Daily Archives: 2019-08-21

Indonesia deploys more troops as Papua hit by fresh unrest

by Robert Marin Indonesia’s Papua was hit by fresh unrest Wednesday as more than 1,000 security personnel were sent to the restive region after violent protests that saw buildings torched and street battles between police and demonstrators. Jakarta has called for calm in its easternmost territory — where an insurgency against Indonesian rule has simmered for decades — following riots …

Read More »

Singapore Masters Athletics suspended by Singapore Athletics

Singapore Athletics (SA) has acted promptly against one of its affiliates after it received a complaint by athletes and other affiliates abut Singapore Masters Athletics (SMA). SMA is a voting affiliate of SA, and has been provisionally suspended by SA by what it has termed a “violation” of its tasks. The Advisor of SMA is Member of Parliament Fatimah Lateef. …

Read More »

Ho Ching shares an article that supposedly answers why her husband’s salary is so high – but it misses the mark completely

Prime Minister’s wife Ho Ching shared an article on her Facebook page today (21 August) titled “Why is the salary of Singapore’s Prime Minister so high?” The accompanying caption to her post noted Singapore’s ‘clean wage system’. She wrote, “One big difference is the clean wage system in SG – ie no other perks in kind, while most if not …

Read More »

SCMP reports Hongkongers wanting to emigrate to Singapore now

It was reported on South-China Morning Post last Sat (17 Aug) that Singapore appears to be the top choice for Hongkongers wanting to emigrate to, in view of the recent protests and turmoil in Hong Kong. This is according SCMP after it spoke to 3 Hong Kong-based migration agencies – Midland Immigration Consultancy, John Hu Migration Consulting and Anlex. The …

Read More »

Survey: 87% of non-smokers are often bothered by second-hand smoke

In a press release on Tuesday (20 Aug), Smoking Cabin SG released the findings of its survey on second-hand smoking in Singapore. The survey found that 87% of non-smokers in Singapore are often bothered by second-hand cigarette smoke. Echoing the similar sentiment, the survey also revealed that 79% of smokers felt that their family and friends were bothered by second-hand …

Read More »

S’pore govt should “drop all charges” against M Ravi over statement on M’sian drug mule Nagaenthran’s case: Lawyers For Liberty

The Singapore government must drop all charges against Singaporean international human rights lawyer M Ravi over a statement he made regarding the case of 30-year-old Malaysian drug mule Nagaenthran s/o K Dharmalingam, said Lawyers For Liberty. N Surendran, advisor of the Malaysian human rights organisation and a lawyer himself, alleged in a statement on Tue (20 Aug) that the charges …

Read More »

A tale of two borders in Singapore and UK

by Tan Wah Piow This is a tale of two borders, one in Singapore, the other in the UK. The first picture depicts a fence on the property of Singapore opposition politician and thorn in the People’s Action Party’s neck, blogger Leong Sze Hian. The border fence was established over 64 years ago. Yet the Singapore Land Authorities are now …

Read More »

SLA says Leong Sze Hian posted “deliberate untruth” and “half truths” over encroaching state land; LSH said he was just asking for advice and suggestions

Veteran blogger and human rights campaigner Leong Sze Hian took to his Facebook on Friday (16 August) to share e-mail screenshots of the replies between him and a Singapore Land Authority (SLA) officer. In his post, he asked for advice, suggestions or help from people after the SLA officer mentioned that the rear boundary wall and fence of his house …

Read More »

iPrice study reveals the biggest e-commerce companies in Singapore and SEA in Q2 2019

iPrice Group, together with its partner App Annie Intelligence, recently updated its Map of E-commerce via the latest study to showcase the biggest developments in Singapore’s top e-commerce players based on their average quarterly traffic, mobile application ranking, social media followers, and number of staff. The study was conducted to keep track on the latest developments of the internet economy’s …

Read More »