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Danisha Hakeem

IHiS terminates two employees, demotes one, fines seven following COI report on SingHealth cyber attack

Following the release of the full report on the SingHealth cyber attack last July by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on Thursday (10 Jan), SingHealth's information technology arm Integrated Health Information Systems Private Limited (IHiS) has decided to impose penalties on several staff members found to have been negligent in dealing with signals of potential cybersecurity breaches leading up to the …

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Workers’ Party should aim to win one-thirds of Parliamentary seats to avoid “a wipe-out with no elected opposition”: WP chief Pritam Singh

Workers' Party (WP) should target and secure at least one-thirds of Parliamentary seats to prevent a "wipe-out" of the elected opposition and subsequently risking giving the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) "a blank cheque to govern", said the Party's Secretary-General Pritam Singh. In his speech at this year's WP Members' Forum on Sunday (13 Jan), Mr Singh revealed that he …

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Impending caning of Singapore-based British DJ Ming sparks tensions in Singapore-UK diplomatic relations; parents to plead for sentence to be overturned

The sentencing of Singapore-based British DJ Ye Ming Yuen to 24 strokes of the cane and 20 years of imprisonment has purportedly sparked tensions in diplomatic relations between the Republic and the United Kingdom. 29-year-old Mr Ming's sentence was determined based on two counts of ‘repeat drug trafficking’ – one of 69g, and the other of 60g of cannabis. Another …

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Op-ed article on BERITAmediacorp by former architect garners mixed reactions from netizens; tone of article supports Govt alleged “problematic minority” portrayal of Malays?

An opinion-editorial article published on Friday (11 Jan) on Singapore's mainstream multimedia Malay-language news platform BERITAmediacorp, which allegedly shames the Malay community in Singapore for their purported lack of concern regarding their own health, has received mixed reactions from Malay Singaporean netizens. The article, submitted by Osman Sidek, begins with the following premise: "Apakah masalah berat badan dalam kalangan orang …

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Singapore defers annual Joint Ministerial Committee with Malaysia following Johor Menteri Besar’s visit to MV Pedoman in disputed maritime area

Singapore will postpone an annual meeting with Malaysia as a result of Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian's alleged "intrusion" into the maritime area of dispute between the two countries on Wednesday (9 Jan), said Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Responding to media queries regarding the deferment of the meeting, a MFA spokesperson said that "the intrusion by Johor Menteri Besar …

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MV Pedoman and Polaris “have always remained within Malaysian waters”: Malaysian Marine Department

The Malaysian Marine Department (MMD) rejected an allegation regarding the presence of its primary vessel, the MV Pedoman, in Singapore's territorial waters, and insisted "that MV Pedoman and Polaris have always remained within Malaysian waters". The department's Head of Corporate Communications Unit Yusnan Abdul Rani told Bernama in an email on Wednesday (9 Jan) that the vessel was well within the …

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Failure of IHiS staff in key roles to respond promptly to potential security lapses, loopholes in database system setup led to major cybersecurity breach last July: COI on SingHealth cyberattack

Inadequate cybersecurity awareness and training, failure of IT staff in significant positions to respond promptly to and report about instances of security-related incidents, and loopholes in the SingHealth IT system's setup were some of the key findings cited in the Committee of Inquiry (COI) report on the SingHealth cyberattack that took place in July last year. The COI on the …

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Globalisation and AI contribute to “wicked problem” surrounding the rapidly evolving legal landscape in Singapore: Sundaresh Menon CJ

In what he dubbed as a "wicked problem", The Honourable Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon predicted that the merging of three significant forces, namely globalisation, technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and "the growing commercialisation of the law" will continue to pose new challenges to lawyers and the legal profession itself in Singapore. The term "wicked problem", said Mr Menon in …

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