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Neyla Zannia

Mahathir calls for review of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement

Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has called for a review of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. He told reporters in an interview with Japan's Nikkei published on Saturday (9 June) that smaller economies like Malaysia were at a disadvantage under the current terms. He noted that the trade pact, which includes Japan and Canada, should take into consideration …

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$180 million of Medisave top-ups for Pioneers in 2018

Pioneers will receive letters informing them of their Pioneer Generation MediSave top-ups for 2018, which will be credited in July in the coming week. This is announced by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Monday (11 June), noting that this forms part of the Pioneer Generation Package to thank and honour Pioneers for their hard work and dedication to make …

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91 arrested in 5-day island-wide operation by Central Narcotics Bureau

91 suspected drug offenders were arrested and about 48g of ‘Ice’, 12g of heroin, 32g of cannabis, 23 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 1g of ketamine, 1g of cocaine, 55 Erimin-5 tablets and three LSD stamps were seized. The latest island-wide operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB), from the morning of 2 June to the morning of 7 June 2018. …

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Two South Korean media personnel arrested for criminal trespass

Two South Korean men were arrested, while two more are under investigation, for trespassing into the residence of the Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Thursday (7 June). Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated in a press release that three South Korean men, age 31, 42, and 45, were representing the Korean Broadcasting System News. Meanwhile, another 29-year-old South Korean …

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More opportunities for industry to support digital government blueprint implementation

Government contracts worth up to S$2.6 billion will be up for grabs for information and communications technology (ICT) players from April this year to March next year, a little more than the previous year's S$2.4 billion. The Government stated during the GovTech’s annual Smart Nation & Digital Government Industry Briefing, that it is partnering the industry to accelerate the delivery …

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Kim Jong Un impersonator detained at airport by Singapore immigration

Australian Kim Jong Un impersonator, known as Howard X, was detained on Friday (8 June) morning for two hours at Singapore immigration, only days before the summit between the North Korean leader and US President Donald Trump. The man wrote on his official Facebook page that he has been through Singapore many times and have never ever been detained. "When I …

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322 errant users committing mobility-related offences, caught in round-island enforcement operations

322 errant users who committed active mobility-related offences were caught in enforcement operations around Singapore by Active Mobility Enforcement Officers (AMEO), since the Active Mobility Act was enacted on 1 May. In a Facebook post on Wednesday (6 June), Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that these users committed offences including riding non-compliant devices on public paths and roads, using their PMDs or …

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Teachers in Malaysia will no longer need to do paperwork

Teachers in Malaysia will no longer need to do paperwork, fulfilling a key Pakatan Harapan promise to lessen teachers' burden. Malaysia's Ministry of Education has halted its audit series with immediate effect because of the paperwork burden it placed on teachers. According to the local media, the Malaysian education quality standard (SKPMg2) 2017 is currently undertaken by the Inspectorate and Quality …

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