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Law & Order

Two Singaporeans placed on Restriction Order under Internal Security Act

Two Singaporeans, a freelance religious teacher and his student, was placed on Restriction Order (RO) under the Internal Security Act (ISA), announced the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday (16 January). The 46-year-old teacher, was placed on a RO on 5 December 2018 and his accreditation under the Asatizah Recognition Scheme (ARS) had been cancelled by MUIS in May 2018 for …

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IHiS terminates two employees, demotes one, fines seven following COI report on SingHealth cyber attack

Following the release of the full report on the SingHealth cyber attack last July by the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on Thursday (10 Jan), SingHealth's information technology arm Integrated Health Information Systems Private Limited (IHiS) has decided to impose penalties on several staff members found to have been negligent in dealing with signals of potential cybersecurity breaches leading up to the …

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Impending caning of Singapore-based British DJ Ming sparks tensions in Singapore-UK diplomatic relations; parents to plead for sentence to be overturned

The sentencing of Singapore-based British DJ Ye Ming Yuen to 24 strokes of the cane and 20 years of imprisonment has purportedly sparked tensions in diplomatic relations between the Republic and the United Kingdom. 29-year-old Mr Ming's sentence was determined based on two counts of ‘repeat drug trafficking’ – one of 69g, and the other of 60g of cannabis. Another …

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High Court has jurisdiction to hear patent revocation applications brought as counterclaims in infringement actions: Court of Appeal

Does the High Court have jurisdiction to hear applications for patent revocation, brought by way of defence and counterclaim in infringement proceedings? The final answer is “yes”, ruled a five-judge Court of Appeal on Thursday (10th January). With this ruling from the highest court of the land, Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries, Sunseap Energy and Sunseap Leasing, would …

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Failure of IHiS staff in key roles to respond promptly to potential security lapses, loopholes in database system setup led to major cybersecurity breach last July: COI on SingHealth cyberattack

Inadequate cybersecurity awareness and training, failure of IT staff in significant positions to respond promptly to and report about instances of security-related incidents, and loopholes in the SingHealth IT system's setup were some of the key findings cited in the Committee of Inquiry (COI) report on the SingHealth cyberattack that took place in July last year. The COI on the …

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