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Daily Archives: 2018-12-01

What happens when academic achievement is valued more than anything else?

A 16-year old student decides to spend her holidays working to earn a little extra pocket money by working as a salesperson. She comes from a good school and post of her encounters with parents that she knew from those kinds of schools were pleasant people, so she refuted the stereotypes that parents from more elite schools were arrogant. But …

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Singapore has to be “aware of its weaknesses and strengths” – Does the government apply this logic on themselves?

Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing (Chan) has called for Singapore be "aware of its weaknesses and strengths, which include its long-term perspectives and strategies, as well as rule of law and predictable business environment where people can thrive". While I agree broadly with with the sentiments of his words, I wonder what he really means? Surely for Singapore …

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Most fake accounts on Facebook set up “not with political intent,” but “with commercial intent”: Facebook’s EMEA vice president for public policy

Noting that most fake accounts are created "not with political intent," but "with commercial intent," which entail creating fake accounts to sell such accounts and even followers of such accounts, Facebook's vice president for public policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa Richard Allan explained that "there will be a three-month period" where "hundreds of millions of such accounts" are …

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Reporters Without Borders issues statement to condemn actions of Singapore police on TOC

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has issued a statement to condemn the actions of Singapore’s police in seizing electronic devices from this news website, The Online Citizen (TOC), and interrogating its editor and a blogger who posted a comment on the site. The international non-government organisation, which advocates freedom of expression and freedom of the press, wrote that these actions which …

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LTA expands account-based ticketing pilot to NETS and Visa

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will expand a pilot of the account-based ticketing (ABT) system with NETS and Visa contactless credit and debit cards for public transport fare payments in December 2018, following a successful pilot with Mastercard. More commuters will get to enjoy the convenience of paying for public transport rides without the need to carry an extra travel card or …

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