Monthly Archives: July 2018

Where are the checks and balances in the government?

by Wee Lee Sum I believe most of the affected should have been informed by SingHealth of the severe breach in the confidentiality of their medical records, in the same manner, they handled the notorious Hepatitis C outbreak following the conclusion of GE 2015. This is just the tip of the iceberg as I discovered after patronizing a polyclinic which used …

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Lim Tean: Justice must not only be done, it must be seen to be done

by Lim Tean This is not Masak Masak! It has affected 1.5 million Singaporeans !! Like most Singaporeans, I am shocked and outraged at the cyber attack which our incompetent People’s Action Par Government allowed to happen by not putting inadequate safeguards. It is the most serious security breach in our Nation’s history. When the Government announced the Committee of …

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Five officers charged for involvement in death of SCDF NSF

The court has charged five Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers who were involved in a ragging incident that led to the death of a full-time national serviceman (NSF) in May. CPL Kok Yuen Chin, an SCDF Full-Time National Serviceman from Tuas View Fire Station, who was celebrating his impending ORD with his squad mates, passed away on 13 May. According to …

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Add your own creative energy to this year’s Singapore Night Festival

Entering a new decade, the 11th Singapore Night Festival will get visitors involved in the installations and spark some creativity. Festival goers can find themselves walking along an alleyway near Armenian street and activate motions sensors that light up objects on the graffiti walls or walk through the lawn of the National Museum of Singapore which will be transformed into …

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Buyers beware: Misleading message on overseas properties

By Property Soul If you have been following my youtube channel and have watched my last podcast “The Truth Behind The New Curbs”, you might remember what I said at the end of the video: “Good or bad days, property agents still need to make a living … Very soon you will see companies selling alternative investment and agents marketing overseas properties again. The …

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SingHealth fiasco: Thousands of Internet-linked computers rendered system susceptible to hackers’ infiltration, says Deputy Prime Minister

Thousands of SingHealth’s front-line computers had exposed its system to hackers’ infiltration due to their connectivity to the Internet, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on 24 July. Speaking at the Public Service Engineering Conference 2018 at Resorts World Sentosa yesterday, Mr Teo said: “The front-end computers continued to be connected to the Internet. This provided intruders with an …

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Change in land use zoning of sites in Tiong Bahru estate to sustain residential amenity and vibrancy

Some sites in the Tiong Bahru estate will be rezoned under the Master Plan, from ‘Residential’ to ‘Residential with Commercial at 1st storey’ to recognise existing businesses with approvals and specify where commercial uses are allowed in the estate, while sustaining its residential amenity. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has anounced in a press release on Tuesday (24 July) that the …

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SingHealth fiasco: Committee of Inquiry formed to probe into recent cyber attack

A Committee of Inquiry (COI) that comprises four members was selected to probe into the recent cybersecurity breach against SingHealth’s patients’ records, which was dubbed as the largest data breach in Singapore’s history. In a press release by the Ministry of Information and Communication (MCI), the COI, which was convened yesterday on 24 Jul, will be spearheaded by former Chief …

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MAS counters Cyber Security Czar BG Koh’s notion that stolen data has “no strong commercial value”

Last Friday (20 Jul), when it was reported that cyber hackers have broken into the computer systems of SingHealth and stolen the personal particulars of 1.5 million patients, including IC numbers, Singapore Cyber Security Czar BG (NS) David Koh told everyone that the stolen information are only “basic demographic data”. “We are watching to see if anything appears on the …

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