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Daily Archives: 2018-09-13

FAS issues statement on comments by National Team Head Coach; Apologies extended to reporter and Sikh Advisory Board

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) has issued a statement on the comments made by National Team Head Coach Fandi Ahmad during a pre-match press conference on 6 Sept. Below is FAS' statement in full The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) regrets that National Team Head Coach Fandi Ahmad’s comments during the pre-match press conference on 6 September 2018 for the …

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ASEAN Member States “in a good position” to benefit from Fourth Industrial Revolution: PM Lee Hsien Loong

The transformation of the global economy brought about by the proliferation of digital technology has placed Member States of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a "good position" to reap new opportunities for regional economic growth, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi yesterday (12 Sep). …

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Citizens ready for a Singapore that treats all her citizens equally – or not

If there’s one thing every student can take away from years of history classes is that socio-political changes in one country can cause a spectacular (sometimes slow and disappointing) ripple effect. India’s recent repeal of Section 377A in their Penal Code has stirred up discussion of that same colonial law in countries that were formerly under British rule, including Singapore. …

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Hawker applicant accuses Kopitiam Group of imposing a “modern-day slavery” system on hawkers

Recently, social enterprise operators which run the new hawker centres owned by National Environment Agency (NEA) have been in the spotlight. They have been accused of charging high prices on hawkers for their ancillary services in addition to stall rentals. Kopitiam Group, for example, charges an additional $1,200 on hawkers at Our Tampines Hub Hawker Centre for "dishwashing and cleaning …

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Najib Razak’s lawyer arrested, expected to be charged under Anti-Money Laundering Act

Malaysian senior counsel, Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday (12 Sep), and is awaiting to be charged under the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001 today. Muhammad Shafee leads the defence legal team representing former premier Najib Razak against the latter's charges entailing money laundering, criminal breach of trust, and abuse of power. Previously in an …

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Is priority pass membership really worth paying for?

by ValueChampion Many travellers covet having a Priority Pass membership. With over 1,200 locations globally, Priority Pass can seem like an oasis for tired travellers who are constantly on the runway. However, is it really worth paying for its memberships, or are there other more cost-effective ways of enjoying its benefits? We crunched the numbers to find out. Priority Pass, a …

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NETS appointed as “master acquirer” for e-payment transactions at hawker centres and coffee shops

Network for Electronic Transfers (NETS) has been chosen as the service provider that will consolidate up to 20 e-payment methods at hawker centres and coffee shops as well as industrial canteens, according to Enterprise Singapore. In its press release today (12 Sep), Enterprise Singapore elaborated that the decision was made jointly with the Housing and Development Board (HDB), National Environment …

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Committee of inquiry into the cyber attack on SingHealth invites written public submissions for recommendation on better cybersecurity measures

The Committee of Inquiry (COI) invites members of the public to submit written representations regarding cybersecurity attacks following the recent SingHealth data breach and those who are interested will be able to do so from now until 31 October at 5 pm. The committee convened to inquire into the events and contributing factors leading to the cyber attack on patient database …

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Michael Chiang’s Private Parts will be back on stage for another run in November

You might recognise Michael Chiang for his hits like Army Daze, Beauty World, Mixed Signals and High Class, but his most critically-acclaimed play is Private Parts. When it was first debuted in 1992 at the Singapore Arts International Festival, Michael Chiang’s Private Parts was already one of the most progressive stories being told on the local stage. The comedy follows …

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