Current Affairs

First Singaporean sentenced to 30 months in jail for terrorism financing

A 35-year-old former IT engineer was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison on Thursday (17 October) after he was convicted of terrorism financing. Ahmed Hussein Abdul Kadir Sheik Uduman became the first Singaporean to be sentenced for this offence after he gave funding of about S$1,145 to a Jamaican preacher who had been placed behind bars for stirring racial hatred. …

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Rail link between JB and Singapore to proceed, says Malaysia’s PM Mahathir

The 4km rail line linking Johor Bahru to Singapore will proceed, said Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Thursday (17 October). The 94-year old premier said to reporters on Thursday at the launch of the National Transport Plan 2019-2030, “We will proceed with the RTS but we will take some time”. Mr Mahathir added that the KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail project …

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Indonesia’s anti-graft bill ushered in after deadly protests

A controversial law critics say would weaken Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency came into effect Thursday after it sparked nationwide protests that left at least three students dead and scores injured. The new bill was introduced as the Southeast Asian nation is on high alert ahead of President Joko Widodo’s second-term inauguration Sunday, after Islamic State-linked militants tried to assassinate a government …

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Technology is creating both new challenges and new opportunities for the financial crime compliance community, says Singapore regulator at ICA’s 2nd APAC Conference

The evolution of technology is enabling myriad capabilities for regulatory and financial crime compliance, but it is also presenting complex financial crime risks, according to a representative from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) at the International Compliance Association’s 2nd APAC Conference, taking place on 16-17 October 2019 in Singapore. Delivering the opening keynote speech yesterday (16 Oct), Loo Siew …

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Catering firm fined S$5,000 for improper food storage and poor maintenance

Catering company AG (Global) Events Catering was fined S$5,000 today for the improper storage of food and poor maintenance of its premises. In a statement by the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) (16 October), a routine inspection of the AG’s premises by the SFA on 19 June revealed several lapses including the improper thawing of raw mean, contamination of uncovered cooked …

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Marathoner Soh Rui Yong demands a public apology and S$1 million from Ashley Liew’s management over alleged defamatory remarks

The dispute between two-time marathon champion Soh Rui Yong and his former teammate Ashley Liew continues, as Mr Soh’s lawyer has sent a letter of demand to One Management and its co-founder Jed Senthil K Jivaraju on Tuesday (15 October) over alleged defamatory remarks made by them. One Management, which is co-founded by Mr Jed and former SEA Games marathon …

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