Daily Archives: 2019-04-24

Woman says reactionary response from public over NUS sexual misconduct case shows how internet can be a scary place

The recent revelation of a sexual misconduct incident involving two National University of Singapore (NUS) students has yielded varying public reactions across the board. Many have come out in support of the victim, Monica Baey, and are demanding for a harsher punishment to be meted out to the offender. Others are calling into question the disciplinary framework of the University …

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Former NUS student who fought 12-year legal battle against University questions former Vice-Provost’s presence on the NUS Review Committee on Sexual Misconduct

Former National University of Singapore (NUS) student Jeanne-Marie Ten Leu Jiun, whose candidature for the degree of Master of Arts in Architecture by research at the School of Design and Environment was terminated by the University in Sep 2006, has questioned former National University of Singapore (NUS) Vice-Provost Lily Kong’s presence in the NUS Review Committee on Sexual Misconduct, which was …

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New PM-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat supports 10M population and GST increase to 9%

The Prime Minister’s Office announced yesterday (23 Apr) that Heng Swee Keat would be promoted to Deputy Prime Minister on May Day. He will remain Finance Minister and continue chairing the Future Economy Council and National Research Foundation, PMO said. Current Deputy Prime Ministers Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam will relinquish their roles but remain in the Cabinet as …

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Buying trophy properties in a country

Before Chinese New Year, hubby told me he had prepared new banknotes and red packets like what he did every year. I also passed him the red packets from my relationship manager. “We can’t use those. Mine are special ones. I have to schedule an appointment at their priority banking branch in Orchard to collect these. See, they are all …

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Dr Paul Tambyah muses about Singapore’s politics, healthcare system and the upcoming general election

Chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah was recently interviewed by The Online Citizen (TOC) regarding the history and motives behind his political career, his perspectives on Singapore’s public healthcare system, the controversy of his political donations and contributions, his opinions on the alternative parties alliance, the effect of the fake news bill on the imminent …

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Actions speak louder than words: What Warren Buffett’s balance sheet might tell us about the market

by ValueChampion Amidst the longest bull market in history, investors are constantly chattering about whether the market has reached its peak. While Warren Buffett has shied away from making commentaries about the market, here’s what one might infer from his actions. Amidst the longest bull market in history, investors are constantly chattering about whether the market has reached its peak. While many …

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The journey to financial freedom: My personal story

I just read the book Financial Freedom: Talks With People Who Don’t Have To Work Anymore. The author Gisela Enders interviewed seven Germans who generate enough income from investments to cover their living expenses so they no longer have to work for money. It was originally written in German and being translated into English. (Which European will talk to strangers …

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Sleepless nights for many political candidates following their defeat in Indonesia’s most recent presidential election

by Andri Sulistyo with Kiki Sirigar JAKARTA, INDONESIA — Political hopeful Yayat Abdurahman bet that he would be a winner among some 245,000 candidates in Indonesia’s huge election last week, but his dreams of public office are fading fast as the votes get tallied. So the stressed-out candidate checked into an Islamic healing centre where a cleric prayed for his …

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Monica Baey’s exposé of Nicholas Lim’s voyeuristic act at Eusoff Hall bathroom may raise concerns under POHA, POFMA: Lawyers

Amid the controversy surrounding 23-year-old National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Monica Baey’s exposure of fellow student Nicholas Lim Jun Kai’s identity as the perpetrator of a voyeuristic act – of which she was a victim – via a series of Instagram Stories recently, lawyers have raised concerns as to whether Ms Baey’s exposé would constitute an offence in itself …

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