Daily Archives: 2019-06-27

When kindness isn’t contagious

by James Leong According to the folks at Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM), one in four young people hold back from showing kindness in public because they are afraid of being embarrassed. Looking stupid or being mocked on social media was cited as deterrents to lending a hand by respondents aged 15 to 24. I can see how netizens were quick to pounce on these 15 …

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POFMA has been gazetted – it is now the law of the land

The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) is officially in effect as it’s been published in the Government Gazette online on 25 June at 5pm. The bill which was introduced in Parliament on 1 April was passed after a second reading on 8 May. It was then sent to President Halimah Yacob who assented to the law on …

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Netizens raise concerns on announcement of 10,000 tech-related jobs to be created by new government office

With the formation of a new government office announced by the Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran on Wednesday (26 June), the private sector in Singapore is all set to witness the creation of about 10,000 new tech-related jobs in the next three years. The Digital Industry Singapore (DISG) office was formed to encourage public-private partnership to assist businesses …

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Ex-Keppel agent pleads guilty in massive Petrobras bribery scandal

An ex-agent of the US branch of Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine has pleaded guilty in a massive US$55 million bribery scheme involving Brazillian officials and Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) spanning over a decade. Zwi Skornicki admitted in US court on Tuesday that he was part of a plot to bribe Brazillian authorise and officials in …

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Maybank says SG to enter recession while MAS reports its net profit jumped to $19.2B

According to a Bloomberg report yesterday (26 Jun), Maybank Kim Eng Research said that Singapore’s economy will probably experience a “shallow technical recession” in the third quarter this year, as the global trade outlook worsens. The escalating U.S.-China trade conflict is weighing on Singapore’s export-reliant economy, Maybank noted. It expects the Singapore’s economy to grow only 1.3% this year, lower …

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