Daily Archives: 2019-05-24

Lawyers For Liberty lambast K Shanmugam’s allegedly “arrogant and unbecoming” remark on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister

Malaysian lawyer and founder of human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) N Surendran has lambasted Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s alleged “attack” on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong, branding the Minister’s remarks “arrogant & unbecoming” of a senior minister. Mr Shanmugam told The Straits Times that Datuk Liew had reached …

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Former CNA reporter recalls being told how PM Lee threw a tantrum after being questioned about Ho Ching’s salary

Former Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reporter Haseenah Koyakutty shared a blog post written by Reform Party chief, Kenneth Jeyaretnam in which he again questions the secrecy behind the salary of Temasek Holdings CEO and wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Ho Ching. Ms Koyakutty said she’s ‘glad’ that Mr Jeyaretnam is remaining persistent on the issue which she herself has …

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Man jailed three weeks for giving false information to Singapore Customs

A Singaporean man, Ramesh Krishnasamy, 48, was sentenced by the State Courts on 17 May 2019 to three weeks’ imprisonment for giving false information to Singapore Customs. In a press release on Thursday (23 May), the authority stated that the sole proprietor of an import business, Green Royal, pleaded guilty to one charge of furnishing false information to Singapore Customs. …

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Admission to Primary One in 2020 start from 3 July

The registration of children for admission to Primary One (P1) classes in 2020 will open from Wednesday (3 July) to Thursday (31 October). This was announced by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in a press release on Thursday (23 May). The ministry noted that dates for the different phases of registration can be found at MOE’s website. All primary schools …

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Conflict of interest in national dental matter? Report filed with CPIB

The Singapore dental fraternity is up in arms over the possibility of a conflict of interest in relation to the introduction of certificate of competencies and restriction framework for dentists who are general practitioners. It is understood that a report with the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau has also been filed over the matter. No other details are available about this …

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How significant is the insignificant “small” in Singapore?

by Joseph Nathan “SMALL” has become the latest catch-phrase of the 4G politicians. It was fashioned by Edwin Tong when he refers to those opposing the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation (POFMA) Bill as “small” the previous week. Just a couple of days ago, Law Minister refers those who commented negatively on his celebrity-driven video on POFMA as “small” …

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