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Daily Archives: 2018-07-20

As much as $3.5 billion lost through 1MDB may be recovered, said Malaysian Finance Minister

In an interview with Bloomberg, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has estimated that approximately US$3.5 billion, or RM14.2 billion, worth of funds that were siphoned from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) may be recovered. The amount cited by Mr Lim equates to 30 percent of the total of US$12.3 billion, or RM50 billion, worth of funds that were purportedly channelled out illegally from …

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Singaporeans must be aware of foreign influence against national identity, says former Ambassador-at-Large

Former Chairman of National University of Singapore's Middle East Institute and former Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bilahari Kausikan emphasised the importance of being alert against any threat of foreign influence upon the Singaporean identity. Speaking at a forum on ethnic identity and culture organised by the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and OnePeople.sg at The Grassroots Club on …

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HSA Alert: ‘Li Da’ and ‘Chapter Plus’ sold online found to contain banned substance, Sibutramine

Members of the public are alerted not to purchase or consume two slimming products ‘Li Da Weight Loss Capsule (‘Li Da’)’ and ‘Chapter Plus By BackSlim (‘Chapter Plus’)’ as they contain an undeclared and banned substance, sibutramine, which poses serious health risks. In a press release on Friday (20 July), the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) stated that it had tested both …

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If words matter, why do they commit blatant flips flops and U-turns?

by Augustine Low In an apparent U-turn, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will look to negotiate the deferment of the high-speed rail project with Singapore, instead of calling it off altogether. This is not his first U-turn and it won’t be his last. The U-turn or flip flop is also something which Singaporeans are accustomed to seeing from our …

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Lee Hsien Loong: knew that the database would be attacked and there was a risk, unfortunately that has now happened

The Prime Minister of Singapore has voiced out on his Facebook page in response to what it likely to be the worst case of cyber-attack in Singapore, with 1.5 million patients having their personal particulars stolen from the Singhealth's database. PM Lee noted in his Facebook post on Friday evening that he is personally affected, "and not just incidentally" as his …

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Letter from Najib’s office sent to CIA belittling S’pore as too small to make an impact in Southeast Asia

A letter purportedly written by the top intelligence officer in former Najib's administration to the Director of Central Intelligence Agency of United States, seeking CIA's backing for Najib has surfaced. The request made 5 days before the May 9 general election in Malaysia, was said to be Najib's attempt to obtain the assistance of a foreign intelligence agency and government …

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“No call to action this year”, but “Be there”: Nephew of PM Lee on the eve of Pink Dot SG’s 10-year anniversary

The grandson of the late former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew has encouraged local netizens to attend this year's Pink Dot celebration. The Pink Dot gathering, which is an annual event that celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community in Singapore, will take place at Hong Lim Park tomorrow. Li Huanwu, who is also the nephew of …

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Eight arrested by CNB for possession of synthetic cannabis

A total of eight men were arrested for the possession of about 90 grams of synthetic cannabis in an operation conducted by Central Narcotics Bureau on Wednesday (18 July), and supported by the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Health Sciences Authority. In a press release on Thursday (19 July), CNB stated that its officers were deployed in the vicinity …

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