Daily Archives: 2014-10-29

A-Mei leads openly gay men to strip for awareness campaign

SINGAPORE (29th October 2014) – Asia’s first  high fashion and lifestyle digital journal for the Asian LGBT community ELEMENT Magazine publishes its 10th issue alongside the launch of The Rainbow Campaign. In line with the upcoming Taiwan Pride Parade, renowned Taiwanese singer A-Mei will be fronting the campaign as well as appearing on the cover of ELEMENT Magazine. The only …

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Culture of dissent – barometer of ground sentiment

By Howard Lee Many of us in Singapore stared in awe and admiration as the protests in Hong Kong extended into weeks. We marvelled at the miracle of a street protest that has all the makings of a courtesy campaign, as pro-democracy protesters made up mostly of students – in any other part of the world generally dismissed as unruly …

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Section 377A of Penal Code upheld in Constitutional challenge

  The Court of Appeal today rejected two separate Constitutional challenges to Section 377A of the Penal Code, the law that criminalises sex between men, maintaining that the law does not contravene Singapore's Constitution. Judges Andrew Phang, Belinda Ang and Woo Bih Li, the three-judge in the Court of Appeal, rejected the two challenges that sought to strike down the law. …

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Animal welfare group request for help on cat cut in half

Images of the body of a cat cut in half has been circulating online, prompting condemnation from animal welfare groups and a call for more information to assist with investigation. The body of the cat in Marine Cresent was posted online by a Facebook user and has garnered more than 900 shares. The Singapore Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals …

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Escalators stopped to prevent overcrowding of platforms due to delays at NSL

Train delays along the SMRT’s North-South line (NSL) this morning at around 7am which resulted in waiting time to vary between 5 mins to 7 mins. Sources informed TOC that announcements were made at the stations citing the delays to be caused by train fault at Ang Mo Kio. Due to the delays, the platforms were crowded with passengers waiting to board the …

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“To Singapore With Love” premiers in London

By Ghui Local film To Singapore with Love premièred in London to great fanfare on 27 October 2014, with an attendance list of mainly young Singaporeans eager to watch a film about their homeland and also to see first-hand for themselves what the fuss was about. Four screenings with Q&A sessions with director Tan Pin Pin, organised by the SEA ArtsFest – …

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Hong Kong occupiers commemorates one month occupation

Post by 蘋果日報. Hong Kong occupiers gathered at the sites in Admiralty, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok at 5.57pm to mark the one month milestone of the "Occupy Central" movement which sought for free elections of the Hong Kong's Chief Executive. 5.57 pm was the time when riot police fired the first canisters of tear gas in Admiralty on September …

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Don’t be paranoid, PM Lee says, but be paranoid

By Andrew Loh - Repeating what he had said last September, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cautioned that Singaporeans should “always know that somebody can take your lunch away.” Mr Lee was speaking at the Forbes Global CEO Conference at the Shangri-La Hotel on Tuesday. Last September, Mr Lee had cautioned Singaporeans against foreigners who would “steal your lunch”. "If …

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Victim protection enforces the law; Batons and raids do not

Adequate victim assistance and protection serve the interest both of the victim and of prosecution of the offenders. From a law enforcement perspective, poor victim assistance and protection may discourage victims from seeking assistance from law enforcement officials for fear of mistreatment, deportation or potential risks to their personal safety.” - UNODC, Model Law on Trafficking in Persons, p.44 By …

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AVA: 62 farms to be affected by land use changes

62 farms in the Lim Chu Kang area to be affected by land use changes to build more HDB flats for larger population in Singapore. According to the statement by Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) to local media. The western part of Lim Chu Kang will be needed for military purposes. These plots of land will replace the current training grounds that Ministry …

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