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Daily Archives: 2018-10-09

Malaysian work permit holder caught in attempt to smuggle six packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes

In a Facebook post on Tuesday (9 October), Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) shared a case where a 56-years-old male Malaysian work permit holder was found to smuggle 6 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes. It stated that the man was compounded $1,800 for committing the customs offence. ICA then said that its officer at Woodlands checkpoint detected anomalies in the scanned image of a …

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New work permit condition to protect both employers and foreign domestic workers from money-related disputes

Employers would no longer be allowed to safe-keep any money belonging to their FDWs, including paid salaries or any other money starting from 1 January 2019. In a press release on Sunday (7 October), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) stated that the new measure will be introduced to protect both employers and foreign domestic workers (FDWs) from money-related disputes. Earlier …

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AGC potentially overlooking possible sub judice contempt by pro-PAP Facebook fanpage regarding ongoing WP MPs’ trial

Amidst the controversy surrounding the ongoing trial of three Workers' Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs), a pro-People's Action Party (PAP) Facebook page has been posting potentially inflammatory commentary regarding the WP MPs' dispute with the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) and the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC), passing off its opinions as undisputed facts. The page, named "Fabrications About The …

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31 arrested for illegal horse betting activities in islandwide operation on 7 Oct

27 men and four women, aged between 45 and 78, were arrested for their suspected involvement in illegal horse betting activities via an islandwide operation conducted on 7 October 2018. In a press release on Tuesday (9 October), the Singapore Police Force revealed that officers from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the six Police land divisions conducted raids at …

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ValueChampion student interview series: Aditya Karkera, Yale-NUS Class of 2020

by ValueChampion At ValueChampion, we strive to provide informational content regarding financial decisions. For this reason, we are interested in the financial undertaking of attending university and the experience of students in Singapore and abroad. We interviewed Aditya Karkera to learn more about his experience at Yale-NUS. University education greatly influences career paths and financial futures. ValueChampion is interested in sharing …

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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global clean-ups and brand audits

The Break Free From Plastic movement announced today (9th October) that Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 clean-ups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whose packaging relies on the single-use plastics that pollute our oceans and waterways globally. Coca-Cola …

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