Daily Archives: 2016-12-24

HRW Deputy Director: Singapore government’s actions led to Amos Yee’s appeal for protection as a refugee
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Phil Robertson, Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) Asia division, gave a statement on 24 December 2016 in relation to the detention of Singaporean blogger, Amos Yee who is seeking political asylum in the USA. The Deputy Director of HRW Asia wrote, Read More

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Does a slow GDP growth equate the title of “sick man of Asia” for Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Chris Kuan The journalist who use the phrase “sickman of Asia” on Singapore do not really know the term. Every economy goes through peaks and troughs in cycles of growth and recession. Just because an economy is in the trough of slow Read More

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Express bus crash in Johor claims lives of 14 passengers on Christmas Eve
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

MUAR, Malaysia – An express bus crashed in Muar, Johor, causing the death of 14 passengers at about 3.45am this morning (24 Dec). The Malay Mail Online reported that district police chief, Assistant Commissioner Azman Ayob, said the initial investigations revealed the accident Read More

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Singaporean reminded to stay vigilant in light of recent terrorist attacks around the world
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a reminder to Singaporeans who are travelling abroad this festive season to stay vigilant in light of recent terrorist attacks around the world. MFA said in a travel advisory on Friday (23 December) that in Read More

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Serial cheater sentenced 20 months’ jail for deceiving $38,620 out of three victims
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The court has sentenced Tay Bee Har (63), a serial cheater who at least deceived three victims for $38,620, to 20 months imprisonment on 23 Dec. Tay, who has been sent to jail five times for cheating since 1988, pleaded guilty to five Read More

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What would have caused an Indonesian maid in Singapore to turn towards ISIS?
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen said in his post on Facebook, “The recent attack in a Christmas market in Berlin and the arrests in Jakarta of terrorists with explosives remind us that terrorism is a clear and present danger, but we must Read More

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