Daily Archives: 2017-03-13

AWARE: Need for clearer legal definition and public understanding of consent in sexual assault cases
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

AWARE has responded to Attorney’s General Chamber (AGC) statement’s on Joshua’s Robinson case which pointed to the need for a clearer legal definition and public understanding of consent in sexual assault cases. AGC’s statement was delivered to local media on Wednesday (8 March) Read More

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Ong Ye Kung: Singapore’s education system going through “overwhelming adjustment”
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Education Minister (Higher Education and Skills) Ong Ye Kung stated that while there have been no major shake-ups to its infrastructure in the wake of Budget 2017, the Singapore’s education system is going through an “overwhelming adjustment” to prepare the young for a changing Read More

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‘Silver Man’ busker arrested by Police for ‘disorderly behaviour’ at Orchard Road
By Martha Soezean Posted on by Martha Soezean 0

The pioneer busker Roy Payamal was arrested on Saturday (11 Mar) in front of Takashimaya by police officers from the Singapore Police Force and was released on Sunday morning, the following day, on bail. A passerby, Eric Fong, witnessed the arrest and posted the Read More

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Staircase artwork by Priyageetha Dia depicts a reverse-Midas scenario
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Alfian Sa’at I love this artwork by Priyageetha Dia, though I don’t know which one I prefer, the first one where a whole staircase was plastered with gold foil, or the second one, where the gold foil has been removed by the Read More

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11-year-old boy who fell 17 floors from his bedroom window found as “a deliberate act of suicide”
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

State Coroner Marvin Bay has delivered his findings and ruled that the death of an 11-year-old boy, who fell 17 floors from his bedroom window at Sengkang block along Fernvale Link on the day he was to show his parents his mid-year examination Read More

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Singapore Police: Regrettable that Reuters decided to carry unsubstantiated allegations from organisers of water price hike protest
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Police Force (SPF) issued a media statement on Sunday evening in protest to an article which was published on Saturday (11 March) by Reuters on a protest against the recently announced water price hike, stating that the media had attempted to stoke fears about the Read More

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Sentence of 4-years imprisonment without caning for ‘MMA Paedophile’ was appropriate
By Gangasudhan Posted on by Gangasudhan 0

There has been much public discourse surrounding the sentencing of Joshua Robinson, an American citizen working in Singapore who was found guilty of sex with a minor and possession and distribution of obscene films. He was sentenced to a total of 4 years’ Read More

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The real lessons from the ‘MMA Paedophile’ case
By Gangasudhan Posted on by Gangasudhan 0

Much has been said about the sentencing of Joshua Robinson, who was found guilty of sex with a minor, filming an obscene act, possession of an obscene film, and displaying an obscene film to a young person. But the rhetoric has largely been Read More

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Baey Yam Keng: NHB to publish first edition of the Heritage Plan in early 2018
By Neyla Zannia Posted on by Neyla Zannia 0

Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth Baey Yam Keng spoke during Committee of Supply Debate on Thursday (9 March) that National Heritage Board (NHB) plans to publish the first edition of the Heritage Plan in early 2018, with an update every 5 years. Read More

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What most Singaporeans don’t know about insurance returns
By theonlinecitizen Posted on by theonlinecitizen 0

By SingSaver.com.sg Insurance policy returns can be confusing and misleading. Before buying a policy, remember these 3 facts. One way insurance agents entice you to take up a life insurance plan is by showing the returns of your policy. But your policy documents are Read More

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