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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Greatest PR copywriting in the past decade by Russia

On Putin’s, “To forgive the terrorists is up to God, to send them to him is up to me”. By Sean Francis Han This is probably the greatest Public Relations (PR) copywriting magnum opus I've seen in the past decade. Why? Because of how absolutely calculated, affective, and untrue it is. Putin has little to no interest in eradicating ISIS. …

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Should I buy or should I rent?

By Property Soul A friend recently moved from one rented home to another. The family of four is still staying in a condominium in the east side of Singapore, but this time a better one – it is newer, bigger, and asking for lower rent too. According to the latest SRX Rental Market Flash Report, rents for non-landed private rentals …

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LTA officer strike Uber driver at Bugis taxi stand

A recent video which is the talk of the town on social media shows a fight between a LTA officer and an Uber driver, Goh Kok Ling, 59. In the video, the driver on the left of the screen was seen whispering something to the LTA officer on the right of the screen, when suddenly the LTA officer started punching …

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Cheng makes allegations against TOC; MLC chairman disagrees with Cheng

Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) and current member of the Media Literacy Council, Calvin Cheng, has made an allegation against the editors of The Online Citizen (TOC). In a Facebook post on 25 November, Mr Cheng charged that Ms Kirsten Han, who is a freelance journalist and who is also a member of the TOC editorial team, was a …

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MLC: Calvin Cheng did not engage in hate speech

Media Literacy Council (MLC) has published a statement by its chairman on the recent comments made by former Nominated Member of Parliament, Mr Calvin Cheng, about killing children of terrorists just "in case" they grow up to take revenge. Mr Cheng posted on a thread about liberalism and security started by Future-Moves group chief executive Devadas Krishnadas. Below is the …

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Men and boys: Part of the solution to ending gender-based violence

Alvin Wong is the programme coordinator for WE CAN! Singapore, a campaign that seeks to end violence against women. As part of White Ribbon Week, TOC got in touch with him to talk about gender-based violence and how men and boys can do their part. How did the White Ribbon Campaign come about? The White Ribbon Campaign began in Canada …

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Petition launched to remove Adam Lambert from MediaCorp 2015 countdown show

A petition has been launched online for MediaCorp to remove singer-songwriter Adam Lambert from the countdown show, "Celebrate 2016" that is to be aired on 31 December. The petition referenced to Mr Lambert's "track record" of his past performances and how it runs contrary to mainstream family values. The petition writes, "Adam Lambert is hardly the kind of performer to send …

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