Danisha Hakeem

Employees affected by IBM manufacturing hub closure; union silent on petition against termination conditions

Approximately 200 workers, including “blue-collar” workers involved in manufacturing and “white-collar” workers in managerial and executive positions, have been retrenched from the International Business Machines (IBM) plant at the Singapore Technology Park. An IBM subcontractor told TODAY Online last month that two layoffs have already taken place in May and June, and that a third exercise was scheduled to take place at …

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Daughter of one of Singapore’s founding fathers “deeply offended” by Goh Chok Tong’s remark regarding ministerial salaries

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong’s statement at a public forum regarding ministerial pay has sparked an uproar amongst members of the public, with netizens taking to social media platform to express their shock and dissatisfaction against the former Prime Minister’s remarks. In response to a suggestion by 70-year-old Braddell Heights resident Mr Abdul Aziz to reduce the “million-dollar” …

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Former NUS student maintains injustice done to her by university

A former National University of Singapore (NUS) student has exhausted all her life savings of over S$100,000 fighting a legal battle that has ruined her life for the last 10 years. In a High Court ruling last month, Justice Woo Bih Li, in delivering his judgement on 9 July, reasoned that the claims made by Jeanne-Marie Ten Leu Jiun, 47, on the …

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Political parties call upon citizens to move forward in “solidarity” in celebration of Singapore’s 53rd year of nationhood

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of Singapore’s status as a sovereign state since its separation from the Malaysian Federation on 9 August 1965, and three years since the Republic’s golden jubilee in 2015. Various political parties have expressed their hopes and aspirations for Singapore’s future, on top of celebrating the progress that has already been achieved as a young nation. …

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak charged with money laundering

Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak has pleaded not guilty to three charges of money laundering brought against him today in relation to SRC International, a former subsidiary of the state investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). He was charged under s.4(1)(b) Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act for allegedly funnelling RM42 million into his personal …

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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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