Monthly Archives: May 2019

Netizen lashes out at Singapore Post for losing his parcel from Australia, offered to reimburse only a fraction of its original cost

A netizen by the name Fattah Kent took to his Facebook on Monday (27 May) to express his anger and disappointment towards Singapore Post (SingPost) for losing his parcel from Australia at their processing facility. According to Mr Kent, it appears that he made a purchase for an item from Australia for AUD$1551.57 (S$1479.43) on 10 April. The Australian seller …

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Petition for clemency “the right of every person, country and organisation”; “totally unnecessary” for K Shanmugam to talk about respecting Singapore’s laws: Teo Soh Lung

Law and Home Minister K Shanmugam’s remarks regarding the Malaysian government’s decision to petition for clemency on behalf of three of its citizens on death row are “totally unnecessary”, as the right to petition for clemency is “the right of every person, country and organisation, whether local or international”, said civil society rights group Function 8 director and veteran lawyer …

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Singapore part of 24 cities supporting IAAF global one-mile run over 24 hours

Singapore is one of the 24 international cities which will be supporting the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) in its global IAAF Run 24:1 initiative, which will incorporate runs in 24 cities across 24 different countries. In a move to support the Global Running Day, the worldwide celebration that encourages everyone to get moving, the IAAF Run 24-1 returns …

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How would we know whether or not the government is “doing things right” to begin with if there is no opposition within Parliament to ensure accountability?

While I understand the need for a strong and stable government, I would have to disagree with former Prime Minister, Mr Goh Chok Tong when he disagrees that the role of the opposition should be one of “check and balance” as he feels that means the government is not doing things right. This opinion seems rather contradictory to me. Firstly, …

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Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong rebuts allegations regarding his “interference” in Singapore’s judicial system

Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong has rejected allegations regarding his role in the Singapore Court of Appeal’s decision to stay 31-year-old Malaysian drug mule Pannir Selvam Pranthaman’s execution on Thu (23 May). The Star Online reported Liew as saying on Mon (27 May) that the claim made by “a certain quarter” in the Republic regarding his interference …

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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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