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Five members of PAP CEC step down including Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam; PM Lee to reshuffle cabinet within a fortnight

The retirement of five of People’s Action Party (PAP)’s top guns has paved the way for their successors, namely a crop of fourth-generation leaders, as announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the party’s biennial conference last Sunday (11 Nov). The five heavyweights who have stepped down from the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) are: first secretary-general and Deputy Prime …

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MAS files police report against STR article on the grounds of criminal defamation

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has lodged a police report against the author of an article published on States Times Review for alleged criminal defamation, on the grounds that the article has tarred the credibility and integrity of MAS as a financial regulator. The authority said that the article titled “Lee Hsien Loong becomes 1MDB’s key investigation target”, published on 5 November …

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IMDA declares States Times Review article “baseless and defamatory”; orders a takedown

The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) has declared that the controversial article published on Monday (5 Nov) on States Times Review (STR) is “baseless and defamatory,” and has subsequently ordered a takedown of the article by 5pm on today (9 Nov). In its press release, IMDA justified the order on the grounds that the article has “undermined public confidence in the …

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Drink stallholder “did not maintain proper hygiene practices,” claims Deyi Secondary School principal; reasoning met with backlash from netizens

The principal of Deyi Secondary School, Madam Lim Ai Poo, has issued a statement regarding the termination of Madam Yap’s contract at the school, citing the latter’s alleged failure to “maintain proper hygiene practices for her stall.” Responding to queries made by Mothership.sg, the school claimed that despite repeated “reminders” in February and May this year, the condition of Madam …

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Global study reveals that trust is lacking amongst people and organisations when it comes to online data

Findings from a recent global study titled “The boundaries of trust: privacy and protection in cyberspace” by Kaspersky Lab have revealed that many business organisations and consumers alike are apprehensive about the privacy and security of their online data. The research surveyed “600 mid-sized companies with IT security professionals” and “6,000 consumers with security software installed on their devices” across France, …

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Article alleging PM Lee’s complicity in 1MDB scandal “fake news” and “libellous”: Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur

The High Commission of the Republic of Singapore in Kuala Lumpur has censured an article published by The Coverage, a controversial “social news network” alleging the involvement of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the scandal-ridden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). In response to queries from Malaysian reporters, the High Commission announced in a statement that it “would like …

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Digital identities can now be sold by cybercriminals for less than $50, reveals new Kaspersky Lab research

Criminals are now able to put up a targeted individual’s complete digital identity for sale for less than $50, according to new research by Kaspersky Lab, a longstanding international cybersecurity firm. The research, according to Kaspersky Lab, “uncovered an appetite among cybercriminals for data stolen from popular services – including via social media accounts and remote access to gaming websites.” …

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Coverage of MediShield extended to three areas

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced the extension of areas covered by MediShield Life to three areas on Wednesday (7 Nov):  One, direct ED-CH admissions, or direct admissions from emergency departments of public hospitals to community hospitals; Two, parenteral nutrition (PN) bags and consumables for patients on long-term PN due to chronic intestinal failure; and Three, surgical interventions for two …

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“We don’t choose our neighbours,” but Singapore has to deal with Malaysia and Indonesia constructively and respectfully: PM Lee

While Singapore’s relationship with Malaysia and Indonesia might not always be smooth-sailing, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong believes that any issues with the two neighbouring nations ought to and can be dealt with in a “constructive” way that “respects the core interests of both countries.” Speaking at a 45-minute dinner dialogue moderated by Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the Bloomberg …

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Police arrest two men for allegedly setting off fireworks near Little India

Following the display of fireworks near Little India on Tuesday (6 Nov), two men, aged 29 and 48, were arrested for purportedly setting off the fireworks along Gloucester Road around midnight. A video showing the display of fireworks, which has since been removed from the page, was posted on SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook page with the following description: 6nov2018 illegal …

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