Daily Archives: 2019-07-10

Female Indonesian arrested for smuggling 109 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes

A 39-year-old female Indonesian was arrested for smuggling 109 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes. In a Facebook post on Tuesday (9 July), Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said that its officer at Singapore Cruise Centre had noticed anomalies in the scanned images of a hand-carried baggage on 5 July. After checking the baggage, the officer then found the cigarettes wrapped in …

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Deutsche Bank employees in Singapore face looming threat of retrenchment as German firm carries massive overhaul globally

Deutsche Bank’s employees in Singapore are currently on edge as the German multinational investment bank and financial services company embarks on its sweeping restructuring plan, which will impact around 18,000 jobs globally in its first round of retrenchments. CNA reported on Mon (8 Jul) that staff members in Deutsche Bank’s Singapore unit who have not been affected by the layoffs …

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SDP set to launch transformative education policy while PAP continues to follow its lead in education reform

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) will be launching its new transformative education policy titled ‘Educating for Creativity and Equality: An Agenda for Transformation’ this Saturday afternoon (12 July) at its headquarters in [email protected] In a press release that was sent out by the SDP earlier today (10 July), the party said it will continue to light up the path and …

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Netizens fume after Transport Minister hinted that public transportation fares may increase following large losses incurred by the Government

While speaking in Parliament on Monday (8 July), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan revealed that the Government is currently subsidising more than 30% of public transport operations, and it would not be sustainable to continue this practice of relying on government subsidies to fund public transport infrastructure. He said that the total cost of running the rail network has increased …

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Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance reports cybersecurity incidents cost $45B in 2018

Cybercriminals are getting better at monetising their activities, yet 95 per cent of them could have been avoided. On Tuesday (9 July), the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance (OTA), which identifies and promotes security and privacy best practices that build consumer confidence in the Internet, released its Cyber Incident & Breach Trends Report. The report found the financial impact of …

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Malaysia Airlines staff retrenchment will not be part of solution: Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Just two days after agreeing to make room for the Prime Minister’s Question Time in the Malaysian Parliament every Wednesday, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad addressed the first question in the Dewan Rakyat sitting this morning (10 Jul), which coincidentally falls on his 94th birthday. Responding to a question from Pontian Member of Parliament (MP) Ahmad Maslan regarding the government’s next …

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