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Pritam Singh: A need to prevent the scourge of online gambling in Singapore

Mr Pritam Singh, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, delivered a speech in Parliament on 7 November about his concern on online gambling in Singapore, In his speech, Mr Singh voiced his objection against the government’s decision to allow exempt gambling operators in Singapore, pointing that numerous academic studies have found that online gambling is more addictive than other types of …

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Desmond Lee: Government prepared to review laws criminalising suicide

The law of decriminalising suicide attempts could come under review, said Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Lee on Monday, 7 November. Mr Lee said this in response to the question of Mr Louis Ng. MP for Nee Soon GRC in Parliament, who asked whether the Government’s stance on the suicide matter was set in stone. Earlier, Nominated …

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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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