Daily Archives: 2019-10-09

China warns Apple against ‘reckless’ support of HK protesters

China’s state media accused Apple Wednesday of supporting pro-democracy protesters, warning the US tech giant would suffer consequences for its “unwise and reckless” decision, in an echo of campaigns against other Western firms. An opinion piece in the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, highlighted a transport app available on Apple’s store that it alleged helped protesters …

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China slams ‘sinister intentions’ of US visa curbs on Xinjiang

Beijing on Wednesday decried a US decision to restrict visas for Chinese officials linked to the repression of Xinjiang Muslims and called on Washington to withdraw the measure. The visa curbs followed the blacklisting this week of 28 Chinese entities involved in rights violations against minorities in Xinjiang, which China has said was based on “groundless” claims. Rights groups say …

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SDP says they have parental consent for child in their video, questions if PAP does the same for photos it posts on their FB page

Three weeks ago, the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) released a video to promote the launch of their revamped website. The video, posted on the party’s Facebook page, features a young girl talking about the website. It seems that there are some people who disagree with the party releasing a video with children in it. Specifically, a letter was published in …

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No personal attacks against Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, criticise govt policies and ideologies instead: Playwright Alfian Sa’at

In the aftermath of the Yale-NUS saga, playwright Alfian Sa’at has encouraged the public to refrain from making personal attacks and “derogatory comments” against Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, following the latter’s comments in Parliament on Mon (7 Oct). In delivering his speech on the cancellation of the Yale-NUS programme and guiding principles for educational institutions in Singapore, Ong quoted part of …

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Bus, train fares to increase by 7 per cent starting end of Dec

Starting 28 Dec, commuters will be subject to a seven per cent increase in bus and train fares due to a global rise in fuel and energy costs last year, on top of a rise in wages of local manpower and “other macroeconomic factors”, according to the Public Transport Council (PTC) on Tue (9 Oct). PTC chairman Richard Magnus said, …

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