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CIVIL SERVANTS TOLD TO USE AUTHORISED USB DEVICES ONLY

Fresh from banning internet access from the workplace computers, the government is now telling all civil servants that they can only use USB devices that have been authorised.

This new ruling will take into effect on 25 July. Public agencies will tap on a bulk tender which has a list of portable storage devices that meet the Government’s security requirements, and will distribute them to its officers on a “working need basis”

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TWO RESTAURANTS SELLING SHISHA CAUGHT AND FINED

Two restaurants in Arab Street were fined a total of $12,300 for selling shisha without a licence, reported HSA. They were caught selling the shishas 7 separate times

Nasrin Restaurant located at 58 Arab Street was fined $10,500, while Sufi Corner, located at 56 Arab Street, was fined $1,800. Both restaurants are owned by Rupesh Kumar Singh. The two restaurants already had their tobacco selling licence revoked in 2014 for offences relating to tobacco. The two companies, however, continued to sell shishas from September 2014 to November 2014.

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HOWARD SHAW CONVICTED OF DRINK DRIVING FOR THE THIRD TIME

Howard Shaw is the grandson of the founding father of the Shaw cinema. For his latest indiscretions, he was sentenced to eight weeks in jail, fined $10,000 and banned from driving for eight years. At least for the next eight years, he cannot be caught drink driving again. The latest incident occurred along Whitley Road at around 3.45am on Jan 31.

His first drink driving offence occurred in 1997, and he was then fined $3,000 and banned from driving for two years. He was convicted again in 2006, where he was jailed for a week, fined $8,000 and banned form driving for four years.

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ARCHIE COMIC BANNED IN SINGAPORE FOR GAY MARRIAGE CONTENT

In recent times, one comic that did raise LGBT issues was Archie: The Married Life. That series features a gay character in Riverdale named Kevin Keller, whose marriage in issue #16 of the single issues was objected to by conservative Christian group called One Million Moms. Their campaign to have that issue boycotted did poorly, as the Guardian recounts. I looked to see if it might be available on Kinokuniya’s Book Catalog, and was somewhat baffled to find that they carried Vols 1, 2, 4 and 5 but not 3. An inquiry sent to Kinokuniya yielded this response: “We regret that “Archie the Married Life 3″ is deemed to breach the Content Guidelines for Imported Publications, and removed from sale by notice of MDA. We are not able to sell this title.“

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