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  • Malaysia Airlines to announce deal to buy 8 Boeing 787 jets: sources

    September 12, 2017 7:35 AM 3

    KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines will announce a deal to buy eight widebody Boeing 787 jets during the visit of Prime Minister Najib Razak to the United States, two industry sources said on Tuesday. The deal, worth more than $1.8 billion at list prices, is expected to be one of the announcements that will be made after Najib meets with U.S. President

  • IRAS warns public about email scam on tax refunds

    September 12, 2017 5:10 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: An email on tax refunds purportedly sent by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is a scam, and may contain a computer virus, the tax authority said on Tuesday (Sep 12). The email, sent to members of the public, asks recipients to download an attachment or click on a link to view their tax refunds, IRAS said in a Facebook post. On its website

  • Woman jailed 7½ years for forging company cheques for $1.7m

    September 12, 2017 4:31 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - An accounts executive siphoned off $1.7 million over 6½ years and purportedly used the money to pay off her husband's gambling debts, a district court has heard. Wong Huey Min committed 159 counts of forgery between Jan 19, 2009 and May 8, 2015, when she was working for Royal Garment Factory (RGF). The 56-year-old pleaded guilty to 20 counts

  • Almost 4 in 10 Singaporeans actively streaming content illegally: CASBAA study

    September 12, 2017 2:38 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: There are 39 per cent of Singaporeans who have indicated that they are active in illegally streaming or downloading movies, TV shows or live sports channels, according to the latest survey findings from research firm Sycamore released on Tuesday (Sep 12). The findings showed that almost half of the population admitted to having engaged in online

  • Two in five people in Singapore actively stream pirated content: Study

    September 12, 2017 2:02 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - Two in five people in Singapore are actively tuning in to pirated content, and many of them do so via media players that let them stream online content to their television sets. This finding comes from the latest study on piracy in Singapore, commissioned by the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (Casbaa). Research firm Sycamore

  • Overhaul of North-South and East-West Lines to be completed by 2024

    September 12, 2017 2:01 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - The ongoing overhaul of the ageing North-South East-West Lines will be fully completed by 2024, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced on Tuesday (Sept 12). But he expects commuters to experience "vast improvements" in reliability by 2019, as projects to replace the core systems of the two lines are ticked off. He was speaking at the Bishan

  • Western Digital-led group wins bid for Toshiba chip unit: Nikkan Kogyo

    September 11, 2017 10:40 PM 3

    Toshiba Corp has decided to sell its memory chip unit to a group led by Western Digital Corp for about 2 trillion yen ($18.29 billion), Japan's Nikkan Kogyo newspaper said, without citing sources. The company plans to take a decision on Sept. 13 and make the decision official on Sept. 20, according to the report. Toshiba was still in discussions over the sale as of late Monday

  • Lawsuits against Equifax pile up

    September 11, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    More than two dozen lawsuits have been filed in the United States against Equifax Inc after the credit reporting company said thieves may have stolen personal information for 143 million Americans in one of the largest hackings ever. At least 24 federal lawsuits had been filed by Sunday in connection with the breach, which Equifax had publicly revealed

  • Google challenges record EU antitrust fine in court

    September 11, 2017 1:10 PM 3

    BRUSSELS - Google appealed on Monday against a record 2.4-billion-euro ($2.9 billion) EU antitrust fine, with its chances of success boosted by Intel's partial victory last week against another EU sanction. The world's most popular Internet search engine, a unit of the U.S. firm Alphabet, launched its appeal two months after it was fined by the European

  • Faulty train with emergency brakes applied disrupts Circle Line service for over an hour

    September 11, 2017 4:42 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - Emergency brakes applied for an unknown reason are understood to have rendered a Circle Line train inoperable near Marymount station during the morning peak period on Monday (Sept 11). The episode - just two days after a track fault disrupted service on the Bukit Panjang LRT for some six hours on Saturday morning - affected thousands of commuters