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Organisers take the fall for online criticism against Ms Sim Ann’s disruption to live...

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Organizers of the WWF Earth Hour Festival at Esplanade have taken responsibility for criticism after leading Senior Minister of State Sim Ann to the front row during a live performance. Photos of the incident were shared on Twitter, with some netizens alleging disrespect to the performers. Ms Sim and organizers apologized for any disruption caused. Benny's, the performer during the incident, is looking to move on, while some netizens have given mixed reactions to the incident.

MAS expresses concern over DBS digital banking disruption, demands investigation

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Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a statement regarding the recent disruption of digital services by DBS on Wednesday (29 Mar), saying that it is unacceptable and that it will take the commensurate supervisory actions after assessing the facts. The Singapore financial regulator shared that DBS notified the agency early on Wednesday morning that its customers were experiencing difficulties logging on to its digital banking services. The outage lasted most of the day and only came back online in the evening.

Biden vows funds, tech alliance as democracy summit takes on backsliding

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President Joe Biden has committed nearly $700 million to counter global democratic backsliding and form an alliance against surveillance technology at his second, largely virtual "Summit for Democracy." The summit will work on holding Russia accountable for its war against Ukraine and show that democracies are strong and resolved. Biden will also announce a joint effort with around 10 partners to counter the misuse and proliferation of spyware. Close US partners who failed to make the cut include Bangladesh, Singapore and Thailand, while leaders such as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban were excluded over concern on their records.

Netizens skeptical of DPM Wong’s call for non-politicisation of Singapore civil service

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SINGAPORE — Speaking at the administrative service's appointment and promotion ceremony on Tuesday (28 Mar), Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong reminded civil servants must...

Saudi agrees to partner with China-led security bloc

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Saudi Arabia has agreed to become a "dialogue partner" with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a political, economic, and security organization that includes China, India, Pakistan, Russia, and four central Asian countries. This move follows a recent reconciliation deal brokered by China between Saudi Arabia and Iran to restore full diplomatic relations.

SMS Sim Ann criticised for alleged late arrival at show and distraction caused while...

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SINGAPORE — A local musician took to Instagram to highlight how ministers allegedly came late for a show and distracted the audience while another...

Infant found dead at Hougang HDB block; 18-year-old woman assisting police in investigation

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A tragic incident occurred on Wednesday (29 Mar) at around 11 am at Block 166 Hougang Avenue 1, where an infant was found dead...

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