Daily Archives: 2019-06-19

Top Parliament absentee for 2018 is Minister Iswaran – missing 9 out of 32 sittings

TOC went through the Parliamentary Votes and Proceedings to examine the attendance records of MPs in Parliament for last year (2018). The Parliamentary Votes and Proceedings are the official minutes of the proceedings of Parliament, including the proceedings of the Committee of the whole Parliament. It contains a record of attendance of the Members, announcements by the Speaker, papers presented …

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Mothership labels Singaporean activist as ‘foreign influence’ for his comments on Hong Kong – he calls them out for their double standards

After sharing his thoughts on the protests in Hong Kong and noting how Singaporean’s should not only support the people there but also be inspired by them, Roy Ngerng was described by Mothership.sg as a ‘foreign influence’. Specifically, in an article detailing Mr Ngerng’s original post the website used the phrase: “This is some next level foreign-influence-ception” when talking about …

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“We mean business!”, says People’s Voice politician Nassir Ismail

In a Facebook post sharing his walkabout with the party which took place at the Jalan Besar GRC on Sunday 16 June, Mr Nassir Ismail noted that many of the people they met included senior citizens – some with walking sticks, some in electronic motor scooters, and others just spending the day out with their families. Mr Ismail, in his …

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China accused of carrying out genocide of Falun Gong members via organ harvesting

Adherents of the long-persecuted Falun Gong spiritual group are reportedly in danger of being the subjects of a possible genocide as China is accused of harvesting their organs for transplant. South China Morning Post reported independent panel China Tribunal – comprising legal practitioners and experts – as saying on Monday (17 Jun) that there was concrete evidence to support that …

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DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Grant 2019 opens for submissions

DBS Foundation, the first foundation in Singapore dedicated to championing social entrepreneurship, has launched its 2019 cycle of the DBS Foundation Social Enterprise (SE) Grant. Applications submitted by 31 July 2019 will be evaluated in this cycle (August to September 2019), and successful applicants can expect to receive between SGD 50,000 and SGD 250,000 grants in November 2019. Social entrepreneurs …

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Netizens support woman sentenced to probation after shouting profanity at police for wrongly arresting her; prosecutor calls for harsher punishment

Evonne Keak Yan Ting, a 24-yr-old female, was slammed with one year of supervised probation on Tuesday (18 June), after she pleaded guilty to two charges last month – using criminal force to stop a public servant from discharging their duty; and verbally abusing a public servant. On 4 July 2018, three police officers who were patrolling around Hill Street …

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WILD RICE cancels two mainstage shows for Housewarming Season

Due to unavoidable delays in the construction of the new performing arts complex at Funan, WILD RICE has regretfully announced the cancellation of ‘An Actress Prepares’ and ‘Faghag’, the two mainstage shows of its Housewarming Season. Meanwhile, the Young & Wild showcase ‘Anything Can Happen/Something Must Happen’ will be relocated to Aliwal Arts Centre, and ‘Supervision’ will carry on as …

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Education Minister says half of faculty at local universities are Singaporeans – but QS data contradicts that

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has been ranked among the top 20 universities worldwide according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2019 released earlier this month. NUS and NTU tied at 11th. While NTU recorded higher scores than NUS in terms of research citations per faculty and faculty-to-student ratio, both of which …

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