Daily Archives: 2015-07-20

Old-school fixture Shashlik Restaurant to close amid manpower shortage

Shashlik Restaurant is the Singaporean’s secret. A quaint 100-seater on the sixth floor of the slightly-shabby Far East Shopping Centre on Orchard Road, its clientele is unlikely to come from foot traffic. Its neighbours on that floor are empty lots, tuition centres and recruitment agencies. In the evenings, Shashlik is pretty much the only sign of life on that floor. …

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ORBIS: Maintaining flawless skin in a gentle and effective manner

Press release from ORBIS ORBIS announces its revolutionary solution to menstrual acne – the renewed CLEAR series that not only prevents menstrual acne, but also enhances the skin’s protective functions during the female monthly cycle. This new skincare line caters to female users who want a total skincare solution: getting rid of menstrual acne while maintaining beautiful skin condition, and …

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AWARE statement on the prosecution of Amos Yee

AWARE has grave concerns about the negative implications of the recent prosecution of Amos Yee. This statement focuses on harassment and hate speech as these areas are closest to our work, although we also share concerns that others have raised about the importance of upholding freedom of expression, children’s rights, and the integrity of people with autism and mental health …

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Ignoring domestic workers’ rights is what Singapore does best

By Rob O’Brien A few weeks ago I wrote a story about Marifel, the wonderful domestic worker who cared for my kids while I lived in Singapore for five years. The story, published on Medium, got 60,000 views — largely thanks to Facebook — and a spot on the Philippines current affairs programme Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho on GMA7. The response was astonishing, …

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Malaysia government blocks news website Sarawak Report

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has blocked UK-based independent news website Sarawak Report in relation to the investigation on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), which recently came into the limelight for alleged illegal money transfers to Prime Minister Najib Razak. “We have proceeded with limiting the access to the site,” said MCMC Strategic Communications senior director Sheikh Raffie Abdul Rahman to …

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