Daily Archives: 2018-09-07

Reuters journalists in Singapore protest imprisonment of colleagues in Myanmar; Singapore Police Force warns public of illegality of public assembly without permit

Following a protest by Reuters journalists and editors outside their Asia-Pacific headquarters at 18 Science Park Drive on Monday (3 Sep), Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued a warning to the public regarding organising and/or participating in a public assembly without a police permit, stressing that doing so would be illegal. Persons who are found guilty of organising a public …

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Bank of Lithuania wins Central Banking’s first Catalyst Award

The Bank of Lithuania has been selected as the winner of the first Catalyst Award in the FinTech & RegTech Global Awards 2018 organised by Central Banking. The award was given in light of the Bank of Lithuania’s activities in the field of innovation and was presented in Singapore, one of the most important global financial centres. According to Central Banking, a journal …

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$40,000 worth of illegal cough syrup and medicines seized from HDB flat

More than 100,000 ml of illegally manufactured cough syrup and 1,400 tablets of assorted medicines valued approximately $40,000 were seized on Thursday (6 September) during an enforcement operation in the vicinity of Geylang Road with a follow-up raid at an HDB unit in Sin Ming Road. Health Sciences Authority (HSA) shared on Friday that the operation was conducted in collaboration with police officers …

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Foreign dignitaries can be invited to our National Day celebrations, but only as observers: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

Foreign dignitaries can be invited to share the joy and pride during our National Day celebrations — but only as observers, said Defence Minister Mr Ng Eng Hen yesterday (6 Sep). Mr Ng also wrote in his Facebook post that “the SAF [Singapore Armed Forces] pledge is to protect Singapore’s independence and sovereignty “with our lives”. He also said that …

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Meeting was not about undermining Singapore, rather partly about solving congestion problems at Causeway immigration checkpoints: Tan Wah Piow

In light of the controversy that arose as a result of his meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Singapore-born lawyer in exile, Mr Tan Wah Piow has clarified that there was more than one purpose to meeting the Prime Minister. While the primary aim was to extend an invitation to him to deliver a keynote address at a conference …

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Two Chinese nationals arrested for serial ATM fraud

Two Chinese nationals, who are brothers, were imprisoned for a series of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) fraud cases. The two, Zhao Yuxin and  Zhao Yukun are brothers. Zhao Yuxin, 30, booked a flight and flew to Singapore to look for his elder brother when he was unable to contacted him only to get arrested as soon as he arrived at Changi …

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