Daily Archives: 2019-04-12

Election Department: Circulating WhatsApp message offering temporary work in general election project, not official notice

In response to media queries, the Elections Department (ELD) has said that the message that has been circulating on WhatsApp which offers temporary work in a “general election project” is not an official notice. “The public is advised to exercise caution and not to provide their personal data without verification,” said ELD. The WhatsApp message that has been circulated around, …

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K Shanmugam says only those who intentionally spread falsehoods will be held liable under POFMA, what about PM Lee’s case against Leong Sze Hian?

Intent matters, says Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam when it comes to spreading false news. Speaking to The Straits Times, Mr Shanmugam said that only those who deliberately fabricated news and spread falsehoods are liable to face criminal charges under the proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). He added that those who spread fake news …

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Chili’s Singapore blames tightening of foreign worker quota for its closure

Last month, Chili’s Singapore announced the closure of its restaurant chain. Chili’s Singapore was run by Belgarath Investments through GDA Restaurants, which was Chili’s franchisee. It had 3 stores in Singapore at Tanglin Mall, Resorts World Sentosa and Clarke Quay Central mall. Mr Greg Blakney, managing director of Belgarath Investments, blamed the new foreign-worker quota announced by the government in …

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Lee Suet Fern’s lawyers file 21-page defence against AGC’s 500-page complaint regarding her alleged “professional misconduct” in preparing Lee Kuan Yew’s final will

The team of lawyers representing Lee Suet Fern, the daughter-in-law of Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, has filed a 21-page defence against the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ (AGC) allegations of “professional misconduct” in relation to her preparation of the late Mr Lee’s final will. Mrs Lee’s husband, Lee Hsien Yang, revealed the matter in a Facebook post on Fri (12 …

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Two Malaysian’s injured in explosion at PETRONAS refinery in Pengerang Johor

In early hours of the morning (12 April), residents around Pengerang, Johor were awakened by an explosion and fire at the PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project. The explosion, which occurred at about 1:25am resulted in two local workers suffering minor injuries. They were both sent for outpatient treatment at the RAPID Pengerang’s medical emergency centre, said the …

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Nikkei: “Mighty” SPH’s star fading as advertisers and subscribers moved online

Nikkei Asian Review reported on Wed that the once “mighty” Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) continues to lose advertisers and investors and has now got most of its earnings from property (‘Singapore Press Holdings loses advertisers and investors’, 10 Apr). “Once a sought-after stock due to its substantial dividend, SPH has seen its star fade as advertisers and subscribers moved online …

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