Danisha Hakeem

Johor prince Tunku Idris indicates interest in contesting in GE15; Malaysian netizens question possible conflict of interest

Johor prince Tunku Idris Iskandar Sultan Ibrahim made waves across the Internet yesterday (29 Apr) as he posted Instagram Stories hinting at his intention to contest in the next Malaysian General Election (GE). A report by Sin Chew Daily stated that the second son of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, who is the ruler of the southernmost state in Peninsular Malaysia, …

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Netizens express outrage over Police’s conditional warning to NUS undergrad who repeatedly filmed children in toilets, question leniency of punishment against offender

Following the high-profile sexual harassment case involving voyeur Nicholas Lim Jun Kai, who was merely given a 12-month conditional warning and an instruction to write an apology letter to Monica Baey – a fellow National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate student – for filming her whilst she was showering in her hall’s bathroom last year, a list of sexual misconduct …

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Hong Kong District Court fines Singapore-based shipping agent APL and Chinese captain HK$99,000, sentences captain to three-months’ suspended imprisonment

The District Court of Hong Kong has found Singapore-based shipping agent APL and one of its captains guilty on Mon (29 Apr) for transporting nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Terrex infantry carriers worth HK$136.6 million (S$23.7 million) into Hong Kong without a licence three years ago. South China Morning Post reported that the shipping firm and the mainland Chinese captain, …

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Contempt of court case: High Court imposes S$5,000 fine against John Tan and Jolovan Wham; Tan may potentially be barred from contesting in GE due to fine

The Singapore High Court imposed a fine of S$5,000 against social worker Jolovan Wham and senior opposition politician John Tan Liang Joo respectively on Mon (29 Apr) after finding the two men guilty of scandalising the judiciary. In addition to the fine, Wham and Tan were required by Justice Woo Bih Li to pay S$2997.82 and S$1966.39 respectively in legal …

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UN Special Rapporteur voices concern over how POFMA gives Ministers virtually unfettered discretion to label expression they disagree with as “false statements of fact”

Special Rapporteur from United Nations David Kaye has urged the Singapore Government to withdraw the proposed Protection Against Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act, and to provide additional time for legislative and public consideration to ensure that the Bill aligns with international human rights standards. In a strongly worded letter to the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wed (24 Apr), the …

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NUS Students’ Union “extremely disappointed” with town hall meeting regarding on-campus sexual misconduct

Despite lauding the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s swift response to its students’ call to convene a town hall meeting regarding on-campus sexual misconduct on Thu (25 Apr), the university’s Students’ Union (NUSSU) was “extremely disappointed” by how the meeting was held. The NUSSU Executive Committee highlighted in a Facebook post on Fri (26 Apr) that the meeting “did not …

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200 pupils affected by gastroenteritis outbreak at Zhenghua Primary School; MOH and SFA jointly investigating incident

Zhenghua Primary School was hit by the latest gastroenteritis outbreak last week, resulting in two hospitalisations and more than 200 pupils developing symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain. In a joint statement on Thu (25 Apr), the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said that the pupils who were hospitalised have since been …

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High Court to extend Hyflux’s debt moratorium until end of May; Maybank issues letter of demand over $509mil payments

The Singapore High Court has extended beleaguered water treatment firm and genco Hyflux’s debt moratorium until the end of next month on 24 May as the company seeks to secure a new white knight investor in a race against the prospect of liquidation. The extension was granted upon Hyflux merely days before the original expiry date of Hyflux’s court protection …

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