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Daily Archives: 2019-01-04

Foreign teacher from Hwa Chong Institute charged in court for drugs

A foreign teacher from UK, Christopher David Burge, was charged in September last year and returned back to court today (4 Jan), where his defence lawyer said it would take four more weeks for a psychiatric report to be issued. He was charged for taking methamphetamine, otherwise known as “Ice” as well as trying to procure the drug and having …

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Woman arrested for unauthorised transactions using credit card

A 24-year-old woman for her suspected involvement in using a credit card belonging to another person to make unauthorised retail purchases amounting to more than $12,000. The police said that it received a report on 13 December 2018 from the victim that his credit card was misused for multiple transactions. Preliminary investigations then revealed that the victim had lost his …

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Activist Jolovan Wham says TODAYonline’s comment about him failing to testify in court is misleading

Civil right activist Jolovan Wham said that the Facebook caption and headline that TODAYonline shared on their page on his conviction was misleading. Wham was found guilty yesterday (3 January) for illegally organising a public assembly without a police permit in 2016 and not signing a police statement. He organised an event called “Civil Disobedience and Social Movement” that featured …

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Chee Soon Juan: SDP to double their effort to bring a positive change in 2019

Secretary-general of Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Chee Soon Juan posted on his Facebook page on 2 January that the party is renewing its commitment and redoubling its efforts to provide positive change for Singapore and its people. He said that the party will be taking things a notch higher before the upcoming general election by embarking on a series of …

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Neo Swee Lin and Lim Kay Siu sing a satirical Christmas song about CPF

Singapore’s veteran actor-actress husband and wife, Lim Kay Siu and Neo Swee Lin, sang a satirical Christmas song mocking the Central Provident Fund (CPF) during a recent event and a video of it was posted on Ms Neo’s Facebook page. In the video, the two are seen playing ukuleles while singing the lyrics to the song. They were both performing …

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Tay Kheng Soon feels the government is supressing people’s freedom to be critical and creative

On 2 January (Wednesday), Adjunct Professor at the Department of Architect at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Tay Kheng Soon posted on his Facebook Page, saying that the government is repressing one-third of the educated population’s freedom to be critical and creative. In his post, he said that at the nation’s stage of development, one-third of the educated population …

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No more live music – Blu Jaz becomes just another café in February

Whatever slim glimmer of hope that was left to revive Singapore’s beloved Blu Jaz Café has just vanished. The police has announced that there will be no more live performances at the popular entertainment venue in the Kampong Glam district from February 2019 onward. In October last year, Blu Jaz Café found their entertainment license revoked primarily due to overcrowding …

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Notable absence of General Election mentions in LHL’s New Year Speech

There was a notable omission in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s (LHL) New Year message to the nation. While he talked about a wide range of issues ranging from our strained relationship with neighbour, Malaysia to our economy to our international standing, he failed to mention anything in relation to the rumoured year-end general elections. This silence on the topic …

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