Daily Archives: 2019-07-12

Eight women and one man arrested during series of enforcement operations against massage establishments and public entertainment outlets

Eight women and one man, aged between 29 and 56, were arrested during a series of enforcement operations against massage establishments and public entertainment outlets along Jalan Besar, Petain Road, Serangoon Road, Beach Road, Jalan Sultan and Prinsep Street on 10 and 11 July 2019. Singapore Police Force said in a press release on Friday (12 July) that during the …

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Lawyers For Liberty push for moratorium on Malaysian death row prisoners in Singapore, urge for “thorough” review on clemency rejections

In what the Malaysian human rights society has dubbed “an execution binge”, Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) has condemned the apparent wholesale rejection of clemency petitions of Malaysian death row prisoners in Singapore by the President. LFL founder and advisor N. Surendran in a press statement on Fri (12 Jul) said that while the rejection of 10 death row prisoners’ clemency …

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109 drug offenders arrested in island-wide operation

A total of 109 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the latest island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from 7 July to the morning of 12 July 2019, which saw the seizure of about 274g of new psychoactive substances (NPS), 91g of ‘Ice’, 87g of heroin, 33g of ketamine, 381 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 98 Erimin-5 tablets and a …

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Upgraded German surveillance malware FinSpy purchased by Singapore company closely linked with govt

Yesterday (11 July), multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider Kaspersky said in a press released that their experts have uncovered new versions of the advance malicious surveillance tool ‘FinSpy’. The new version implants function on both iOS and Android devices, monitoring activity on almost all popular messaging services including encrypted ones like WhatsApp and Telegram. Kaspersky noted that the malware is …

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Man’s jail term for illegal money transfers reduced as charges “wrong in law”: Apex court rules in criminal reference

A person who laundered the proceeds not of his own crime but of others’ (hereafter known as a “secondary offender”), cannot be charged as a primary offender for “dealing with property representing his benefits from criminal conduct”, an offence under section 47(1) of the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap 65A, 2000 Rev Ed) …

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Police dismiss claims of racism following incident at Bishan MRT Station, netizens on the fence over who was in the wrong

In a Facebook post on Wednesday (10 July), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) dismissed the allegations that police officers conducting checks at MRT stations target Malays, saying that the claims are “untrue, baseless, irresponsible, and may stir up racial tensions”. The allegations were made after a video emerged online showing a man reacting angrily upon being stopped by TransCom officers …

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Elections Dept opens tender for printing, packing and documents delivery services

The Elections Department (ELD) under the Prime Minister’s Office has called a three-year tender on Wed (10 Jul) to provide documents-related services, including printing, packing and delivery. The tender is the second tender called by the ELD in the span of two months after it opened a tender for the provision of bus transportation services to support election operations. The …

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