Daily Archives: 2017-08-29

Regulation of electric scooters in Singapore

by Oliever Tan Dear ministers and respective ministries: Not a day goes by without me experiencing a near-hit with an errant e-vehicle rider on a footpath or open pedestrian plaza. It just happened again this morning – an e-scooter blazing at maximum speed missed me by an arm’s length while I stepped out of a store. There was only a …

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Nparks throws last minute notification on Protest Event against Reserved Presidential Election

Organisers and speakers of the protest event on this Saturday, have been sent a letter from the National Parks Board (NParks) just five days before the actual event, indicating that they require police permits for their speeches. The planned protest event was meant to debate on various contentious issues in regards to the upcoming Reserved Presidential Election and had eight speakers lined …

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Absurd that citizens are not allowed to speak on race issues while racialised bill passed to create distress on populace

by Khan Osman Sulaiman Writ for the Reserved Presidential Election has been issued by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday and preparations had been made to carry out our speech at Hong Lim Park this coming Saturday to voice our concerns over the racialised Presidential Election. However, we are informed last minute by the National Parks that we will require police …

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Mdm Halimah’s slogan “Do Good Do Together”?

Mdm Halimah Yacob unveiled her campaign slogan at the NTUC Centre on Tuesday (29 August) and introduced the members of her campaign team. The former Speaker of Parliament and People’s Action Party Member of Parliament announced that her campaign slogan is “Do Good, Do Together”. She said, “It allows us together as one people to come together and do what …

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TODAY to revert to Temasek Holdings; has media liberalisation really succeeded?

What little independence Singapore’s second-most widely read English daily had may now be reduced even further. On August 25, Mediacorp and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) announced that SPH will divest its stakes in Mediacorp Press, the company that publishes TODAY (I’ll just conflate the two from here onwards). This announcement was, naturally, overshadowed by the announcement that, from October onwards, …

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