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Daily Archives: 2018-11-09

NEA reviews contractual terms with social entreprises managing hawker centres

In a press release published on Friday (9 Nov), National Environment Agency (NEA) announced that it has reviewed key contractual terms between the five socially-conscious enterprises managing the seven new hawker centres and stallholders. The five operators are Fei Siong Social Enterprise, OTMH,Timbre+Hawkers, Hawker Management, and NTUC Foodfare Co-operative. This announcement follows the recent public furore over how hawkers are being squeezed by the social enterprises at the NEA hawker centres …

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MAS files police report against STR article on the grounds of criminal defamation

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has lodged a police report against the author of an article published on States Times Review for alleged criminal defamation, on the grounds that the article has tarred the credibility and integrity of MAS as a financial regulator. The authority said that the article titled “Lee Hsien Loong becomes 1MDB’s key investigation target”, published on 5 November …

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Police report filed by SCDF; 5 NSFs being investigated for leaking photos of the fatal Bionix accident

Five full-time national servicemen (NSF) are being investigated for leaking photos of the recent accident at the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) training ground involving a Bionix vehicle which resulted in the death of a transport operator, Corporal First Class (CFC) Liu Kai. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) filed a police report against the five NSFs for taking photos of …

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UNPay and President of Lithuania in talks on possible Fintech cooperation

UNPay and the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, had a fruitful discussion earlier this week on Tuesday, in regards to the future of financial technology (fintech) at The China-Lithuania Economic Cooperation Forum and the China-Lithuania Financial Science and Technology Cooperation. The forum─which was jointly organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania and the International Cooperation Society of the Ministry of …

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Drink stallholder “did not maintain proper hygiene practices,” claims Deyi Secondary School principal; reasoning met with backlash from netizens

The principal of Deyi Secondary School, Madam Lim Ai Poo, has issued a statement regarding the termination of Madam Yap's contract at the school, citing the latter's alleged failure to "maintain proper hygiene practices for her stall." Responding to queries made by Mothership.sg, the school claimed that despite repeated "reminders" in February and May this year, the condition of Madam …

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The retention of 377A is incongruent with the government’s claims that no religious group should promote ill will or a political cause

The Singapore government seems intent on sending the message to all religious groups that they should not be promoting hatred and ill-will among different faith groups or furthering political causes. Speaking at this year’s International Conference Singapore, which touches on religious values in a plural world and is organised by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), Prime Minister Lee …

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Global study reveals that trust is lacking amongst people and organisations when it comes to online data

Findings from a recent global study titled "The boundaries of trust: privacy and protection in cyberspace" by Kaspersky Lab have revealed that many business organisations and consumers alike are apprehensive about the privacy and security of their online data. The research surveyed "600 mid-sized companies with IT security professionals" and "6,000 consumers with security software installed on their devices" across France, …

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