Daily Archives: 2019-03-12

MHA among “relevant parties” consulted by IMDA prior to approving Watain concert; MHA cited “public order” as grounds for cancellation: IMDA

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) was among the “relevant parties” consulted by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) prior to approving the licence for Watain’s concert, the Authority said in a statement on Tue (12 Mar). The statement was made following several letters published on The Straits Times‘ Forum, which criticised the last-minute cancellation of the Swedish band’s concert …

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If MHA was consulted by IMDA on Swedish metal band WATAIN before it approved the performance, what made MHA revised its assessment?

The Info-Comm Media Development Authority (IMDA) confirmed that the Ministry of Home Affair (MHA) was among the ‘relevant parties’ that were consulted on the WATAIN concert before it was given the green-light. IMDA’s cluster director of communications and marketing Karen Low said, “Given the band’s history and concerns expressed by MHA, IMDA allowed the Watain concert with a rating of ‘Restricted …

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Survey: 35% think Heng can understand ordinary Singaporeans but 21% doubt so

Current Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat has now been portrayed in media outlets since his appointment as 1st assistant Secretary-General of People’s Action Party as the most likely candidate to be the next Prime Minister of Singapore. According to the latest Blackbox survey published in Dec 2018, 3 in 5 respondents were said to have a favorable impression of the …

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Train left station with door wide open; station manager suspended

Passengers of a northbound train that had left Ang Mo Kio MRT station on Monday (11 March) at around 7.30 pm were startled as the train left the station with its door wide open. A passenger, Hady Matyyn, who happened to be inside the train and posted the video of the incident. “Was on the train and this happened, luckily …

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Two Singaporeans arrested for drug abuse in Malaysia

Two Singaporeans were arrested by the Malaysian police for drug abuse in a raid on a night club in Sun Complex, Bukit Bintang on Sunday (10 March) morning. Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said that the police arrested 37 people, whom comprised of 28 men and nine women, who were among the 81 tested for drugs in the operation …

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Cat Welfare Society has put out an SOS for funds.

The Cat Welfare Society has put out an SOS for funds. In a Facebook post, the CWS has said that it urgently needs $135,000 to continue funding its sterilisation efforts. “Pay it forward and help us save our cats. We urgently need $135,000 to continue funding our humane sterilisation efforts and to assist in mediating against the removal of our …

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