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Daily Archives: 2018-12-12

Malaysia’s Transport Minister’s video “contains a few inaccuracies”: Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has rebutted his Malaysian counterpart’s stance on the Instrument Landing System (ILS) implemented at Seletar Airport, stating that the Republic’s northern neighbour is using a “technical excuse” to push for a shift in the management of Pasir Gudang’s airspace. Speaking to reporters at the Ministry of Transport on Wednesday (12 Dec), Mr Khaw added …

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TOC editor charged for criminal defamation by the Attorney General’s Chamber

TOC Editor Terry Xu has been charged for criminal defamation by the Attorney General’s Chamber for ‘publishing an imputation concerning members of the Cabinet of Singapore by words intended to be read, to wit, by approving the publication on the website [The Online Citizen] of a letter from Willy Sum…which stated that there was a ‘corruption at the highest echelons’. …

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CLTPA: A Permanent “Temporary” Law

by M. Ravi, International Human Rights Lawyer Can the Criminal Law Temporary Provisions Act (CLTPA) be considered “temporary” after 60 years? This law that was debated in parliament and enacted in 1955 is a misnomer by its very name itself and Singaporeans are being fooled once again. As we know, this law allows the Minister to order that suspected criminals …

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Leong Sze Hian to defend himself against PM Lee’s defamation suit

Financial advisor and Singaporean blogger Leong Sze Hian is set to defend himself against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s defamation suit against him. Speaking to TOC on Wednesday (12 Dec) after having entered an appearance to the defamation suit, Mr Leong said that while he is “unable to comment” on his ongoing case “for legal reasons”, he hopes that “Singaporeans …

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S1 posting results to be released on 19 December

The Secondary 1 (S1) posting results will be released on Wednesday (19 December) at 9.00am, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced in a press release on Wednesday (12 December). Students will be able to see the results through Short Message Service (SMS) via a local mobile number (if provided by the applicant during the application process, S1-Internet System, and at the …

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Employers, particularly SMEs, hope for greater flexibility in changes made to Employment Act: Bishan-Toa Payoh MP Saktiandi Supaat

While the proposed changes in the Amendment Bill of the Employment Act will bring tangible benefits to employees, employers’ concerns surrounding costs and work arrangements need to be taken into account in the process of accommodating employees, said Bishan-Toa Payoh Member of Parliament Saktiandi Supaat. Speaking in response to Manpower Minister Josephine Teo’s Second Reading of the Amendment Bill of …

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“Seletar Airport is yours, but Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia is ours”: Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke to Singapore

“Hi Singapore, Seletar Airport is yours, but Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia is ours. So please hear us out.” This was the friendly reminder given by Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke on Tuesday (11 Dec), which accompanied a video that was posted on his official Facebook page. The video begins with the question: “Why did Firefly suspend ALL its flights into Singapore after the airline …

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Malaysia might reduce its export of eggs, says Malaysia Minister for Domestic Trade

Malaysia is considering limiting or stopping its export of eggs to ensure sufficient supply for its domestic market says Malaysian Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. On Monday while speaking at a press conference after the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs’ monthly meeting, Mr Saifuddin said that the ministry is also looking into possible cartel …

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