Daily Archives: 2017-05-25

Prosecutor appeals against Ahok’s blasphemy sentence

JAKARTA – On Wednesday (24 May), North Jakarta District Court has sent an appeal against Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama’s blasphemy sentence, from the public prosecutor to Jakarta High Court. The appeal was filed against a verdict handed down by the judges in the trial of a religious blasphemy case with the defendant the Jakarta non-active governor. Indonesian news Kompas reported …

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MRT reliability improved, just like Singapore’s Press Freedom?

I was attending a workshop in Taipei by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy when I read the article “MRT network on track to meet rail reliability targets: LTA” (Straits Times, May 24). Some of the participants talked about “propaganda”. I googled ‘propaganda” and it means “information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point …

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EZ-Link partners FWD Insurance to enhance free coverage for ez-link cards registered with ‘Activate!’

EZ-Link Pte. Ltd., Singapore’s largest issuer of CEPAS-compliant cards, has today announced a new partnership with FWD Insurance, a fully digital life and general insurer, to enhance coverage for ez-link cards registered with ‘Activate!’, a free card-blocking service. ‘Activate!’ ez-link card holders can now claim up to $15 for unauthorised usage due to loss or theft – an increase from …

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Fed minutes reveal a plan for gradual balance sheet downsizing

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Two key messages were revealed in the Fed’s meeting minutes last night, which might set a hawkish tone for central banks’ monetary policy in the months to come. First off, the Fed is close to pulling the trigger on a June rate hike, which is widely expected by market participants. The implied likelihood of rate …

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Ubereats on its way to become world leader in online food delivery

by Value Penguin The online food delivery industry has born some of the most successful online-to-offline (O2O) companies in the world, ranging from GrubHub in the US to Just Eats in Europe and Foodpanda (i.e. Delivery Hero) in Asia. And this series of success has been attracting tech giants to enter the market on their own, with Facebook being one …

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