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Daily Archives: 2015-04-07

Former nurse charged with sedition and lying to police

Former nurse Ed Mundsel Bello Ello, better known by his Facebook handle Edz Ello, was charged on Tuesday, 7 April, with sedition and giving false information to the police following comments after allegedly making anti-Singaporean comments on Facebook. The 28 year-old Filipino national was sacked by his former employer Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), who had said that "his conduct goes …

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AGC drops case against teen responsible for fake LKY death announcement

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has decided not to prosecute the male Singaporean student who was responsible for releasing a fake announcement of the supposed death of Lee Kuan Yew. On 18 March, the student posted a doctored screenshot of an earlier 2010 media statement by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). It stated: “Mr Lee Kuan Yew, age 91, passed away …

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6 dead in 4 months – how did govt agencies miss the signs?

Time to eradicate death trap dormitories On 3 April, two foreign workers from Bangladesh were killed in a dormitory fire in Geylang. This was the second incident in four months which has resulted in fatalities. On 6 December last year, four foreign workers (Malaysians) were also killed in a fire in Geylang, also in a dormitory. That fire took place …

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Scrap repressive counter-​terrorism bill: HRW to Malaysia

The Malaysian government should withdraw the proposed counter -​terrorism law now with parliament and ensure future drafts protect fundamental rights, Human Rights Watch said. The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2015 would reintroduce indefinite detention without trial or judicial review, and violate due process rights in the name of preventing terrorism. Parliament is expected to vote on the bill before the session …

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Most Singaporeans against animal culling: ACRES

Animal protection is important to Singaporeans and only a minority agrees with the current animal culling measures, as findings from a first-ever comprehensive public survey on animal protection issues in Singapore revealed. A joint effort by the Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES) and Millward Brown Singapore, a media and communication consultancy, the survey was conducted in January 2015 in …

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Police investigating alleged assault by its officers during spot check

The Online Citizen (TOC) reported on Sunday that a police report has been lodged against several police officers for possible assault on a 41-year old man during a spot check conducted at a nightclub. The man, Mr Lim Chin Huat, had filed the police report after he was allegedly manhandled by several police officers at the nightclub where Mr Lim …

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Telling the good developers from the bad ones

A priest is dying. On his deathbed, he asks to see a property developer and a lawyer. Both of them arrive timely to see him. “We are very touched that you remember us at the end of your journey.” They tell the priest. The priest gasps, holding tightly the hands of the developer and the lawyer. “All my life I’ve …

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