Danisha Hakeem

WP chair and AHTC town councillor Sylvia Lim accused of lying about reasons behind having to upscale town council’s software

Workers’ Party (WP) chairperson Sylvia Lim was accused by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh of misleading her fellow town councillors, the Parliament, the court, and the public in her justification behind having to upscale the town council management software used by the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) as a result of Action Information Management (AIM)’s termination of the system it provided. Throughout …

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Video interview claims Singaporean man yet to receive approval for housing assistance permit, lives in dumpster

A Singaporean man in Bukit Timah-Holland Group Representative Constituency (GRC) was discovered to have been living in a rubbish disposal centre for nearly two years after receiving no response regarding his application for a rental flat from the Housing and Development Board (HDB). Social-media platform, All Singapore Stuff shared a video of the man living at the disposal centre at …

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Death penalty to be replaced with 30 years’ imprisonment should it be abolished, says Malaysian Minister

Minister in the Malaysian Prime Minister’s Department VK Liew has announced that current impending death sentences will be converted to a minimum of 30 years’ imprisonment should the government decide to abolish the death penalty. In response to an additional question by Batu Kawan Member of Parliament (MP) P. Kasthuriaani of the Pakatan Harapan coalition during a Parliamentary session in …

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Li Shengwu reveals that he was “ambushed” with “court papers in public” last year by the Singapore government

The son of Lee Hsien Yang and the nephew of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Li Shengwu, revealed in a Facebook post today (16 Oct) that he was “ambushed” with “court papers in public” whilst delivering a lecture in “Scott Kominers’ brilliant market design class” at Harvard University. Mr Li, who is an assistant professor at the university’s Department of …

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Political secretary of Malaysia’s Finance Minister launches criticism against ST’s “persistent misreporting”

In a press statement on Malaysian news channel Astro AWANI, Political Secretary to Malaysia’s Finance Minister and Damansara Member of Parliament Mr Tony Pua has declared his dissatisfaction against The Straits Times (ST) for its “persistent misreporting” on the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. Quoting two news stories by ST, Mr Pua expressed his “bemusement” and “surprise” at “the shocking …

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Bilateral relations between US and China a greater concern for Singapore than developments in Malaysia, says Minister for Foreign Affairs

Although Singapore does not deny the significance of developments taking place in Malaysia, the Republic is primarily keeping an eye on developments concerning bilateral relations between the United States and China for the time being, said Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. Speaking to Malaysian journalists at the 12th Malaysian Journalists Visit Programme in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday (9 …

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Allegations regarding absence of signatures and documentation on certain invoices scrutinised by PRPTC

The court’s attention was shifted to the allegations brought upon by the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) surrounding several invoices as the controversial trial involving three Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) entered its fifth day on Thursday (11 Oct). In a cross-examination between Senior Counsel Chelva Retnam Rajah — who represents the three WP MPs, namely former secretary-general Low …

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International Longshoremen’s Association launches boycott of congress in Singapore due to ITF’s endorsement of fully automated maritime terminals

Following the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)’s plans to sign an agreement with the Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute of Singapore’s National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) that endorses the use of fully automated maritime terminals, the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has released a statement announcing its boycott of the 44th Congress, which will be held in Singapore starting Sunday …

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