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Danisha Hakeem

Govt intends to seize Hyflux’s Tuaspring plant, Salim Group to reconsider company takeover

Following the Singapore government’s recent plans to seize Hyflux’s Tuaspring desalination plant, Salim Group has announced that it may change its decision to bailout the troubled homegrown water treatment firm from its massive debts through the company’s restructuring plan. Nikkei Asian Review reported on Tue (19 Mar) that Salim, leader of Hyflux’s bailout consortium, has given the company a notice …

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NEA to consider implementing ‘pay-as-you-throw’ system to reduce domestic waste; netizens appalled by ‘rubbish’ proposal

HDB residents may expect having to “pay” as they “throw” in the future, following the National Environment Agency (NEA)’s plans to introduce the tracking of domestic waste for each household via radio frequency identification (RFID) technology in bin chutes in HDB estates. The Straits Times quoted NEA official Cheang Kok Chung as saying that the NEA is currently “working on …

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Returning CPF monies in full, cutting ministers’ salaries and implementing minimum wage among SDP’s 10-point plan to reduce Singaporeans’ living costs

Returning Central Provident Fund (CPF) sums in full, the sizing down of ministerial salaries, and the implementation of minimum wage for Singaporeans are among the reforms proposed in the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)’s latest policy paper. “A Better Life For All: Lowering the Cost of Living In Singapore”, launched on Sat (16 Mar), also proposed the reduction of healthcare costs …

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Christchurch terrorist attack “a horrific massacre”, societies must pay attention to rising Islamophobia: Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam

The recent terrorist attack allegedly perpetrated by a 28-year-old self-proclaimed “white supremacist” Australian man against Muslim worshippers in two mosques in the city of Christchurch on Friday (15 Mar) was “a horrific massacre”, said Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam. Mr Shanmugam condemned the act in a Facebook post the same day the shooting took place, and was shocked …

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Cybersecurity vendor’s server “not adequately safeguarded against unauthorised access” online, blood donors’ personal particulars vulnerable for over two months: HSA

More than 800,000 individuals who have donated blood or have attempted to do so in Singapore had their personal particulars placed at risk over the Internet due to unauthorised access by a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) vendor for over two months. In a statement on Friday (15 Mar), HSA revealed that it was only alerted by “a cybersecurity expert” to …

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Role of public policy in the judiciary must be clearly defined in an age of “judicialisation” of politics: CJ Sundaresh Menon

The role of public policy in the judiciary must be clearly defined in an age where matters typically resolved through political means are now increasingly being brought to the courts, said The Honourable Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Singapore Sundaresh Menon. Delivering his address titled “Taming the Unruly Horse: The Treatment of Public Policy Arguments in the Courts” …

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High Court strikes out Leong Sze Hian’s counterclaim against PM Lee’s suit, citing “no reasonable cause of action”

The Singapore High Court has struck out veteran blogger Leong Sze Hian’s counterclaim against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s defamation suit, citing Mr Leong’s failure to disclose a “reasonable cause of action” in his counterclaim. Justice Aedit Abdullah, in delivering his judgement in Lee Hsien Loong v Leong Sze Hian [2019] SGHC 66 on 12 Feb, cited the Court of …

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