Daily Archives: 2019-08-02

Youtuber Preetipls and rapper Subhas Nair issue apology for “any hurt” caused by the K. Muthusamy rap video

After Mediacorp and Nets issued an apology for the controversial E-Pay advertisement, Singaporean influencer and comedian Preeti Nair, famously known as Preetipls, along with her brother, rapper Subhas Nair, also released a public apology for “any hurt that was unintentionally caused” by their rap video. The statement was posted on the siblings’ Facebook and Instagram pages. The duo clarified that …

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More than 3 million customer records from Sephora reportedly being peddled on Dark Web, says cybersecurity firm

According to a leading cybersecurity firm, more than three million records of customers of international cosmetics and beauty products retailer Sephora are reportedly up for sale on the Dark Web. Singapore-based cybersecurity outfit Group-IB said in a media release on Thursday (1 Aug) that its cyber intelligence analysts located “two databases with customer data on underground forums that are likely …

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The exclusion of runner Soh Rui Yong from 2019 SEA Games disrupts Singapore’s beloved ideology of meritocracy

Meritocracy remains a key principle for recognising individuals in Singapore despite weakening faith in the ideology, says Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung, stressing that although meritocracy is ‘under siege’, it has yet to fail. In recent years, the idea of meritocracy and its effectiveness has been debated due to its association with elitism, adding to the discussions around the …

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Online users express shock and disappointment after marathoner Soh Rui Yong was not selected for SEA Games by SNOC due to alleged poor conduct

In a media statement released on Thursday (1 August), the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) announced that two-time marathon champion Soh Rui Yong was not selected to be part of the team representing Singapore at the SEA Games in the Philippines, happening later in the year. “In the case of nomination put forward by Singapore Athletics (SA) for Soh Rui …

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