Green Plan 2030 aims to use ‘government influence in a more concrete way’: Grace Fu

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SINGAPORE: The Singapore Green Plan 2030, a nationwide push for sustainability, aims to use government influence in “a more concrete way” to drive action, said sustainability and environment minister Grace Fu on Friday (Feb 26).The plan, launched earlier this month, charts Singapore’s...

The Wild, Woolly World of Cybercrime

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Cyber-attacks – primarily phishing expeditions – have hit astonishing levels, according to Trend Micro Inc., a Hong Kong-based cybersecurity firm, which said in a 44-page report that it is detecting 119,000 threats per minute as the world’s cyber outlaws attack homes, governments, and businesses in an effort to steal or extort money or perpetrate other crimes. It is...

Vendor management in the time of Covid-19

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The pandemic has created perfect nesting conditions for vendor fraud by giving...

Pro-Army Mobs Attack Myanmar Protesters in Escalation of Violence in Myanmar — Radio Free Asia

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Mobs of pro-military thugs with iron rods, knives, and slingshots attacked anti-coup protesters at a popular rally site in Myanmar’s largest city on Thursday, injuring at least 20 people after being unleashed on demonstrators, the protesters said. Attacking...

Mother’s suicide highlights plight of Myanmar refugees in Malaysia, Malaysia News

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A day before Malaysia deported more than 1,000 people to Myanmar in defiance of a court order and protests from human rights groups, a young mother worried about her illegal status killed herself by jumping from the first floor of her apartment building in Kuala Lumpur. The woman, who was not one of those targeted for Tuesday’s (Feb 23)...

Rise in petrol duties ‘ill-timed’ with electric vehicles not yet a viable option, says Pritam Singh

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SINGAPORE: Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh called a petrol duties hike on Budget day an “ill-timed bolt from the blue” and urged the Government to consider a phased approach to such tax increases, in his Budget debate speech on Wednesday (Feb 24).As Leader...

Sheng Siong full-year net profit jumps 84% as consumers stocked up during COVID-19

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SINGAPORE: Supermarket chain Sheng Siong said on Wednesday (Feb 24) that its full-year net profit jumped 83.7 per cent as customers stocked up and had meals at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Net profit for the year ended December 2020 rose to S$139.1 million...

Singapore’s Coronavirus Bet Stumbles – Asia Sentinel

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The Singapore government, which last year was among Asia’s leaders in its efforts to combat the Covid-19 coronavirus, appears to have stumbled, after the Economic Development Board agreed to pay a San Diego-based biopharma company, Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. US$220 million to develop a vaccine in conjunction with the Duke University-National University of Singapore Medical School. Financial analysts...

How blockchain is helping forge global trade ties

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Blockchain technology has the potential to break the various silos that exist...