INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CEO REPLACED BY FOREIGN TALENT

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has appointed former EMC executive Steve Leonard as its executive deputy chairman, with civil servant Jacqueline Poh as its managing director. They will replace outgoing CEO Ronnie Tay when he steps down in June. In a statement Thursday, the local ICT regulator said current CEO Ronnie Tay, who has been at the helm of the organization since November 2007, will return to administrative service and await a new posting once he steps down on June 10, 2013.

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1560 SingPass accounts hacked

IDA said that investigations so far show there is no evidence to suggest the SingPass system has been compromised. But if that is the case, then how did someone managed to trigger password reset for 419 accounts? Hopefully IDA and Crimson Logic can finish their investigation soon and stop this from happening again. By the way, usually when there is a hack, I would recommend everyone to change their password. But for this case, I don’t know if changing your password will help or not. It seems like someone managed to change the registered mobile number in the system for 2FA and used that to reset the password. Changing your SingPass password does not do anything unless your account has been compromised.

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I WAS UNABLE TO LOGIN TO SINGPASS SINCE END OF MAY 2014

Thinking that something is wrong somewhere, I logged in. Again. And again. What the h*ll? Why do I need to login multiple times without being able to do something simple like change my appointment date?! If that’s the case, then, something is very wrong somewhere. I know there is this Heartbleed issue going on. I use Chrome to do it and using the government internet to login to the government website. I’m in the same sector and I get rejected. Bloody barnacles!

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Dr Mahathir: They can call me what they want, I wouldn’t have sued Malaysiakini

Wading into the row perceived as an attempt to muzzle the media over government reports, the former prime minister conceded Najib had the right to use the existing laws to defend his reputation. “Ya, it is right,” Dr Mahathir replied when asked by reporters if the sixth prime minister was right in suing for defamation. Despite that, the 88-year-old insisted he would not have taken the same action as Najib. “I don't, I won't sue. They call me anything also, they can,” he said. “This is politics. In politics, you get cursed. That’s alright,” added Dr Mahathir.

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Not-so-peaceful Peace Centre becoming 2nd Geylang

Salam and I would like to feedback of the not-so-peaceful, Peace Centre and its rowdy/sleazy activities taking place with your ministry licensing permit. My relative who lives across the street and runs a provision shop in the centre, runs her store literally with fear. In the daytime, anyone who passes by the place could never have imagined that come nightfall, the place effectively turns into a “second Geylang” with rampant coyotes, drugs and the likes of gangsters pitting for influence/control over the scene. Lawlessness is the norm and order of the night with police not daring to bring crime rates there under control. Rioting with damages to property, blatant smoking in prohibited spots, open selling of controlled and sex enhancement drugs are all but a common and frequent sight. The toilets hygiene standards are also severely lacking.

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Crane operator complaints of too many foreigners in the industry pushing down salary

As we all can remember, somewhere about 1 year ago, this was a pretty hot topic with headlines like “$4000 basic and $7000 salary for Crane Operators in Singapore”. The response was overwhelming. There were hundreds (or even thousands) of local sign- ups. The waiting period for the course was like 6 months and beyond. The course fees went up and that did not discourage locals from signing up. Well, as far as I can remember (correct me if I’m wrong), when I joined this trade in 2012, I was told that this position was reserved for locals and PR! In 2012, when I joined the industry, I saw foreigners holding S-Pass in the trade. Perhaps there’s not enough operators, so the government lossens the rules a little. The salary also decreases as a result.

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SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT SINGPASS SYSTEM HACKED - OVER 1500 ACCOUNTS COMPROMISED?

Over 1,500 SingPass users may have had their IDs and passwords accessed without their permission. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) was notified on Monday (June 2) by the SingPass operator that a number of users had received a SingPass password reset notification letter, even though they did not request for a password change. IDA's preliminary investigations show that 1,560 users' IDs and passwords were potentially accessed, of which 419 passwords were reset. Password reset notification letters were sent to the registered address of SingPass account holders.

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GAY SINGAPOREAN PEDOPHILE PREYING ON 7-YEAR OLD BOYS FOR SEX

Two of them said they already had sex with boys as young as 14, when asked if they had any prior experience. One man, who claimed he was a 35-year-old named Jackson, wanted to go beyond paying the teen to service him. He asked about younger siblings. After finding out that the teen had younger brothers aged 9 and 7, he offered $200 in total to perform lewd acts on them. The offers ranged from $30 to $350 for sex with the 14-year-old. One person wanted the boy to 'pleasure him' while he took photographs. He was willing to pay $100.

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Fraudster Filipino Athletics Coach's Training Methods Doing More Harm Than Good For Young Local Athletes

They are unethical coaches still plying their trade in Singapore Schools & conducting private coaching but having wrong concept of “Winning at all Costs” as displayed by them and training especially primary schools pupil with rigorous workouts meant for adults. PLEASE don’t let these coaches abuse (instead of coaching) your child with old school training method as they are desperate for results as shown during Primary Schools National Track & Field Championship. Nothing is good about their training methods, as any Tom, Dick & Harry can achieved that kind of results by whacking the kids and coaching the kids 5-6 sessions in a week. Sad to say that their services are still engaged by parents too without checking their background and these coaches can be found conducting their private coaching at Bedok Stadium, Bishan Stadium and at Toa Payoh Stadium.

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Foreigner Hiring Manager Gives Top Priority To Fellow Countrymen Job Applicant

When I mentioned that company’s name, she was equally surprised. Through the conversation, I understand that the recruiting manager and my FT colleague were from the same country. In fact, she was asking my opinion (I don’t know why) if she should be taking up the offer as she wanted to try something else. She was so confident telling me that the hiring manager will be giving her top priority, just waiting for her to sign the offering letter. Eventually, she accepted that offer and left the company.

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