Monthly Archives: July 2016

Philippines President, Duterte vows to revive death penalty for the country

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have vowed to wipe out drug traffickers by reinstating the death penalty in country and even urged ordinary Filipinos to kill drug addicts when he took his oath to be the next president of Philippines on Thursday (30 June). The newly elected president of Phillipine was visiting a slum at Manila after he took the vow of presidency when he reportedly …

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Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong on Friday

Yesterday, in an event which included official celebrations and a protest march, tensions hang over Hong Kong‘s usual 1 July commemoration of the handover from the U.K. to China. Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong yesterday to mark the anniversary, with pro-independence groups rallying for the first time amid fears Beijing is tightening its grip. The anniversary of …

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The Istana Grounds open to the public on Wednesday for Hari Raya Puasa

The Istana Grounds will open to the public on Wednesday, 6 July, from 8.30 am to 6 pm in celebration of Hari Raya Puasa, the President’s Office announced in a press release on Friday (1 July). However, the Istana Lawn, which is still under renovation until the end of the year, will remain closed and will not be part of this event. Members …

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Singapore actress, Rui En Fined for careless driving

Local television actress, Rui En was fined S$700 for a charge of careless driving after pleading guilty on Friday (1 July), without being disqualified from driving. The 35-year-old actress was charged with one count of driving without due care and attention after knocking a stationary motorcycle at April 12. She had nothing to say in defense. The prosecution had sought a fine …

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Bryan Lim charged for threatening post made on Facebook

Bryan Lim, a Singaporean Facebook user, was charged on June 30 for making a threatening post made on Facebook. Lim wrote in a post, “I am a Singaporean citizen. I am a NSman. I am a father. And I swear to protect my nation. Give me the permission to open fire. I would like to see these £@€$^*s die for their causes.” …

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Markets extend rally on more stimulus hopes

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equity markets extended their third day of rallying as the Bank of England hinted that more monetary stimulus is on the roadmap to battle the post-Brexit economic fallout.  The S&P 500 index soared another 1.36% and closed at 2098.8 points, getting closer to the strong resistance zone between 2,100 and 2,120. The Singapore stock market …

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