Danisha Hakeem

Superyacht Equanimity brought back to Malaysia; 1MDB claims ownership

Equanimity, the US$250 million (S$342 million) superyacht allegedly owned by Low Taek Jho, Malaysian financier on the run and one of the central figures in the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, was brought back to Malaysia on 8 August with the assistance of Indonesian authorities. According to the press release by the Attorney-General of Malaysia, Mr Tommy Thomas, the …

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No valid grounds for Ben Davis’ NS deferment, plays for Fulham FC as “an English national, not a Singapore citizen”: Defence Minister

Granting young Singaporean footballer Benjamin Davis, who has secured a deal with English Premier League club Fulham FC, a National Service (NS) deferment would result in grave unfairness to many other Singaporean sons who have carried out their obligations without also asking to be deferred despite potentially inconvenient timing on their part, said Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen in Parliament …

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Animal welfare groups seek assistance from MOM and AVA in hiring foreign workers for new shelter under their wing

Several animal rights groups have sought the assistance of authorities such as the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) in hiring foreign manpower in an effort to manage the overcapacity at the new Tengah Animal Lodge. According to the Animal Lovers League (ALL), one of the most recent animal welfare groups that will house hundreds of their …

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55 persons investigated by SPF for e-commerce and loan scams involving S$1.8mil

Following a five-day operation conducted by Bedok Police Division between 30 July and 3 Aug 2018, 30 men and 25 women between the ages of 18 and 71 are being investigated for their alleged involvement in various scams and other “commercial crime-related cases”. “These cases include e-commerce scams, loan scams and commercial frauds reported in Pasir Ris, Tampines and Bedok …

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$10mil worth in deposits collected from oBike Singapore’s users’ allegedly transferred to oBike’s Hong Kong office, says liquidators

S$10 million out of S$12 million pooled from oBike Singapore’s users was moved to the bike-sharing company’s Hong Kong office before it ceased its operations in June, according to FTI Consulting, oBike’s liquidators. The business management consultancy firm said yesterday that the S$10 million was purportedly used to offset a loan of S$ 11million from its Hong Kong operations. FTI …

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Mustafa Centre investigated for alleged violation of Employment of Foreign Manpower Act

The Online Citizen understands that complaints have been made against the renowned Mustafa Centre to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for collecting “cash back” from its workers and terminating their contract without valid reasons. The company is being investigated for allegedly violating the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act 1990. Several former foreign workers have come out with their testimonies regarding the …

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