Daily Archives: 2019-07-09

Is there a mainstream media censor on news relating to Lee Hsien Yang?

Being arguable the most prominent family in Singapore, people are generally hungry for news about the Lees. Whether it’s the Prime Minister himself or members of his immediate and extended family, news about the Lee family often makes it into mainstream media – be it news of their family spat of the late Lee Kuan Yew’s will to something as …

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Short train disruption along the NSL on Monday late afternoon

Due to a track fault near Yew Tee a short train delay occurred for the commuters along the North South Line on Monday (8 July) late afternoon. SMRT did not inform about this fault on its social media platforms. On TATA SMRT Facebook platform several posts, some from passengers, informed about the NSL delay: Nurafian Zulkifli wrote at 5:15pm: “Track …

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Extradition Bill is ‘dead’: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam

After seismic clashes between protestors and the police that rocked Hong Kong for weeks, the city’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has announced that the controversial extradition Bill that sparked the protests is now “dead”. Chairing the Executive Council meeting on Tue (9 Jul), she said: “I have almost immediately put a stop to the (bill) amendment exercise, but …

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Education Minister says Singapore tackles inequality by uplifting those at the bottom, all while Singapore still ranks low on equality index

Tackling inequality by investing in the bottom to uplift them – that is Singapore’s approach said Education Minister Ong Ye Kung on Thursday (4 July) at the Group of Seven (G7) roundtable discussion for education ministers. The meeting – held in Sevres, France – was the first Singapore has been invited to. The informal G7 forum of the world’s seven …

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