Daily Archives: 2018-12-19

MAS issues lifetime prohibition order on former Goldman Sachs banker; Malaysia charges Singapore GS unit for abetment

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Republic’s central bank, has issued a lifetime prohibition order against Tim Leissner, a former banker at global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs after he pleaded guilty to the criminal charges slapped against him by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) graft scandal. Channel NewsAsia reported that Leissner …

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Filipino news site Rappler to be first recipient of international fund for journalists facing threats to press freedom

International media groups started raising fund for journalists “facing extensive legal battles meant to suppress critical journalism”, and Rappler and its CEO Maria Ressa will be the first recipient of the fund. As mentioned in Rappler’s site, this project is initiated by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and First Look Media’s Press Freedom Defense Fund (PFDF), with the International …

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The need to look at the use of alternative tobacco products to quit smoking


It is 2018 and humankind still finds itself unable to rid itself of the smoking habit it had started many centuries ago. Once the major sponsors of famous sporting events like football, smoking is now relegated to the sidelines as an unhealthy and unglamorous habit. The struggle to eliminate smoking is a universal one and more pronounced in Asia where …

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NEA officers confiscate utensils and food products from unlicensed food seller near Paya Lebar City Plaza

A Facebook post by JihanDevilish Joy Humaira on Sunday (16 December) went viral, which shown a few National Environment Agency officers confiscating utensils and food products at an open field where foreign labourers were gathering in front of Paya Lebar City Plaza. In the video, men from NEA can be seen confiscated the stuffs, which apparently traditional Indonesian local food, …

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