Daily Archives: 2018-03-19

    Software bug in security system caused outages to SingPass and CorpPass
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information Janil Puthucheary told Parliament on Monday (19 March) that investigations shown that a software bug in the server of a vendor was behind the two outages to SingPass last month, which disrupted hundreds of essential e-government Read More

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    Taipei Metro gives fare discounts for breakdowns while PAP MP wants fares to be increased
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    It was reported in Channel News Asia on Sat (17 Mar) that Taipei Metro, under Mr B C Yen who has over 40 years’ experience in the transportation industry, has enabled Taipei Metro to become one of the most reliable subway system in Read More

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    Human rights organisations condemn threat against fundamental freedoms in Singapore
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    (Singapore/Bangkok, 19 March 2018) – Think Centre and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM – ASIA) express great concern over the proposed Bill No. 11/2018 on Public Order and Safety (Special Powers), as it puts restrictions on the people of Singapore Read More

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    Energy Market Authority announces open electricity market in Jurong from 1 April
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Energy Market Authority (EMA) has announced that starting from 1 April 2018, residential and small business consumers in Jurong will have the power to choose who they wish to buy electricity from under the Open Electricity Market initiative. EMA stated that if the postal Read More

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    Appointment of Board Members to Enterprise Singapore
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has announced on Monday (19 March) the appointment of 18 Board Members to Enterprise Singapore, which will be established on 1 April 2018 following the merger of SPRING Singapore and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore. The appointments of Read More

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    Banks accept Singapore and Brunei currencies at par under Currency Interchangeability Agreement but private entities are not required to do the same
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    A reader wrote to The Online Citizen expressing her question on the status of the usage of Brunei currency here in Singapore, given that Singapore has bilateral agreements in place “allowing” its usage from decades ago. She wrote, “I had twice experienced rejection Read More

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    Fake news and what you can do about it
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Robin Low The term “Fake News” is of great concern for many governments around the world. And why is there such a fake news problem, and do we fall for fake news? Cognitive dissonance is one of the main reasons why people Read More

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    Indonesia advocates for Australia to join Asean
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Indonesia’s President Jokowi Dodo, also known as Jokowi, has advocated a move for Australia join the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean), saying that it is a good idea. He talked about the matter in an interview with Fairfax Media before leaving for Sydney to Read More

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