Daily Archives: 2019-08-30

Hong Kong police round up activists as major demo called off

by Aidan JONES / Jasmine Leung Prominent Hong Kong democracy activists including a lawmaker were arrested Friday in a protest crackdown — a move described by rights groups as a well-worn tactic deployed by China to suffocate dissent ahead of key political events. The sweep comes after a major rally planned for Saturday was banned by police on security grounds, …

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SKM and PHC to release three new cinema etiquette videos to continue educating movie-goers on graciousness in the cinema

The Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) and Public Hygiene Council (PHC) will be releasing three new cinema etiquette videos (CEV) to raise awareness and inculcate the social norm of being more considerate to fellow citizens, especially in public spaces. The light-hearted videos will advise movie-goers to silence their mobile devices, refrain from speaking in the cinema, and to bin their trash …

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The Economist Events’ first summit examined the importance of public and private sector collaboration to drive safer cities

The Economist Events’ Safe Cities Summit hosted more than 160 government officials and leaders from both private and public sectors yesterday (29 Aug) in Singapore to discuss creating and maintaining safe and resilient urban environments on a global scale. The one-day event addressed various issues with relevant with examples from across the region: the challenge of balancing safety and privacy, …

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63% of Asian customers using online financing have long-term saving goals, reveals survey by Robocash Group

In a press release earlier today (30 Aug), Robocash Group, an international robotic financial service group, released the findings of its latest survey which shows that 80% of customers in the Philippines, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam using online financing services are currently saving for different plans, with 63% of respondents setting their sights on long-term saving plans. In particular, the …

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Singapore’s high score on digital security in the Safe Cities Index 2019 is due to its robust policy environment, say Economic Intelligence Unit

The Safe Cities Index 2019 was released recently by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) which places Singapore as the 2nd safest city in the world. Sponsored by the NEC Corporation, the report released on 29 August showed that Tokyo was the safest city overall, with Asia-Pacific cities making up 6 of the top 10. Other cities in the top ten …

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