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Danisha Hakeem

75% of IT security teams in the Asia-Pacific region believe that their IoT devices are susceptible to infiltration, according to new global study

The inability to identify attacks targeting the internet of things (IoT) devices as a gateway was cited by IT security teams as a major loophole in their firms' overall security blueprint, according to an announcement by the Ponemon Institute on Friday (5 Oct). The Ponemon Institute -- which carried out the global research study on behalf of Aruba, a subsidiary of …

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“Elections may be free, but not necessarily fair”: Singaporean historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin cautions against being overly reliant on elections as the sole legitimate tool for political change

Updated on Sunday, 7 Oct 2018 at 8:44 p.m. Singaporean historian and Managing Director of Southeast Asian journalism and research platform New Naratif, Dr Thum Ping Tjin, has cautioned against being "overly reliant" on elections as the ultimate mechanism for political change. Speaking at a panel discussion titled "The Appeal of the Southeast Asian Strongman" on the second day of the …

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S$131mil disbursed to beneficiaries under ComCare in FY2017; amount disbursed slightly lower than in previous FYs

Despite registering an increase in the number of households receiving SMTA (Short- and Medium-Term Assistance) under the Community Care Endowment Fund (ComCare) from financial years (FY) 2013 to 2015, a decrease in the number of households receiving such assistance was subsequently recorded in FY 2016 and 2017. Following the release of the ComCare annual report for FY2017 -- which covers …

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StarHub to retrench 300 permanent staff members as part of its restructuring programme, citing “intense” competition

Following its "strategic transformation plan," telecommunications giant StarHub has announced that it will be reducing its workforce. In a press release dated 3 Oct, StarHub reasoned that the retrenchment of some "300 full-time employees" serves as a part of its "operational efficiency programme". The "strategic review process," stated the company, aims to increase "productivity" and "speed in decision making," as …

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StarHub employees in shock over retrenchment exercise; suggest reduction of senior leadership staff’s salaries instead of layoffs

Despite rumours surrounding an impending retrenchment exercise, StarHub employees did not anticipate the telecommunications giant to slash as many as 300 of its workers. Following the announcement of the company's restructuring exercise on Wednesday (3 Oct), several StarHub staff members have expressed their apprehension over the news, fearing that they might be a part of the layoff. One StarHub employee …

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Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, to face 17 charges of money laundering involving approximately RM7mil

The wife of controversial former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor, who was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday (3 Oct), was charged with 17 counts of money laundering involving the sum of around RM7mil at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today (4 Oct). She was charged under s4(1) Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds from …

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ST senior editors Daryl Chin and Marc Lim to be redeployed, following findings by Committee of Inquiry over purported “improper relations” with intern

Disciplinary actions have been taken by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) on two senior editors in The Straits Times (ST), following findings by a Committee of Inquiry (COI) regarding an alleged affair with an intern. Earlier on Wednesday, TOC broke the story of Marc Lim, who was appointed as news editor in Sep 2016, being demoted due to the alleged affair. Mr …

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Current Attorney-General responds to former A-Gs regarding Public Prosecutor’s scope of exercising own discretion in prosecuting cases under Section 377A

In a press release yesterday (2 Oct), the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) have responded to the comments of two former Attorneys-General, highlighting that the former A-Gs' statements might convey an "inaccurate impression" that the Public Prosecutor’s (PP) capacity to apply discretion "has been removed or restricted" in respect of the s.377A of the Penal Code. Professor Walter Woon and Mr V.K. …

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Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

Wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Rosmah Mansor, infamous for her extravagant spending and penchant for Hermès Birkin handbags during her husband's tenure, has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at its headquarters today. According to Rosmah's lawyers, the arrest took place at 3.20 p.m. while she was giving her statement during her third appointment with MACC officials. …

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