Daily Archives: 2018-12-11

Two forklift truck operators charged for corruptly obtaining gratifications of $1

Two forklift truck operators employed by Cogent Container Depot Pte Ltd (“Cogent”) were each charged on Tuesday after embarking on a course of conduct to obtain small value bribes from truck drivers at Cogent. Chen Ziliang, a 47-year-old male, was charged with one count of corruptly attempting to obtain from one Jiang Xingnian, a gratification of $1, as an inducement …

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Six firms to pilot new business models for moneylending

Six firms have been selected to pilot new business models for moneylending, as part of an initiative to better protect borrowers through business-led improvements, which include more comprehensive use of data to assess creditworthiness, using digitalised processes to lower cost and giving better terms to those who repay their loans early or on time. The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) said …

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Advocates petition to reform Singapore’s family justice system and stop the abuse of children and families

A group called the Family Justice Reform Singapore has started a petition calling for a change in Singapore’s Family Justice system. The group, which consists of parents who have been or are currently facing divorce and other proceedings in the Family Justice Courts, feel that there are those in the legal professions who are “engaging in unethical, dishonest and abusive …

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Amendments to the Employment Act to cover all PMEs regardless of salary level, broader definition of dismissal

The extension of core provisions of the Employment Act (EA) to cover all employees is one of the most significant changes proposed in the process of amending the Act, among which include the applicability of statutory annual leave to all employees and a broadened definition of “dismissal”. Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announced in her second reading of the Amendment Bill …

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LTA awards TPE-PIE Changi Viaduct completion contract at $95.6 million

The replacement tender of the Tampines Expressway (TPE)-Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) Changi Viaduct has been awarded to Hwa Seng Builder Pte Ltd at a contract sum of $95.6 million. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated in a press release on Monday (10 December) that works are expected to commence in first quarter of 2019 and the indicative completion date for this project …

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PM Lee’s wife comments on maritime dispute while rest of SG and MY politicians’ spouse keep quiet

It was reported that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s wife, Ho Ching, shared a TODAYONLINE article on Facebook detailing the strong comments made by Malaysian Politician Dr Rais Hussin towards Singapore on the current maritime dispute. While sharing the article, she commented on it publicly with the caption, “Chill, man”. Dr Rais is a supreme council member of PM Mahathir’s …

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