Danisha Hakeem

Accomplice of ex-RSAF engineer in cheating conspiracy jailed for 14 months

A man was sentenced to 14 months of jail yesterday (17 Sep) for assisting his longtime friend, who is formerly an engineer with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), in cheating the Government of more than S$632,000. Jeevan Arumugam, 48, testified before District Judge Shaifuddin Saruwan that his actions resulted from “a pure lapse of judgement,” and that Rajkumar …

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Golf courses, parks could serve as spaces for funeral parlours

Golf courses and certain parks could potentially serve as remedies to the lack of space to run funeral parlours, according to panellists in a discussion on the future of funeral parlours in Singapore at Mount Vernon Columbarium on Wednesday (12 Sep). Funeral director and deputy chairman of Ang Chin Moh Group, Mr Ang Ziqian, said:  “Each golf course has 80 …

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“Some deals” during Najib administration “suspect,” but more important for Malaysia and Singapore to “move beyond” water issue and HSR now: Anwar Ibrahim

President-elect of the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (People’s Justice Party) Anwar Ibrahim has expressed his view that it is crucial for Malaysia and Singapore to “work together” on contentious issues such as the water agreement and the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, in contrast to current Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s approach which is often interpreted as adversarial. In an interview …

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Only active, locally-funded religious groups allowed to bid for Place of Worship land: Ministry of National Development

Starting today (14 Sep), only religious groups with an active contribution to the community and have sustainable means of funding are allowed to bid for Place of Worship (PW) land under the Ministry of National Development (MND)’s new tender framework. Under the new framework, tenderers will be firstly “be assessed on a set of pre-qualification criteria,” and only those who …

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Softer, progressive approach towards urban redevelopment needed: Senior Minister Puthucheary

The Singapore government needs to shift its approach towards urban redevelopment and land acquisition from a “very aggressive” one to a “softer” and more “progressive one, according to Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Janil Puthucheary. Speaking at a dialogue session on designing and structuring future cities at the World Economic Forum on the Association of South-east Asian Nations …

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Marital immunity for rape rooted in archaic colonial laws, incompatible with modern society’s morality: No To Rape Campaign activists

At the heels of the release of a report by the Penal Code Review Committee, part of which contains recommendations that will potentially remove husbands’ marital immunity against charges of raping their wives, activists and founders of the No To Rape Campaign have raised questions regarding the law’s seemingly slow progress in reflecting the values of society today. In a …

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ASEAN Member States “in a good position” to benefit from Fourth Industrial Revolution: PM Lee Hsien Loong

The transformation of the global economy brought about by the proliferation of digital technology has placed Member States of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN) in a “good position” to reap new opportunities for regional economic growth, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi yesterday (12 Sep). …

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