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Daily Archives: 2019-01-14

CPIB report after FAS fires director?

A scandal at the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) involving the procurement of services has been uncovered. An email which has been circulating alleges that a senior staff member of the FAS has been told to leave after it was discovered that he was found guilty of various issues involving the procurement of services through an external service provider. TOC …

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Impending caning of Singapore-based British DJ Ming sparks tensions in Singapore-UK diplomatic relations; parents to plead for sentence to be overturned

The sentencing of Singapore-based British DJ Ye Ming Yuen to 24 strokes of the cane and 20 years of imprisonment has purportedly sparked tensions in diplomatic relations between the Republic and the United Kingdom. 29-year-old Mr Ming’s sentence was determined based on two counts of ‘repeat drug trafficking’ – one of 69g, and the other of 60g of cannabis. Another …

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32 GCE scripts go missing in the UK – again

Once again, national examination scripts sent to the UK for grading have gone missing. Barely a year after 238 GCE A-level Chemistry scripts that were sent to Cambridge Assessment to be marked were stolen, the same thing happened again when an examiner’s bag was ‘mistakenly taken’ on a train. In a statement, the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) said …

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MOM conned by F&B company into issuing EPs to 20 “foreign talents”

It was reported today (14 Jan) that GD Group, a food and beverage company operating the restaurant chain Penang Culture, had deceived the Manpower Ministry (MOM) into issuing Employment Pass to 20 of its foreign employees, when they did not meet the requirements. According to MOM’s website, only eligible foreigners will be considered for an Employment Pass to work in …

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MSF to review adoption laws after gay man is allowed to adopt his biological son

Following the Singapore High Court’s ruling to allow a gay Singaporean man to adopt his 5-year old biological son who was conceived via in-vitro fertilisation and carried to term by a surrogate in the US, the Ministry for Social and Family Development (MSF) says it will be reviewing adoption laws and practices. The High Court ruled that while Singapore’s legislative …

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Netizens question why no legal action is taken after SingPost caught red-handed for trying to dupe business man S$7000 for distributing his flyers

Singapore Post (SingPost) is back in the limelight for another bad publicity when its staff was caught red-handed trying to dupe a small business owner, who had paid S$7, 000 for flyer distribution, and was informed that his flyers were distributed, but in reality it wasn’t. Johnson Tan, a massage parlour owner, had engaged a service from SingPost that prints …

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