Daily Archives: 2019-07-23

Executing mentally impaired M’sian death row prisoner contravenes international law and even S’pore’s laws: Lawyers For Liberty

Singapore’s decision to execute a mentally impaired Malaysian death row prisoner breaches the standards of international law and even the Republic’s own laws, said Malaysian lawyer N. Surendran in a joint press conference with Singaporean international human rights lawyer M Ravi at the Lawyers For Liberty office in Petaling Jaya on Tue (23 Jul). Surendran, who is also the founder …

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Workers’ Party Youth Wing elects new Exco members for 2019 to 2021

On 21 July (Sunday), The Workers’ Party (WP) Youth Wing conducted its annual conference where it elected its new Exco members for the new term from 2019 to 2021. Announcing this on WP Youth Wing’s (WPYW) Facebook page, it is revealed that the elections were held for the posts of four Exco members. Below are the current WPYW Exco for …

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National Parks Board works with Singapore Customs and ICA to seize 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales and 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory

11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales and 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory were seized on Sunday (21 July) when the National Parks Board (NParks) worked with Singapore Customs and the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to inspect a shipment of three containers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo being transported through Singapore to Vietnam. According to the authorities, the three …

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Hong Kong police denies allegations of collusion with triad following delayed response to violence on Sunday

Hong Kong Police chief admits that officers arrived 35 minutes late after receiving the first report of attack on protesters by triad members at Yuen Long railway station. However, he denied allegations of collusion between the police and triad members over the violence. On Monday (22 July), Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo Wai-chung said that the force’s capacity had been …

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Former President of UN Security Council Kishore Mahbubani called out Trump Administration for being ‘unwise’ with regards to Taiwan

“The most dangerous issue in US-China relations is Taiwan,” according to previous President of the United Nations Security Council (Singapore) Kishore Mahbubani in a paper commissioned by Flat Global Capital. And this is precisely why it is ‘”unwise” for the Trump administration to allow a high profile transit by President Tsai Ing-wen through the US this month, said Mr Mahbubani. …

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UnionBank is the first bank to use blockchain-based remittance from Singapore to Philippines

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) recently became the first Philippine bank to successfully pilot blockchain-based remittance from Singapore to the Philippines.   This was done in partnership with OCBC Bank in Singapore, using the Adhara liquidity management and international payments platform.   Amid a continued push for financial inclusion for all Filipinos as aligned with the Philippine government’s mandate, …

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Manpower Minister says 60,000 job vacancies available and nearly half meant for PMETs, netizens claim it’s far from reality

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on Monday (22 July) that there are about 60,000 job vacancies available in the market, and nearly half of them are catered for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians). Although she agrees that a large number of industries are affected by the current economic slowdown, but job seekers can still grab good quality jobs in …

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Josephine Teo: I’ve got 60,000 job vacancies waiting to be filled

Speaking at the Sats Inflight Catering Centre 2 yesterday (22 Jul), Manpower Minister Josephine Teo told the media that there are currently about 60,000 vacancies waiting to be filled, with some half of them for PMETs (‘About 60,000 job vacancies waiting to be filled, with about half for PMETs: Josephine Teo‘, 22 Jul). She was at the Sats centre announcing …

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