Daily Archives: 2018-06-12

Five South Korean women arrested under Public Order Act near St Regis where Kim Jong Un was staying

Five South Korean women were arrested on Monday (11 June) night under the Public Order Act for allegedly causing trouble and failing to heed multiple warnings from the police to stop their activities in Orchard Road, a special zone demarcated for the Trump-Kim Summit. Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated that the protesters were arrested at the junction of Tanglin Road and Nassim Road …

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Joint statement of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, …

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“PMDs belongs on the road and not on our path”

by Vasanthan Govindasamy (Bob) I was reading the report submitted by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel who had given their recommendations on Personal Mobility Device (PMD) usage on shared paths and footpaths. It’s amazing to read their credentials. Seems like all of them are big guns. All they had to say was the obvious as anyone with common sense would be …

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‘Proud of What, Exactly?’

Singaporeans are encouraged to be proud of Singapore being the host of the 'historical' Trump-Kim summit by commentators in the local press but what exactly should one be proud of? by Alfian Sa'at I thought I would be indifferent to this clown show that's come to town – a meeting between two egomaniacs, each one using Singapore as a base …

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Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation donates S$2 Million to support restoration of the Great Wall

The Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation has pledged RMB 10 million (S$2 million) to the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation to support restoration of the Great Wall. Mr Daryl Ng, Director of the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and Deputy Chairman of Sino Group, attended the donation ceremony held in Badaling, Yanqing, Beijing on 8 June 2018. It was graced by Mr Xiao-Jie Li, …

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International Albinism Awareness Day: “The battle continues, but we are gaining ground”

Speaking ahead of International Albinism Awareness Day on Wednesday,13 June, the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, takes stock of progress under the theme, “shining our light to the world”. “Today, we celebrate the remarkable contributions of persons with albinism including Goldalyn Kakuya, a 14-year-old girl with albinism, who topped Kenya’s national …

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38 Oxley Road saga: One year on, what have we learnt?

by Augustine Low On this day one year ago, Singaporeans woke up to a Facebook post by Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling with the heading “What has happened to Lee Kuan Yew’s values?” It was a scathing attack on their brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, casting aspersions on his character, conduct, motives and leadership. Thus began the …

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PM Lee: SG political scene is what Singaporeans have voted for

Yesterday (11 Jun), CNN interviewed PM Lee asking for his views on the Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore. "He (Kim) is a confident, young leader... I think he wants to go on to a new path. What he is prepared to deal, and how the agreement can be worked out – well that is a complicated matter. I think he has …

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