Daily Archives: 2019-08-22

Despite being absurd, there are still members of public agreeing that PM Lee’s high salary is justifiable, even claim he is underpaid

On Wednesday (21 August), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s wife Ho Ching shared an article on her Facebook page titled “Why is the salary of Singapore’s Prime Minister so high?” by Seedly. In the caption accompanying the post, Madam Ho highlighted her view about her husband’s salary and the ‘clean wage system’ in the country. She wrote, “One big difference …

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Singapore Fighting Championship is back for its eight knockout event with two WBC titles on the line

The Singapore Fighting Championship (SFC) team is back yet again for round eight of its smashing multi-discipline event, “SFC 8: Renegades of Fight”, with two World Boxing Council (WBC) Titles on the line. The much-anticipated local combat sports event will be held at the Singapore Foochow Association on 28 September 2019. For the main event, Singapore’s very own Nurshahidah “The …

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

by Johannes MYBURGH Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday suggesting green groups started the blazes. Images of fires purportedly devouring sections of the world’s largest rainforest have gone viral on Twitter. #PrayforAmazonas is the top trending hashtag in the world on Wednesday, with more than 249,000 tweets. …

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Tensions linger as HK protesters mark ‘triad’ attack at metro station

Hundreds of masked protesters used bins and ticket machines as barricades against riot police late Wednesday at a flashpoint Hong Kong metro station, where they earlier marked one month since a mob attack by suspected triad gang members. That assault on July 21 had pushed the city deeper into political violence, but the sit-in on Wednesday was largely peaceful until …

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Temasek Shophouse and NUS Business School’s Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy officially launched ‘For Love Shines: An Ode to 200 Years of Philanthropy in Singapore’ Exhibition

On Wednesday (21 Aug), Temasek Shophouse and NUS Business School’s Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP) have come together to launch ‘For Love Shines: An Ode to 200 Years of Philanthropy in Singapore’, a Singapore Bicentennial exhibition. ‘For Love Shines: An Ode to 200 Years of Philanthropy in Singapore’ is conceptualised from NUS ACSEP’s landmark research “Philanthropy in …

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Fitbit partners with Singapore Health Promotion Board to provide fitness trackers to possibly thousands of Singaporeans

Fitness tech company Fitbit announced on Wednesday (21 August) that they have signed a deal with the Singapore government to collaborate with the Singapore Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a project to help improve the health of the population. Like many countries, Singapore faces a rise in chronic conditions like hypertension, type 2 diabetes and cancer. As such the initiative, …

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