Daily Archives: 2016-08-17

Why I fear being a blogger in Singapore

By Iamasingaporean I recently started blogging.  I felt like I had a lot to say. I wanted a voice. I wanted to be heard. I wanted people to think, and to debate with others about the various topics that I write about. I’ve always wanted to start a blog. I have been in contemplation for a long time. Fear was …

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Malaysian oil tanker hijacked and taken into Indonesian waters

A Malaysian oil tanker carrying 900,000 litres of diesel has been hijacked and taken into Indonesian waters. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA)’s chief wrote on twitter on 16 August that it suspected the ship, MT Vier Harmoni, was seized in the water of Kuantan Port. MTVierHarmoni didaftrkan diBatam dilaporkan hilang, disyaki dilarikan diperairan Kuantan Port. APMM lancar siasatan. pic.twitter.com/BTg2wVHrqO — …

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Amos Yee represents himself in court to stand trial against 8 charges

Teenage blogger, Amos Yee, 17, turned up in court today to stand trial against 8 charges filed upon him by the State Prosecutors over alleged offences dealing with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings under Section 298 of the Penal Code and failure to turn up for police interviews under Section 174 of the Penal Code Section 298 refers to …

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Massive fire at Tampines Street engulfs building in flames

(17 August) Massive fire accident happening at a building located at 39 Tampines Street with 23 vehicles deployed by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) to fight the fire. SCDF posted a video on the fire scene, showing the fire raging on the 3rd and 4th floor of No. 39, Tampines Street 92, CK Building SCDF wrote that it has deployed …

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NMPs are Believers of the System

By Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) are Believers – they believe that the system is fundamentally sound but needs tweaking here and there, and that the Government is basically good though not perfect. If one is a Believer, then words of assurance will suffice. But not for one who is a Cynic, who sees the system as one …

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No Cooling-Off day for voting on Contempt of Court Bill

By Teo Soh Lung Minister of Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam was in a hurry. He must get his Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill passed on Monday evening even though it meant inconveniencing 81 Members of Parliament (MPs) till well past 9 pm. What is the urgency? I don’t know. I had thought the new law was meant to curb …

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