Correspondent

Not about S. China Sea dispute anymore but working with China for ‘stable and inclusive region’

MINDEF announced yesterday (29 May) that China and Singapore have agreed to revise a defence pact so as to “deepen defence ties and step up bilateral engagements on various fronts” for both countries. During a meeting between Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and his Chinese counterpart General Wei Fenghe in Singapore yesterday, both welcomed the conduct of Exercise Cooperation involving …

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ST journalist: 62.5% of younger S’poreans say FTs contribute to SG’s development

Straits Times Journalist Adrian Lim wrote an opinion piece today saying that “foreign talents” working in Singapore do help fuel a “bustling economy” in Singapore (‘Foreign talent helps fuel a bustling economy‘, 27 May). Quoting figures from state-owned Institute of Policy Studies, Mr Lim said that 62.5 per cent of Singaporeans aged 19-to-30 in 2016 had believed that “foreign talents” …

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Local company hires pedophile Aussie as BD director who sexually abused 5 kids in SG

It was reported in the media yesterday (23 May) that a local aesthetics and beauty supplement company Esthemedica confirmed that it did hire Australian pedophile Boris Kunsevitsky as a regional business development director. This is a position based in Singapore. Kunsevitsky was arrested in Australia and pleaded guilty in a Melbourne court this week to sexually abusing dozens of children …

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DPM Heng Swee Keat tells Swiss newspaper there’s no nepotism in Temasek and GIC

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat was interviewed by Swiss newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), last Fri (17 May). During the interview, Heng who is also the finance minister, was asked many pointed questions by the Swiss newspaper. He was asked about the one-party regime in Singapore, despite Singapore having elections. “Would not the time be ripe for more democracy …

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Police took at least 7 years to charge Singapore PR for money laundering

It was reported on Thu (16 May) that Singapore PR, Amos Paul Gabriel, who is a Nigerian was sentenced to three years’ jail and fined S$4,200 for money laundering and other offences. He also pleaded guilty to driving without a licence, and was handed a one-year driving ban. Mr Gabriel was earlier involved in a scheme to swindle Citibank in …

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Temasek investee company Bayer loses 3rd trial – 13k more cases pending

Bloomberg reported on Tue (14 May) that Bayer AG was ordered to pay more than US$2 billion in damages to a Californian couple that claimed they got cancer as a result of using its Roundup weedkiller for about three decades. The jury agreed that Alva and Alberta Pilliod’s exposure to Roundup used for residential landscaping was a “substantial factor” in …

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