Daily Archives: 2019-05-27

ST journalist: 62.5% of younger S’poreans say FTs contribute to SG’s development

Straits Times Journalist Adrian Lim wrote an opinion piece today saying that “foreign talents” working in Singapore do help fuel a “bustling economy” in Singapore (‘Foreign talent helps fuel a bustling economy‘, 27 May). Quoting figures from state-owned Institute of Policy Studies, Mr Lim said that 62.5 per cent of Singaporeans aged 19-to-30 in 2016 had believed that “foreign talents” …

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Malaysian drug mule Nagaenthran’s death sentence “a clear violation of international law” due to his mental illness or intellectual disability: Human rights lawyer M Ravi

The Court of Appeal’s decision to convict 30-year-old Nagaenthran s/o K Dharmalingam and to subsequently place him on death row is “a clear violation of international law”, in light of his medical expert’s opinion that he suffers from a mental illness or an intellectual disability, said human rights lawyer M Ravi. The Court, said M Ravi in a Facebook post …

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Train delays along NSL and CCL on Sunday morning due to power faults

Train service was disrupted on Sunday morning (26 May), twice along the North South Line (NSL), and once along the Circle Line (CCL). According to the transport operator, SMRT, the disruptions were caused by power faults. The first train delay occurred for about an hour from 6:39am to 7:23am along the NSL due to a power failure: [NSL]: Due to …

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Australian-American comedian holds Singapore as a parable to the US, illustrates that the choice between freedom and security is a false one

America’s late-night talk and news satire TV show The Jim Jefferies Show hosted by comedian Jim Jefferies dropped by Singapore recently to talk about freedoms in Singapore and how tough it is to be a comic in a country like Singapore. In a video on Facebook, Jefferies describes the small island-state as a ‘crazy rich place with some of the …

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Drug trafficker loses final court battle against death penalty

The Court of Appeal has thrown out two final appeals by a Malaysian drug trafficker against his death sentence for drug trafficking on Monday (27 May), ending a series of court battles spanning a period of nearly 10 years. The final recourse for 30-year-old Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam would have been to petition to the President for clemency, according to …

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Nigerian on death row acquitted of drug trafficking by Court of Appeal

36-year-old Adili Chibuike Ejike, who was condemned to death 2 years ago for being found guilty of importing methamphetamine into Singapore, was cleared of the drug importation charge by the Court of Appeal on Monday (27 May) morning. As such, the Nigerian would walk out of the prison a free man. Adili arrived in Singapore in November 2011 from Lagos, …

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