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Daily Archives: 2018-10-30

Humanity has set off the 6th mass-extinction event, says leading scientists

The human race has less than two years to save the planet, says the world’s leading scientists. Since 1970, approximately 60% of all mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been wiped out in what many scientist are calling the sixth mass extinction event of planet earth. And the world’s leading scientists warn that the annihilation of wildlife has become a …

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Education Ministry taskforce to find ways of leveling the playing field for students of different socio-economic backgrounds

Second Education Minister Indranee Rajah wants Singapore to find a way to address the issue of unintended labeling or stereotyping of students that happens as a result of the streaming system in schools. These unintended side effects, she says, affects how pupils view themselves and are perceived by others. She was responding to a question posed to her following a …

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UK green lights extradition of Canadian national accused of S$30,000 bank robbery

The United Kingdom has agreed to extradite the Canadian national, David James Roach, to Singapore to stand trial for allegedly robbing the Standard Chartered branch in Holland Village, Singapore in 2016. Mr Roach allegedly made off with S$30,000 from the bank before fleeing to Bangkok where he was arrested three days later in a backpacker’s hostel. He was sentenced to …

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Amy Khor reveals her mother was also a hawker in interview with Mothership

Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor gave an interview to Mothership.sg which was published on Sunday (28 Oct). Mothership, of course, is funded by former civil servant Philip Yeo and former PAP Minister George Yeo. The article titled, 'Almost Famous: Why is Senior Minister of State Amy Khor S’pore govt’s face of hawker culture?', …

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Lim Tean forms new political party, Peoples V which promises to involve citizens in the process of democracy

Former leader for the National Solidarity Party (NSP), Lim Tean has finally announced the formation of his new political party in Singapore called Peoples Voice. After filing an application with the Registry of Societies (ROS) earlier this year in April, it appears that the request has been finally approved. In a 7-minute Facebook video, Lim Tean as party leader announced …

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Lack of clarity in what constitutes fake news is a scary path on which to embark

Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong (Tong) has, in an interview with TODAY, reaffirmed the government's commitment to "combat online falsehoods" by suppressing their operations to prevent such "fake news "from circulating. While I understand that the perpetuation of genuine lies can have severe repercussions on society, I think that the government really needs to flesh out what it …

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Executives of Singapore-linked palm oil firm’s subsidiaries arrested by Indonesian authorities in bribery probe

Indonesian anti-graft officials arrested seven people, including one senior executive of palm corporation Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology, on Sunday (28 Oct). Deputy chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Saut Situmorang declared vice president director of Sinar Mas Agro, Edy Saputra Suradja, chief executive of PT Binasawit Abadi Pratama, Willy Agung Adipradhana, and some members of Central Kalimantan parliament …

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