Monthly Archives: July 2016

    LRT sped past three stations non-stop with passengers at Bukit Panjang LRT line
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    A passenger recalls the harrowing experience of how a Light-Rail Train at the Bukit Panjang LRT line sped past three stations on Thursday (28 July) and could not be stopped by the emergency stop button found in the cabin. Ms Jacqueline Bong was Read More

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    NUS students disappointed with suspension of all student-organised orientation
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    G Spot, a group of student who promote diversity and inclusivity, has come together with Gender Collective, an inclusive social group for people of all gender and sexual identities, to sign a statement of concern regarding the suspension of all student-organised freshmen activities. The suspension Read More

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    Proposed bill on Contempt of Court will further entrench self-censorship in Singapore
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    On 30 July, Community Action Network was invited to speak at an event “Protecting our judiciary and free speech” at the Singapore Management University. This is an excerpt of the speech. In the last 5 years, the government has clamped down on freedom Read More

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    Zulfikar Shariff’s Arrest and The Seeds of Terror
    By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

    Zulfikar Shariff’s arrest under the Internal Security Act (ISA) came as a surprise to many, but not all. There were many warning signs, even from a decade ago. To me, at least, it is a wonder how he got away with such things Read More

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    Government seeks views on Vulnerable Adult Bill 2016
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    After the infamous case of Yang Yin came to light, of how he allegedly misappropriated money from a wealthy widow and the public furor that followed, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) is holding a public consultation to get feedbacks from Read More

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    Media Literacy Council welcomes its 17 new members
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    The Minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim appointed 17 new members to the 30-member Media Literacy Council on 27 July, and that among them is its Chairman, Mr Lock Wai Han. Mr Lock is the former director of Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Mr Lock also has Read More

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    Enthusiastic responses to PM Lee’s invitation #InviteMeToNDR
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    “What would you do if you could be PM for 12 hours?” That was the question posed to launch a contest for citizens to attend this year’s National Day Rally. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is holding Read More

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    Remember Nizam: A Celebration in Music
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Pioneering musician. Award-winning filmmaker. All-round loveable guy. The local music, movie and creative scenes were devastated when, on 14 June, influential DIY figure, Abdul Nizam Hamid, unexpectedly passed away from liver, lung and pancreatic cancer. Nizam, as his friends called him, was only Read More

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    ST publishes op-ed by Zulfikar Shariff 2 years after his pro-ISIS posts
    By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

    Zulfikar Shariff is a name that is anything but new as far as the news in concerned. His first brush with the authorities came more than a decade ago when he instigated a group of Muslim Primary School girls to don the hijab Read More

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    So how does a 880k bin centre look like?
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Just last week, Auditor-General Office stated in its report for Financial Year 2015/2016 that there had been inadequate assessment on the reasonableness of the consultancy fee of $410,000 quoted for the construction of a bin centre built by the National Arts Council (NAC) for Read More

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