Daily Archives: 2017-10-05

SDP Chair Paul Tambyah condemns recent government crackdowns

Newly Elected Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chairperson, Paul Tambyah, issues an official statement on behalf of the party condemning the recent crackdowns on civil society activists, such as the arrest of Seelan Palay for his art piece outside of Parliament, and the intimidation of activists and friends for participating in a candlelight vigil for death row inmate Prabagaran Srivijayan. Noting that …

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Parents and readers refute Minister Ng Chee Meng’s statement that there are “very few” incidents of school bullying

In a Yahoo Singapore report dated 3 October (Tuesday), it is reported that Minister of Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng has said in Parliament that Singapore students are generally well behaved and there have been “very few” incidents of bullying in schools. The Minister was responding to a question from Non-Constituency MP Daniel Goh in Parliament on whether bullying is …

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Record high attendance of 3,900 at TechInnovation 2017

The sixth edition of TechInnovation concluded successfully, with over 3,900 participants from more than 40 countries in attendance, a 44% increase from last year’s turnout. The annual two-day technology marketplace is Singapore’s premier technology brokerage event, bringing together technology providers and seekers under one roof to explore business collaboration opportunities through open innovation. This year’s exhibition floor saw over 160 …

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Decoding the narratives of the 2017 presidential election campaign

by Vernon Chan We have established that Singapore's People's Action Party government and its proxy campaign for candidate Halimah failed to craft a winning narrative for the election that was credible. Big picture concepts like meritocracy and multiracialism were thrown up in order to manufacture a consensus around Halimah, yet the effect was to convince the populace that the PAP …

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Local iPhone user enters customer service hell after updating to iOS 11

It seems like Apple’s customer service isn’t always the famed, award-winning service it is known for, at least for local iPhone user Mel Loi. It all started when iOS 11 was released. Mel’s enthusiasm in updating to the latest iOS 11 was rewarded, instead, with a bricked iPhone. She details in a Facebook post, “After I excitedly updated to iOS 11, …

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Domestic worker jumps out of window to escape agent abuse

by Kirsten Han A little over two weeks. That was how long Nina Duwi Koriah had been in Singapore before she fell out of the third-storey window of her agent’s home following humiliating verbal abuse and mental distress. Her agent, who has been identified by the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) as Noor Hayah Gulam, was fined S$50,000 on …

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