Daily Archives: 2018-05-17

Human Rights Watch asks Singapore to drop contempt of court charges against critics

Human Rights Watch, an international human-rights NGO, issued a statement on Wednesday, asking for the Singapore authorities to end contempt proceedings against two critics of the government for comments on social media critical of the country’s judiciary. Jolovan Wham, an activist, was charged with contempt for writing on Facebook on April 27, 2018, that “Malaysia’s judges are more independent than Singapore’s …

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PM Lee speaks of maintaining trust in government – but International observers say that trust may already been eroded

Speaking at the debate on the President’s address on Wednesday (16 May), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that gaining people’s trust remains an important aspect of successful leadership. The Premier said that a lack of trust would prevent a government from leading the country well as it will not “dare to do painful but necessary things. Politics [then] becomes …

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Morning train delay on East West Line on Thursday

A minor train delay occurred this morning on the East West Line (EWL). It is said that the journey time between Bugis and Aljunied was extended, in the direction of Pasir Ris. No official explanation was given by SMRT but there were a few posts of information and complaints from commuters on TATA SMRT Facebook and Twitter pages. On Tata …

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Minister Ong says, good education important for S’poreans while Ministers cautioned against getting a degree for sake of one

In a parliamentary speech on Tuesday (May 15), Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung identified education as one of the means for upward social mobility. The first-term MP said it was a “national priority” to tackle inequality and this could be done by “[bridging] the gap between the rich and the under privileged through education so that more Singaporeans are able to …

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