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Daily Archives: 2015-06-06

Total death toll of 19 from earthquake at Mount Kinabalu

Malaysian news has reported that the search and rescue officials have concluded that the death toll from Friday’s earthquake at Mount Kinabalu to be a total of 19. This come after the recovery of 17 bodies on top of the mountain on Saturday. The officials involved in the search and rescue operation said they did not expect any more bodies …

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Pinkdot SG invites PM Lee to Pinkdot 2015

By PinkDot SG SINGAPORE, Saturday, June 6, 2015 – It is very disappointing to hear Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s response to the query on same-sex marriage at a recent interview with regional journalists. Firstly, we respectfully differ with PM’s views that ‘we do not harass them (LGBT Singaporeans) or discriminate against them’. LGBT people in Singapore continue to be …

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Misconceptions in Lawrence Wong’s accusations: AHPETC

The Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) said that Minister of Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong’s accusations of the town council was “surprising and puzzling”, which led to town council chairman Sylvia Lim issuing a statement to “correct the misconceptions”. Mr Wong’s opinion piece, published in The Straits Times of 5 June, had identified areas where he felt AHPETC has did …

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MP clarifies that she did not send out bottles of soy sauce to residents

Just last evening,  a Facebook page, “Talk Cock Singapore” posted an image of a comment by a person named Rachel Juliana Elias, and in the comment, she claimed that Member of Parliament, Dr Lily Neo had sent out bottles of soy sauce to residents with pamphlets of her portrait on it. The Facebook page shared the comment along with an image …

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21 things S’pore is “not ready” for under the PAP

On Thursday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong regurgitated his position that Singapore may not need too many opposition Members of Parliament. He was reported to have said that “democratic progress [is] not about number of opposition MPs in Parliament.” Mr Lee’s remarks, made in an interview with reporters, are nothing new. He had in the past said, referring to any …

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