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Daily Archives: 2019-04-04

Anywheel and Moov Technology given in-principle approval to operate dockless bicycle-sharing services in public places

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced that Anywheel Pte Ltd and Moov Technology Pte Ltd were given in-principle approval to operate dockless bicycle-sharing services in public places. LTA said earlier in a press release on Wednesday (3 March) that a total of three bicycle-sharing operators (BSO) licences applications were received during the last application cycle which closed on 11 …

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MinLaw’s Means test for legal aid places tedious hurdles to pass, contrary to Minister Edwin Tong’s suggestion

Multiple debates and criticisms have sprung regarding the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill following its introduction in Parliament on Monday (1 Apr), including those concerning the legal costs that will possibly be incurred by parties who have been issued Part 3 Directions under Section 17 of the proposed Act. Speaking at a forum held at the Singapore Management …

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Hyflux cancels bailout agreement with SMI Investments, citing lack of confidence in consortium’s ability to proceed with deal

The tables have turned on the Salim-Medco Group as debt-laden water treatment firm and genco Hyflux decides to call off its rescue plan with the Indonesian conglomerate. In an announcement on Thursday (4 Apr), Hyflux had also stated that it has cancelled the scheme meetings originally scheduled to take place tomorrow (5 Apr) and next Monday (8 Apr). SM Investments …

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Government will likely rely on technicalities in enforcing the proposed Fake News Bill

Back in July 2015, TOC published a letter written by a ‘concerned Singaporean’ titled “Severe consequences for a PAP majority with its underground city for 10m population”. The letter addressed concerns over the administration’s plan to build an underground city to accommodate Singapore’s ever growing population. But shortly after publishing the article, TOC received a letter from the Attorney General’s …

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NMP Walter Theseira: Promote and enlighten secularism to protect the public space in the interests of all

On Monday (1 April), 16 Members of Parliament (MPs), including political office holders and Nominated MPs debated Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s ministerial statement on hate speech in Parliament.   The debate lasted for four hours, with many of the MPs in support of prevailing laws regarding offensive speech while making suggestions to strengthen these laws in order …

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Man convicted and fined $72,000 for unregistered estate agency work

A 31-year-old man was convicted in Court on Wednesday (3 April) for nine charges of holding himself out to the public as being a property agent without being registered as such with the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA). According to the agency, Lim Ruiwen had posted nine advertisements for the rental of HDB and private properties on publicly accessible online …

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SPH: We welcome Govt’s draft legislation to deal with online “fake news”

In a statement published by the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) today (4 Apr), SPH said it welcomes the Government’s draft legislation to “deal decisively with the challenge of deliberate online falsehoods”. “Given the vulnerabilities that exist in society, the measures proposed will help address a clear and present danger posed by those who seek to use new media platforms to …

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