Kiara Xavier

Government gives more importance to ministers’ data compared to citizens following its implementation of 13 new measures to safeguard Singaporeans’ personal information

After a series of data breach cases recorded in Singapore in the past year, the entire public service will now be required to follow a common framework to protect citizens’ personal data, starting with 13 new measures. These digital measures, a few of which are being implemented, look at making databases unusable if the information in it has been wrongly …

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Auditor-General: Lapses in National Gallery development of wavier contractual provisions of S$13 million without scrutiny or monitoring

Based on the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) latest report, it found multiple weaknesses in the financial governance of the National Gallery development project which “did not give assurance that public funds has been properly managed”. The report was made public today (16 July), following the AGO’s audit of government accounts for the 2018/2019 financial year. The National Gallery development project is …

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IMDA says radiation level of 5G network is “very low” despite health concerns raised by Singaporeans and international scientists

From 7 May, the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) began accepting views from Singaporeans as part of its second feedback round on the implementation of fifth-generation (5G) network. Upon gathering the results from the public consultation exercise which ended last Tuesday, it was revealed that the public is concerned about the health impact of 5G mobile networks, with some urging …

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Lawyers for Liberty urges Singapore to withdraw “unacceptable threats” against lawyer representing Malaysians on death row

Human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) released a statement today (16 July) calling for Singapore authorities to withdraw “baseless allegations and unwarranted threats” against Malaysian lawyer and founder of LFL N Surendran who has been representing Malaysians death row prisoners, including Pannir Selvam Pranthaman. It appears that the Singapore-General’s Chambers has made the accusation in a …

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Brad Bowyer joins Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party

Brad Bowyer, former member of People’s Voices (PV), took to his Facebook on Monday (15 July) to announce that he has joined Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party (PSP). “It is time Singapore stopped regressing and started PROGRESSING again. I am proud to be part of this movement,” he wrote. Mr Bowyer initially served as Lim Tean’s Shadow Minister …

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