Is the withdrawal of access blocking direction of East Asia Forum, an example of...

In the recent reversal involving POFMA and the East Asia Forum, Singapore's legal approach has raised questions. The differential treatment between local and foreign entities, combined with apparent selective enforcement, raises concerns about the nation's commitment to the rule of law versus the rule by law.

Geylang restaurant seeks customers overcharged with S$840 instead of S$84 due to typo error

A Geylang restaurant, Fok Lok Kee Private Kitchen, accidentally overcharged two customers, seeking them through social media for a refund of S$840. Despite being given a receipt, customers hadn't returned after two days. The restaurant turned to social media for help. They plan to contact the card company for a partial refund if needed. The delay in their Facebook post was said to be unintentional and clarified to be due to discrepancies in posting and transaction dates. Fortunately, the issue has been resolved using PayNow instead of the bank refund process.

“My policies save more lives than they take away,” K Shanmugam defends capital punishment

Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam asserts that capital punishment aligns with the state's responsibility to maintain safety, security, and save lives in Singapore. Since resuming executions in March 2022, Singapore has executed 16 individuals for drug trafficking. While the government upholds the death penalty as a deterrent, human rights groups advocate for more humane and evidence-driven approaches to combat drug-related crime.

Singapore authorities lift access block on East Asia Forum despite non-compliance of POFMA Correction...

The POFMA office revealed on Friday that the Correction Direction issued to East Asia Forum (EAF) under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) has been canceled. Subsequently, the Minister for Communications and Information directed IMDA to lift access blocking orders on EAF's website. Under POFMA, Individuals may face fines of up to S$20,000, imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both for non-compliance with a POFMA Correction Direction, while entities could be fined up toS$500,000 for non-compliance.

Singapore banks heighten scrutiny on Chinese-origin clients with multiple passports amid S$2.4 billion money...

In response to a recent S$2.4 billion money laundering crackdown, Singaporean banks are increasing scrutiny of Chinese-origin clients with multiple passports. The accused individuals in this high-profile case, all from Fujian, China, possess multiple passports from countries such as Vanuatu, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cyprus, Turkey, and Cambodia.

NZ couple receives S$1,600 refund from SIA after unpleasant encounter with pet dog on long-haul flight

A New Zealand couple's Paris-to-Singapore flight with Singapore Airlines turned distressing as they endured an uncomfortable journey seated beside a snorting, flatulent emotional support dog. After a dispute, they were granted a refund of approximately S$1,600 (US$1,170).

Runner Soh Rui Yong confirms his absence from Asian Games, extends best wishes to...

Singaporean record breaking long-distance runner Soh Rui Yong has reaffirmed his absence from the upcoming Asian Games as Singapore Athletics has announced its team for the competition held in Hangzhou, China. Despite appeals backed by Singapore Athletics in July this year, the Singapore National Olympic Council's decision remained unaltered. Nonetheless, Mr Soh remains positive and extends best wishes to his fellow Singapore Athletics teammates

Singapore’s MOF to allocate S$700 million from Green Bond proceeds to Jurong Region Line...

The Singapore Ministry of Finance unveiled its first Singapore Green Bond Report, allocating $700 million to the Jurong Region Line and Cross Island Line. This move, aligning with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, is projected to cut emissions equivalent to taking 22,000 cars off the roads annually.