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Daily Archives: 2018-04-12

Joint Statement of Civil Society Organisations to the ‘AICHR High Level Dialogue on Managing Freedom of Expression in the Information Age

We, the undersigned civil society organisations with a consultative relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), welcome the initiative of the representatives of the AICHR from Indonesia and Malaysia on organising the ‘AICHR High Level Dialogue on Managing Freedom of Expression in the Information Age’, and thank them for the invitation to joining the public event. Freedom …

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Application to register private company rejected by ACRA on grounds that registration would be contrary to national interest

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) has rejected an application submitted by Singaporeans Mr  Thum Ping Tjin and Ms Kirsten Han to register a private company. According to ACRA, on 8 February 2018, an application was made to the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) to register a private company limited by shares under the name of “OSEA Pte Ltd”. …

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Students told by NTU to cease beer brewing activity

Three Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students, who were brewing beer at their residence hall, were told by the university to stop the activity after it found out about the matter. The university said that while it acknowledged the students' enterprising spirit but said it was misplaced. According to Campus newspaper The Nanyang Chronicle on Monday (9 April), Mr Rahul Immandira, Mr Heetesh …

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3.7% drop in complaints received by CPIB in 2017

Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) in its press release states that it received a total of 778 complaints in 2017, a 3.7% drop from the 808 complaints received in 2016. All corruption complaints that are received by the CPIB would be evaluated by the Complaints Evaluation Committee (CEC) and a case is registered for investigation if the information received is …

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Police investigating case of physical abuse involving a 5-yr old child

The Police has earlier confirmed that it is investigating a case involving a man who abused a 5-year-old child , Dex, at Sunshine Childhood Playland at NorthPoint City. The video was shared by the boy's mother on her Facebook page but was subsequently taken down as she did not want to implicate the play center. In the video, Dex was …

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Four risks you may encounter on your next cruise vacation

by ValuePenguin As cruise vacations are becoming ever more popular, it is necessary to explore the different risks that are associated with cruise vacations to know what to do in an emergency situation. Luckily, cruise ships are some of the safest places, with serious incidents like collisions, fires and passenger-related incidents occurring on less than 1% of trips per year on …

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More than 65,000 Facebook users in Singapore may have had their information improperly shared

Social media giant, Facebook, has stated that more than 65,000 Facebook users in Singapore may have had their information improperly shared with political consultancy and data mining firm Cambridge Analytica. The report on the matter showed that they were among the up to 87 million accounts worldwide whose data may have been affected. The social media giant told TODAY that it would notify …

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Jack Sim: Change of government from PAP will create a period of jobs risks

Jack Sim, businessman and founder of World Toilet Organization (WTO), wrote in a Facebook post on architect Tay Kheng Soon's Facebook page, "So painful to see govt & people giving up on each other. We need to replace Arrogance & Cynicism with Dialogue & Trust." In one of the comment threads within the post, Mr Sim wrote: "Singapore has essentially only one product that …

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