Daily Archives: 2019-04-02

Indranee Rajah: CPIB investigations did not reveal any connection with a government agency or contract where corruption by ST Marine occurred so the company is not debarred from govt contracts

Debarment from participating in government contracts is a separate and distinct exercise from the court proceedings and serve a different purpose, says Second Minister for Finance Indranee Rajah. Responding to questions posed by MP Pritam Singh on the debarment procedure, Ms Indranee said that the Court will deal with the adjudication of liability and implementation of penalties for breaches of …

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Man arrested for series of E-Commerce scams worth more than $10,000

A 24-year-old man was arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams after the Police acted upon everal reports from victims who were purportedly cheated by an online seller who was selling game consoles and mobile phones on Carousell, and renting rooms and cars on “Rent in Singapore” and Roomgo between December 2018 and March 2019. According …

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PM Lee advocates CNA’s “quality journalism” and new laws against fake news, CNA’s veterans oppose being Government’s watchdogs

The advent of social media has caused propaganda to thrive as the manipulation of public opinion on a wider scale becomes more achievable. During the gala dinner celebration of Channel News Asia (CNA)’s 20th anniversary on Friday (29 March), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill that will be introduced for first …

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Public question if Singapore is a Christian country after Minister K Shanmugam said Watain concert cancelled following Christian community’s reaction

Last month, Watain’s concert in Singapore was cancelled at the eleventh hour following negative feedback given by many Christian after its initial approval, said Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. In addition, a survey done by government feedback unit Reach also found out that two in three supported the cancellation, he mentioned. Among Christians, 86 per cent were supportive of the …

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Have we lost our fights against fake news before we even begin?

by Joseph Nathan The announcement by PM on the proposed “Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill” at the CNA’s gala dinner has not been well received by many netizens. Many of them have been going online to slam this bill as just another political engineering by the PAP while some questioned the basis of its recommendation. It is true …

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