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Daily Archives: 2018-10-03

Woman fined $7,000 for smuggling embryonated duck eggs into Singapore

A 63-year-old woman was fined $7,000 for illegally importing 490 pieces of embryonated duck eggs into Singapore. In a joint press release on Wednesday (3 October), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)  and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) stated that ICA officers detected 490 eggs, weighing a total of 78.4kg, in two styrofoam boxes while conducting checks on Le’s …

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Current Attorney-General responds to former A-Gs regarding Public Prosecutor’s scope of exercising own discretion in prosecuting cases under Section 377A

In a press release yesterday (2 Oct), the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) have responded to the comments of two former Attorneys-General, highlighting that the former A-Gs' statements might convey an "inaccurate impression" that the Public Prosecutor’s (PP) capacity to apply discretion "has been removed or restricted" in respect of the s.377A of the Penal Code. Professor Walter Woon and Mr V.K. …

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Thoughts in regards to the Singhealth Saga

by Lee Yew Tian James Recently, I found about this govt agency called SingCERT, courtesy of this letter to TOC. In this commentary, the writer, Ghui, questioned on the purposes of SingCERT as it was supposed to be an agency that it was set up to facilitate the detection, resolution and prevention of cyber security related incidents on the Internet. The …

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Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor, infamous for her extravagant spending and penchant for Hermès Birkin handbags during her husband's tenure, has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at its headquarters today. According to Rosmah's lawyers, the arrest took place at 3.20 p.m. while she was giving her statement during her third appointment with MACC officials. …

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In taking up the NCMP seats, the WP is being responsible, not disingenuous

I disagree with Trade and Industry Minister, Mr Chan Chun Sing's opinion that it is disingenuous on the part of  the Workers' Party (WP) to take up seats pursuant to the Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) scheme despite having long standing objections to the scheme. The NCMP scheme was approved by Parliament and as such part of the system. Even if the WP disagree …

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Trial of ICA’s new electronic arrival card for foreign visitors at air, land and sea checkpoints

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that an electronic arrival card for foreign visitors to Singapore will be launched to replace the paper-based disembarkation/embarkation card that foreign visitors are currently required to submit on arrival. Currently, foreign travellers to Singapore have to fill up a paper-based disembarkation/embarkation card upon arrival. The card contains information pertinent to the travellers, …

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Police officer jumps into Rochor Canal to save drunk suspect

The Ministry of Home Affairs posted a video on their Facebook page today of an police officer who jumped into the Rochor Canal save the life of an alleged molestor. In the video, Sgt Desmond Heng recounts that he was looking around for the suspect who had allegedly molested a churchgoer. He then saw the alleged molester swim into the …

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Deferment of KL-Singapore HSR project a “fair arrangement”: Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

Despite having the option to decline Malaysia's request for a postponement of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project, Singapore's Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan reasoned that opting for an alternative "that protects Singapore's interests while reasonably accommodating Malaysia's request" would be a better and "fair arrangement." Speaking in Parliament on Monday (1 Oct) in response to questions from …

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