Daily Archives: 2019-10-14

US senator warns Hong Kong becoming ‘police state’

by Jerome TAYLOR Strife-torn Hong Kong is sliding towards becoming a police state, US senator Josh Hawley warned Monday, as the financial hub braces for a rally calling on Washington to punish China over sliding freedoms. The international finance hub was battered by another weekend of unrest Sunday as hardcore pro-democracy protesters and police fought running battles across the city. …

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Animated film ‘Abominable’ pulled in Vietnam over S. China Sea map

Vietnam has pulled the animated film “Abominable” from theatres over a scene featuring a map of the South China Sea showing Beijing’s claims in the flashpoint waterway, state media reported Monday. China has long used its so-called nine-dash line to justify its jurisdiction over most of the resource-rich sea, often to the displeasure of Hanoi which also claims parts of …

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Homegrown fitness brand FIGHT ZONE opens third outlet in Velocity, aims to expand overseas

On Saturday (12 Oct), homegrown fitness brand FIGHT ZONE inaugurated the official opening of its third outlet at [email protected] Square, and is already looking at expanding the “fight zone” overseas. The launch at Velocity was attended by special guest Mr Ang Peng Siong, Singapore’s swimming icon who is currently the Vice-President of Singapore Athletics and founder of Aquatic Performance Swim …

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Hong Kong violence prompts debate but no division among protesters

by Jerome TAYLOR and Yan ZHAO Hong Kong’s more hardline pro-democracy protesters have embraced increased violence towards private property, businesses and even people, triggering some soul-searching within the movement. But few moderates are willing to abandon their more radical comrades. Even by the standards of Hong Kong’s summer of rage, the last fortnight has been brutal. After months of focusing …

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Tan Chuan-Jin urges S’poreans to reframe narrative on ageing society while young and elderly citizens reveal struggle with insufficient retirement funds

The discourse around ageing in Singapore should be reframed into a more positive one, as a “negative narrative can become self-fulfilling”, said People’s Action Party (PAP) Seniors’ Group chairman Tan Chuan-Jin on Sun (13 Oct). Speaking to PAP Seniors’ Group activists at an event to commemorate the International Day of Older Persons at Hotel Miramar, Tan, who is also the …

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