Daily Archives: 2019-01-09

Malaysia, Singapore reach agreement over disputed Pasir Gudang as Malaysia tightens loose screws within administration that disparaged national sovereignty and interests

The highly-anticipated 8 January meeting between Malaysia and Singapore regarding Pasir Gudang’s airspace finally arrived at a mutual bilateral agreement to hold off both side’s requests for at least about a month. Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said in a joint statement alongside Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah on Tuesday in Singapore: “The first agreement we arrived at was to …

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Prince the missing Shetland Sheepdog has been declared dead by AVA

In a statement on their Facebook page, The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) announced that a preliminary investigation following their raid of the Platinum Dogs Club has revealed that the pure-bred Shetland sheepdog which was reported missing had died while it was boarded there. The dog was apparently then cremated by a pet cremation service provider. AVA said in their …

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NUS boosts students’ confidence by promising to bring in quality lectures despite mass resignations of staffs and cancellation of modules

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has promised undergraduates in the communications and new media course that it will bring in “high quality academic staff” after a series of lecturer resignations. As reported by TODAYonline, the renowned university has also discontinued several modules this year “due to an ongoing curriculum revision to ensure the course content remains relevant to academic …

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i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition presents five programming hubs from 28 Jan to 24 Feb

i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition will be presenting a curated mix of more than 20 programmes alongside 33 light art installations from 28 January to 24 February 2019 from 7.30pm to 11pm daily with extended hours to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays. An anchor event to kick-start the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration in 2019, the Festival will connect people across generations …

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Parents Gateway – digital service connecting parents and school launched

Parents Gateway, the digital service that connects parents and schools on key administrative matters, was officially launched by Minister for Education, Mr Ong Ye Kung, at Huamin Primary School earlier on Wednesday (2 January). In partnership with the Government Technology Agency (GovTech), the Ministry of Education (MOE) has developed Parents Gateway – a one-stop mobile app for parents and schools …

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Are ‘authoritarian’ governments ‘backing’ each other up?

American citizen William Nguyen of Vietnamese descent, is 33 years old this year. In the middle of last year, Nguyen hogged media headlines when he was beaten, dragged and arrested by plainclothes Vietnamese policemen in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam on 10 June. (Video of Nguyen being manhandled by Vietnamese authorities) Born and raised in Houston, Nguyen had travelled …

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