Daily Archives: 2019-01-29

Publicly naming SingHealth cyber-attackers an unhelpful act, counterproductive to system’s security and Singapore’s foreign policy: Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan

The decision to keep the identities of the perpetrators behind Singapore’s largest cyber-attack last year is rooted in the need to protect the Republic’s foreign policy, in addition to serving as a potentially unhelpful and counterproductive act against the public healthcare system, said Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Dr Balakrishnan made the statement in response to a question posed by researcher Gillian …

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MOH knew about HIV registry leak 2.5 years ago but only informs public now

Yesterday (28 Jan), Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that confidential information from its database, regarding 14,200 individuals diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013, and 2,400 of their contacts, has been leaked. The records were those of 5,400 Singaporeans diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013 and 8,800 foreigners diagnosed with HIV up to December 2011. Health Minister Gan Kim …

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Adjunct teacher quits following viral post about lack of parental involvement

Following a viral outburst on social media by adjunct teacher Lenny Rahman that led to her leaving her post, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said that educators should be mindful of their behaviour on social media platforms. Responding to queries from Straits Times, MOE divisional director of HR solutions and capabilities said, “MOE has a code of professional conduct that …

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Postman involved in the case of disposing unopened parcels in Ang Mo Kio rubbish bin arrested

Singapore Post (SingPost) revealed that the postman involved in the case of discarding unopened letter in dustbins was arrested. Revealing this news on its Facebook page on Tuesday (29 January), the postal company said that after gathering findings from internal investigations, they have referred the case to the police. This issue became viral when Facebook user Alyce Kathlyn uploaded eight photos …

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SDP’s Chee Soon Juan launches new book, Never on Bended Knees

Chee Soon Juan, the Secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) just launched his new book entitled Never on Bended Knees. The book features a collection of Mr Chee’s thoughts and observations in Singapore spanning the last two decades. In her introduction of the book at the launch on 26 Jan held at SDP’s headquarters, assistant treasurer of SDP Dr …

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Against Section 14 of Government Proceeding Act

by CG In view of the 9 deaths of National Servicemen in last 1.5 years, it pains me that no one in the government or MINDEF take full responsibility. The real facts are kept from public as well as sentences and punishment issued to those who failed to observe safety protocols. MINDEF must have pages of safety documents, probably as …

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First meeting of Working Group on maritime issues surrounding the Johor Bahru Port Limits and Singapore Port Limits

The Malaysia-Singapore Working Group, which was established by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia and Singapore in relation to maritime issues surrounding the Johor Bahru Port Limits and Singapore Port Limits, had their first meeting on Monday (28 January) in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The Malaysia-Singapore Working Group established by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia Saifuddin Abdullah and Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and was tasked to study and discuss the legal and …

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