Daily Archives: 2018-07-20

Joint statement from MOH and MCI on major cyberattack that stole 1.5 million SingHealth patients’ records

Joint statement from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Communications and Information on the major cyberattack that had records of some 1.5 million SingHealth patients stolen. About 1.5 million patients who visited SingHealth’s specialist outpatient clinics and polyclinics from 1 May 2015 to 4 July 2018 have had their non-medical personal particulars illegally accessed and copied. The data taken include name, NRIC …

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Landslide victory for Singaporean brands in inaugural KAYAK Travel Awards

Travel favourites across 16 categories – encompassing airlines, airports, hotels and destinations – were crowned following a 19-day public voting period from 12th – 30th June 2018 (‘the Voting Period’). Singapore Airlines took multiple gongs at the inaugural KAYAK Travel Awards held in Singapore on Thursday (19 July), attended by partners, industry professionals, media and influencers. As the world’s leading …

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Four ways Fintech is disrupting the lending industry

by ValuePenguin Technology is rapidly changing lives around the globe. Financial technology, or “fintech”, companies are constantly competing for market share, and as a result consumers benefit with new and cheaper products. The lending market has been particularly affected by new technology. In this article, we discuss ways fintech companies are affecting the lending industry and how consumers and small businesses …

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It is high time that HDB rules are updated to suit changing times

Given that the majority of Singaporeans live in Housing Development Board (HDB) flats, consideration needs to be given to how the often rigid rules applied by the HDB need to be updated to suit the changing needs of the country. The HDB was formed in 1960 to address the housing needs of a Singapore that had just gained self-governance from …

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Local inter-university LGBT network expresses disappointment in MOE’s continuous “censorship and erasure” of LGBTQ+ issues

The Inter-University LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender] Network has expressed its disappointment over the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s choice “to censor and erase LGBTQ+ issues from young people in our schools”. In a press release titled “Statement on the Censorship & Erasure of LGBTQ+ Issues by the Ministry of Education at TedxYouth SJI”, the alliance stated that its Research & Advocacy …

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Malaysia seeks to stall high-speed rail joint project with Singapore, says Malaysian Prime Minister

Malaysia will look into negotiating the delay of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project, said Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday. Speaking to reporters at the Malaysian Parliament on 19 July, he said that the decision to negotiate a deferment was made after “having studied it [Malaysia’s financial situation] and the implication of unilaterally discarding the contract”. “When …

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Why Dr Tambyah has my vote

In an interview given by Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Dr Tambyah to Channel News Asia (CNA), he made a few points that I thought were succinct, spot on and well put. It really resonated with me and it is my hope that one day, he will become an elected Member of Parliament (MP). Not only does he have the intellect …

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