Daily Archives: 2019-04-09

GPS-based instrument approach procedures to replace ILS for Seletar Airport via joint effort between Singapore and Malaysia

An instrument approach based on the Global Positioning System (GPS) is in the wings for Seletar Airport as the civil aviation authorities of Singapore and Malaysia collaborate to develop the new system in replacement of the controversial Instrument Landing System (ILS). Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced on Mon (8 Apr) at a joint press conference with his Malaysian …

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Lim Tean says Singapore will have authoritarian “democracy” with the “Fake News” Bill, urges public to oppose it

Following an article that TOC published on Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) conducting a public outreach programme to “educate” people on fake news, lawyer and People’s Voice Party Chief, Lim Tean took to his Facebook to comment on this event and the worrying moves that the government is taking to clamp freedom of speech and expression in the country. In …

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Soh Rui Yong says “I will not back down from the truth”, in response to demand by National Olympic Council for withdrawal and apology over his account of 2015 SEA Games marathon

National long-distance runner, Soh Rui Yong, was asked via legal letter by the Singapore National Olympic Council to withdraw his account of the 2015 SEA Games Marathon and issue an apology by 5pm today (9 April). The article in question, titled “2015 SEA Games Marathon – In My Words” was published on 22 June 2015 (updated in 2018) on Mr …

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Heng goes against LKY’s wish to have fewer foreign workers

Nine years ago in 2010, then former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said at a public dialogue that Singapore should scale back its need for foreign workers (‘Fewer foreign workers in five years, says MM‘, 28 Jan 2010). The founding Prime Minister gave a 5 year time frame to the government to reduce the inflow of foreign workers. To make …

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Are the authorities using fake news to educate the public on fake news?

While Singaporeans are still processing the contents of the “fake news” bill, which is likely to become law after being debated in Parliament some time this month, it would appear that the government has already started to take actions as if the bill has already become law. It would appear that the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) has taken part …

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Tech firm attempts to launch first Singaporean into space for the third time

Technology firm IN.Genius is keeping its fingers crossed for its third attempt to send the first Singaporean into the edge of space this month. The first mission in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th birthday in 2015 was cancelled due to an equipment issue. Meanwhile, the second attempt of the launch was called off in May last year due to safety concerns …

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Illegal sellers peddle cough syrup to addicts at Geylang coffee shops despite raids

Straits Times recently reported that the black market of cough syrup in around Lorongs 9 and 11, Geylang has been thriving every night in spite of raids by authorities over the years. Middle-aged men operated from a makeshift dispensary behind a coffee shop in Geylang Lorong 7. With no medical training or consultation whatsoever, these “doctors” provided these unlabelled plastic …

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