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Daily Archives: 2016-06-14

Hate cannot be allowed to take root in Singapore

Joint Statement by Singapore’s LGBT Community Groups SINGAPORE, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – The mass shooting in an LGBT nightclub in Orlando is a tragedy and sobering reminder of the homophobia LGBT individuals experience on a daily basis. We are shocked and saddened by what has transpired in Orlando and we share in the pain of the families and friends …

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Candlelight vigil to mourn for the 49 killed at the Orlando shooting

About 700 individuals turned up at Hong Lim Park on Tuesday evening to participate in a candle light vigil organised to show solidarity with the victims' families and loved ones of the Orlando shooting. On Sunday (12 June), a gunman entered Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and carried out the deadliest shooting in US history. 49 was killed, with at least …

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Curtailment of Foreign Sponsorship at Speakers’ Corner – an impotent and purposeless exercise

By George Hwang On 7 Jun 2016, the Ministry of Home Affairs (“MHA”) issued a press release against foreign sponsorships of Pink Dot. Subsequently, it was reported that MHA would be reviewing the rules governing usage of Speakers’ Corner. This unprecedented move lacks sound policy reasoning. The claim that foreign entities should not interfere with our domestic issues is superficial. …

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Economics and computing degree courses move up to top 5 earners

By Digital Senior As compared to the previous year, law, medical and business courses remained as the top 5 earners while we have economics and computing degrees as new entrants. With Singapore moving towards being an IT hub, there is a huge demand for IT savvy people. It is not hard to figure out why computing has moved up the …

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