Daily Archives: 2018-09-14

SICW 2018 registration portal down for scheduled maintenance two days before event

The Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2018 is an established cybersecurity event where interested parties can discuss, network, and strategise with like-minded individuals and organisations. The event emphasises international and regional cooperation, cyber ecosystem development and innovation. Happening on 18 to 20 September, the theme for this year’s SICW is ‘Forging a Trusted and Open Cyberspace’. Those who are interested …

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Reckless Maserati driver is an NUS Prof hailed from Guangzhou

The police confirmed on Thursday (13 Sep) that the driver of a black Maserati SKK9192G has been arrested for dangerous driving after a video of his reckless driving behaviour was uploaded online and went viral. The Maserati was caught on dashcam in an epic 26-second clip which was first published on the Beh Chia Lor page on Tuesday (11 Sep). …

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Only active, locally-funded religious groups allowed to bid for Place of Worship land: Ministry of National Development

Starting today (14 Sep), only religious groups with an active contribution to the community and have sustainable means of funding are allowed to bid for Place of Worship (PW) land under the Ministry of National Development (MND)’s new tender framework. Under the new framework, tenderers will be firstly “be assessed on a set of pre-qualification criteria,” and only those who …

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Softer, progressive approach towards urban redevelopment needed: Senior Minister Puthucheary

The Singapore government needs to shift its approach towards urban redevelopment and land acquisition from a “very aggressive” one to a “softer” and more “progressive one, according to Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Janil Puthucheary. Speaking at a dialogue session on designing and structuring future cities at the World Economic Forum on the Association of South-east Asian Nations …

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Is Vers an attempt at short term effort to yield short term results under guise of long term planning? 

I refer to two letters published by TODAYonline in relation to the Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (Vers) announced by the government recently. In the first letter, “Beware the danger of making policy promises too far into the future”, the writer points out the pitfalls of a government that seems able to commit future governments to a scheme that will only occur in …

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Churches want 377A to remain in order to preserve the sanctity of marriage

Unsurprisingly, churches in Singapore have come out on the side of keeping Section 377A of the Penal Code. That law is in line with their religious beliefs and values after all. In a statement recently, the National Council of Churches in Singapore (NCCS) voiced their opposition to the petition to repeal Section 377A. The statement said that the Council, which …

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