Daily Archives: 2016-03-24

The Real Singapore’s former editor Ai Takagi sentenced to 10-months jail

Former editor of website The Real Singapore (TRS) Ai Takagi, 23, was sentenced to a 10-month jail term on four charges of sedition over the publication of articles promoting racial hatred. She pleaded guilty to four of seven counts of sedition charges. The content posted on now defunct TRS, which was shut down in May last year, has been cited …

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Office of the Elected President should be abolished: WP

In response to the review of the Elected Presidency (EP) system, the Workers’ Party (WP) called in a submission to the Constitutional Commission Secretariat for the abolishment of the office of the EP. In the submission on 21 March, the WP stated that this has been their stance on this matter since the 1980s. The WP raised numerous issues in …

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The Art of Forgetting – a review of Manifesto

By Wong Chee Meng Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past. – 1984, George Orwell How should Manifesto (9-20 March 2016) by Drama Box and The Necessary Stage be remembered, in the afterlife of its ‘exploration of socio-political issues’ - to borrow what MDA has cited in its imposition of an R18 rating? Hopefully …

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Singapore Inflation dips further; US market retreats with commodities;

By Margaret Yang Singapore Feb inflation dropped by 0.8% YoY, its 16th consecutive negative month since Nov 14. This was mainly due to a softening rental market as well as weakening COE (Certificate of Entitlement for private road transport). Negative inflation indicates that the demand for accommodation and private transportation was dampened by slower economic activity. The country’s rental of …

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