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Daily Archives: 2018-07-24

Singapore Cyber Security Czar already a Brigadier General at 41

Singapore Cyber Security Czar David Koh Tee Hian came under fire from netizens when he nonchalantly remarked during the recent cyber attack on SingHealth's computer systems that the stolen information of the 1.5 million patients are only "basic demographic data". "We are watching to see if anything appears on the Internet both in the open and in some of the …

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AVA recalls Pinquin frozen mixed vegetables and sweet corn kernels as a precautionary measure of Listeria monocytogenes outbreak in Europe

Pinguin's frozen mixed vegetables and sweet corn kernels have been recalled by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) as the European Commission’s Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) issued an alert on a multi-country foodborne outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Europe. It stated in a press release on Monday (23 July) that the incident was possibly due to …

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Award-winning columnist: Mahathir’s win will shock the “complacent” Lee Hsien Loong into much needed reform

In an article for Nikkei Asia on Monday (23 Jul), famed Bloomberg columnist William Pesek has argued that Mahathir’s success will be the one saving Singapore from itself. This is because “if any government needs a jolt, it is Singapore's”. The award-winning journalist started by arguing that “Malaysia's rot was many decades in the making” because of corruption and a Bumiputra policy which allowed …

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NUS warns students of phishing scam emails from compromised NUS email accounts

A reader has sent the following screenshot of an email sent by the National University of Singapore (NUS) on 16 July. In the email sent by the university, students and staff were warned not to click on phishing emails which are said to be from compromised NUS accounts. A phishing email is an email that is designed to obtain sensitive information through …

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Should you use a credit card to pay university tuition?

by ValuePenguin Given how large university tuition bills can be, you have probably wondered if you should be using your credit card in order to accrue rewards. While this is an intriguing idea, is it actually a wise financial move? If you are a university student or parent of a student, you may have considered using your credit card to pay …

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Got a gambling problem? Six steps you must take to save your finances

by ValuePenguin An increasing number of Singaporeans are gambling. But, this is a perilous activity that could lead people to financial ruin. For those with the most severe gambling problem, we have prepared these tips that they should implement immediately to prevent a financial disaster for themselves and their families. Over the past decade, gambling has becoming less problematic for Singaporeans …

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Diplomacy and Intelligence

by James Lee This note comes in the wake of the revelations that that had been a cyber attack on Singapore. 1.5 millions Singaporeans were affected. According to news articles, this was a deliberate attack, suggesting some sort of state influence in it. Naturally, many Singaporeans were outraged. Responses varied from questioning why it took so long for the news …

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