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Daily Archives: 2014-09-04

Australian expat charged for assault on jazz singer

  Australian expatriate, Aaron Jeremiejczyk, who was accused of punching local jazz musician Dawn Ho in March in Sentosa, has been charged for the alleged assault. Mr Jeremiejczyk has claimed trial. The alleged incident took place at the Beach Station in Sentosa at about 9.20pm on March 9 this year. The Online Citizen reported the incident in March. (See here.) …

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Yes to solar panels, savings for Singaporeans? – SDP

By Howard Lee The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has welcomed the Singapore government's plans to install more solar panels in Singapore, but has also expressed that the resulting energy savings should be passed back to Singaporeans. Minister for National Development Mr Khaw Boon Wan had made an announcement last Friday that the Housing Development Board (HDB) will aggregate demand across government agencies for …

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Frustrations of people “have reduced”: PM Lee

  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong feels that people are less upset now about things which they were frustrated about in the past. In a radio call-in programme last weekend, Mr Lee was asked if he felt the public was more satisfied over the past two years. “I believe people feel that the things that have caused them frustration in …

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Honour in Singapore – Relooking objectives and funding

Honour in Singapore” is a mini series by TOC following the recent formation of the Honour (Singapore) non-profit organisation, made up of distinguished individuals closely related to the government and a far-right Christian group. The series will explore some of their profiles, and bring to light what the group meant by “promoting a culture of honour and honouring” in Singapore. This is the summary article for …

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BBC censored lesbian “kiss” scene according to S’pore regulation

  The BBC censored a scene in the tv series, “Dr Who” in order “to comply with the MDA broadcast code in Singapore.” The deleted scene in the sci-fi series, being shown in the United Kingdom, was of Madame Vastra, a Silurian lizard-woman, "kissing" her human wife, Jenny Flint. The particular episode of the series, titled “Deep Breath” and shown …

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“Totally irresponsible” to support IS, says Yaacob Ibrahim

  The Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Yaacob Ibrahim, says it is “totally irresponsible” to show support for the Islamic State (IS), a jihadist group fighting to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Dr Yaacob was giving his comments on the sale of flags which resembled those used by the IS by a shop in Singapore. The owner of Albenyahya …

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No job protection for elderly cardboard collectors and karung gunis

By Singapore Armchair Critic On 2 September, the local Shin Min Daily News picked up the story of a Chinatown cardboard collector that first appeared online. The 67-year-old woman, who has been collecting cardboard in Chinatown for around 18 years, lamented that more Chinese nationals have been competing with her for discarded cardboard of late, drawing up “turfs” that are …

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