Daily Archives: 2019-05-07

MOH: Not enough money for vaccinations, go tap immediate family member’s Medisave

A member of the public Andrew Seow Chwee Guan wrote to ST Forum on 27 Apr asking the government to consider giving grants for the elderly to get key vaccinations, especially the pneumococcal jabs to prevent pneumonia. Pneumonia is known to have caused complications in elderly leading to life-threatening conditions like from low blood pressure and kidney failure to bacteremia, …

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Revenge porn, voyeurism and “stealthing” to be part of sexual offences under Penal Code amendments

Revenge porn, voyeurism and “stealthing” will soon be classified as sexual offences under the Penal Code with the passing of the Criminal Law Reform Bill on Mon (6 May). The introduction of the Bill is in tandem with technological developments and the use of smartphones as a medium through which perpetrators often commit such sexual offences. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for …

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Lee Hsin and Donald Low explains HKU Prof Low’s argument of why the Singapore model of public housing won’t work in Hong Kong

Singapore’s public housing system has been a ideal model for Hong Kong for a long time now. Hong Kong has struggled to house its population for decades and looking to a similarly small city-state with limited land but successful housing system seems only natural. However, University of Hong Kong adjunct professor Tony Kwok said in an article for South China …

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Singapore universities recorded 56 sexual misconduct cases over 3 years, no ‘free passes’ for offenders: Parliament

A total of 56 disciplinary cases involving sexual misconduct among students from six Autonomous Universities (AUs) in Singapore were recorded in the past three years, as disclosed by Education Minister Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Monday (6 May). Out of the 56 cases handled by the universities, 14 were committed by students outside of campuses. 17 of them happened …

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