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Danisha Hakeem

Netizens question NEA’s motives behind granting subsidies for centralised dishwashing costs at new SEHCs

Following the announcement by the National Environment Agency (NEA) last Friday (16 Nov) regarding its plans to begin subsidising centralised dishwashing costs at seven new social enterprise hawker centres (SEHCs) as a part of its extension of the 'Productive Hawker Centres' grant to stallholders starting 1 Jan next year, netizens have strongly criticised the agency's move. Many netizens pointed out that …

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NEA to co-fund half of centralised dishwashing costs borne by stallholders at new SEHCs starting January next year

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has included the co-funding of centralised dishwashing costs as a part of its extension of the 'Productive Hawker Centres' grant to stallholders at social enterprise hawker centres (SEHCs), which will take effect on 1 Jan next year. In a press release on Friday (16 Nov), NEA said the grant will soon include stallholders at "the …

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GRC system enables “PAP backbenchers” who are are nothing more than “yes” men to be “swept into Parliament”: Founder of People’s Voice Party

In a bid to garner the support of Singaporeans for the People's Voice Party, founder Lim Tean has proposed to remove the Group Representative Constituency (GRC) system should representatives from the party be elected to Parliament, as he believes that the system has enabled representatives from the People's Action Party (PAP) who are "not qualified to be MPs" to be …

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Go-Jek to launch beta app in Singapore before the end of December

Commuters may expect to have more choices in e-hailing service providers in the very near future as Jakarta-based ride-hailing platform Go-Jek enters the Singapore market with its beta mobile application before the end of this year. Speaking to reporters after a casual discussion at the Singapore Fintech Festival on Wednesday (14 Nov), Go-Jek president Andre Soelistyo revealed that the beta …

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SingHealth cyberattack fiasco: Cybersecurity “a key feature,” not merely a “technical issue” or an “afterthought,” says CEO of CSA

The robustness or a lack thereof of a cybersecurity system should be viewed as a "key feature" of risk management, not as "an afterthought" and an issue that is exclusive to IT personnel, according to the chief executive officer of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA). In his testimony before the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on the final day of …

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Malaysia abolishes death penalty for 32 offences, according to Minister Liew; death penalty however still under review, says DPM Wan Azizah

Following the announcement made by Malaysia's Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong regarding the Cabinet's decision to abolish the death penalty, Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said that the Government will be reviewing the death penalty in relation to drug abuse. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday (13 Nov), Mr Liew noted that the death penalty …

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No policy “that prohibits alleged falsehoods”: Facebook on refusal to remove States Times Review post

Following its refusal to take down a post by States Times Review (STR) which contained allegations of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong involvement in the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), social media giant Facebook has revealed the reason behind its course of action. Responding to queries from Channel NewsAsia, a spokesperson for Facebook said: "We have a responsibility to handle any …

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