Daily Archives: 2016-08-16

    Amnesty International : Contempt of court bill is a threat to freedom of expression
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Singapore’s Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill is a broad and vaguely worded law that will impose yet another undue restriction on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. “Under the guise of protecting the judicial system, the new law threatens to criminalise people Read More

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    Should Joseph Schooling renounce his Singaporean citizenship?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    By Iamasingaporean I just read today that Joseph Schooling was granted national service (NS) deferment by the Singapore Armed Forces. He will have to serve after the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Now, I’m for national service. There are many reasons why I believe in Read More

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    Teenage blogger trial part of Singapore’s efforts to erase criticism, UN rights expert warns
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    GENEVA (15 August 2016) – The upcoming trial in Singapore of teenage blogger over posts he made on his Facebook page and comments in his blog is deeply worrying and a sign of the increased criminalization of expression in the country, the United Read More

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    Minister of Home Affairs avoids question of applying laws retrospectively by making snarky remark
    By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

    On 15 August at the 22nd session of the 13th Parliament, Members of Parliament raised questions on the findings by Auditor-General Office (AGO) in regards to overpayment of allowance by the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to its Volunteer Special Constabulary (VSC) officers. In its audit Read More

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    SAF medical support team to be sent to Iraq in 2017
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    Last updated on August 20th, 2016 at 07:50 amDr Lim Wee Kiak from Sembawang GRC asked the Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen whether he can provide an update on Singapore’s deployment to support the multinational coalition against the Islamic State in Read More

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    NMPs vote yes to new law on Contempt of Court despite no clarification to concerns
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Last updated on August 18th, 2016 at 09:23 amI feel that the division on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill shows out of many things, the uselessness and non-democratic nature of the Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs). The bill was passed 72 against Read More

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    China A50 future surges on Hong Kong-Shenzhen link
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Last updated on October 28th, 2017 at 03:43 amBy Margaret Yang, CMC Markets China stocks rise cheerfully due to optimism Catalyzed by the news that the long awaited Hong Kong-Shenzhen link will soon be officially announced, Hong Kong and China stock markets rallied Read More

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    Police investigate Singapore Sports Hub partner
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Kannan Raj Consistel, a partner of the Singapore Sports Hub is under police investigations and has been fined S$300,000 for falsifying documents and failing to seek approval from the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) before it transferred antenna operations in the Sports Hub to Consistel Read More

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    Delay on NSL due to track fault, Passengers to expect 10 minutes delay
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    SMRT tweeted at 7.44 am on 16 August that its North-South Line (NSL) needs 10 minutes addtional travel time from Marina South Pier to Braddell towards Jurong East due to a track fault. [NSL]: Estimate 10 mins additional travel time from #MarinaSouthPier to Read More

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    Netizens lambast Singapore Parliament’s cheapshot at stealing Schooling’s glory
    By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

    The Government held a motion in Parliament on Monday to congratulate Joseph Schooling on the Olympic gold medal he won on 13 August in the 100m butterfly final at the Rio Olympics 2016. Parliament Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth Baey Yam Keng, Read More

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