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Daily Archives: 2014-09-26

Government’s deafening silence on surveillance malware

By Terry Xu TOC has earlier reported on a Singapore private company’s alleged purchase of surveillance malware revealed via WikiLeak’s media release on 15th September, and the report on what the surveillance malware can possibly do. We have also since sent many queries to government agencies asking about this matter. The government has been silent on the issue - too …

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Orchard Rd to be closed for pedestrians, a la 1988?

  In August 1988, just one week before the general elections that year, what was to become Singapore’s biggest street party then was launched. Named “Swing Singapore”, the party was an opportunity for Singaporeans to let their hang down and party the night away. That year, a new electoral concept – the group representation constituency (GRC) – was introduced for …

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Dengue outbreak at Chestnut Avenue… due to construction site?

By Ruhong, SG Outbreak Dengue cases are going up again, with 402 last week. The total number of dengue cases this year had crossed the 15,000 mark on 20 September. Three people have died of dengue since the start of this year, with the latest being an 81-year old woman who lived at Serangoon North Avenue 1 on 13 September. In 2013, …

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Emma Watson’s speech on the F word

By Dr Martha Tara Lee Social media the world over exploded in discussion over one speech on Sept 20. It is none other than Emma Watson's HeForShe Speech at the United Nations. The newly minted UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women, Watson is best known as the actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. Cast as Hermione at the age of nine, Watson has bloomed into a young …

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MP Intan breaks silence on criticisms

  After a week of silence, Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar, People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Ang Mo Kio GRC, has finally responded to queries on her role in Chinese national Yang Yin’s permanent resident status. Speaking to the press on Thursday, Dr Intan said she “does not know Yang personally” but had written a letter of …

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