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Daily Archives: 2016-06-15

Open letter to Pastor Lawrence Khong of FCBC

The below is an open letter sent by Nicholas Lim, founder and Facebook administrator of GLBT Voices Singapore to Pastor Lawrence Khong of Faith Community Baptist Church, in an attempt to reach out for a dialogue to bridge the differences between Mr Khong’s flock and LGBT community. Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Khong issued a statement on his public fanpage about the …

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A Singaporean problem? Or a gay one?

The Government must take steps to protect the gay community from itself. By Ashutosh Ravikrishnan SINGAPORE — On Tuesday (June 14), Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam uttered the little heard G-word (gay, not Government) after the horrific shootings in Orlando over the weekend. In a short interview with reporters, he settled the question once and for all: The …

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A Green Revolution: A Review of Trees, A Crowd…

By Ng Yi-Sheng Last Thursday, the Twenty-Something Theatre Festival kicked off with its first week of shows, all written, produced and performed by folks 29 and under. I managed to review most of the plays on offer (read here), but for logistical reasons, I had to miss the headliner: the specially commissioned Trees, A Crowd…, by director-playwright Irfan Kasban. I’ve …

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Volatility jumps and safe-haven demand surges, MSCI delays including A-shares

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – It has been a bloodbath of a week for Asian equities, with Japanese equities hammered as the yen strengthened on safe-haven flows. The risk sentiment is getting increasingly cautious as the UK referendum on Europe draws closer. Separately, MSCI announced that it will delay the inclusion of China A-shares into the MSCI Emerging …

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