Daily Archives: 2014-09-02

Are ISIS flags being sold in Singapore?

The answer to that question may be a yes. ISIS stands for Islamic State, a terrorist group waging war in Iraq and Syria to establish a caliphate in the region. Its actions – beheadings, summary and mass executions, enslavement of women – have been condemned by the international community, including Muslim countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Albenyahya Enterprise, which …

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Taiwanese playboy-rapist sentenced to 79-year jail term

  Taiwan’s high court has sentenced Taiwanese socialite Jusine Lee to 79 years and seven months in jail for a series of rapes, and for illegally taping and making sex tapes of 20 women without their consent. The punishment is the harshest the courts there have handed down for such crimes in recent years. Lee, the son of former Yuanta …

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M’sian lesbian couple arrested after sex toys found in hotel raid

A lesbian couple was arrested by religious officers yesterday during a raid of a budget hotel in Malaysia. Nine officers from the Johor Islamic Religious Department raided their room in Johor Bahru at around 12.45am, the Sinar Harian newspaper reported. One of the women answered the door while the other was naked in the bathroom. The women, both students aged …

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Infants spoken to in 2 languages show better learning and memory: Study

A joint-study by A*STAR’s Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) and the National University Hospital (NUH), has found that six-month old infants spoken to in two languages show better learning and memory than infants exposed to one language “This is good news for Singaporeans who are making the effort to be bilingual. These findings were …

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Who owns the copyright to Lim Chin Siong’s writings?

On 2 August, Sahabat Rakyat, a non-profit NGO based in Malaysia, published “Fragments of Lim Chin Siong’s Q&A Posthumous Manuscript” (in Chinese), together with an editor’s note and six pieces of corresponding illustrations and captions. The website subsequently received legal notice from a law firm representing Lim Chin Joo, Lim Chin Siong’s brother and the copyright owner of the published content, claiming that the site …

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Animal rights groups react over satirical pamphlet

The Cat Welfare Society (CWS), a volunteer group in Singapore championing cat welfare issues, posted on its Facebook page to respond to a poster (see image above) calling for the killing of stray cats, which was distributed at the recently concluded Singapore Night Festival. “The makers of this poster apparently consider this work “art” and have represented the same to members …

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Pioneer subsidies take effect, elderly confused

  Singaporeans 65-years old and above who visited their healthcare providers on Monday, when the subsidies for pioneer generation members kicked in, were left nonplussed when they found out that the subsidies applied only to fees for services and consultation, and not for medication. According to news reports, medical and dental healthcare providers saw a jump of 30 per cent …

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