Author Archives: Danisha Hakeem

    Former National Library Board manager charged with bribery involving approximately S$600,000
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    NLB officer’s graft goes undetected for 13 years – another librarian who receives bribe not charged After allegedly receiving nearly S$600,000 from the director of a database company, a former manager at the National Library Board (NLB) was charged with corruption in court Read More

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    A degree is only as good as your work ethic, attitude and diligence: Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party at NUS Commencements 2018
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party and Member of Parliament of the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency, Mr Pritam Singh, was invited by the National University of Singapore, his alma mater, to deliver his address in front of the university’s newest graduates from the School Read More

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    Singapore PR sentenced to two years of jail after abusing domestic helper from same country
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    A Singapore permanent resident (PR) was sentenced to two years and one month’s jail on 17 July for repeatedly abusing her domestic helper over a period of three months. Chan Mya Aye pleaded guilty to two charges of voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons, Read More

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    As much as $3.5 billion lost through 1MDB may be recovered, said Malaysian Finance Minister
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    In an interview with Bloomberg, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has estimated that approximately US$3.5 billion, or RM14.2 billion, worth of funds that were siphoned from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) may be recovered. The amount cited by Mr Lim equates to 30 percent of the Read More

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    Singaporeans must be aware of foreign influence against national identity, says former Ambassador-at-Large
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Former Chairman of National University of Singapore’s Middle East Institute and former Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bilahari Kausikan emphasised the importance of being alert against any threat of foreign influence upon the Singaporean identity. Speaking at a forum on ethnic Read More

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    “No call to action this year”, but “Be there”: Nephew of PM Lee on the eve of Pink Dot SG’s 10-year anniversary
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    The grandson of the late former Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew has encouraged local netizens to attend this year’s Pink Dot celebration. The Pink Dot gathering, which is an annual event that celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community Read More

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    Civil servants ought to approach problems with a critical mind, says PSC Chairman
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Mr Eddie Teo, has called upon public servants to prepare themselves to “speak truth to power” in the face of a new wrongful decision or policy. In his opening address at the Public Service Commission Scholarships Read More

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    Local inter-university LGBT network expresses disappointment in MOE’s continuous “censorship and erasure” of LGBTQ+ issues
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    The Inter-University LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender] Network has expressed its disappointment over the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s choice “to censor and erase LGBTQ+ issues from young people in our schools”. In a press release titled “Statement on the Censorship & Erasure of Read More

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    Malaysia seeks to stall high-speed rail joint project with Singapore, says Malaysian Prime Minister
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Malaysia will look into negotiating the delay of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail project, said Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday. Speaking to reporters at the Malaysian Parliament on 19 July, he said that the decision to negotiate a deferment was Read More

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    Local netizens split on Benjamin Davis’ NS deferment affair
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    In a statement on 15 July, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced that young midfielder Benjamin Davis’ application for NS deferment due to his signing with newly-promoted English Premier League club, Fulham FC, was not approved, as he “does not meet the criteria for long-term Read More

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