Daily Archives: 2019-05-04

A tale of three cities, a potential future under POFMA

by Brad Bowyer In a recent article Joseph Nathan worried are we turning in to a metaphorical “Moulin Rouge” of Asia because of the breakdown of society, the loss of Confucian Values and less and less accountability being evidenced for our actions that is led by poor examples from the top?… but the way we are heading I think it …

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Minister Khaw awarded NTUC’s Medal of Honour by 4G Minister Ng

It was reported that Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has been given the National Trade Union Congress (NTUC)’s most prestigious award, the Medal of Honour, by Minister-in-PMO Ng Chee Meng, who is a 4th generation PAP leader and current Secretary General of NTUC. He was presented the award at the NTUC May Day Awards ceremony yesterday (May 3). Khaw is …

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Bangladeshi man sentenced to nine months and two weeks’ imprisonment for harbouring an immigration offender

A 46-year-old Bangladeshi national and former work permit holder, Younus was sentenced to nine months and two weeks’ imprisonment for harbouring one male Bangladeshi immigration offender on 30 April 2019, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority announced on Friday (3 May). The authority then conducted investigations and revealed that Younus had rented a unit at Serangoon Road by enlisting the assistance …

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Parliamentary questions for 6 May 2019

The Singapore Parliament will sit at 12:30pm on Monday, 6 May 2019, for the 103rd session of the 13th Parliament. *66 oral questions and 34 written question had been scheduled to be asked. There will be a Ministrial Statement from Minister for Defence: Findings and Follow-up actions on National Service Training Death. At the commencement of Public Business, one Government …

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NUS heightens security measures in the wake of high-profile voyeurism case, covers shower cubicle gaps and installs new restroom door locks

Following the high-profile case involving undergraduate Nicholas Lim Jun Kai’s voyeuristic act of filming fellow student Monica Baey whilst she was showering in a Eusoff Hall bathroom, the National University of Singapore (NUS) has implemented protective measures to curb the spread of such sexual misconduct on-campus. TODAY reported yesterday (3 May) that the university had “begun to cover gaps in …

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad congratulates media over improved ranking in the latest World Press Freedom Index

Following the country’s ascension in the latest World Press Freedom Index rankings, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad took to Instagram on Fri (3 May) to congratulate Malaysian media for the improved ranking. Malaysia rose by 22 places at the 123rd spot this year, with a decrease of 10.67 points from 36.74 points last year. A lower score indicates greater press …

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