Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Chan Chun Sing identifies four lessons Singapore can draw from HK situation

The situation in Hong Kong has reached a breaking point, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said, adding there would be grave doubts about the Chinese territory's future and the sustainability of its political system if calm is not restored through dialogue.

Mr Chan said Singaporeans have wondered if the recent clashes in Hong Kong and other parts of the world could happen here. It can, he added, "if we are complacent or not careful".

Mr Chan added that his intention was not to pass judgment, but he identified four lessons Singapore can draw.

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Scam warning: Victims cheated of at least S$40,000 in fake Changi Airport lucky draw scams: Police

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Scammers misusing the popular “Changi Millionaire” lucky draw’s name have fleeced dozens of victims here of at least S$40,000, police have warned.

In a statement on Tuesday (Nov 19), the Singapore Police Force said it has received at least 30 reports of such scams here.

Victims would receive unsolicited calls via phone applications such as Viber, informing them that they had won a prize in a lucky draw organised by CAG.

If the victims responded to the calls, they would be asked to provide their credit or debit card details and bank account information to claim their prizes.

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Exceptional people: TNP columnist Neil Humphreys lands three-book deal with UK publisher

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Best-selling author and The New Paper sports columnist Neil Humphreys has landed a three-book deal with UK crime fiction publisher Muswell Press for a gritty crime series.

His new book Bloody Foreigners, the third instalment of his popular Inspector Low series, following Marina Bay Sins (2015) and Rich Kill Poor Kill (2016), will be released in the UK next June, making it his first internationally published book.

Humphreys, 44, grew up in Dagenham in England and lives in Singapore.

In addition, 108 Media, an international production company based in Toronto, is developing Bloody Foreigners into an international television series. Humphreys initially snagged a deal with 108 Media for an animated television series for his children's book Abbie Rose & The Magic Suitcase, which he has already written 13 episodes for.