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Daily Archives: 2018-07-30

Minor train delay along NSL due to track inspection on Monday late morning

A very brief train delay occurred along the North South Line (NSL) this morning (30 Jul) at around 11:30am, due to track inspection at Choa Chu Kang crossover. This information was provided by MRT Singapore Service Information and several posts from commuters on Facebook and Twitter, while SMRT did not post any official announcement on its social media platforms. On …

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Joint statement from 10 international NGOs calling for judicial harassment of Singaporean activist Jolovan Wham to end

CIVICUS, the global civil society alliance and its partners Asia Democracy Network (ADN), Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Forum Asia, Instituto de Comunicación y Desarrollo (ICD), West African Human Rights Defenders Network, Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association, Balkan Civil Society Development Network (BCSDN),  European Civic Forum (ECF) and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) call on the Singapore …

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Statement by CAPE on SJI Vice Principal’s comments on activism in Singapore

As a community of students concerned with political literacy and civic engagement, CAPE is disappointed with the comments made by the Vice Principal (VP) of Saint Joseph’s Institution (SJI) Mr Leonard Tan on the role and relevance of activism. Mr Tan had made those comments to explain SJI’s rescindment of its invitation to Ms Rachel Yeo, Director of Research & …

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River Valley kindergarten retracts letter, stating grassroots leaders can receive P1 recommendation letters for schools, such as River Valley Primary

A letter dated 27 July that was purportedly written by the Chief Executive Officer of MindChamps Preschool @ Liang Court , Mr Ray Ong Swee Liong, went viral for its allegedly elitist and discriminatory content regarding the application for the grassroots leadership of the River Valley Neighbourhood Committee. In the letter, Mr Ong wrote that parents of children attending MindChamps Preschool "have …

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Detonation of war relic along Woodlands Road 

A war relic found at a construction site along Woodlands Road was detonated by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) on Sunday (29 July). In a Facebook post on Monday, SAF shared that an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) was found at the construction site. According to the forces, the SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was activated at 11 am and upon reaching the site …

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How to help those considering suicide

by Careers in Psychology We are facing a suicide epidemic in the United States, and throughout the world. Suicide rates are up by 30 percent across the nation since 1999, according to a recent report by federal health officials. That increase comes even as the CDC notes that only about half the people who died by suicide had a known mental health …

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51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings

Singapore is hosting the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings from Monday (30 July) to Saturday (4 August). In a press release on Saturday (28 July), it is announced that Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will chair the 51st AMM, 19th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM), 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) FMM, and 25th ASEAN Regional Forum …

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