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Daily Archives: 2016-08-19

BBC interview with Pingtjin Thum and Sui Yi Siong on new Contempt of Court Law

Historian Thum Pingtjin, known as PJ Thum, and lawyer Sui Yi Siong shared their views on the recently passed Administration of Justice (Protection) Act - the Contempt of Court Law, on a BBC program. Mr Sui is a Legal Associate at Harry Elias Partnership, and Mr Thum is a Research Associate at the Centre for Global History and coordinator of Project Southeast Asia …

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WP opposes new Contempt of Court law due to several areas of grave concern

Workers’ Party issued a statement on Friday evening to highlight and list the reasons behind why the party objects to the introduction of the new Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill and that there continues to be several areas of grave concern regarding the bill that have yet to be addressed. It wrote that it believes in the important role of the Parliament in …

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CNA-IPS Survey on Race Relations – Read Between the Lines

Many would argue that the mainstream media is fond of jumping to conclusions when it comes to interpreting surveys and it seems apparent again in the latest survey on the issue of race relations. Admittedly commissioned by Channel NewsAsia (CNA) itself, the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) which is a part of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy …

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Man arrested for hit-and-run case at Newton food centre

In a news release on 19 August, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated that a 40-year-old man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run accident at Newton Food Centre. The accident happened on 8 August at about 12.46 pm that day. Police received a call asking for their assistance on the accident took place at the carpark of …

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Veteran activist and advocates to be honoured at the 2016 Singapore Advocacy Awards

On this coming Saturday (20 August), the Singapore Advocacy Awards will be presenting awards to three individuals and two organisations that have been exemplary in their advocacy work in Singapore. This is the third and maybe last award ceremony held by the initiative. Launched in 2014, the Singapore Advocacy Awards (SAA) are a celebration and affirmation of the contributions of …

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Strong UK retail sales pumps sterling, oil back to bull market

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets UK retail sales beats estimation, GBP rebounds Sterling rebounded 1% following strong retail sales numbers last night. The retail sales in July rose 1.4% m-o-m, which is way ahead of forecast of a 0.2% growth. It also marks a sharp revision up from -0.9% in the previous month. The 12% plunge in GBP following the …

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HDB Launches 4,841 Flats in August 2016 BTO Exercise

HDB announced on 17 August that 4,841 flats were launched for sale under the August 2016 Build-To-Order (BTO) exercise. These flats are spread across five projects : Three in the non-mature towns of Hougang, Sembawang and Yishun. Two in the mature town of Tampines. This third BTO launch in 2016, with the 4,170 flats launched in February and 8,940 flats …

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