Monthly Archives: October 2019

No change in leadership for Singapore Democratic Party ahead of General Election

The composition of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the SDP remained largely unchanged following party elections at its 19th Ordinary Party Conference held this evening at its headquarters. Prof Paul Tambyah was re-elected Chairman and Dr Chee Soon Juan as Secretary-General. The following were also elected into the CEC: Christopher Ang, Damanhuri Abas, Jufri Salim, Khung Wai Yeen, Bryan Lim, …

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Indian Kashmir formally ceases to be a state

by Parvaiz Buhkari with Bhuvan Bagga in New Delhi India’s Muslim-majority region of Kashmir was formally divided on Thursday, almost three months after losing its autonomy in a move that triggered violence and stoked tensions with arch-rival Pakistan. The move, announced in early August when India imposed a lockdown and sent in tens of thousands of extra troops, saw Jammu …

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SingPost to introduce new postal service categories, increase international airmail rates starting early Dec

National mail carrier Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) is set to introduce adjustments such as new postal service categories and increased international airmail rates in a bid to “meet the demands brought about by changes in Singapore’s postal landscape, including the growth of eCommerce and falling mail volumes”. In a statement on Wed (30 Oct), SingPost said that the changes, slated …

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WP’s former NCMP visits resident whose flat was engulfed by fire; WP will work with WP Community Fund and other charities to assist resident

Workers’ Party (WP) member and former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Gerald Giam on Tue (29 Oct) visited a resident of a rental block in Fengshan, whose flat was engulfed by a fire linked to personal mobility devices (PMD) last weekend. Giam said that the resident’s “teenage son barely escaped with his life” and that he was “freed from the flat …

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Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam 2019: 1,200 kids teach AI a bit of humanity to help tackle everyday problems

How do you teach artificial intelligence (AI) humanity? That’s the challenge some 1,200 students aged 11 to 16 tried to tackle at the ‘Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam 2019’ program on Thursday (30 Oct), organized by the Science Centre Singapore in partnership with Caltex Singapore. In the midst of designing emotionally sensitive chatbots, a “junk food recognizer”, and …

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Singapore travellers opt for cooler destinations and long-haul flights for the 2019 year-end holidays, reveals Expedia flight data

With just 55 days left to Christmas, travellers around the world are ramping up on preparations to make that final trip of the year for the year-end festive season. Drawing insights from Expedia‘s flight and accommodation data for travel between 15 December 2019 and 14 January 2020, Singaporeans are favouring cooler destinations such as Tokyo (Japan), London (United Kingdom), and …

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Gilbert Goh is organising a gathering at Hong Lim Park on 3 November for Singaporeans to voice out against CECA, Ramesh, and 6.9 mil population plan

Gilbert Goh, founder of Transitioning.org and organiser of protests against the Population White Paper (PWP) and various other events such as Commemoration of May Day, is organising a gathering at Hong Lim Park this Sunday (3 Nov) from 4pm to 7pm. The gathering will act as a platform for Singaporeans to pen their thoughts on any burning issues, especially on …

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Asian video streamers battle Western giants

by Sam Reeves From Chinese behemoths backed by the likes of Baidu to Southeast Asian upstarts offering free content, Asian video streaming services are challenging Western giants seeking to expand in the region. As more consumers in Asia get reliable internet access on smartphones and tablets, myriad platforms — including US outfits such as Netflix and Amazon — are vying …

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