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Daily Archives: 2019-05-02

Plans to develop 2002 Bali bombing site halted

A controversial project to build a multi-story development at the site of the 2002 Bali bombings that killed more than 200 people has been put on hold following complaints from Australia, which lost dozens of citizens in the attacks. The ground-breaking ceremony for the five-story building was scheduled for Wednesday, but local officials said it has been postponed to give …

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Diamonds bought with stolen 1MDB money to be handed to US

Diamond jewellery worth $1.7 million, allegedly bought by a Malaysian financier for his mother with money stolen from scandal-hit fund 1MDB, will be handed over to the US government, a report said Thursday. Billions of dollars were allegedly pilfered from the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund by toppled leader Najib Razak and his cronies, who spent it on everything from high-end …

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Heng Swee Keat: PAP backs NTUC

Speaking at the May Day Rally yesterday (1 May), the newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat pledged that the 4th Gen leaders of his party, the People’s Action Party, will continue to work with National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) to renew Singapore and create a brighter future for its citizens. “Today is the first time I’m speaking to …

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NUS review committee on framework to address sexual misconduct finally convenes, to submit preliminary recommendations by mid-May

The much talked about review committee set up by the National University of Singapore (NUS) to look into the university’s disciplinary and support framework around sexual misconduct has finally convened. In fact, they had their first meeting on 30 April, five days after the town hall between NUS leadership and students following the sexual voyeur incident on campus. In an …

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