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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Shopping for death row

By Rachel Zeng Working on Kho Jabing’s case hasn’t been a walk in the park. I would describe the days between 2 to 5 November as an intense week that ended with a glimmer of hope. Although his execution has been stayed, my mind can’t help but go back to the series of events that occurred in the evening of the day …

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Taking lessons from Canada’s 2015 cabinet

By Ghui The world is increasingly a smaller place. With global travel at an all time high and the advent of social media giving virtually everyone a voice, it is no surprise that the traditionally less represented people amongst us have been clamouring for greater recognition. There have been notable developments on this front. Take Ireland for instance, which made …

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The Lady of Steel

By Dr Wong Wee Nam Aung San Suu Kyi is a remarkable woman. If she had not gone back to Burma, we would not have been able to witness the steel beneath a deceptively frail-looking housewife. She became a politician overnight because of circumstances. Even under the same circumstances, not many would be able to achieve what she did. Considering …

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The Magna Carta: Not quite what we think it is

If distinguished individuals such as Justice Judith Prakash, a judge in Singapore’s Supreme Court, and Mr Scott Wightman, the British High Commissioner to Singapore, don’t know much about the Magna Carta beyond its extremely tenuous links to Robin Hood, the rest of us can probably be forgiven for our ignorance. The Magna Carta has long had a reputation as a …

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“Inside out” with condo for rent

By PropertySoul I was exhausted after coming back from a week long business trip. So when the kids wanted to watch the movie Inside Out on a Saturday morning, I was most willing to take them to the cinema – I could enjoy a 2-hour nap in my seat! The story of Inside Out develops around a 11-year-old girl Riley …

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Singapore takes part in for Kindness Worldwide Flashmob

Diners at Lau Pa Sat were treated to a surprise performance last evening when a group of dancers started dancing in the middle of the iconic hawker centre. Jointly organised by the Singapore Kindness Movement and Life Vest Inside, some 25 participants put on an energetic display as part of the 4th annual Dance for Kindness Worldwide Flashmob. Keeping on …

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Three Taiwanese activists deported from Changi due to “special rules” on 7 Nov

Three activist from Taiwan were deported from Changi Airport after being held for interrogation by immigration officers under reason of “special rules” for today (7 November) The three activists from “Struggle for Democracy” in Taiwan arrived at the Changi Airport this morning and were taken in for questioning in a small room by immigration officers. The officers told the activists …

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Taiwan politician arrested by police ahead of historical China-Taiwan meeting

Today will be the historical meeting between the leaders of China and Taiwan. The first meeting since China’s civil war in 1949. It has been reported by Taiwan’s media, Taiwan Solidarity Union’s candidate, Xiao Ya Tan who arrived in Singapore yesterday ahead of the meeting, was arrested by the Singapore Police along with 3 other individuals this morning at 7am. …

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Automated imigration clearance service for eligible holders Of PRC passports

Singapore’s Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) has announced that from 16 November this year, the enhanced immigration automated clearance system (eIACS) service will be extended to eligible holders of People’s Republic of China (PRC) passports. ICA noted that the extension will provide greater travel convenience for PRC visitors and facilitate trade, business and tourism links between Singapore and the PRC.Holders …

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