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Daily Archives: 2018-10-02

Civil rights activist Jolovan Wham alleges lack of transparency in police investigations, possible abuse of power

Civil rights activist Jolovan Wham has called into question the transparency - or a lack thereof - in the police force's investigations, particularly with regards to extracting information and confessions from individuals being interrogated. He highlighted a particular instance during the second day of his trial today (2 Oct) in which his lawyer had cross-examined a police officer involved in …

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Singapore’s humanitarian assistance for the earthquakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

The Singapore Government has offered to send humanitarian supplies and personnel to assist Indonesia with the ongoing relief efforts following the earthquakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia on Friday (28 September). In a press release on Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MFA) shared that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will deliver humanitarian supplies and equipment, including tents, meal …

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SG medical tourism started by Khaw asking Philip Yeo to implement – Khaw exhorts Yeo with ‘May the Force be with you’

It was reported in the news on Sunday (30 Sep) that the Health Ministry (MOH) has instructed all public hospitals to terminate their contracts with foreign agents who refer foreign patients from overseas to the hospitals. MOH said that the priority of public healthcare institutions is to serve Singaporeans’ healthcare needs. They “are not allowed to actively market themselves to …

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CPF members can now check their balance in four different languages

Starting now, Singaporeans will have the convenience to access their Central Provident Fund (CPF) balances in the Republic's four main languages: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil. Upon a successful log-in process and arrival on the "My CPF Homepage," users will be able to see a box stating "[TRIAL]: Translated CPF Information". Once users click the "Start" button, tabs for each of the four languages …

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StarHub TV secures broadcast rights for UEFA, Singtel TV still finalising deal

StarHub TV subscribers can breathe a sigh of relief now as the cable television operator announced that they’ve managed to secure the broadcasting rights to screen the rest of the season for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. In a statement last weekend, StarHub said that their subscribers will be able to enjoy the football seasons with no …

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Hearing for civil lawsuits against Workers’ Party MPs to commence 5 Oct

This Friday (5 Oct) marks the commencement of the civil lawsuits hearings against three Workers' Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) over alleged improper payments made through town councils. The civil lawsuits were brought upon in July and September last year by an independent panel on behalf of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) and the Pasir-Ris Punggol Town Council (PRPTC). …

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Meteorological Service Singapore: More rainy days on October

Singaporeans can expect thundery showers mostly in the afternoon on six to eight days of October in exchange of the dry and warm days that happen in the last couple of weeks. The Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) stated the daily temperature is forecast to range between 25 degrees Celsius and 33 degrees Celsius on most days. The met service then said that the …

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