AWARE’s report to the UN highlights the urgent need to protect children in Singapore from discrimination and inequality

Leading gender rights organisation, AWARE has called for policies to level the playing field and promote equality among children, such as free childcare for low-income households and an end to discrimination against single-parent or transnational families. In a report submitted last week to a United Nations Committee about the protection of children’s rights in Singapore, the leading women’s rights and …

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Students raise awareness about Advance Care Planning among older Singaporeans

From January to March this year, a team of four final-year Communication Studies undergraduates from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) embarked on a campaign to raise awareness about Advance Care Planning (ACP). The campaign, titled Let’s Talk Care, urged Singaporeans to reflect on their future health and personal care preferences and share them with their loved ones. This process, otherwise known …

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Farrera Brochez pleads not guilty in US Court for charges of leaking stolen confidential information from Singapore’s HIV Registry

Mikhy Farrera Brochez pleaded not guilty on 19 March to charges related to stolen identification documents from Singapore’s HIV Registry, said his lawyer Jay Oakley. Farrera Brochez is facing these charges in a US Federal Court in Kentucky. The 34-year old American, accused of leaking the personal data of thousands of people from the registry, has been indicted by a …

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New report suggests that Singaporeans agree climate change is a major concern but do not feel they can make a difference

A new report on the Singapore public’s opinion on climate change shows that the vast majority of Singaporeans understand that manmade climate change is an urgent and serious matter, and they feel a strong responsibility to act. The public research report, commissioned by NGO Climate Conversations and carried out by Singapore-based consumer research firm Milieu Insight, surveyed over 3000 Singaporeans …

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Ex-offenders barred from employment, contractors barred for safety violations but companies convicted of corruption still allowed to bid on government contracts because corruption was with private sector?

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has said that the reason why ST Marine is still allowed to procure government contracts even after seven of its senior executives were found guilty of corruption in one of the biggest graft scandals in Singapore is because the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) did not find any offences related to government contracts or agencies. …

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Singapore is harbouring a suspect wanted in massive trading scam, says Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has accused Singapore of harbouring one of Sri Lanka’s former central bank chiefs who is wanted in connection with a S$74 million insider trading the scam. Arjuna Mahendran, a Singapore national born in Sri Lanka, was accused in 2015 of passing sensitive information to his bond-dealer son-in-low to pocket millions. The two of them are …

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