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SingHealth cyberattack fiasco: Cybersecurity “a key feature,” not merely a “technical issue” or an “afterthought,” says CEO of CSA

The robustness or a lack thereof of a cybersecurity system should be viewed as a "key feature" of risk management, not as "an afterthought" and an issue that is exclusive to IT personnel, according to the chief executive officer of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA). In his testimony before the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on the final day of …

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Two men convicted for using counterfeit S$50 notes

Two men were convicted in court for using counterfeit S$50 notes as payment for an online purchase, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated on Wednesday (14 November). In a press release, the police said that it received a report on the matter on 18 October 2017. The victim had received the counterfeit notes when she met up with a buyer who had …

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Man jailed five weeks and fined for importing 4,560 sachets of chewing tobacco

Kartigesy Seledory was prosecuted for bringing a total of 4,560 sachets of Hans Chaap khaini tobacco, which is a type of chewing tobacco, into Singapore, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) stated on Thursday (15 November). In a press release, the authority said that the street value of 4,560 sachets of chewing tobacco is estimated to be worth between $4,560 and $9,120. The …

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Legal Aid Bureau to revamp website to speed up the process for those in need

The Legal Aid Bureau (LAB), which is under the purview of the Ministry of Law, will be introducing a new system next year to help connect lawyers to those in needy more efficiently. The LAB provides legal aid to low-income Singaporeans for civil proceedings. At the moment, the LAB offers cases individually to the private sector lawyers registered with the …

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Company fined $9,000 for fraudulent labelling of food product

Skytime HupKee Foodstuff Pte Ltd was fined $9,000 in court ton Wednesday (14 November) for selling cans of fried dace with salted black beans that were falsely labelled. In a press release, the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) stated that it received feedback in December 2017 that Skytime HupKee Foodstuff was suspected to have sold canned fried dace with salted black …

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Man fined $12,600 for possessing, and abetting the illegal import of food items

35-year-old Ong Fu Yong was fined $12,000 for the possession of illegally imported duck’s blood and dried beef slices and an additional $600 for abetting the illegal import of salted duck eggs from China, which were intended for sale. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in a press release on Wednesday (14 November) that its officer posed as …

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Woman fined $2,000 for abandoning four cats in Ang Mo Kio lift lobby

28-year-old Kamelia Binte Mohd Amir was fined $2,000 in court on Wednesday (14 November) for pet abandonment. The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said that it was alerted to a case of four cats found abandoned in a cardboard box at the lift lobby of Blk 626 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 on 29 October 2017. Following its investigations, AVA …

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2,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Woodland checkpoint

More than 2,000 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized at Woodland checkpoint on Friday (9 November) and Saturday (10 November). This was announced by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) in a Facebook post on Monday (12 November). ICA stated that officers discovered 192 cartons and 40 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes hidden in 4 ice boxes of seafood and the Singapore-registered car’s …

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