Daily Archives: 2019-06-17

Carrie Lam should announce full withdrawal of extradition Bill: Hong Kong former secretary for transport and housing Anthony Cheung

Hong Kong’s former secretary for transport and housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung has urged Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to announce the full withdrawal of the city’s controversial extradition Bill by Tuesday morning (18 Jun), as she is scheduled to chair a weekly meeting of the Executive Council. Prof Cheung told South China Morning Post in an interview on Mon …

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Liberty v Public Order: What we can learn from the Hong Kong protests

This past week, the city of Hong Kong has made headlines as over 2 million people took to the streets to protest the incendiary Extradition Bill proposed by the Executive Council which many say would impact the city’s autonomy from China. Starting on Sunday 9 June, a record-breaking number of protesters stood their ground, bringing the city to a standstill …

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Police officer found dead from gunshot wound to the head at Yishun North

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that a 28-year old male police sergeant was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head on Sunday, 16 June. In a statement released on Monday (17 June), SPF elaborated that the incident occurred at the Yishun North Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC), 31 Yishun Central. The officer in question had apparently reported …

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Hong Kong central govt offices close for a day in preparation for workers’ strike, following massive rally on Sunday

Hong Kong’s central government offices will be closed today (17 Jun) as the city prepares itself for workers going on strike, following Sunday’s massive rally against the controversial extradition Bill. An official notice was issued regarding the closure, which read: “As the access roads in the vicinity of the Central Government Offices (CGO) are blocked, CGO will still be temporarily …

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Singapore International Festival of Arts concludes another successful run

The 42nd year of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) concluded an exhilarating three-week run that saw over 150 ticketed and non-ticketed ground-breaking works presented by over 300 game-changing artists from Singapore and around the world. Commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by Arts House Limited, this year’s Festival attracted more than 73,000 people to public and …

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Sarawak to open Trade & Tourism Office at Robinson Road this week

The Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office on Robinson Road, Singapore will hold a soft opening this week, says Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. The Chief Minister said that the office, strategically in the heart of Singapore, will facilitate the promotion of the state’s agricultural and tourism products. Local site New Sarawak Tribune quoted the Minister saying …

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