Daily Archives: 2018-04-03

Amnesty International: Freedom of expression undermined in Singapore’s hearings on ‘fake news’
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Statement issued by Amnesty International on the hearings conducted by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods  Amnesty International is deeply concerned by the treatment of human rights defenders and human rights organisations at hearings held by a Select Committee on deliberate ‘online falsehoods’ Read More

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Way overdue, and Singapore needs a Sports Safety Act
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

In October 2017, a call was made by Jose Raymond, an active policy commentator, about the need for a Sports Safety Act in Singapore.  Jose is also a Vice-President of Singapore Swimming Association among various other appointments, and is currently a post-graduate student Read More

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Singapore Flyer resumes operations after suspension from January’s technical issue
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Singapore Flyer has announced that it resumed its operations on Sunday (1 April) after being suspended for experiencing a technical issue on 25 January early this year, which led to 61 passengers being stuck. In a Facebook post, it said that the necessary safety checks and Read More

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MARUAH issues statement on conduct of discussion by the Select Committee and the discussions on Deliberate Online Falsehoods
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

MARUAH, a human rights organization, has issued a statement in response to the discussions held by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. The statement deals with two main areas, the conduct of the Select Committee and reflections on the Discussions on Deliberate Read More

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Implementation of reduced off-peak toll charges at Second Link
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Land Transport Authority (LTA) has announced on Monday (2 April) that the implementation of reduced off-peak toll charges at the Second Link commenced on Sunday (1 April). The authority stated that as announced by the Land Transport Authority on 9 February 2018, Singapore’s Read More

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Select Committee Chairman, Charles Chong’s response spurs ridicule from netizens on how the Select Committee hearings were carried out
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Last updated on April 12th, 2018 at 05:10 pmThe Chairman of the Select Committee on deliberate online falsehoods Charles Chong stated on Tuesday (3 April) that the committee will look into the allegations it has received on some of its public hearing sessions before Read More

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Ministerial Committee announces three options for govt to take on 38 Oxley Road
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

The Ministerial Committee on 38 Oxley Road announced that it has completed its work and released its Report on Monday (2 April). The Report lays out a range of options for the Property,  from preservation on one end, to demolition and redevelopment on Read More

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Potential PAP candidate from Facebook?
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Facebook will need to answer if any of its current staff in Singapore have political affiliations with the ruling People’s Action Party. In a statement released by the Singapore Democratic Party on 29 March, the party has sought answers from the social media Read More

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Former ISA detainee: 6 hour grilling of Dr Thum proves nothing about communist conspiracy
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Writing on Function 8 Facebook page yesterday (2 Apr), former ISA detainee Chng Suan Tze observed that the 6 hour long grilling of historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin (PJ) at the hearing conducted by the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods last week Read More

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Grace Fu talks about “opportunities” for young sportsmen but government actions show a complete lack of support
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by Kwok Fangjie On Saturday (30 Mar), Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu posted an Instagram photo of herself watching a football match between Albirex Niigata and Tampines Rovers. The caption read “Opportunities for many young players” before including the hashtags #Singaporepremiumleague. After Read More

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