Reopening of 1MDB probe by MAS not politically influenced but “to protect public interest”: Enforcement Dept exec director

Singapore’s extensive probe into illegal financial activities surrounding Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) was not politically influenced, but rather motivated by an obligation to safeguard “public interest”. The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Enforcement Department executive director Gillian Tan told The Straits Times on Wed (20 Mar) that “We do it simply to look at whether a breach has …

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Two men fined under Prevention of Corruption Act for giving and receiving bribes to advance business interest

The director of a wholesale trade company and a sales executive of a department store at Dunlop Street were fined for giving and receiving gratification under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Mohamed Malik Seeni Syed, a director of wholesale trade company Via Star (S) Pte Ltd, and Arunachalam Arunraj, both Indian nationals, a sales executive of department store Appollo Sellappas …

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ICA: 6,000 of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized in Tuas

A total of 6,000 of duty-unpaid cigarettes were seized in Tuas on Monday (11 March) at about 1.30 pm. According to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), its officers conducted checks on a 40-footer container at a warehouse in Tuas which was earlier presented for clearance at the Pasir Panjang Scanning Station. The consignment was declared to contain ten “Game …

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136 suspected drug offenders arrested in latest island-wide operation

A total of 136 suspected drug offenders were arrested in the latest island-wide operation carried out by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 25 February to the morning of 8 March 2019, which saw the seizure of about 3.8kg of heroin, 96g of ‘Ice’, 88g of cannabis, 83g of new psychoactive substance (NPS), a gramme of cocaine, …

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490 packs of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized in two different cases

Two separate cases of Malaysians attempting to smuggle in duty-unpaid cigarettes concealed in their Malaysia-registered cars were foiled by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers on Wednesday (23 January). In a Facebook post on Friday, ICA stated that its officers detected anomalies in the undercarriage of the first car, driven by a 33-year-old woman. Officers found 460 packets of …

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