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Daily Archives: 2019-06-07

ST finally reports on Cambodia’s and Vietnam’s anger over PM Lee’s remarks after 5 days of silence

After 5 days of silence, state-linked media Straits Times finally reported on PM Lee’s controversial Facebook post causing unhappiness among our Asean neighbours Cambodia and Vietnam (‘PM Lee’s Facebook post on Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia draws ire‘, 7 Jun). Last Friday (31 May) at the Shangri-la Summit, PM Lee publicly told the audience, “After the Cold War ended, the US …

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PM Lee’s Vietnamese “invasion” remarks “suggest an insolence” to Khmer Rouge massacre victims; politicians need “human rights awareness and training”: M Ravi

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s recent remarks on Vietnam’s intervention in Cambodia preceding the Khmer Rouge regime’s downfall “suggest an insolence” to over 1.6mil victims of the genocide, said Singaporean international human rights lawyer Ravi Madasamy, more commonly known as M Ravi. In the wake of former Thai PM and President of the Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda’s passing, Mr Lee …

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Survey: 95% of Singaporeans are supportive of the criminalisation of doxxing

A stark majority of Singaporeans aged 16 and older are supportive of the criminalisation of doxxing, according to findings from a survey measuring attitudes and behaviours towards the doxxing regulations and online vigilantism. The survey was conducted by Milieu Insight, an independent market research firm, between 11 May 2019 and 18 May 2019 with 1,000 Singaporean citizens and residents aged …

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Friday morning train delay along the NSL due to power fault

A train delay occurred this Friday (7 June) morning along the North South Line. According to a commuters’ post on TATA SMRT Facebook,, it was said to be due to a power failure between Braddell station and Novena station. There was no official information given by SMRT on its social media platforms, but station announcements said the travel time would …

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M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2019 tackles poverty in Singapore, 24 July – 4 August

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival, Singapore’s only annual theatre festival by young people presented by ArtsWok Collaborative returns this July, after a one-year hiatus, at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. It comes back with a new Artistic Director, veteran theatre practitioner and drama educator, Jean Ng. Ngiam Su-Lin, Producer for the festival shares that “this new approach of …

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Visa introduces contactless payment for public transport in partnership with LTA’s SimplyGo initiative

Commuters taking public transport in Singapore will now have the option to tap their Visa contactless cards or compatible mobile devices at MRT stations or buses as a part of the global payment system’s partnership with the Land Transport Authority under the SimplyGo initiative. Covering 30,000 contactless payment acceptance points worldwide, multinational banks such as Bank of China, CIMB, Citibank, …

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