Daily Archives: 2019-10-07

Hong Kong cabinet member floats internet curbs to contain unrest

by Jerome TAYLOR / Jasmine LEUNG Hong Kong’s government may curb access to the internet in a bid to contain months of increasingly violent pro-democracy protests, a cabinet member told AFP on Monday, after an emergency-law ban on demonstrators wearing face masks failed to quell the unrest. The warning came as the international financial hub remained partly paralysed from three …

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SDP visits PSP chief Tan Cheng Bock’s house during rounds last Thu, discuss impending GE

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) visited Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Tan Cheng Bock’s residence while making its house visit rounds last Thu (3 Oct). In a Facebook post the following day, SDP said that the purpose of its Holland-Bukit Timah Group Representation Constituency (GRC) team’s visit to Dr Tan’s house was “to carry on discussions about the impending GE [General …

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Members of PSP share their reasons in joining the party with many stressing the need to come out and make a difference in Singapore

On 29 September (Thursday), Progress Singapore Party (PSP) did its first walkabout at all 29 constituencies across the island. Following its success, the party, which was founded by Dr Tan Cheng Bock, released a video on its Facebook page on 5 October (Saturday) highlighting some of the reasons why its members decided to join the party. In the video, Dr …

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ST regurgitate allegations by MCI and MinLaw while silent on TOC’s response

Late on 6 October, Straits Times reported on a statement made by the Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI) and Ministry of Law (MinLaw) on the Facebook page of MCI which asserted that a post by TOC’s Chief Editor Terry Xu and an article posted on TOC’s website “incorrectly assert that ministers can use the Protection from Online Falsehoods and …

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MOH wrong to label comment by TOC editor as falsehood

Addressing a specific section of the remarks made by TOC Chief Editor Terry Xu on his Facebook page about POFMA, the Ministry of Health (MOH) alleged that “Terry Xu’s/The Online Citizen’s statement that there was a “Hep C cover up prior to the GE2015” is false.” The Online Citizen, however, disagrees. In a Facebook post, MOH highlighted the Independent Review …

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HSBC seeks to retrench up to 10,000 more employees: Financial Times

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HSBC is planning to lay off up to 10,000 staff, a report said Monday, just weeks after its chief executive stepped down and announced the axing 4,000 posts citing a weak global outlook. The latest cuts mostly in high-paid roles are part of a fresh cost-cutting drive by new boss Noel Quinn as the banking titan struggles to adjust to …

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Yale-NUS controversy: Playwright Alfian Sa’at rebuts allegations of rejecting feedback and revisions to programme

Playwright Alfian Sa’at last Fri (4 Oct) gave his account of the events, following a report by Yale regarding findings from its review on Yale-NUS College’s cancellation of the “Dissent and Resistance in Singapore” programme. The programme, which has been since renamed “Dialogue and Dissent in Singapore”, was scheduled to be run by Alfian and programme manager Tan Yock Theng …

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