Monthly Archives: March 2018

Law on “fake news” could be used as a tool to persecute voices contrary to what the ruling party allows
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by James Lee I have been following the recent updates coming out of Parliament on the Select Committee on fake news. This committee was formed with the intention to seek public opinion on how Singapore can prevent and combat deliberate online falsehoods (DOF) Read More

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An evaluation of PAP’s mid-term performance: Bread and Butter issues (Part 1)
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by Kwok Fangjie Given that the last elections took place in September 2015 and a Parliamentary term has to be called once every 5 years, we have reached the midpoint between GE2015 and GE2019/20. It would hence be a good time to take Read More

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MP Puthucheary should know if his father was arrested in Coldstore for insurgency or ideological belief
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On Thu (29 Mar), Law Minister K Shanmugam drilled historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin for some 6 hours over the interpretation of historical events such as Operation Coldstore and the Hock Lee Bus riots at a hearing by the Select Committee on Deliberate Read More

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SP Group makes nearly $1b but will increase tariffs by 2.8% average from 1 Apr as approved by EMA
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SP Group issued a press release yesterday (29 Mar) announcing that starting from 1 Apr next month to 30 Jun, the electricity tariffs will be increased by an average of 2.8% or 0.59 cent per kWh compared to the previous quarter. “This is Read More

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A*Star to group its different R&D activities into 5 categories
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) has announced that it will be changing the way it organises its research and development (R&D) activities to respond to industry shifts and national needs, and for scientists to have greater clarity on funding and expected research Read More

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Han Hui Hui removed from public gallery on deliberate online falsehoods for holding up papers during hearing
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

A parliament spokesperson said that Blogger Han Hui Hui was removed from a public hearing on Thursday (29 March) by the Select Committee on deliberate online falsehoods. She was asked to leave the room as she held up a stack of paper which displayed the cover Read More

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How much profits in total are made from providing electricity to Singaporeans? $1.6b a year?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

I refer to the article “Electricity tariffs to increase by average of 2.8% from April to June” (Straits Times, Mar 29). It states that “Electricity tariffs will increase by an average of 2.8 per cent per kilowatt hour (kwh) from April to June, said Read More

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Facing up to the ills of a captured State, not the social media  
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by Tan Wah Piow   The Singapore’s Straits Times published an editorial titled “Facing up to the ills of social media”. I wonder if this is an example of a “old kettle calling a new pot black”. People in the West are incensed, Read More

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HRW: Select Committee’s actions clearly an effort to discredit critics of Singapore’s repressive policies and practices related to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly
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Statement issued by Human Rights Watch, an international human rights non-government organisation, on Select Committee’s message on 27 March “When first contacted by the parliamentary committee, we offered to rearrange our schedule to have the relevant staff member appear in person, but the committee Read More

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FB Viral video, “Mercedes hits multiple pedestrians” taken in Dec 2017
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A viral Facebook video that was uploaded by user, KP Lau shows a few individuals lying motionless on the road while members of public frantically moved close to them, trying to do something to help them. The video that has been shared over two Read More

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