Danisha Hakeem

Fines imposed by LTA might affect funds available to return customers’ deposits, said oBike chairman

Any fines imposed by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) on oBike should the latter still fail to remove its bicycles from the streets by the stipulated Jul 4 deadline might affect the funds available to oBike for the purpose of returning customers’ deposits, said oBikes’s founding investor and chairman, Shi Yi. The 29-year-old told Channel NewsAsia via an email correspondence that the company is hoping …

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Action will be taken against employers who misclassify employees as executives to avoid paying overtime, MOM declares

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has made a declaration against employers who misclassify employees as executives or managers in order to avoid paying them for overtime work. In a statement made by Then Yee Thoong, Divisional Director of the Labour Relations and Workplaces Division under the Ministry of Manpower, he stated that an employee is entitled to being paid for …

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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak arrested by MACC in his home today

    (Updated as of 5.37 p.m., SGT) KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 3 — Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has been arrested today. Officials from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have confirmed the arrest was made at Najib’s house on Jalan Langgak Duta in the capital city today at 2.35pm. He is expected to be brought to …

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Return stolen 1MDB funds from frozen accounts or face legal action, warns MACC chief

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 July — Chief of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Mohd Shukri Abdull warned beneficiaries of the stolen state funds from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to either voluntarily return the sums that are currently frozen in their accounts to the MACC, or to face legal action instead.  Shukri, who is also a member of the 1MDB investigative taskforce, …

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Remaining Malaysian Cabinet Ministers sworn in

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July — A total of 13 ministers and 23 deputy ministers were sworn in before the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Muhammad V at the ceremony at the Istana Negara in the capital city. Among the Cabinet Ministers who were sworn in today were Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah as Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Xavier Jayakumar as Natural Resources and …

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