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Danisha Hakeem

Mindef Singapore to ensure safety of F-35 Joint Strike fighter jets prior to acquisition, in the aftermath of Japanese crash

In the aftermath of the Japanese F-3A fighter jet crash last Tue (9 Apr), Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (Mindef) assured that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters will be “safe to operate” prior to obtaining them. Responding to TODAY‘s queries regarding whether the crash on Tue will influence Mindef’s decision to acquire the new jets, a Mindef spokesperson said: “Mindef and …

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Water leak at Jewel Changi Airport attributed to “sprinkler issue”

Following several viral videos depicting water leaks at the brand-new Jewel at Changi Airport last Sat (13 Apr), a spokesperson for the airport has clarified that the leaks sprung from a “sprinkler issue”. In a statement the following day, the spokesperson said: “There was a sprinkler issue in Jewel yesterday afternoon which caused water leakage in the Terminal 1 Arrival …

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IBM to shut down Tampines manufacturing plant, retrench remaining staff members

The remaining staff members at IBM’s manufacturing plant in Tampines will soon be facing its final retrenchment exercise as the company seeks to move its manufacturing processes to the United States, where IBM was first established. Responding to TODAY‘s queries, the US global technology firm said that the impending move to Poughkeepsie in New York is based on “IBM’s continual …

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Lee Suet Fern’s lawyers file 21-page defence against AGC’s 500-page complaint regarding her alleged “professional misconduct” in preparing Lee Kuan Yew’s final will

The team of lawyers representing Lee Suet Fern, the daughter-in-law of Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, has filed a 21-page defence against the Attorney-General’s Chambers’ (AGC) allegations of “professional misconduct” in relation to her preparation of the late Mr Lee’s final will. Mrs Lee’s husband, Lee Hsien Yang, revealed the matter in a Facebook post on Fri (12 …

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Only S$15,710 recoverable out of S$33.7 mil lawsuit claims: Workers’ Party MPs’ defence lawyers in AHTC trial final submissions

Only S$15,710 out of the lawsuit claims made by the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) and an independent panel acting on behalf of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) are recoverable out of the total S$33.7 mil, argued the defence team of Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang and Pritam Singh. The defence team, led by …

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Anti-“fake news” legislation: A brief comparison across multiple countries

The introduction of the controversial Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill in the Singapore Parliament on 1 Apr has sparked numerous debates and discussions regarding what many media practitioners and civil rights groups have deemed to be an overreaching legislation. Despite such criticisms and concerns, however, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has defended the Government’s rationale behind the proposed …

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Singapore’s new anti-“fake news” Bill “entrenches and legalizes censorship in all forms”: Civil rights group Function 8, in its call for Govt to withdraw Bill

Singapore’s new anti-“fake news” legislation, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill, “entrenches and legalizes censorship in all forms”, warns local civil society group Function 8. In its statement on Facebook on Wed (10 Apr), Function 8 stressed that the proposed Act, once enacted and enforced, “will adversely affect every person (Singaporean or foreigner), and every social or business …

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GPS-based instrument approach procedures to replace ILS for Seletar Airport via joint effort between Singapore and Malaysia

An instrument approach based on the Global Positioning System (GPS) is in the wings for Seletar Airport as the civil aviation authorities of Singapore and Malaysia collaborate to develop the new system in replacement of the controversial Instrument Landing System (ILS). Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced on Mon (8 Apr) at a joint press conference with his Malaysian …

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