Monthly Archives: July 2019

Current governance going “astray” from “transparency, independence, and accountability” a catalyst behind setting up PSP: Tan Cheng Bock

Watching “the processes of good governance” in Singapore going “astray” was the catalyst behind the establishment of Progress Singapore Party (PSP), said veteran politician and ex-People’s Action Party (PAP) cadre Dr Tan Cheng Bock on Fri (26 Jul). Seen together with other members of PSP’s first Central Executive Committee, Dr Tan told reporters at the Swissotel Merchant Court today that …

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Huawei apologises for ending S$54 promotion early after phones are sold out

On Wednesday (24 July), Huawei announced that it will be selling its popular casual smartphone series, the Huawei Y6 Pro 2019, at a discounted price of S$54 (retail price at $198) to commemorate the Singapore’s 54th birthday. The exclusive promotion is only applicable to Singapore citizens and permanent residents aged 50 and above, and is valid from 26th to 28th …

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Lawyers, NGOs and families of M’sian death row prisoners submit appeal for clemency to President Halimah Yacob at S’pore High Comm in KL

Lawyers, nine NGOs and the families of Malaysian death row prisoners as well as their supporters submitted an appeal for clemency for Malaysian death row prisoners in Changi Prison at the High Commission of the Republic in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur yesterday (25 Jul). The memorandum was addressed to President Halimah Yacob, urging her and the Government of …

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MOE announces changes to PSLE Scoring System from 2021

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that there will be changes to the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) scoring and Secondary One (S1) posting systems from 2021. The ministry stated that under the new PSLE scoring system, students will be graded based on their individual performance in the subjects, regardless of how their peers have done, which will support …

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Blogger Roy Ngerng urges Singaporean civil servants to be inspired by Hong Kongers to stand for the people

Taiwanese-based Singaporean activist and blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling took to his Facebook on Thursday (25 July) to urge local civil servants to always speak up and stand for the people, rather than blindly follow the ruling party’s plans and policies. He said this after sharing images of Hong Kong government servants from different agencies posting up notes condemning police …

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Survey: 45% of local organisations believe their networks are vulnerable to cyber attacks

According to a new global survey by CyberArk, 45% of local organisations believe their networks can be easily infiltrated by cyber attacks due to lack of awareness or limited cybersecurity protocol towards privileged access security. The CyberArk Global Advanced Threat Landscape 2019 Report showed that a general lack of awareness regarding the existence of privileged credentials – primarily across Internet of …

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PM Lee and President Halimah declared the most admired Singaporeans in the country by YouGov – could the study be faulty?

British-based market research company YouGov released its annual study yesterday (24 July) where it found out that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is deemed as Singapore’s most admired man, while President Halimah Yacob is the city-state’s most admired woman. Looking at YouGov’s list for Singapore’s most admired figures, PM Lee ranked 8th for men’s category, whereas Madam Halimah came at …

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