Daily Archives: 2019-09-17

Indonesia ‘doing everything’ to put out forest fires – President Widodo

Indonesia is battling forest fires causing toxic haze across southeast Asia with aircraft, artificial rain and even prayer, President Joko Widodo said during a visit to a hard-hit area Tuesday. Forest fires are raging on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, sending a choking fug across the region — including towards neighbours Malaysia and Singapore. During a visit to Riau …

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The Impact of Brexit on the Property Market in the UK and the EU

by Kate Bregovic According to recent reports, Singaporeans aren’t satisfied with their housing market, which isn’t a surprise. This, however, means that those who want to invest in real estate have to look elsewhere. Britain is one of the markets that might be tempting for investors because of the exceedingly high demand. However, before making any commitments in that direction …

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Manushya Foundation to launch a study on Thailand’s Cybersecurity Act to promote a human-centered approach, opposing misuse for control and surveillance of citizens

On 23 September, Manushya Foundation, an NGO promoting community empowerment in Asia, will be launching a study on ‘Thailand’s Cybersecurity Act: Towards a more human-centered act’ at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) in Bangkok. The study is conducted in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangkok, Thai Netizen Network, Access Now, Association for …

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Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore disallowed participant from running in Prison Run 2019 when he appeared in an anti-death penalty t-shirt

On 15 September (Sunday), Mohammad Nafiz Kamarudin, founder of non-profit organisation Happy People Helping People Foundation, took to his Facebook to reveal that Yellow Ribbon Project Singapore disallowed him from running in the Prison Run 2019 when he appeared at the event in an anti-death penalty t-shirt. “So they did not allow me to run, despite being clear on their …

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Hong Kong MTR train derails during morning peak hour, three injured

For the first time in four decades, a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) train went off its tracks during morning rush hour, which led to the partial suspension of the East Rail line in Hong Kong. South China Morning Post reported rail operator MTR Corporation as saying today (17 Sep) that it has suspended services between Mong Kok East and Hung Hom …

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Why do we look at all the wrong places for heroes and champions?

by Rudy Irawan Kadjairi You don’t need to look hard for them. They are the construction workers, who toil under our relentless sun, that we may have roads, buildings and homes. It takes so little to show them your appreciation. They are the nurses, who are perpetually overworked at the wards, yet take care and concern so that we may …

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