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Daily Archives: 2019-05-10

“All I’m asking the court is to give me a sort of leave of absence…let me rest” – Jeanne-Marie Ten struggles with depression over case against NUS

Coming to the tail-end of her 13 year legal battle with the National University of Singapore (NUS), formed NUS postgraduate student Jeanne-Marie Ten is facing yet another challenge. Ms Ten has spent over a decade and more than S$100,000 in legal costs to fight the injustice that she says was done to her when her postgrad supervisor at NUS used …

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Young Singaporean, Damien Koh, stands out with passion for boxing and robotics

Damien Koh, an 18-year old with a passion for boxing and electronics managed to secure early acceptance to on the US’ top ranked university, Northwestern, having stood out in his application essay that highlighted his commitment to boxing, an unusual sport in Singapore. Having spent much of his life on the move, relocating homes seven or eight times, Damien, who …

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Netizens praise Workers’ Party for their effort to stand against POFMA

On Wednesday (8 May), at around 10.20pm, the controversial Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA) was passed in Parliament after a heated debate that took place over the span of two days. A total of 72 Members of Parliament (MPs) voted for the Bill, while all nine Workers’ Party (WP) MPs and Non-Constituency MPs (NCMPs) voted against it. …

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Former MLC members clash a in word of wars on Facebook – one says the other is ‘inconsistent’, the other says he was misrepresented

A debate unfolded on Facebook these past few days which was ignited when former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) and former member of the Media Literacy Council wrote a blog post about the highly criticised Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), addressing the criticism and defending the need for the bill. In sharing the post on his Facebook …

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Workers’ Party advocates judiciary’s role as first and final arbiter of truth in “fake news” cases while PAP disagrees

Contrary to arguments perpetuated by advocates of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA), which has now been passed in Parliament, the judiciary remains the most suitable initial and final arbiter in deciding on matters involving alleged online falsehoods compared to Ministers and the Executive under POFMA, said Workers’ Party secretary-general Pritam Singh. Speaking in response to People’s …

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Is PAP government building a 21st-century version of East Germany?

by Brad Bowyer “The Bill, therefore, recognises that platforms that are closed are not necessarily private. They can be used not only for personal and private communications but also to communicate with hundreds or thousands of strangers at a time.” So exactly how does a small encrypted closed private discussion group become a platform to communicate with thousands of strangers? …

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Dr Mahathir announces new economic model for Malaysia to achieve shared prosperity by 2030

One year on from being the people’s choice, Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan administration has introduced a new economic model which advocates shared prosperity with the aim of providing a ‘decent standard of living for all Malaysians’ by 2030 across economic class, race and geographic location. In a special address on the first anniversary of ‘Malaysia Baharu’ which commemorates the country’s first …

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Four affordable ways to prevent medical emergencies on your next holiday

by ValueChampion Travelling is great for exploring new cultures, cuisines and activities, but it is not without its risks. We discuss 4 things you should do to reduce the risk of unexpected medical emergencies on your trip. With the June holidays coming up, families all over Singapore are gearing up to take a well-deserved mid-year trip. With travel trends ranging from …

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Train delay along CCL on Thursday evening, affecting NSL

A train service disruption occurred on Thursday early evening along the Circle Line (CCL) due to a train fault; According to commuters, this also seemed to have affected the train service along the North South Line (NSL). Passengers started to post information about the CCL train delay on TATA SMRT Facebook platform at 5:25pm: Simon Foo wrote at 5:25pm: “9 …

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