Danisha Hakeem

ST accused of deliberate misreporting regarding purported settlement between IPIC and 1MDB

The Straits Times was accused of deliberate misreporting regarding what it calls a “so-called settlement” between controversial state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and Abu Dhabi’s state-owned International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) over two separate bond offerings arranged and underwritten by global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs International six years ago worth US$3.5 bil in total. Veteran business journalist P. Gunasegaran …

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Bill on deliberate online falsehoods to be tabled possibly by the first half of next year, says Senior Minister Edwin Tong as the prospect of GE2019 looms

Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong has hinted at the tabling of a Bill aimed at curbing the spread of deliberate online falsehoods in the coming months after numerous consultations and debates among legislators and members of the public surrounding the potential anti-“fake news” laws. Mr Tong’s revelation came not long after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had …

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Straits Times and Channel NewsAsia limit news circulation of Leong suing PM Lee by not posting their stories on Facebook

Following the news of veteran Singaporean blogger’s Leong Sze Hian defence and countersuit against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s most prominent mainstream news outlets appear to be limiting their circulation of the news as Channel NewsAsia (CNA) and The Straits Times (ST) did not share their articles regarding the issue on their Facebook pages where most of the readers would …

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Singapore’s largest quail egg producer on the verge on losing decades-old farm as AVA awards tender to farms featuring automation

Singapore’s largest quail egg producer and one of the Republic’s longest-running farms Lian Wah Hang Farm is in danger of shutting down as the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) decides to award two land parcels in Lim Chu Kang to Chi Agri Holding, a smaller-scale quail egg producer, and N&N Agriculture respectively on Friday (21 Dec). Speaking to TODAY Online …

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Netizens remain divided over immigration officers’ treatment of lorry driver near Woodlands Checkpoint despite ICA’s response

Following the controversy surrounding the viral video featuring two of its officers and a lorry driver near Woodlands Checkpoint last Friday (21 Dec), the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced the next day that it has turned in the matter to the Singapore Police Force. ICA added in its statement that the decision was taken after concluding its “preliminary investigations”, and …

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“Singapore figured very highly as a place from which money laundering occurred”: Veteran business journalist on 1MDB fiasco

Veteran business journalist P. Gunasegaran and his team from the now-defunct online business news portal KINIBIZ suggested in “1MDB: The Scandal That Brought Down a Government” that “Singapore figured very highly as a place from which money laundering occurred”. “1MDB: The Scandal That Brought Down a Government” is the first ever book to be written about the 1MDB fiasco. Quoting the …

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