Students interested in applying for Direct School Admission (DSA) to Junior Colleges (JCs) for admission in 2020 may do so from May 2019, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Monday (13 May). It also stated that separately, applications for early admission to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and polytechnics based on course-specific aptitude and interests will start in …Read More »
Daily Archives: 2019-05-13
Over 10,000 students aged 16 to 18 from over 20 Singapore schools will participate in the inaugural European Union (EU) Comes to Your School Project (#[email protected]) from 14 to 27 May, where they will learn more about the EU and its relations with Singapore. Over the two weeks, EU ambassadors based in Singapore will visit schools to give talks about …Read More »
Famous 545 Whampoa Prawn Noodle hawker stall at Tekka Centre is on the lookout to employ a hardworking chef at S$2,500 to S$3,400, a salary that is above the market rate, with reasonable working hours from 5am to 2pm (9 hours, including meal breaks) for five days a week, instead of the typical six day work week for service industry. …Read More »
An Indonesian teenager pulled off a stunning upset Monday by defeating two-time surfing world champion Gabriel Medina in Bali. Granted a wildcard spot to compete in the World Surf League (WSL) event at Keramas beach on Bali’s east coast, 19-year-old Rio Waida quickly proved why he is considered Indonesia’s next big hope on the international stage. Waida scored a low …Read More »
by Kiki Siregar An Indonesian church on Monday remembered the victims of suicide bombings carried out by an Islamic State-inspired family, one year on from the attacks that highlighted the extremist group’s global reach. On May 13 last year, a family of six — including two girls aged nine and 12 — blew themselves up at the Santa Maria Catholic …Read More »
Malaysian police said Monday they have arrested four militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group who were in possession of explosives and planned to attack non-Muslim places of worship. The suspects — a Malaysian who led the group, two Rohingya from Myanmar and one Indonesian — were detained last week in raids around Kuala Lumpur and in eastern Terengganu …Read More »
Following its non-binding letter of intent to debt-ridden water treatment firm Hyflux at the end of last month, Emirati utilities group Utico has made a binding offer to invest S$400mil to the company, according to Utico’s chief executive officer Richard Menezes. Reuters reported Menezes as saying on Sun (12 May) that Utico will provide Hyflux with working capital and any …Read More »
Nearly a 20 per cent decrease in the crime rate in Johor Bahru has been observed in the first half of this year, according to Johor deputy police chief Mohd Kamarudin Md Din. Bernama reported Mr Kamarudin as saying on Sun (12 May) that 761 crime cases were recorded between 1 Jan to 7 May this year, in contrast to …Read More »
Law Minister says there is no civil liability for sharing fake news, so why is Leong Sze Hian being sued for civil defamation?
On Thursday (9 May), tech and lifestyle site Vulcan Post posted a video where they had invited the Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam to answer some questions asked by netizens regarding the controversial Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA). One of the questions that was raised was whether an individual will go to jail if he …Read More »
Joseph Schooling supports the passing of POFMA after being affected by misrepresenting ads, but can POFMA actually help his case?
Following the passing of the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA) on Wednesday evening (8 May) in Parliament, Singapore’s Olympic champion Joseph Schooling took to his Facebook on Thursday (9 May) to pen down his support towards the Bill. He said as a victim of fake news himself, he understands how important it is to curb fake news. …Read More »