Danisha Hakeem

S’pore, M’sia to extend deadline on RTS Link project decision to 31 Oct; S’pore reserves right to additional cost for M’sia’s further requests for delay

Malaysia and Singapore on Sun (29 Sep) have agreed to extend the deadline on the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS Link) project to the end of this month. Bernama reported Malaysia’s Transport Ministry as saying that the deadline was extended without incurring any extra cost. In response to media queries, Singapore’s Transport Ministry said that it has agreed …

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Starbucks latest target of Hong Kong protestors following condemnation by daughter of Maxim’s Caterers founder

Starbucks has emerged as the latest brand to fall foul of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters after a family member of the restaurant chain that owns the local franchise spoke out against demonstrators. Multiple branches were covered with graffiti over the weekend as the city witnessed some of the most intense clashes between hardcore protesters and riot police in weeks. One …

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Hong Kong prepares for more potential clashes ahead as PRC celebrates 70 anniversary on Tue

by Jerome TAYLOR / Jasmine LEUNG Ripped-up paving stones lay scattered around the graffiti-scarred streets of Hong Kong after one of the most violent days in a summer of rage, as protesters ready for fresh clashes on Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding. The protest-wracked financial hub witnessed its fiercest political violence in weeks Sunday as riot police spent …

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Mikhy Farrera-Brochez jailed in US over Singapore HIV data leak

An American man who leaked confidential details of thousands of HIV-positive people in Singapore, most of them foreigners, has been jailed in the United States for two years. Mikhy Farrera Brochez was convicted by a Kentucky court in June for trying to extort the Singapore government using the stolen data. The 34-year-old had obtained the data from his partner, a …

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TOC editor-in-chief files defence against PM Lee’s defamation suit

The Online Citizen‘s editor-in-chief Terry Xu has filed his defence against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s defamation suit on Fri afternoon (27 Sep). Following Mr Xu’s refusal to take down an article published on TOC titled “PM Lee’s wife, Ho Ching weirdly shares article on cutting ties with family members” and issue an apology for the post as set out in …

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Haze: S’pore sends diplomatic note to Indonesia on hotspots, NEA requests more information on S’pore firms being investigated, says Masagos

Singapore has sent a diplomatic note to Indonesia “over the escalation of hotspots”, in addition to seeking and offering in return assistance in managing said hotspots, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli in a Facebook post yesterday evening (26 Sep). Stating that “stronger action” is needed to prevent the reoccurrence of haze in Southeast Asia, which …

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SUTD student alleges copying of auto mailbox prototype by SingPost, laments “pathetic state of innovation” in S’pore

The act of copying students’ ideas “wholesale” on the part of “seemingly reputable companies” such as Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost) reflects “the pathetic state of innovation” in Singapore, said a student of Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In a post on LinkedIn, Neo Tat Theng Jerry, who is currently pursuing an undergraduate Engineering degree specialising in Product Development …

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