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  • People with special needs don't deserve rudeness

    July 24, 2017 9:06 PM 5

    Last Friday morning, I took my clients, who have intellectual disabilities, to Woodlands Swimming Complex for our regular swimming lesson. As we entered the complex, we passed a large group of primary school pupils. One of my clients briefly grabbed the hand of a female pupil. I told him to stop it, and he did. While we were in the changing room, two pupils

  • Couple jailed total of 124 months for hoodwinking victims in talisman scam

    July 24, 2017 1:00 PM 4

    SINGAPORE – An elderly couple who swindled victims of more than S$800,000 over 10 years, by selling talismans touted to have “special powers”, was sentenced to jail on Monday (July 24) by a district court judge. Ng Kim Yew, 62, was sentenced to 69 months’ jail, while her husband Ong Choon Lin, 67, was sentenced to 55 months’ jail. They were each convicted

  • A flotilla of tall ships for Singapore’s 200th anniversary?

    July 24, 2017 5:09 AM 4

    I was inspired by the arrival of a majestic tall ship (“Mexican navy sailing ship docks at VivoCity amid much fanfare”; July 19, Channel NewsAsia). The 200th anniversary of the founding of Singapore will be in 2019, and we should invite a flotilla of tall ships, such as Mexico’s Cuauhtemoc, for a grand celebration. Better still, a replica of the Indiana

  • Video-recorded statements, protection of vulnerable victims among 50 proposed legal changes

    July 24, 2017 4:02 AM 2

    SINGAPORE - Investigators will soon have the power to conduct interviews using video recording, instead of relying only on written statements, in a first for Singapore. And more will be done to protect victims of sexual and child abuse crimes, such as imposing a gag order from the moment an offence is reported, instead of the current practice of issuing

  • 10 things to know about proposed changes to Criminal Procedure Code, Evidence Act

    July 24, 2017 4:00 AM 3

    SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) has proposed a total of 50 wide-ranging changes to the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) and Evidence Act. These amendments will have an impact on the powers of investigators, court procedures and evidence, and sentencing. The public will be able to give comments and feedback from July 24 to Aug 24. These can be submitted

  • Staying neutral in foreign policy becoming more challenging

    July 23, 2017 9:16 PM 4

    Our very principled approach in foreign relations has made us credible and respected on the international stage despite our small size. We have been persistent and consistent, and played a big part in promoting a global world order governed by the rule of law and international norms. It is unavoidable that sometimes our stance or action may not please

  • Report change of residential address within 28 days: ICA

    July 23, 2017 9:16 PM 4

    Under the National Registration Act, an identity card (IC) holder is required to report any change in his residential address within 28 days. Details of the process can be found on the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority's (ICA) website. Those who are residing overseas can choose to register either a local or overseas address. It is the responsibility

  • Modern knowledge worker lured by soothing cycle of 'ludic loop'

    July 23, 2017 9:00 PM 4

    "The man whose whole life is spent in performing a few simple operations, of which the effects, too, are perhaps always the same... generally becomes as stupid and ignorant as it is possible for a human creature to become." This anxiety about the stupefying effects of cog-in-a-machine manufacturing sounds like a line from Karl Marx. It is, in fact, from Adam Smith's

  • Tan Cheng Bock's EP appeal to be heard on July 31

    July 23, 2017 3:27 PM 6

    SINGAPORE — Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock’s appeal against the High Court’s decision to dismiss his legal challenge on the timing for the reserved presidential election will be heard on July 31. In a Facebook post on Sunday (July 23), Dr Tan wrote that the hearing in the Court of Appeal will also be open for members of the public to attend

  • Tan Cheng Bock's appeal on Presidential Election court ruling to be heard end July

    July 23, 2017 10:56 AM 3

    SINGAPORE: Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock said on Sunday (Jul 23) that his appeal against the court ruling to dismiss his application contesting the legitimacy of the upcoming reserved Presidential Election will be heard at the end of July. According to his Facebook post, Dr Tan said the hearing will be on Jul 31 at 10am at the Supreme