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AWARE on Raeesah Khan’s account of alleged mishandled rape case: Not ethical for her to share further details

Singapore — Workers’ Party MP Raeesah Khan (Sengkang GRC) was questioned by Law Minister K Shanmugam in Parliament on Monday (Oct 4) regarding the details of a rape case that was allegedly mishandled by the police.  Ms Khan held her...

Tan See Leng: From Nov 1, more vaccinated maids can enter SG

Singapore — In Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 6) Manpower Minister Tan See Leng said that more foreign domestic workers will be allowed entry into the country from Nov 1, provided that they are vaccinated. Workers’ Party MP Dennis Tan (Hougang...

Ong Ye Kung says gov’t ‘always planned for big surge’ in COVID cases, but netizens are unconvinced

Singapore — In Parliament on Monday (Oct 4), Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said that the government had always planned for the possibility of a “big surge” in Covid-19 infections. The country has seen its largest numbers of new daily...

FICA: Abuse of power possibility cannot be ruled out ― PSP’s Leong Mun Wai calls to delay bill passage

Singapore ― Mr Leong Mun Wai called to delay the passage of the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA) bill, urging for a select committee to be established to enforce public consultation of the bill. The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Non-Constituency...

FICA: Shanmugam debunks claims by PJ Thum, Terry Xu and Kirsten Han on foreign interference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oErN7FyxdVE Singapore ― During a Parliamentary debate on the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA) bill on Monday (Oct 4), Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam refuted claims made by Terry Xu, Thum Ping Tjin and Kirsten Han that the...

K Shanmugam presses Raeesah Khan for details on her allegations of police mishandling sexual assault case, latter declines four times

Singapore ― The police will be interviewing Workers' Party (WP) MP Raeesah Khan (Sengkang GRC) after her allegations that they mishandled a sexual assault case. Ms Khan had told the House during a debate on empowering women on Aug 3...

Jamus Lim: FICA troublingly vague and inadvertently detrimental to our public interest

Singapore ― Member of Parliament Jamus Lim (Workers’ Party – Sengkang GRC) called on removing ambiguous language from the Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA) bill, proposing amendments presented by his party. Speaking during the Parliamentary debate on FICA on Monday...

Pritam Singh calls it ‘wholly incongruous’ that there was no public feedback on FICA

Singapore — Parliament passed a law against foreign interference on Monday (Oct 4) after a ten-hour debate.  Shortly before midnight, the  Foreign Interference Countermeasures Act (FICA) passed, with a “yes” vote from 75 Members of Parliament.  Eleven MPs from the Workers’...

How many retired officers have top civil service roles: MP Gerald Giam asks Parliament

Singapore ― Parliamentarian Gerald Giam has asked how many retired officers with the rank of colonel and above have held senior positions in public sector organisations following concerns raised over the decision-making process. A retired Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) brigadier-general...

Singapore ruling party defends ‘foreign interference’ bill

Singapore's ruling party late Monday passed a law aimed at preventing foreign interference in domestic politics, which the opposition and activists have criticised as a tool to crush dissent. The law, approved after a marathon session that stretched to near...
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Family of otters no match for lone monitor lizards’ powerful tail whacking as they try to steal a fish

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Coffee & tea price increase at Geylang East Food Centre

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Single mum keen to earn side income, loses nearly $50,000 to ‘Gucci’ scammers

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