Daily Archives: 2019-02-21

MINDEF boosts cyber defence with Cyber Expert Schemes and New Training School

Two new cyber expert schemes were launched on Wednesday (20 February), the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced in a press release. The ministry also opened the new Cyber Defence School (CDS), which took place on the sidelines of an Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) visit to Stagmont Camp, which was hosted by Senior Minister of State for …

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Law and Foreign Minister shares image of him cradling a cat after his fellow Nee Soon MP got flamed for comments on cat feeders

After Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC Dr Lee Bee Wah was bombarded by netizens for wanting to disallow cat feeders to leave food unattended for two hours, Law and Foreign Minister K Shanmugam defended her on this issue. In his Facebook post published on Saturday (16 February), Mr Shanmugam said that “some genuine commentators seem to have misunderstood …

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FitnessFest by AIA returns for a third time in April 2019

The FitnessFest by AIA returns for it’s third edition this year on 27th April at Marina Bay Sands with a bigger line-up of international fitness stars and new ‘Fit for Good’ community pop-up challenges. FitnessFest by AIA has established itself as a key highlight in the local sports calendar with its stellar variety of activities and exclusive workout releases. This …

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Netizens support footballer Ben Davis, although FAS is “extremely disappointed” that he defaulted his NS obligations

On Monday (18 February), the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) noted that they are “extremely disappointed” at Fulham footballer Benjamin Davis for defaulting his National Service (NS) obligations. According to the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF), the teen player has failed to report for his NS duties. Last July, Davis, 18, signed a two-year contract to play for the newly promoted …

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Jolovan Wham sentenced 16 days imprisonment in default of fine, for organising assembly without permit and non-signing of statement

Jolovan Wham, a well-known labour and human-rights activist, appeared in court today and was sentenced a fine of $3,200 or a default imprisonment of 16 days for the illegal assembly where Hong Kong youth activist, appeared in a gathering via Skype and non-signing of his police statement. Wham was earlier found guilty on 3 Jan. The judge ruled that Wham is to …

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