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Daily Archives: 2016-07-19

MoU signed by Singapore and Malaysia for double-track High Speed Rail

This afternoon, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the High-Speed Railway project that will link Singapore and Malaysia was signed by representatives from the two neighbouring countries. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Singapore Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak. The ceremony was held at PM Najib official residence at Sri Perdana, Putrajaya after …

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Grey Pride: A Review of “My Mother Buys Condoms”, by W!ld Rice

Ng Yi-Sheng Back in 2008, I kicked off a routine theatre review with the following words: “Guess what, guys? Old is the new gay!” In that write up, I argued that Singaporean theatremakers were finally getting over their obsession with the LGBT community, and that they’d begun redirecting their attentions to another oppressed minority: senior citizens. I listed a string …

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Copyright holders urged Google to remove 500 million infringing links

More than 500,000,000 allegedly infringing links on internet search engine, Google were asked to be removed by the copyright holders. The number of the links being reported during early six months of 2016 has almost reached the amount of the reports made the entire year of 2015. In the updated "How Google Fights Piracy" report, Google, the company claims that …

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Police arrest 32-yr-old woman for unauthorised use of credit card

Police announced said on July 17 that a 32-year-old woman has been arrested for the unauthorised use of another person's credit card. An unauthorized credit card transactions from the victim’s card on various online sales platforms was reported to the police on April 13, 2016. Following the report, the officers from the Tanglin Division conducted investigations and successfully established the …

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ICA confirms Minister Tan and his grassroots were given priority clearance at Tuas checkpoint

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) confirms Minister Tan Chuan-Jin and his entourage of grassroots leaders and members were cleared through the customs with expedited clearance via a counter specially opened by its officers. Member of Parliament for Hougang SMC, Png Eng Huat had posted on his Facebook yesterday about his experience at the Tuas Immigration Checkpoint on Saturday after a …

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Forum to discuss the extent of multiculturalism in Singapore

Singapore is multicultural? Really? Cultural diversity has long been a hallmark of Singapore society. We boast about being a bustling global city with a multi-racial and multi-religious society. But just how deep is our cultural diversity? To what extent do our different groups and cultures understand and accommodate each other? Do our daily intercultural encounters lessen or harden social prejudices?
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Singapore seek assistance from Thai govt to repatriate bank robbery suspect

Singapore authorities are seeking assistance from Thai government to repatriate Canadian bank robbery suspect, David Hames Roach to Singapore. The Singapore Police Force also said that they have made a "mutual legal assistance" request to Thai authorities to send evidence seized from the 26-year-old suspect over to Singapore. In the event where the suspect is unable to be repatriated to …

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