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Love thy neighbor…or not in the case of bio tech company, Kyowa.

As the second commandment of the old testament and the most basic of sentiments one could lend to another, this simple principle of treating others how you would like to be treated seems to be a virtue not considered in Kyowa Singapore Pte. Ltd. Not from entry level staff nor senior management.For a company that quotes, “the health and well-being of people around the world” this bio- technology firm seems not to practice such at even the grass roots level. On the 12 th of January 2019, Your Voice Asia…

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Singapore 

Community police walking, cycling to keep neighbourhoods safe

We see our boys in blue keeping Singapore’s street’s safe every day, but not much is known about what they go through on a daily basis. A series of photos posted on the Singapore Police Force – Recruitment Facebook page shows what Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Bryan Ang from the Serangoon Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) encounters on a typical day. According to SSgt Ang, NPC officers do 12-hour day and night shifts. The day shift begins at 7am, where officers gather for a briefing by the Team Leader for updates on…

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Scam Singapore 

Bank customers being targeted by phishing text messages: Police

SINGAPORE – Beware of messages asking you for details to “unlock” your bank account. Bank customers are the latest targets of phishing scams, the police said in a statement on Tuesday morning (Oct 2). Several reports on text messages targeting such users were received by the police between Sept 27 and 30, the statement said. Victims were deceived into providing their Internet banking details on phishing websites after responding to the messages. The messages claimed to be sent by the bank in order to “unlock” their banking accounts. A new…

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Fake police website scams 60-year-old woman of $80,000

SINGAPORE – A woman was cheated of $80,000 after the amount was transferred from her bank accounts without her knowledge in a scam involving the use of a fake Singapore Police Force (SPF) website. The police said in a press release on Wednesday (Nov 15) that the 60-year-old victim had earlier received a call from someone claiming to be a police officer, informing her that her bank accounts had been used for money laundering purposes, and was under investigation. She was then told to provide personal information and warned not…

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Jakarta 

Indonesian police arrest 58 in raid on Jakarta gay sauna

Dozens of men, including several foreigners, have been arrested in a raid of a gay sauna in Indonesia’s capital, police say. Police spokesman Argo Yuwono said the raid in downtown Jakarta on Friday (local time) would lead to seven people being charged under Indonesia’s pornography law, including the sauna’s owner and staffers. They face penalties of up to 10 years in prison and fines. Mr Yuwono said the other 51 men would be released if they were found to not be criminals or carrying drugs. Homosexuality is not illegal in…

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News Singapore 

‘Zero tolerance’ for abuse against officers, amid rise in attacks: Shanmugam

File photo of policemen in Singapore. (Photo: AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN) SINGAPORE: There is “zero tolerance” for abuse against Home Team officers, Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam said on Wednesday (Sep 27), highlighting an increase in such cases. Speaking at an awards ceremony at the Home Team Academy, Mr Shanmugam – who is also the Minister for Law – said that the problem had got worse in recent years, with a 65 per cent increase in physical and verbal attacks against officers from 2014 to 2016. Last year there were…

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Singaporean charged for taking S$156,000 in kickbacks, illegally importing workers

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean woman has been charged for taking about S$156,000 in kickbacks from foreign workers and for illegal importation of labour. Poh Kwi Ko, the director of Aik Heng Contracts and Services, faces 42 charges under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a press release on Monday (Sep 4). According to MOM, the 42-year-old obtained work passes for 10 foreign workers between December 2014 and March 2016, though she knew that there was no work for them. She then told them to…

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Gambling GEORGE TOWN Penang 

Goodbye gambling dens, hello tablets!

GEORGE TOWN: Now that illegal gambling dens cannot ‘pretend to be family entertainment outlets’ anymore, operators are changing strategies but the police are still on to them. “Some of the operators are now visiting food courts and gambling sheds at forest fringes. They hand out tablets with WiFi connections to gamblers, who load credit into their accounts and get special passwords to start betting. “Some of the gamblers just log in with their own smart phones,” said Penang police chief Comm Datuk Wira Chuah Ghee Lye. He said in a…

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Bali Police brings in national judo champ to train officers as preparation for fighting terrorists

A national Indonesian judo champ has been brought in to train Bali Police officers in preparation for fighting terrorists. Police across the country have increased vigilance after an attack in Medan, Sumatra, resulted in the death of a police officer last month. Suicide bombers killed three police officers at a bus station in May, the deadliest attack in the country since January 2016, when an ISIS-claimed suicide blast and assault killed four attackers and left four civilians dead. Bali has seen relative peace in recent years, but has its own…

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Residents surprised by ‘drug house’ in HDB flat as 3 arrested

Three men who allegedly broke into an empty flat in Toa Payoh and used it as a “drug house” have been arrested. The men had been seen entering the unit several times in the past few months, evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday. They were arrested on Friday after a police operation at Block 2, Lorong 7, Toa Payoh at 4.47pm, police told The Sunday Times. A police spokesman said: “Three men aged between 17 and 33 were arrested for suspected drug-related offences, criminal trespass and theft.” Photos of the…

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