Daily Archives: 2019-04-22

Great Eastern suspends employee Nicholas Lim following public outcry over NUS’ handling of sexual offence

Earlier this evening (22 April), local insurance giant Great Eastern has made the decision to suspend their financial advisor with Advisors’ Clique, Nicholas Lim Jun Kai, for being involved in a voyeuristic scandal recently. “We are aware of the recent incident involving Nicholas Lim, a Great Eastern financial representative. He has been placed on immediate suspension and has since submitted …

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Decolonise your mind with The Necessary Stage’s ‘Civilised’

The buzz generated by the Singapore Bicentennial 2019 has ignited curiosity and much re-evaluation about Singapore’s long and rich history. Yet what does (de)colonisation truly mean, and can we ever be free from its fetters? The Necessary Stage’s (TNS) ground-breaking and audacious new production, Civilised, challenges us to examine the complexities of colonialism and colonisation—not only of the past, but …

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CAAS, CAAM to meet this week to discuss new GPS-based system for Seletar Airport: Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

The civil aviation authorities from both Singapore and Malaysia will be meeting some time this week to discuss the implementation of the new Global Positioning System (GPS)-based system procedures, which is bound to replace Singapore’s contentious Instrument Landing System (ILS), said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Malaysian counterpart Anthony Loke at Seletar …

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Students demand an overhaul in NUS policy regarding sexual harassment while NUSSU Exco stands by punishment meted out to offender in latest case

Following the story of a National University of Singapore (NUS) student, Monica Baey, calling out the school for not giving out a stronger punishment to the student who has filmed her in the shower, a group of 489 students released a statement of concern regarding sexual harassment at NUS on 21 April. Addressed to the higher management including the President, …

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No particular law that expressly prohibits the Law Society from making its views publicly known: Function 8

There is no particular law that expressly prohibits the Law Society to publish its views regarding the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill, says Director of civil rights group Function 8 Teo Soh Lung. While section 38(c) of the Legal Profession Act may serve as the basis for the Law Society’s preference to engage in “confidential consultation” with the …

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Must we wait for the fire before we listen to our conscience?

by Brad Bowyer On this Easter Sunday, I can’t help but think of its meaning and how that applies to the current situation we now face in Singapore. Although I have my own personal relationship with God, I am not a religious man in that I do not follow an organised faith, but I have studied and understand many and …

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