Daily Archives: 2019-07-17

Malaysian electoral watchdog Bersih calls for government to fix electoral malapportionment as Parliament lowers voting age to 18

The issue of electoral malapportionment, or the imbalanced division of constituencies, remains one of the issues in need of reformation by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government, according to watchdog Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (Bersih 2.0) in a statement today (17 Jul). Citing the 17th Promise in the PH election manifesto, which covers the question of transparency and robustness …

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Singapore ranks 11th globally as cyber threat source, Kaspersky detects over two million incidents in second quarter of 2019

According to the latest data from Kaspersky Security Network (KSN), more than two million incidents originating from servers located in Singapore have been detected within the second quarter of 2019, which places Singapore at 11th globally as cyber threat source from a country. The global cybersecurity company revealed the results from the data report in a press release on Wednesday …

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Alleged drug trafficker with IQ of 69 on death sentence, in his final bid to escape the gallows with aid of lawyers and activists

29-year old Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam is an individual who has an IQ of 69, a finding by the prosecution’s psychiatrist which judges, including in the Court of Appeal, accepted and affirmed. This level of IQ meant that Nagaenthran is among those with “extremely low range of functioning”, according to the internationally recognised WAIS-IV test, which measures cognitive abilities. In …

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National Climate Change Secretariat seeks public feedback on Singapore’s long-term low carbon emissions strategy

The National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) has launched an online public consultation exercise from 16 July 2019 to 30 August 2019 to seek feedback from the public regarding its long-term low carbon emissions strategy for Singapore beyond 2030. The NCCS is looking for fresh perspectives on measures and actions that the Government, businesses, households and individuals can take into practice, …

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Government gives more importance to ministers’ data compared to citizens following its implementation of 13 new measures to safeguard Singaporeans’ personal information

After a series of data breach cases recorded in Singapore in the past year, the entire public service will now be required to follow a common framework to protect citizens’ personal data, starting with 13 new measures. These digital measures, a few of which are being implemented, look at making databases unusable if the information in it has been wrongly …

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