Daily Archives: 2018-05-03

Human rights experts urge media protection and end to attacks on journalists

GENEVA – The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye, and rights experts from around the world have joined forces to highlight growing threats to media independence and diversity worldwide, particularly those affecting digital outlets. In a joint declaration to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, they emphasise the essential role of independent media in democratic …

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A military that plays by no rules but its own

by Orean In my head, things are very different from the way many people tend to see things. When I look at National Service (NS) and the Singapore Armed Forces, I see most crucially that these things exist for reasons that are entirely circular. I see first of all that these entities exist – that is the starting point. Why, …

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NTUC people praise Chan for his “sharp intellect”

At the May Day Rally on Tue (1 May), the people in NTUC heaped loads of praises on the outgoing Labour Chief Chan Chun Sing, who will now take on his new role as the new Minister for Trade and Industry. ST reported that Chan has “won over many unionists with his sharp intellect, friendly demeanor and confidence on stage”. …

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What is the real chance of your car catching fire?

by ValuePenguin Car fires are a rare yet dangerous occurrence in Singapore. To that extent, it is still important to know what to do if your car catches fire. Read our analysis on the frequency of car fires in Singapore and how to prevent them. Seeing your car surrounded by flames is never a good experience, especially in Singapore, one of …

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Lack of consultation by government over proposed sea burial site

by Jose Raymond The Government’s proposed sea burial site at Tanah Merah as reported by Lianhe Zaobao and Straits Times has brought about yet another petition in protest. The petition has already gathered more than 1400 signatures, which was apparently started by a sailing parent, calling for the relocation of the sea burial site. The petition is currently making its …

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