Daily Archives: 2019-05-21

Sayoni to launch first report on violence and discrimination against LBTQ women in Singapore

Lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBTQ) rights group Sayoni has published a ground breaking research study highlighting violence and discrimination against LBTQ persons in Singapore, to be launched on 25 May. The publication is the result of a qualitative study conducted by Sayoni, a volunteer-run feminist group that works to uphold equality and human rights protections for lesbian, bisexual and …

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Google halts business operations with Huawei with immediate effect, current users not affected

A report by Reuters has revealed that Google has stopped its business operations with China’s Huawei with immediate effect. This business suspension include services that involve the transfer of hardware and software as well as technical services except those that are publicly available through open source licensing. This move comes following reports that the US company will suspend business with …

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Singapore and Malaysia to suspend RTS link project until end of September as Malaysia revises project scope and costs

Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to suspend the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) link project until the end of Sep this year upon Malaysia’s request to revise the specifics of the infrastructure project, particularly in relation to costs. TODAY reported Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan as saying at a joint press conference on Tue (21 May) that the …

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Monkeypox infection: It could have been much worse than how it turned out

Five Singapore residents where identified as having come in close contact with the 38-year old Nigerian who had contracted monkeypox prior to his arrival in Singapore on 28 April. They, along with 18 others are under quarantine now. The Nigerian man in question had attended a workshop on 29 and 30 April. However, on 30 April he developed symptoms which …

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Drag queen Becca D’Bus condemns Tosh Zhang’s “gross” and “unprofessional” sudden withdrawal from Pink Dot Ambassador role

Drag queen Becca D’Bus has criticised actor-singer Tosh Zhang’s unilateral decision to withdraw from his role as this year’s Pink Dot Ambassador, following the backlash received by the latter after a string of homophobic tweets from 2010 to 2013 have resurfaced. D’Bus took to Facebook on Sat (19 May) to brand Zhang’s decision to do so before consulting the organisers …

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