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Daily Archives: 2017-05-18

Student’s unsanctioned artwork to honour former teachers removed by SOTA

Three days ago, a report about 70 percent of School Of The Arts (SOTA) graduates pursuing non-arts related university courses raised several questions from netizens about the role of the arts in Singapore, as well as that of the school. According to the Straits Times report, the percentage of graduates pursuing non-arts related university courses has increased from 60 per cent in …

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Local NGO, Think Centre issues statement to condemn impending execution of Muhammad Ridzuan

Think Centre, a Singapore non-government organisation for political development, democracy, rule of law, human rights and civil society, issues a statement to condemn the impending execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali. It states that it is greatly disturbed by the imminent execution of Muhammad Ridzuan scheduled for this Friday morning, 19 May 2017 and regrets that the Cabinet of Singapore has …

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Human rights lawyer petitions the stay of execution of Muhammad Ridzuan

On 20 May 2013, Abdul Haleem bin Abdul Karim and Muhammad Ridzuan bin Mohd Ali were charged for trafficking 72.5g of heroin. Offenders in Singapore caught trafficking more than 15g of heroin faces the death penalty. Abdul Haleem was sentenced to life imprisonment and 24 strokes of the cane while Muhammad Ridzuan, was to be sent to the gallows. For the same …

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Fire-fighting system along MCE tunnel accidentally activated

On Wednesday afternoon (17 May), the fire-fighting system along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) tunnel has been accidentally activated, the Land Transport Authority informed on Facebook. LTA wrote, “At 12.57pm today, the water-based fire-fighting system along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) eastbound tunnel, before the exit to Fort Road was accidentally activated.” “After verifying that there was no fire, the system …

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