Daily Archives: 2018-03-28

    More than 13,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Tuas Checkpoint and Pasir Panjang scanning station
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    More than 13,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized by Singapore Customs after an Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officer at the Pasir Panjang Scanning Station directed a 20-footer container on Thursday (22 March) at about 8.30 am for inspection. ICA stated that its Read More

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    SGX consults public on proposed safeguards for dual class share listings
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Singapore Exchange (SGX) has announced on Wednesday (28 March) that it is seeking market feedback on proposed safeguards to address expropriation and entrenchment risks of dual class shares (DCS) following broad support for the structure in an earlier public consultation. Tan Boon Gin, Read More

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    900,000 Singaporean households to receive S$126 million worth of S&CC rebate
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Housing and Development (HDB) has announced in a news release on Wednesday (28 March) that around 900,000 Singaporean households will receive S$126 million worth of Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) rebate from April to January next year. HDB stated that each eligible Singaporean household Read More

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    Clarification on report by Lianhe Zaobao on stance of taking down social media posts and articles
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Last updated on March 30th, 2018 at 03:13 pmIn its report published on Wednesday (28 March), Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao reported on the proceedings of the Select Committee hearing 0n Tuesday (28 March) which had freelance journalist Kirsten Han, Howard Lee, former editor of Read More

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    Season parking charges imposed on military camps from 1 April 2018
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced that it has been imposing market rate season parking charges on its camps and bases from 1 April 2018. “Following a recent review, six more MINDEF/Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) camps/bases will charge for season parking,” the ministry Read More

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    SDP: Continued suppression and denial of fundamental freedoms is tearing apart the social, economic and cultural fabric of Singapore
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    The recent series of changes or planned changes to the law to curtail the basic fundamental rights of Singaporeans is of great concern to the SDP. The first is the amendment to the Films Act which gives even greater powers to the Infocommunications Media Development Read More

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    MHA: Two Malaysians working in Singapore arrested by Malaysian police for allegedly hatching terrorist plots
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has stated on Sunday (25 March) that the two Malaysians working as janitors in Singapore who were arrested by Malaysian police on 1 March for allegedly hatching terrorist plots did not pose a security threat to Singapore. Seven Read More

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    Competition Commission of Singapore did not receive formal notification from Grab and Uber
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) stated that it has not received formal notifications from Grab and Uber regarding the acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business. According to Channel NewsAsia which has asked for its clarification, CCS had written to both companies to clarify Read More

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    Malaysia tables controversial fake news bill which imposes fines of up to RM500,000 or imprisonment of up to 10 years or both
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Malaysia has tabled a wide-ranging Bill in Parliament to target any news, information, data and reports, which is or are wholly or partly false, whether in the form of features, visuals or audio recordings or in any other form capable of suggesting words or Read More

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    “Fake News”: Keep changing law to keep up with technology?
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    by Ghui I applaud the hearings convened by the Select Committee on the issue of “Fake News” which took place over the course of the last week. With allegations of Russian interference in the US elections and the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal capturing Read More

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