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Neyla Zannia

Fewer cases of common cyber threats detected in Singapore in 2018

The number of common cyber threats detected in Singapore saw a decrease in 2018, although Singapore continues to be the target of cyber-attacks by advanced actors. said the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) in the Singapore Cyber Landscape 2018 publication on Tuesday (18 June). The authority stated that common cyber threats – such as website defacements, phishing, ransomware and …

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MAS issues Prohibition Orders against former representative of UBS AG for dishonest conduct

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued 3-year prohibition orders (POs) against a former representative of UBS AG, Singapore branch (UBS) for forging documents and falsified company emails during his employment with UBS. The authority stated that under the POs, Mr Paris Michele is prohibited from performing any regulated activity under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA) and providing any …

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Former NS man raises question toward SAF pledge

by Simon Lim I express my opinions as a Singapore citizen. I have served my full-time National Service almost 40 years ago and yesterday when I chanced upon the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) pledge on-line again, it drawn on me a very different meaning and feeling, one that I have not given serious thought to over the decades. Let me …

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Civil servants to receive 0.45-month mid-year bonus in July

Civil servants will receive 0.45-month mid-year bonus in July, which is a slightly lower amount than last year, the Public Service Division (PSD) announced in a press release on Thursday (13 May). It also stated that they will also get a one-off lump sum payment of $200 for all civil servants. Lower-wage civil servants in Grades IV and V of …

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Can NUS regain the trust of its students and restore the counselling profession?

by James Leong You could say National University of Singapore (NUS)’ actions to deter sex offenders post Monica Baey were as swift as a voyeur making his escape after getting caught. In typical Singapore clockwork efficiency, the university entered damage control mode and in just six weeks unveiled the “Recommendations for Safer Campus” sanctions. The tougher sanctions are more punitive …

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Recall of “Starfresh” bottled water from Malaysia due to environmental bacteria detected

“Starfresh” bottled drinking water, a product which was imported from Malaysia by Radha Exports Pte Ltd, has been recalled as the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) detected the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. According to the agency, pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common environmental bacteria and can be found in faeces, soil, water and sewage. It said that the bacteria can multiply …

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Company fined $44,500 for unauthorised excavation works and damage to water main

Construction company Megastone Holdings Pte Ltd was fined $44,500 for carrying out excavation works without an approved plan from National Water Agency PUB and damaging a 300 mm diameter water main along Pan Island Expressway (PIE), which led to a loss of approximately 1.8 million litres of potable water, equivalent to three quarters the size of an Olympic swimming pool. PUB …

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Eight new MOE Kindergartens to open in 2022

Eight new MOE Kindergartens (MKs) will be opened across Singapore in 2022 as part of the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s announced the expansion to about 50 MKs by 2023, to provide parents with more choices for quality and affordable pre-school places. In a press release on Thursday (30 May), the ministry stated that all eight MKs will be located within …

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Fire engines, red rhinos and fire-medical vehicles allowed to beat red lights and make U-turns at non-designated junctions

Fire engines, red rhinos and fire-medical vehicles are allowed to beat red lights and make U-turns at non-designated junctions when responding to emergencies starting from Saturday (1 June). In a Facebook post on Friday (31 May), the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) stated that SCDF emergency ambulances have been exempted from Section 120(3) of the Road Traffic Act since 1 …

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MOM: Total wage continued to grow as the economy and labour market improved in 2018

More employees received wage increases and total wage continued to grow at a faster pace than in 2017, even after accounting for inflation as the economy and labour market improved in 2018, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Wednesday (29 May). The ministry also stated that establishments’ practices on wage increases and variable payments were aligned with the 2018/2019 …

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