Daily Archives: 2019-05-14

UOB funds Malaysia company that is said to be destroying Mulu rainforest for palm oil plantations; indigenous communities plea to stop the move as it’s their land

In a move to cater the needs for Western consumers, Mulu Rainforest in Sarawak is being destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations, and this project is funded by Singapore’s United Overseas Bank (UOB). This news came to light after a documentary titled “The Mulu Land Grab” by Bruno Manser Fonds, a Swiss NGO promoting forest conservation and the …

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Train disruption on Tuesday morning along the NSL

A train disruption occurred along the North South Line (NSL) this Tuesday (14 May) morning due to a track point failure, according to SMRT. Commuters started to tweet their complaints at 10:18am: @smrt can you stop fucking up the tracks — Brian Low (@bryeun_lou) May 14, 2019 Thought i was gna be early for work thanks smrt now i’m late😀 …

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History made as women to referee men’s AFC Cup clash

The Asian Football Confederation announced Tuesday that for the first time an all-female referee team will take charge of a men’s continental club cup clash. Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi will officiate the AFC Cup match between Myanmar’s Yangon United and Cambodia’s Naga World at the Thuwunna Stadium on Wednesday. “This will be the …

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Singapore government’s justification for fake news law is similar to that of Malaysia’s Anti-Fake News Act which was eventually repealed

Debate is still swirling around the Singapore government’s proposed fake news law, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) – even more so this week as parliament sits down for a second reading for the bill. Since it was introduced last month (1 April), the government has consistently defended the bill against strong criticism on several fronts. Human …

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Lawyer representing American who leaked HIV data quits, citing irreconcilable differences

The lawyer of the American accused of leaking confidential data from Singapore’s HIV registry has quit, citing “serious, persistent and irreconcilable differences” between him and his client, Mikhy Farrera Brochez. In a motion to the US Federal Court in Kentucky where the case is being tried, attorney John Oakley said that Brochez has made “false accusations regarding promises and assurances” …

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A turning point in our people’s struggle

Today (13 May), 65 years ago, unarmed young Chinese middle school students lined Clemenceau Avenue up to the Istana. They were supporting their leaders who were presenting a petition expressing opposition to national service conscription at the Istana. by Dr Lim Hock Siew In the political history of Singapore, 13 May 1954, stands out as a turning point in our …

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