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Neyla Zannia

Employment agency fined for insensitive online advertising of foreign domestic workers on Carousell, Notice of License revocation served

An employment agency, SRC Recruitment LLP (SRC), was fined $78,000 in the State Courts on Wednesday (30 April) under the Employment Agencies Act (EAA) for insensitive advertising of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) on online marketplace Carousell. The company was prosecuted by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in October 2018. The employment agency (EA) pleaded guilty on 26 March 2019 to …

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Woman arrested for series of e-commerce scams

A 27-year-old woman was arrested for her suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams. The Police said in a press release on Monday (29 April) that it received several reports from victims who were purportedly cheated by an online seller who was selling Universal Studio Singapore tickets on Carousell between 5 and 9 January 2018. However, after payments were …

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Two ERP gantries along CTE and KPE to be raised from 6 May

Two Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries will see a raise as the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has completed its quarterly review of traffic conditions on roads and expressways. The ERP rates at the following locations will be revised with effect from 6 May 2019: Motorists passing through the gantry on the southbound Central Expressway (CTE) before Braddell Road will have …

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Drugs seized in four-day island-wide operation; 104 arrested

104 suspected drug offenders were arrested and about 551g of ‘Ice’, 308g of new psychoactive substances, 57g of cannabis, seven Erimin-5 tablets, an ‘Ecstasy’ tablet and some GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) were seized in an island-wide anti-drug enforcement operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 22 April to the morning of 26 April 2019. In a …

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Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam to be Acting Prime Minister during PM visit to Beijing

Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, has been authorised by President Halimah Yacob to exercise the functions conferred on the Prime Minister by the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore under Article 26(4)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore. In a Gazette, the government said that the Prime Minister has been …

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9,188 bottles of duty-unpaid liquor seized and four Chinese nationals arrested in operation

9,188 bottles of duty-unpaid liquor were seized in an operation in a unit of an industrial building in Woodlands Close on Thursday (18 April). Singapore Customs stated that four men were also arrested for their involvement in duty-unpaid liquor activities. The officers of Singapore Customs suspected that a consignment of goods in the unit contained duty-unpaid liquor. Therefore, they moved into …

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Sixteen arrested in last two weeks for duty-unpaid cigarette activities

Sixteen men were arrested in the last two weeks for their involvement in duty-unpaid cigarette activities. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (24 April), Singapore Customs stated that the 12 Singaporeans, three Chinese nationals and a Malaysian were arrested in a series of operations conducted island-wide by Singapore Customs officers to clamp down on duty-unpaid cigarette activities. According to the …

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Heng Swee Keat to be promoted to Deputy Prime Minister

Mr Heng Swee Keat will be promoted to Deputy Prime Minister as the Prime Minister make the changes to his Cabinet with effect from 1 May 2019. In a press released by the Prime Minister Office on Tuesday (22 April), it said that Mr Heng will remain as Minister for Finance, and continue chairing the Future Economy Council and National Research …

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Police advisory on emergence of new variant of scam on e-commerce platforms

A new variant of scams on e-commerce platforms emerged with more than 25 cases reported since November 2018. The Police said that the victims were unknowingly saddled with loans while they were trying to purchase mobile phones on e-commerce platforms. In some instances, the victims were deceived into providing their personal information such as NRIC, SingPass or bank account details, on …

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