Monthly Archives: May 2019

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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Singlish is English gone native: Author of “Spiaking Singlish”, Dr Gwee Li Sui shares his insights on this uniquely Singaporean language

Singaporean poet, graphic artist, and literary critic Gwee Li Sui has released yet another intriguing book, this one on the unique ‘Singlish’. The author of the graphic novel Myth of the Stone and several poetry volumes such as The Other Merlion and Friends, Haikuku, and, most recently, Death Wish now presents a guide to Singapore’s unique language which has evolved …

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Train disruption along the Circle Line on Wednesday noon

There was a train service delay along the Circle Line (CCL) occurred around noon on Wednesday (22 May); according to SMRT it was due to a train fault. Not many commuters commented on the social media platforms, only Jabez Zheng tweeted at 11:52am that the train between Ang Mo Kio and Woodlands was super slow: @SMRT_Singapore train between amk and …

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Ho Ching’s dual role as PM’s wife and CEO of Temasek should trump her desire for privacy if that is the reason for not divulging her earnings

The nagging question of Ho Ching’s salary as CEO of Temasek Holdings does not appear to be one that is about to disappear into the sunset. Indeed, it appears to be one that is raised periodically by opposition politicians, media outlets and the like. According to reports, it would seem that this is an issue that raises the heckles of …

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Lawyers For Liberty lambast K Shanmugam’s allegedly “arrogant and unbecoming” remark on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister

Malaysian lawyer and founder of human rights and law reform organisation Lawyers For Liberty (LFL) N Surendran has lambasted Singapore’s Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s alleged “attack” on Malaysia’s de facto Law Minister Liew Vui Keong, branding the Minister’s remarks “arrogant & unbecoming” of a senior minister. Mr Shanmugam told The Straits Times that Datuk Liew had reached …

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