Monthly Archives: December 2015

Ruslan: A second chance under a flyover
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

“Ruslan” is a documentary about a man who finds his second chance under a flyover and calls it home. The documentary is currently promoted in Singapore via Viddsee, a social watching platform for Southeast Asian films. The film’s subject, Ruslan first got into Read More

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Cambodian Prime Minister warns critics on Facebook that they can be traced
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Phnom Penh Post, Cambodian independent newspaper reports that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that Facebook users who insult him or criticise government policy on sensitive issues could be traced in a matter of hours. “My opponents should not make insults, because we Read More

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Israeli Embassy apologises for incident involving Singapore flag
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Israeli Embassy in a statement on Wednesday apologised for an incident in which the Singapore flag was used as a table cloth at a party hosted by one of its junior diplomats. In its statement, the Israeli Embassy said it “was appalled Read More

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Train fault causes service disruption between Boon Lay and Clementi MRT stations two days in a row
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Train operator, SMRT announced in a tweet this morning that a train fault near Jurong East MRT station disrupted normal train service, resulting in additional travelling time along the East-West Line. This is the second day since a train fault has disrupted train Read More

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Car free Sundays in CBD and around Padang in 2016 for six months trial by URA
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Parts of the Civic District and Central Business District (CBD) will be closed from traffic on the last Sunday of each month for six months, starting from 28 February next year. This comes under a pilot initiative, “Car-Free Sunday” by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Read More

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Access to water is a human right
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By M Ravi In modern day Singapore, there are still people who cannot afford to pay their utilities bill, which results in the termination of their water/electricity supply by the Public Utilities Board (PUB) and SP Services. I came across a few cases when Read More

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Man arrested and to be charged for serial cat abuses at Yishun
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Above shows one of the abused cats, Greyie, who was found badly injured at Northland Primary School. Greyie has survived and is recuperating at the vet but its hind legs are now paralysed. (Photo: Cat Welfare Society) In a joint news release on Read More

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Ruling does not address legality of Trademark Ban under International Law, says tobacco company
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Philip Morris Asia Limited (PMAL), a Hong Kong based cigarette and tabacco company that is the parent of Philip Morris Australia, said today that an arbitral tribunal has declined jurisdiction to hear the merits of PMAL’s case against the Commonwealth of Australia under Australia’s Read More

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Battling climate change through personal change
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By George Jacobs The recent Paris climate change deal has been hailed as historic, but now that the hoopla has died down, many are wondering whether it will really lead to actions to slow global warming or whether the deal will only amount Read More

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The astonishing Singapore stone
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By E.S. Shankar Among the 10 artifacts listed as National Treasures  and displayed at the Singapore National Museum is the intriguing Singapore Stone with its links to the Sejarah Melayu. As with the successful effort to have the 1535 Sejarah Melayu or Malay Annals Read More

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