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Daily Archives: 2014-05-14

Young PAP video “cleared by MDA”

The controversial video by the People's Action Party's youth wing – Young PAP - had been approved by the Media Development Authority (MDA) earlier in the year, local news reported on Wednesday. “It does not fall under the category of political films which are banned in Singapore,” the Straits Times quoted an MDA spokesman as having said. The paper added: …

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Uncovering stories of good in Asia

Over 130 diverse mix of stories submitted at the inaugural video storytelling competition by Our Better World SINGAPORE, 14 MAY 2014 – Our Better World,  an online storytelling initiative powered by the Singapore International Foundation, has unveiled the winners of its first ever video storytelling competition, which focuses on people in Asia doing good to improve the lives of others. In true …

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Celebrities leave Singapore because of kids’ education

By Yasmeen Banu Nadya Hutagalung, the 39-year old host of Asia’s Next Top Model (ASNTM), recently revealed why she had decided to leave Singapore. “This is why we left Singapore,” she posted on her Twitter account on 8 May. She was apparently referring to her family – Singaporean husband, Desmond Koh, former national swimmer, and her three children - sons Tyrone, …

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YP – reigniting the “voice of a generation”

A video by the youth wing of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), which is making its rounds online and is being ridiculed by many, is the second production by the party to run into trouble in recent years. Back in 2009, the Young PAP (YP) created what the media called a “blockbuster” video and the YP had planned to …

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Newsbites – F1 supremo accused of bribery, and other news

F1 supremo accused of bribery deal in Singapore Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has been accused of bribery by German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky. Gribkowsky was convicted of taking US$44 million to facilitate the sale of Munich-based bank Bayern LB’s 47% share in F1 to a buyer of Ecclestone’s choice. Ecclestone had allegedly approached Gribkowsky suggesting the deal be made in Singapore, as "Ecclestone knew …

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Inevitable change in Singapore’s political landscape

By Robin Tan I refer to the article, "Prepare for a political crisis" (Straits Times, 10 May 2014). I strongly believe that the majority of Singaporeans agree that our government have mismanaged and misjudged the impact on our social landscape with its immigration policies, thus resulting in the current turmoils we are experiencing concerning new migrants. Which is why now …

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