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Daily Archives: 2018-11-15

If we vote for PM Lee, we are also voting for Ho Ching as a package deal?

I understand that political spouses have a certain role to play alongside their husbands or wives who are politicians. They are on hand to formally greet dignitaries and provide social support. This role however is ceremonial at best. It has no official capacity. After the initial greetings and pleasantries which are photographed, these spouses usually retreat when actual discussions commence. …

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SingHealth cyberattack fiasco: Cybersecurity “a key feature,” not merely a “technical issue” or an “afterthought,” says CEO of CSA

The robustness or a lack thereof of a cybersecurity system should be viewed as a "key feature" of risk management, not as "an afterthought" and an issue that is exclusive to IT personnel, according to the chief executive officer of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA). In his testimony before the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on the final day of …

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When developer’s new launch becomes emperor’s new clothes

In my latest youtube video “What Q3 Property Data Tell Us”, I mentioned that developers are not doing so well after the July cooling measures, even though they learn to face the reality that buyers are limited and start lowering prices at new launch. How bad are new launches doing? End of September, Qingjian Realty’s 27 percent sales (330 out …

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Two men convicted for using counterfeit S$50 notes

Two men were convicted in court for using counterfeit S$50 notes as payment for an online purchase, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated on Wednesday (14 November). In a press release, the police said that it received a report on the matter on 18 October 2017. The victim had received the counterfeit notes when she met up with a buyer who had …

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2018 PSLE results and Sec 1 posting exercise to be released on 22 November

The results of the 2018 Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will be released on Thursday (22 November 2018) and the results may be obtained from their respective primary schools from 11.00 am on that day, the Ministry of Education announced in a press release on Thursday (15 November). The ministry said that eligible students will receive option forms to select …

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Man jailed five weeks and fined for importing 4,560 sachets of chewing tobacco

Kartigesy Seledory was prosecuted for bringing a total of 4,560 sachets of Hans Chaap khaini tobacco, which is a type of chewing tobacco, into Singapore, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) stated on Thursday (15 November). In a press release, the authority said that the street value of 4,560 sachets of chewing tobacco is estimated to be worth between $4,560 and $9,120. The …

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Legal Aid Bureau to revamp website to speed up the process for those in need

The Legal Aid Bureau (LAB), which is under the purview of the Ministry of Law, will be introducing a new system next year to help connect lawyers to those in needy more efficiently. The LAB provides legal aid to low-income Singaporeans for civil proceedings. At the moment, the LAB offers cases individually to the private sector lawyers registered with the …

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