Monthly Archives: July 2019

27-year-old Singaporean male caught smuggling thirty-two electronic vaporisers and 635 electronic liquid cartridges

A 27-year-old Singaporean male was caught smuggling thirty-two electronic vaporisers and 635 electronic liquid cartridges, said Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in a joint press release on Thursday (11 July). The authorities stated that ICA’s officers detected six sets of electronic vaporisers (e-vaporisers) and 223 electronic liquid cartridges concealed in an arriving Singapore-registered car’s gear …

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Hyflux ‘progressing’ towards S$400mil binding deal with UAE’s Utico

Beleaguered homegrown water treatment firm Hyflux is in the midst of securing a S$400 million binding deal with its potential white knight Utico, which will require the approval of the former’s senior and junior creditors. The Straits Times reported Fri (12 Jul) that the United Arab Emirates utilities company is seeking to hold 88 per cent of Hyflux’s shares in …

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FinSpy strikes again: New versions for iOS and Android targeted surveillance revealed

In a press release earlier today (11 July), Kaspersky revealed that its experts have uncovered new versions of the advanced malicious surveillance tool ‘FinSpy’. The new implants work on both iOS and Android devices, can monitor activity on almost all popular messaging services, including encrypted ones, and hide their traces better than before. The basic functionality of the malware includes …

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Why is Ho Ching’s salary a “state secret”?

Temasek Holdings reported a massive plunge in one-year shareholder returns for the financial year ending March 31. The Singapore state investment firm reported a mere 1.49% shareholder return in their annual report, a major decline from the previous year’s 12%. “We remain watchful around the risks of a late cycle recession in the US. Brexit and political fragmentation continue to …

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Three unique baby shower gifts that also reward the giver

by ValueChampion While finding a stand-out baby shower gift can be challenging, there are a few creative options that will both surprise the mom-to-be and also reward the giver. From onesies to pink or blue cupcakes, baby shower gifts may be cute but are often predictable. Even more, guests at a gathering without a registry may end up buying duplicates (and …

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Singaporean citizens & PRs can leave the country with their CPF money, provided they don’t settle in West Malaysia

What’s the fine print when someone wants to renounce their Singaporean citizenship to withdraw his CPF monies? One Facebook user Muhammad Joe Abdullah earlier pointed out in the group COMPLAINT SINGAPORE that the CPF Board has a rule which states that if a Singaporean citizen or Permanent Resident wants to renounce their citizenship or PR status, they can withdraw their …

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