Current Affairs

Auditor-General reveals miscalculation of Medifund assistance for B2 wards in 2018/19 annual report

The Auditor-General’s Office of Singapore recently released 2018/19 annual report reveals a miscalculations of Medifund assistance for B2 wards since 2013. One hospital in particular handed out an extra S$119,100 in assistance between April 2017 to March 2018. The report, which presents audit findings on a broad swathe of agencies, ministries and bodies of the government, notes that the AGO …

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IMDA says radiation level of 5G network is “very low” despite health concerns raised by Singaporeans and international scientists

From 7 May, the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) began accepting views from Singaporeans as part of its second feedback round on the implementation of fifth-generation (5G) network. Upon gathering the results from the public consultation exercise which ended last Tuesday, it was revealed that the public is concerned about the health impact of 5G mobile networks, with some urging …

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Lawyers for Liberty urges Singapore to withdraw “unacceptable threats” against lawyer representing Malaysians on death row

Human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) released a statement today (16 July) calling for Singapore authorities to withdraw “baseless allegations and unwarranted threats” against Malaysian lawyer and founder of LFL N Surendran who has been representing Malaysians death row prisoners, including Pannir Selvam Pranthaman. It appears that the Singapore-General’s Chambers has made the accusation in a …

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Temasek-linked project to build new state capital in India stalled

The media reported on Monday that the joint venture project between Singapore and India to build the new Amaravati capital city for the state of Andhra Pradesh has been stalled by the Indian state government (‘New state government reviewing Amaravati plans‘, 15 Jul). The project is a joint development between the Singapore Consortium led by Ascendas-Singbridge and Sembcorp Development, and …

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SPH’s profits down again – it’s share price has dropped 30% since Ng came onboard

After the close of the markets last Friday (12 July), it was reported that Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) third-quarter profits dropped by 44.1% from $46.91 million last year 3Q to the present $26.2 million. While their digital media segment posted good improvement in revenues, the traditional print advertisement revenue declined by a 16.7%. Additionally, the circulation revenue was also lower …

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