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Danisha Hakeem

Hyflux failed to disclose Tuaspring’s status as an electricity genco in its prospectus, says disgruntled perpetual capital securities investor

In a submission to TOC on Sun (31 Mar), a disgruntled Hyflux perpetual capital securities investor had shared what he deemed to be “very important information that was not revealed in the prospectus”, that is the firm’s failure to disclose Tuaspring’s status as “a genco with a minor portion of its revenue from water supply to PUB”. He did not …

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Court of Appeal dismisses Li Shengwu’s appeal against AGC serving papers in United States over contempt of court case

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of Harvard economics professor Li Shengwu against the High Court’s decision to allow the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to serve papers on him regarding a contempt of court case whilst he is in the United States on Mon (1 Apr). The written judgement by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, alongside Judges of Appeal Tay …

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“Poorly defined” anti-“fake news” Bill “a disaster” for press freedom in Singapore, warn civil rights activists and media practitioners

Despite Law Minister K. Shanmugam’s assurance that the Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill does not “deal with opinions” or “viewpoints”, and that Singaporeans “can have whatever viewpoints however reasonable or unreasonable”, media practitioners and civil rights organisations have expressed concern over the introduction of the Bill in Parliament on Mon (1 Apr). Kirsten Han, editor-in-chief of Southeast Asian …

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PMO convenes Public Sector Data Security Review Committee, following recent cybersecurity breaches in public healthcare databases

A Public Sector Data Security Review Committee has been convened by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the wake of several cybersecurity breaches involving public healthcare databases in recent months, the latest being the data leak involving over 800,000 blood donors by a Health Sciences Authority vendor. The HSA database breach is the third cybersecurity breach concerning public healthcare databases …

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HSA reveals greater security lapse in blood bank database than originally found; data breach issue to be raised in Parliament on Monday

There was “more access” to the data of over 800,000 blood donors “than had been initially assessed by” vendor Secur Solutions Group (SSG), said the Health Sciences Authority on Sat (30 Mar), based on the vendor’s statement. The Straits Times reported SSG as saying that “subsequent forensic analysis revealed that the server was also accessed suspiciously from several other IP …

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Anti-“fake news” Bill to be introduced in Parliament, Govt may instruct online news platforms to “display corrections”: PM Lee

A piece of legislation specifically targeting the proliferation of “fake news” will soon make its way into Parliament, just over a year after the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods was formed. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong revealed on Fri (29 Mar) that the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill will be read for the first time in the …

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Singapore to rely on “intelligence sharing” with Australia in preparation for “expected reprisals” after Christchurch massacre: Ng Eng Hen

In an effort to step up Singapore’s counter-terrorism measures in the face of “expected reprisals” following the Christchurch massacre that took the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers on 15 Mar, the Republic will rely on “intelligence sharing” with Australia. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with senior Australian ministers in Sydney on Fri (29 Mar), Dr Ng was quoted by …

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Young Singaporeans might be ready for an ethnic minority PM, but not the rest of the population, says Heng Swee Keat

While young Singaporeans might be “quite comfortable” with the prospect of being led by a Prime Minister (PM) of a minority race, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is sceptical as to whether the same viewpoint is shared by other Singaporeans, particularly those from older generations. Mr Heng’s statement was made in response to a question posed by Assistant Professor Walid …

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Caterer suspended following third gastroenteritis outbreak in several PCF Sparkletots outlets since early Feb

After the recent gastroenteritis outbreak in several PCF Sparkletots outlets at Sengkang Central which affected 109 preschoolers, Kate’s Catering was forced to suspend its meal preparation services at all 11 of the PCF Sparkletots centres “for an indefinite period of time”. TODAY reported PAP Community Foundation (PCF) as saying on Wed (27 Mar) that “Whilst the cause of the children’s …

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