Daily Archives: 2015-07-01

“Sizeable majority” at Bishan BBQ were “decked in grassroots attire”: attendee
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

Even as the People’s Association (PA) explained the distribution of tickets to a celebratory barbeque (BBQ) organised by the Australian High Commission, members of the public continue to criticise the PA’s part in the incident. The High Commission had approached the PA to Read More

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S’pore courts “ought to play a larger role in protecting minority rights”: law prof
By Kirsten Han Published on by Kirsten Han 0

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday emphasised the need for Singapore’s legislature to have a “much more cautious approach towards social issues” – such as LGBT equality and same-sex marriage – compared to the US, whose recent Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruling made Read More

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Two security incidents at Woodlands checkpoint in two days
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

A week after a Singaporean man was arrested for failing to stop as instructed at the Tuas Checkpoint, two more similar incidents have occurred at the Woodlands checkpoint. In a press release on Tuesday, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said the first Read More

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SG50 BBQ controversy: Tickets issued to manage crowd, says PA
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

The People’s Association (PA) says it had issued “a total of 4,800 tickets to residents” for the SG50 barbeque event organised by the Australian High Commission (AHC) last Sunday. The Straits Times reports that the AHC had approached the PA “to help with Read More

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Chinese Muslim’s job application for admin role rejected because she “can’t eat pork”
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

By Ariffin Sha Ms Heidi Heng was left dumbfounded when she her job application for an administrative job was rejected. It was not the rejection per se that shocked her but rather the reason she was rejected. Ms Heidi told The Online Citizen that Read More

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