Danisha Hakeem

Reuters journalists in Singapore protest imprisonment of colleagues in Myanmar; Singapore Police Force warns public of illegality of public assembly without permit

Following a protest by Reuters journalists and editors outside their Asia-Pacific headquarters at 18 Science Park Drive on Monday (3 Sep), Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued a warning to the public regarding organising and/or participating in a public assembly without a police permit, stressing that doing so would be illegal. Persons who are found guilty of organising a public …

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Foreign dignitaries can be invited to our National Day celebrations, but only as observers: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

Foreign dignitaries can be invited to share the joy and pride during our National Day celebrations — but only as observers, said Defence Minister Mr Ng Eng Hen yesterday (6 Sep). Mr Ng also wrote in his Facebook post that “the SAF [Singapore Armed Forces] pledge is to protect Singapore’s independence and sovereignty “with our lives”. He also said that …

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Meeting was not about undermining Singapore, rather partly about solving congestion problems at Causeway immigration checkpoints: Tan Wah Piow

In light of the controversy that arose as a result of his meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Singapore-born lawyer in exile, Mr Tan Wah Piow has clarified that there was more than one purpose to meeting the Prime Minister. While the primary aim was to extend an invitation to him to deliver a keynote address at a conference …

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Polytechnic courses for next year’s intake to be reduced by 20 to 200

In an effort to keep polytechnic courses up to date to prepare students for a rapidly evolving workforce, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has announced that it will be reducing the courses for next year’s intake by 20. Speaking to TODAY Online, MOE said that the total number will be reduced from 220 in 2018 to 200 in 2019, and …

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Over 800 patients from 104 clinics prescribed medicine with inaccurately printed dosages; More than double of estimated patients affected by GPConnect glitch

More than 800 patients from 104 clinics were affected by the software glitch concerning medicine dosage labels, said Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) last Saturday (1 Sep). Previously, it was estimated that 400 patients from 83 clinics were affected, which was half of the actual numbers discovered and recorded later on. Speaking to The Straits Times, IHiS, the government IT …

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Trump-Kim summit in Singapore “doomed to failure from the beginning”: Former US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

Former United States Defense Secretary and CIA director under President Barack Obama’s administration, Mr Leon Panetta, has expressed his lack of confidence in US President Donald Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore in June regarding the looming nuclear threat, stating that it was “doomed to failure from the beginning”. “I’m very worried about the situation because frankly, I …

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Former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan questions Dr Thum Ping Tjin’s loyalty to Singapore

Singapore’s former Ambassador-at-Large Mr Bilahari Kausikan has called into question Singaporean historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin’s loyalty to the country after the latter had “invited” Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to “interfere” in “Singapore’s internal politics”. In his commentary on a SMRT Feedback by The Vigilanteh Facebook post which he had shared yesterday (4 Sep), Mr Kausikan raised the …

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