Daily Archives: 2019-04-29

Brad Bowyer questions Ong Ye Kung about the concerns he has on POFMA after the Minister welcomed queries from the public

Brad Bowyer, a recently-well-known political activist, took to his Facebook on Monday (29 April) to question Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on a number of different concerns he has about the newly proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). It was reported by The Straits Times that the Minister said that the proposed fake news bill is only …

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Hong Kong District Court fines Singapore-based shipping agent APL and Chinese captain HK$99,000, sentences captain to three-months’ suspended imprisonment

The District Court of Hong Kong has found Singapore-based shipping agent APL and one of its captains guilty on Mon (29 Apr) for transporting nine Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Terrex infantry carriers worth HK$136.6 million (S$23.7 million) into Hong Kong without a licence three years ago. South China Morning Post reported that the shipping firm and the mainland Chinese captain, …

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Contempt of court case: High Court imposes S$5,000 fine against John Tan and Jolovan Wham; Tan may potentially be barred from contesting in GE due to fine

The Singapore High Court imposed a fine of S$5,000 against social worker Jolovan Wham and senior opposition politician John Tan Liang Joo respectively on Mon (29 Apr) after finding the two men guilty of scandalising the judiciary. In addition to the fine, Wham and Tan were required by Justice Woo Bih Li to pay S$2997.82 and S$1966.39 respectively in legal …

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NUS students write an open letter to university leadership calling for more transparency and accountability following disappointing town hall on sexual harassment

Following the disappointing town hall between students and management of the National University of Singapore (NUS) which was supposed to be an open dialogue about sexual harassment, over 300 fro NUS and tens more from other universities have issued an open letter to the NUS president, Chair of Board of Trustees, and Chair of the Review Committee of Sexual Misconduct …

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