Singapore 

Personal information of over 800,000 blood donors was accessible online for 2 months: HSA, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The personal information of more than 800,000 people who have donated or registered to donate blood in Singapore since 1986 was improperly put online by a Health Sciences Authority (HSA) vendor for more than two months, but access to the database was cut off soon after the discovery. Disclosing this in a statement on Friday (March 15), the HSA said its preliminary findings indicate that there was only one instance of external access – by a cybersecurity expert who discovered the vulnerability on Tuesday (March 12) and alerted…

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Baby ‘dumped’ by S’pore couple in Taiwan: Blood samples found in hotel room match newborn’s DNA, Singapore News

Taiwanese police on Monday (March 4) confirmed that blood samples taken from the hotel room of a Singaporean woman, who is alleged to have disposed of her newborn girl, match the DNA of the baby. The confirmation reported in Taiwanese media comes nearly a week after the authorities launched investigations into a Singapore couple suspected of wrapping the baby’s body in a black plastic bag and dumping it in a food recycling bin in central Taipei. Police believe that the body of the baby, which had the placenta and umbilical…

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Structural issues not behind why blood dripped from Tampines flat ceiling: Baey Yam Keng, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The blood that seeped through the ceiling of a Tampines Housing Board flat last Tuesday (Jan 29) – and later led to the body of an elderly man being found in the unit above – was not due to an issue with the ceiling’s structural integrity. Rather, it happened because of the porous nature of the concrete ceiling, Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng told The Straits Times on Monday. “So there should not be anything wrong with it. Only the toilet area would have a waterproof membrane…

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77-year-old found dead in Tampines flat after blood drips through neighbour’s ceiling, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A Tampines resident noticed a strange smell in her flat on Tuesday morning (Jan 29). The 62-year-old eventually traced the smell to a dark red liquid which was dripping from the ceiling in her master bedroom. Suspecting that the liquid might be blood, the woman, who gave her name only as Ms Jamilah, asked her son-in-law to call the police. In response to queries, the police said that they were alerted to an incident at Block 440 Tampines Street 43 at 8.43am. It was classified as a case…

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Neighbour’s grisly discovery: ‘Cough syrup’ was blood trail, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A strange liquid seen flowing out of a flat in Beach Road drew curious neighbours, who thought it might be cough syrup. In an attempt to figure out what it was, a man, who wanted to be known only as Mr Luo, 70, used his finger to touch the dark liquid and sniff it. The dark liquid turned out to be the blood of his 79-year-old neighbour, who had died in the flat at Block 4 Beach Road. Mr Luo told Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao that he…

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There’ll be ‘blood on the streets’ until China and the US reach trade deal, Mark Mobius says 

Expect much confrontation between China and the United States until they reach an agreement on trade, noted investor Mark Mobius told CNBC on Tuesday. “(China is) going to be tough to begin with and they are not going to give in easily, because you’re talking about (a $)300 million trade deficit in China’s favor, so they are not going to give up that easily,” the founding partner at Mobius Capital Partners told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.” “But I would say, maybe after six months they will come to some agreement…

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