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Daily Archives: 2018-04-23

AWG volunteer told by AVA officer not to feed rabbit

An officer from the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) told a volunteer from animal welfare group (AWG) Bunny Wonderland not to feed a rabbit found living in a rusty, wire-bottomed cage with no food or water outside an HDB flat on 10 April. This was so that there would be evidence of neglect, allowing the authority to take …

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Heavy rain with thunder and gusty wind hit Singapore on Monday afternoon

Singapore was hit by a heavy shower in several areas on Monday afternoon (23 Apr). Netizens tweeted about the heavy rain on Twitter: It's currently Heavy Rain Shower and 27C outside. — Karthik Parameswaran (@karths16) April 23, 2018 Heavy rain just when I was about to leave for school 😆 — Krisha ❄️ (@krishakiryu) April 23, 2018 Wow now ubi …

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Smear campaign against Dr Thum waged through anonymous emails to academics

Academics, who have signed an open letter to show support of a Singaporean historian, are said to have been spammed with emails asking them to withdraw their support from the letter. Dr Thum Ping Tjin, a historian, is alleged in the open letter signed by 265 academics, to have been subjected to a six hour interrogation by the Minister of Law and Home Affairs, …

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Did Kuek spread “fake news” when he said news of stepping down was “purely speculative” after he offered to resign?

Last week (19 Apr), SMRT announced that it had conducted a "global search" before deciding on former Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Neo Kian Hong as the person to replace Desmond Kuek as its new chief executive. ST also reported that Kuek had, in fact, offered to resign soon after the tunnel-flooding incident occurred in Oct last year. "The Straits …

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Petition started to preserve Farrer Park

A public petition has been started by a group of people called the Friends of Farrer Park calling for the preservation of parts of Farrer Park. Farrer park that currently holds a boxing gym, a field and a swimming complex, has a sporting history that stretches as far back to the colonial period. Other than being the first racecourse in …

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Of Thugs in Suits – political entertainment for the oppressed

by Tan Wah Piow For want of a better description, a Singaporean compared the behavior of K Shanmugam at the Parliamentary select committee hearing to “a thug in a suit". This remark was made by Xavier Chong in his letter to ministers urging them to consider the position of their colleague, Mr K Shanmugam, the Minister of Law and Home …

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