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Daily Archives: 2016-05-16

Meenah and Cheenah: A fun and hard laugh at Singapore’s racial stereotyping

Laugh your head off at racial stereotypes that accompanied many through their childhood to their adulthood in Singapore without people giving you a stare in the face at Dream Academy's brand new show, MEENAH AND CHEENAH! With a script masterfully written by Alfian Sa’at, this 90-minutes comedy sketch peppered with R-rated and suggestive content is bound to send some grasping at their stitches from …

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Survey: Low awareness and perceived risk of human papillomavirus (HPV) among Singaporean women 

Only 9% of women surveyed consider themselves at personal risk of HPV, an infection that will affect around 4 in 5 women by the time they are 50  In conjunction with Singapore’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, new survey results reveal an alarming knowledge gap among Singaporean women about cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV). Commissioned by Roche Diagnostics, in association …

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Human Rights Watch: Grant Clemency to Death Row Inmate

Sentencing of Kho Jabing Violated Fair Trial Rights (Bangkok, May 16, 2016) – Singapore President Tony Tan should urgently grant clemency to death row prisoner Kho Jabing, who is due to be executed on May 20, Human Rights Watch said today. Jabing was convicted of the murder of Cao Ruyin in 2007. On April 5, 2016, the Court of Appeal, …

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Response to Leow Yangfa’s plea to support Pink Dot

Below is a letter sent to TOC by a member of the public By Tan Kheng-Liang (Joseph) It is absurd to read Leow Yangfa's plea for Singaporeans to come down to support Pink Dot. In a nutshell, his plea revolves around the argument that many Singaporeans are unable to come down on their own accord because of factors such as societal norms. He thus pleads that we need to …

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S&P 500 forms head and shoulder, dollar index rallies

By Margaret yang, CMC Market FX – The dollar index surged to a 6-month high at the 94.56 area and continued to strengthen in Asian hours this morning. Last Friday’s US retail sales data and consumer sentiment beat market expectation. USD/JPY remained around 108.80. Immediate support and resistance levels for USD/JPY are at 107.00 and 110.00 respectively. USD/SGD is traded …

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The initial question on by-election by Raymond Tan is a valid one

By Sean Francis Han This is the by-product of gutter politics - in all it's ugly, debilitating glory. The initial statement made by Mr. Raymond Tan, asks whether or not the death of an incumbent MP within a GRC will force a by-election. Commenters were quick to call him a "horrible person" and a "beast", finally culminating in Minister Shanmugam …

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