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Daily Archives: 2019-02-04

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one

The above headline is a quote from George Washington, the first President of the United States. How often have we been saddled with not only bad excuses but excuses that are both insulting and mind boggling? The latest one from Temasek Polytechnic is a gem. Asked by the media how American Mikhy Farrera-Brochez was able to dupe the institution into …

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SPF: Foreign vehicles with a number of outstanding fines, may be denied entry to Singapore

Starting from 1 April 2019, foreign vehicles with a number of outstanding fines for traffic, parking or vehicular emissions offences may be denied entry into Singapore. This move, according to the Singapore Police Force (SPF), aims to strengthen enforcement of such offences. About 60,000 foreign vehicles enter Singapore daily. While the majority of foreign motorists are law abiding, SPF noted that …

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117 drug offenders arrested in ten-day island-wide operation

117 suspected drug offenders were arrested during the latest island-wide operation conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) from the morning of 21 January to the morning of 1 February 2019. According to the authority, a total of about 280g of ‘Ice’, 13g of heroin, 27g of cannabis, 2,234 Erimin-5 tablets, 41 ‘Ecstasy’ tablets, 24g of New Psychoactive Substances and a …

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100 civil society groups in South Korea launch protest against the established Christian-political association

On 27 January, 30,000 citizens and 100 civil society groups gathered for a demonstration against a series of social disturbance by a Korean Christian complex at Gwangwhamun Square in Seoul, where symbolic political and social movements are run, including the recent democratic Candlelight Revolution. “Global Citizens’ Human Rights Coalition to Call for the Shutdown of the Christian Council of Korea …

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