Daily Archives: 2018-11-26

Author of letter condemning MP Seah Kian Peng’s Facebook post, questioned for six hours over “criminal defamation”

“Willy Sum”, the author of an article titled “The take away from Seah Kian Ping’s [sic] Facebook post” published on TOC on 4 Sep was called in by the police for questioning over alleged “criminal defamation”. Freelance journalist Kirsten Han, in her Facebook post on Monday (26 Nov), revealed that “Willy Sum” (not his real name) was interrogated twice on …

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Facebook user’s act of kindness sparks a wave of emotions

Facebook user Claris Ortega shared an experienced she had at the Clementi Food Centre last week that would melt anyone’s heart. While Ms Ortega was at the food court, she saw an elderly lady ‘pushing a trolley of folded up carboard boxes using rafia string as her belt’ who went up to the next table looking hungrily at the plates …

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Singapore Customs and Customs Administration of the Netherlands signs memorandum of understanding to facilitate cargo clearance and improve supply chain security

Singapore Customs and the Customs Administration of the Netherlands signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 22 November 2018 to establish a proof of concept (POC) to facilitate cargo clearance and improve supply chain security. The authority announced in a press release on Friday (23 November) that the MOU was signed in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, by Deputy Director-General, Singapore Customs, …

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Perhaps Masagos needs to heed Dr Khor’s rule book and use information that can also be verified

If something has been vociferously criticised by the people directly involved with the social enterprise hawker scheme, shouldn’t the government sit up and take notice? Instead, it appears dismissive and patronising. According to news reports, Senior Minister of State of Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor has seemingly downplayed public discontent by suggesting that some of the dissatisfaction had been “in part …

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Mugabe, banned from travelling in the EU but “walks” freely in Singapore

Robert Mugabe, former Zimbabwean leader, has been receiving treatment in Singapore for the past two months and is no longer able to walk. This was announced by current Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday. While speaking to supporters a rally for his ruling ZANU-PF party, current President Mnangagwa said that Mugabe was due to return on 15 October but his …

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Seventy-six percent of Singaporeans are confident to pay online with presence of visual cues – Visa survey

Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, announced on last Monday (19 November) that Carousell, one of the largest and fastest-growing web-based classified marketplaces in Asia Pacific, has become the first merchant partner to incorporate Visa’s Sensory Branding technology on its payment platform. A research conducted by Visa indicated that 76 per cent of Singaporeans feel confident about shopping and …

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How can Masagos ask hawkers to compete if the govt does not lead by example?

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli (Masagos) has said that it would be “inappropriate for the Government to subsidise a hawker on the basis that business is poor”, as it would stifle healthy competition among other hawkers who are doing well. Has he or the members of his team actually asked the hawkers for their opinion? I doubt …

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7,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Tuas checkpoint

7,500 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed amongst the consignment were seized at Tuas checkpoint on Friday (23 November) at about 5 am, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a press release on Monday. The authority shared that its officer had directed an arriving Malaysia-registered lorry, driven by a 38-year-old Malaysian man, for further checks at Tuas checkpoint as he …

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