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Netizens voice their concerns on the Elected Presdiency White Paper

The Government has presented a White Paper in response to the Constitutional Commission’s Report on the Elected Presidency on Thursday (15 September). The Constitutional Commission headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon was tasked by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to review three aspects of the Elected Presidency; the introduction of safeguards to ensure a president from a minority race, reviewing the qualifying criteria …

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HSA prosecutes five retailers for unlicensed sale of shisha tobacco

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) announced a press release that it had prosecuted five retailers for the unlicensed sale of shisha molasses/tobacco at their outlets located in the Kampong Glam vicinity. Here is the list of the retailers that have been prosecuted. All five were convicted in Court and fined a total of $14,200. Four of the outlets had their …

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7,149 cartons and 1,421 packets of duty-unpaid cigarettes seized at Woodlands Checkpoint

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) seized cigarettes that amounted to around $634,000 worth of unpaid-duty at Woodlands Checkpoint on Thursday morning. ICA wrote that officers at Woodlands Checkpoint directed an arriving Malaysia-registered lorry, driven by a lone male, for further inspection on 15 September 2016 at about 5.20am. The truck was carrying a consignment declared to contain about 3.7 …

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EU Lawmakers is trying (again) to make Google Pay for Google News

The European Commission (EU) is proposing a law that would let news publishers across the EU charge companies like Google for reproducing parts of their articles. Fortune News reported on 31 August, that a similar idea failed when it was tried in Germany and Spain, but now the German digital commissioner, Günther Oettinger, is going to include it in his …

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BBC interview with Pingtjin Thum and Sui Yi Siong on new Contempt of Court Law

Historian Thum Pingtjin, known as PJ Thum, and lawyer Sui Yi Siong shared their views on the recently passed Administration of Justice (Protection) Act – the Contempt of Court Law, on a BBC program. Mr Sui is a Legal Associate at Harry Elias Partnership, and Mr Thum is a Research Associate at the Centre for Global History and coordinator of Project Southeast Asia …

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Why should you be worried about the new law for Contempt of Court

Any comment can be deemed in contempt of court Under the new Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill, any comment can be deemed in contempt. The definition of “publish” is extremely broad: it includes disseminating, exhibiting or communicating to even one member of the public, your friend, your relative or to a stranger. This means that if you share or retweet a …

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Lawrence Wong : “Changes to Town Council Act by end of the year”

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said on Sunday (July 24) that changes to the law on Town Councils Act to ensure public funds are managed properly can be expected by the end of the year. The changes will, among other things, ensure that town councils have a “proper governance structure,” he told reporters after a ministerial visit to Kebun Baru …

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