Daily Archives: 2019-03-08

Baey Yam Keng: Designated priority cabins for vulnerable commuters

The Government will pilot designated priority cabins for vulnerable commuters, which are meant for seniors, persons with disabilities and families with your children, on one of the rail lines, the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Baey Yam Keng announced during his Committee of Supply speech on Thursday (Mar 7). The minister said that other commuters are encouraged to give way …

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Swedish Heavy metal band WATAIN laments the last minute cancellation of their concert by “interference from lesser men”

Following the cancellation of their concert in Singapore on 7th March, heavy metal band WATAIN made a strong statement on their Facebook page condemning the Singapore government. They sent a “proud hail” to their fans and followers from around the region who had travelled to Singapore in hopes of seeing them perform but were “robbed of their experience in the …

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Last minute cancellation of metal concert due to a concern for public order, say K Shanmugam

The concert of Swedish metal band Watain was cancelled out of interest for public order, and religious and social harmony, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam. Mr Shanmugam was referring to the announcement by the Info-Communications Media Authority (IMDA) of Singapore which cancelled the event at the eleventh hour. Initially, IMDA has allowed the concert under strict conditions …

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Thai court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart party over Princess Ubolratana’s candidacy; Party supporters to field ‘Vote No’ campaign

In the aftermath of Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi’s nomination by the Thai Raksa Chart party for the Prime Minister post in the upcoming election, Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled on the dissolution of the Thaksin Shinawatra-linked party on Thursday (7 Mar). The ruling, which is final and binding, was delivered at the court “amid 1,000-strong security in a 500m …

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Facebook partners with Girls in Tech to support female entrepreneurs in Singapore

In conjunction with International Women’s Day, Facebook has released its latest Future of Business report – one of the widest, most global surveys of SMBs ever conducted. The survey found that funding remains one of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs. In Singapore, over 4 in 10 women business owners on Facebook started their business with personal savings and only …

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After streaming, what other sacred cows ought to be slayed?

The phasing out of streaming has been met with approval and applause from the mainstream media, educators, education experts and PAP politicians. They all say it is long overdue. But parents and the Opposition have long been calling for streaming to be down away with. So the question should be, why has it taken so long for the sacred cow …

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