workforce” (Straits Times, Mar 5). It states that more companies will have to give Singaporeans a chance to apply for higher-skilled jobs by advertising the job vacancies on the national Jobs Bank for at least 14 …

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