Monthly Archives: June 2019

Former PAP MP Alvin Yeo accused 2nd time of overcharging clients

The Law Society filed an application on Tuesday (25 Jun) for the High Court to review a decision by the disciplinary tribunal (DT) to acquit Senior Counsel Alvin Yeo for overcharging his client. Alvin Yeo was a former PAP MP. He served as MP for Hong Kah GRC from 2006 to 2011, and for Chua Chu Kang GRC from 2011 …

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Software used in 737 Max crashes linked to Indian software companies

Through an investigative journalism work, Bloomberg published an article today (‘Boeing’s 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers‘, 29 Jun) establishing that the Boeing’s 737 Max software had been outsourced to Indian software engineers working for only US$9 an hour in India, compared with US$35 to $40 for those in the U.S. on H1B visa or more for a full-time …

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Drug addiction a chronic medical condition; decriminalisation is not legalisation: Malaysia’s Health Minister on removing criminal penalties against personal drug use

While the move to decriminalise drug addiction stems from the understanding that addiction is a chronic medical condition requiring appropriate intervention instead of incarceration, the Malaysian government has stressed that decriminalisation is not the equivalent of legalisation. Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad, in an official statement yesterday (27 Jun), quoted former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s stance on governments’ approach in …

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13th Parliament performance: MPs who asked the most and least questions

As you might already know, Parliament is set to reopen in July. On top of that, the speculation on the ground is that the next general election is likely to happen in September this year. With that in mind, it’s about time for us to take stock of how Singapore’s Members of Parliament have been performing. We’ve already looked at …

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Political turmoil over Hong Kong’s extradition Bill “not good” for Singapore: MAS managing director Ravi Menon

The “complementarity” between Hong Kong and Singapore as Asia’s prime financial hubs – despite popular perception of the two cities being fierce competitors – may signal trouble for the latter, as denizens of the Chinese special administrative region continue to push for the complete withdrawal of the controversial extradition Bill, said the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)’s managing director Ravi …

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Hong Kong fact checkers urge citizens to be vigilant of online falsehoods

Hong Kong fact checkers remind citizens to be vigilant against content spreading online that could be fabricated with the intent of pitting people each other, a strategy commonly used by the Communist Party to divide the masses. Even as the people in Hong Kong continue to push for the total withdrawal of the controversial Extradition Bill, pro-establishment social sites are …

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