Monthly Archives: July 2019

Majority of Singaporeans support the protests in Hong Kong, according to survey

Over 75% of 1,000 Singaporeans polled in June support the Hong Kong protest against the extradition bill, according to a survey by independent pollsters Blackbox Research. Political analysts suggest that these results reflect the close tied between the two cities. Even so, given Singapore’s laws on public assembly, it is unlikely that Singaporeans will adopt the Hong Kong approach of …

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Sembcorp Marine files police report with CAD after Brazil unit scandal

Following a suspicious transaction allegedly involving the former president of its Brazilian unit, Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) lodged a report with the Singapore Police Force’s Commercial Affairs Department (CAD). The Edge Singapore reported that while Martin Cheah Kok Choon, who is formerly the president of Estaleiro Jurong Aracruz (EJA) until Jun 2015 when his employment was terminated, was purportedly involved in …

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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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