Neyla Zannia

SOS: Diehards hold out at Hong Kong campus as foreign pressure rises

by Nicolas ASFOURI / Ayaka MCGILL Dozens of pro-democracy protesters stood firm within a besieged Hong Kong university on Wednesday, where an “SOS” sign was laid out as supporters took up calls to distract police surrounding the campus by disrupting city transport. The four-day standoff between demonstrators and police at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) rippled overseas, with the UN’s …

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Teo Soh Lung: Indefinite detention is torture

by Teo Soh Lung According to the Ministry of Home Affairs press release of 23 October 2019, three domestic workers who were arrested sometime in August 2019 and subsequently issued with detention orders under the Internal Security Act (ISA) were charged for offences under the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act (TSFA). It was not the first time that foreign workers …

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Four repeat offenders convicted for dealing with duty-unpaid cigarettes

Four Singaporean men were sentenced by the State Courts in October 2019 to between 33 months’ and 105 days’ and 45 months’ imprisonment, and fined between $8 million and $34 million, for dealing with duty-unpaid cigarettes. Singapore Customs (SC) announced in a press release on Thursday (31 October) that the four men are Kamaruddin bin Abdul Latiff, 51 years old; …

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Two suspected drug offenders arrested for firearms offences

Two male suspected drug offenders, aged 24 and 25, were arrested for being in possession of a firearm and consorting with a person carrying arms respectively in a joint operation mounted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on 8 and 9 October 2019. In a press release on Wednesday (9 October), the bureau stated …

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Company fined $190,000 for fatal accident during tree cutting works

Sin Eng Cleaning Services Pte Ltd was fined $190,000 on Tuesday (24 September) under section 12(1) of the Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) for failing to take adequate safety measures to ensure the safety of an employee who was performing tree cutting work. In a press release on Wednesday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) stated that in early August …

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27 sets of electronic vaporisers seized by ICA at Changi Airfreight Centre

Officers of Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) at Changi Airfreight Centre intercepted a consignment of 31 parcels containing 27 sets of electronic vaporisers (e-vaporisers) and 400 pieces of related accessories, which are prohibited in Singapore, on 9 September 2019 at about 1 pm. In a joint press release on Wednesday (18 September), ICA and Health Sciences Authority (HSA) revealed that …

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