Daily Archives: 2018-12-13

Malaysian’s abolition of death penalty and the argument against it being a deterrence to crime

Back in mid October 2018, Malaysia’s de-facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong had announced that the newly elected Malaysian government planned to abolish the death penalty which was currently employed by its legal system as punishment for severe crimes such as murder, illegal firearms possessions, drug trafficking etc. With that one rather controversial statement, the issue of death penalty was …

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Singapore prepared to resolve maritime dispute via “appropriate international third-party dispute settlement procedure” should negotiations fail with Malaysia: MFA

Singapore is prepared to work with other signatories of the United Nations’ Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to decide on the appropriate course of action regarding its ongoing maritime dispute with Malaysia. In its press release on Thursday (13 Dec), Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that while “Singapore believes that maritime boundary delimitation disputes are best resolved …

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Schools, not just clubs, can be snobbish too

by Seashell The incident at Singapore Cricket Club recently, where a domestic worker was barred from admission, reminded me of a similar discriminatory practice at my secondary school – Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) – earlier this year. I had a junior – graduated about three years ago – who returned to his alma mater as an alumni to assist …

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E-scooter owners can register their devices through LTA’s website or at any SingPost Post Office from 2 Jan next year

Owners of electric scooters (e-scooters) can register their devices through LTA’s website or at any SingPost Post Office starting from 2 January 2019. This was announced by the Land Transport Authority in a press release on Wednesday (12 December). It added that the registration fee of $20 will be waived for e-scooters registered by 31 March 2019 so as to encourage owners …

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Best way to deal with Amos Yee is to consign him to irrelevance

Melissa Chen (Chen) who once actively advocated for infamous blogger Amos Yee (Yee) in his asylum proceedings in the United States (the US) has issued a heartfelt video expressing her regret at having ever helped Yee. In her video, Chen distances herself from Yee and condemned his stance on seemingly justifying pedophilia. She even calls for him to be deported …

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Malaysia’s Transport Ministry “fully convinced” that CAAS could solve ILS issue “with some creativity”

The conflict surrounding Singapore’s implementation of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) for Seletar Airport can be resolved with some “creativity” on the part of the Republic’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS), said Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). Malay Mail reported that the MOT, in a statement on Wednesday (12 Dec), said that it is “fully convinced that with some creativity, the new ILS …

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BPLRT network to close earlier at 11.30pm daily starting from 13 January to enable SMRT to intensify and accelerate renewal works

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced in a press release on Wednesday (12 December) that Bukit Panjang LRT (BPLRT) network will close earlier at 11.30 pm daily starting from Sunday (13 January) to enable SMRT to intensify and accelerate maintenance and system renewal works. Bombardier, BPLRT’s original equipment manufacturer, will upgrade the network’s power rails system, replace the existing signalling …

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