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Daily Archives: 2016-08-01

Protecting our Judiciary and Free Speech

By Teo Soh Lung The forum on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill at Wee Kim Wee Centre was an eye opener. The law on contempt of court has always been a petrifying and disturbing subject, one that opposes our right to free speech and expression guaranteed by our Constitution. Its application has been arbitrary and it is sometimes used …

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Belgian expatriate pleas guilty for causing death of his five-year-old son

Philippe Marcel Guy Graffart, a Belgian expatriate, pleaded guilty in High Court on Monday (1 August) to a charge of culpable homicide to causing the death of his five-year-old son last October. The 42-year-old man, an Executive Director at the Singapore arm of Nordea Investment Funds, admitted to having suffocated his son with a cushion, Keryan Gabriel Cedric Graffart, and prevented …

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NUS Student Union expresses concern towards the freshmen orientation

The Student Union of National University of Singapore has expressed its concerns towards the sexualized activities during the student-organised activities which happened in the AY2016/2017 on its Facebook page. In the first official statement by the NUS student union on 31 July, it said that the activities, which came to light after The News Paper brought the issue up, was held …

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SMRT confirms run-away train incident on 28 July

SMRT has just issued its response in regards to a passenger's experience involving a run-away light-rail train at Bukit Panjang LRT line (BPLRT) that sped past three stations on Thursday last week (28 July). Ms Jacqueline Bong had earlier shared with TOC on how the train that she and her friend at Sengar station,  sped past three stations without stopping, failing to …

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Workers’ Party calls for transparency on the interventions to correct lapses highlighted in AGO report

Workers' Party (WP) has called for transparency on the government's interventions that will be applied to correct and repair the damage done in the systemic lapses that had been highlighted in the Auditor-General's Office's report that was just published. In the press release penned by Leon Perera, Deputy Chair of WP's Media Team and Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, the party …

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Here’s why Singaporeans are not ready for marriage

By SingSaver.com.sg A survey we did with dating app Paktor reveals that 63% of Singaporean couples are financially unprepared for marriage. Data from the Social and Family Development Ministry show that Singaporeans value families and want to get married. So why did the number of single 20-something Singaporeans increase over the last 5 years? We hooked up with local dating app Paktor …

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