Daily Archives: 2015-12-03

Rethinking the haze and Indonesia

By Vernon Chan Tiny and rich Singapore flails comically when it comes to Indonesia and the haze. For all its claims of being a diplomatic giant on the world stage, Singapore fumed helplessly for the last two months as forests and peatland burned in Borneo and Sumatra. It’s a smog that gives Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong a run for their …

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Singapore Botanic Gardens to get its own documentary

It’s been a big year for the Singapore Botanic Gardens. In July this year the World Heritage Committee unanimously endorsed its bid to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making the 150-year-old garden the first and only tropical botanic garden to be the list. And now it’ll be the star of its very own 60-minute documentary. A World …

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Network security company reveals attacks on Hong Kong media outlets by Chinese hackers

FireEye, a US-based network security company, has released the results of its research into a recent campaign carried out by a Chinese cyber threat group, referred to as “[email protected]”, using Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) methods targeting Hong Kong-based media organizations. In August, the group sent spear phishing emails about newsworthy developments with malicious attachments to Hong Kong-based media organizations, including …

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MDA confirms ban on Christ film

The Media Development Authority (MDA) has confirmed that the film, The Last Temptation of Christ, is banned in Singapore. The censorship authority informed Mr Martyn See, who had submitted the film to the agency for rating in June, of the ban on Wednesday. (See See’s Facebook posting here.) The1988 film, based on a 1955 book by Nikos Kazantkakis, portrayed the …

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