Monthly Archives: September 2019

Starbucks latest target of Hong Kong protestors following condemnation by daughter of Maxim’s Caterers founder

Starbucks has emerged as the latest brand to fall foul of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters after a family member of the restaurant chain that owns the local franchise spoke out against demonstrators. Multiple branches were covered with graffiti over the weekend as the city witnessed some of the most intense clashes between hardcore protesters and riot police in weeks. One …

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Singapore Cricket Club to raise funds for SportCares while commemorating Singapore’s Bicentennial with two weeks of events and activities

The Singapore Cricket Club (SCC), the premier sports club on the Padang, will be commemorating Singapore’s Bicentennial with two weeks of events and activities, while raising funds for sports development under the auspices of SportCares. Using sport as a force for social good, SportCares leverages sport experiences to make a positive difference to the lives of the vulnerable and under-served …

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Hong Kong prepares for more potential clashes ahead as PRC celebrates 70 anniversary on Tue

by Jerome TAYLOR / Jasmine LEUNG Ripped-up paving stones lay scattered around the graffiti-scarred streets of Hong Kong after one of the most violent days in a summer of rage, as protesters ready for fresh clashes on Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding. The protest-wracked financial hub witnessed its fiercest political violence in weeks Sunday as riot police spent …

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Mikhy Farrera-Brochez jailed in US over Singapore HIV data leak

An American man who leaked confidential details of thousands of HIV-positive people in Singapore, most of them foreigners, has been jailed in the United States for two years. Mikhy Farrera Brochez was convicted by a Kentucky court in June for trying to extort the Singapore government using the stolen data. The 34-year-old had obtained the data from his partner, a …

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Thousands take to streets of Sydney, Taipei, and Tokyo in solidarity with Hong Kong; no permit granted for any assemblies in Singapore

Thousands of people have rallied in Sydney, Taipei, and Tokyo on Sunday (29 Sep) to show their support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, kicking off a day of planned “anti-totalitarianism” demonstrations globally. The “anti-totalitarianism” rallies were part of a global day of action in support of the Hong Kong protests, planned in more than 50 cities worldwide. The demonstrations …

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Cherian George criticises Straits Times for supporting the government’s move in attacking independent journalists in Singapore

Professor Cherian George, a prominent professor of Media Studies and former member of the Media Literacy Council, took to his Twitter on Friday (27 September) to criticise the Straits Times (ST) for standing behind the government in attacking independent journalists in Singapore. “The Straits Times is supporting the #Singapore government’s attack on independent journalists, not for lack of professional ability …

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ST Editor says important to have “unvarnished” reporting while his predecessor tells a different story

At the Real News Matters journalism forum held at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College Central last Saturday (28 Sep), Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) Chief Editor Warren Fernandez told the audience that journalists play a critical role amid a proliferation of fake news and views existing today. With misinformation on the rise, journalists play a crucial role in providing …

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US academic denied Hong Kong entry after Congress testimony

An American academic on Saturday said he was denied entry into Hong Kong days after he testified in a Congressional hearing alongside prominent democracy activists from the strife-torn semi-autonomous Chinese city. Dan Garrett said he was turned away after landing on Thursday for “unspecified immigration reasons” — something he said was a first in twenty years of travelling to and …

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