Daily Archives: 2019-05-06

Malaysia sends ex-Goldman banker to US over 1MDB charges

A former Goldman Sachs banker has been extradited from Malaysia to the United States to face charges linked to the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, a source and reports said Monday. Huge sums of public money were stolen from Malaysian state fund 1MDB and used to buy everything from yachts to artwork, in a scheme that allegedly involved former premier Najib Razak, …

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AIC urges the government to include checks and balances in POFMA and calls for transparency in application ahead of Parliamentary debate

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) have put forth several observations and recommendations with regards to the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation (POFMA) which they hope will be considered in Parliament during the debate of the bill. In an article on Straits Times, managing director of the AIC Jeff Paine said that “as an industry voice for internet policy in …

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CGDP sets up committee to study alternatives to MOH exclusionary policy against general dentists, requests data supporting policy

The College of General Dental Practitioners Singapore (CGDP) has set up a committee to explore alternatives to the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s proposal to enforce a new policy which will exclude general dental practitioners from carrying out procedures labelled by the Ministry as specialist-level, regardless of the general dentists’ experience and level of expertise. The committee will be “exploring options …

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Shared meals and torch-lit parades: Indonesia Muslims welcome Ramadan

From cleaning up relatives’ graves and sharing food with the poor to holding colourful torch-lit street parades, millions of Indonesians are getting ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan in the world’s populous Muslim-majority country. Ramadan begins on Monday, with devotees fasting from dawn to dusk until Eid celebrations marking the end of the holy month. In the conservative …

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Lion Air pilot grounded after beating hotel clerk over ironing

A pilot for Indonesia’s Lion Air who beat a hotel clerk because he was unhappy with how his uniform was ironed has been grounded, the airline said Friday. CCTV footage posted to Facebook and since viewed over one million times shows the unhappy pilot walk behind the reception desk, where he appears to complain about his shirt before striking the …

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Indonesia to sink scores of boats to deter illegal fishing

Indonesia began sinking dozens of impounded foreign boats Saturday to deter illegal fishing in its waters, a week after a naval vessel clashed with a Vietnamese coastguard near the South China Sea. Up to 51 foreign boats — including from Vietnam, Malaysia and China — will be scuttled at several different locations over the next two weeks, officials said. Over …

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