Daily Archives: 2019-11-11

Hong Kong police say man set alight after arguing with democracy protesters

Hong Kong police on Monday said a man was set alight following a heated argument with pro-democracy protesters during a day of widespread clashes across the city, as videos of the brutal attack went viral online. Three videos were posted on messaging channels used by protesters showing a man in a green T-shirt arguing with people on a footbridge. A …

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Police shoot protester, man set on fire in day of Hong Kong fury

by Jerome Taylor and Su Xinqi A police officer shot a masked protester in an incident shown live on Facebook and a man was set on fire Monday during one of the most violent days of clashes in Hong Kong since pro-democracy unrest erupted more than five months ago. Protesters, who had already begun a city-wide day of action aimed …

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Parliamentary motion on recusal of WP MPs should serve as “solemn reminder” to set “higher bar” for S’pore’s leadership: DPM Heng

The Parliamentary motion on “should be a solemn reminder” for Singapore’s leadership to “even higher bar for ourselves”, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Sun (10 Nov). Speaking at the PAP65 Awards and Convention at the Singapore Expo, which he dubbed as most likely being “the last party gathering before the next General Election”, Heng said that “as the …

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“For Singapore to progress, we cannot operate on this paradigm of a scorched earth policy” – WP’s Yee Jenn Jong

Recently we’ve been inundated with coverage on the High Court decision that found Worker’s Party (WP) MPs Pritam Singh, Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang liable for for damages against the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) and the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) and the debate on Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat’s motion in Parliament for Ms Lim and Mr …

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PSP conducted its second walkabout on Saturday, opted to use public transportation around island to greet the public

On Saturday afternoon (9 November), the newest political party in the country, Progress Singapore Party (PSP), conducted its second island-wide walkabout. Instead of opting for the conventional way of visiting and reaching out to people, the team decided to use public transportation like MRT and buses to go around the island in order to meet members of the public and …

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“Are we ready for a non-Chinese PM? Why not? I am ready” – WP’s Yee Jenn Jong slams PM Lee for remark on minority presidency

What Singaporeans are really unhappy about is that they were deprived of the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights to elect a president, said former NCMP Yee Jenn Jong of the Worker’s Party. Responding to a remark made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Yee took to Facebook to write a long post about minorities in positions of political …

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Netizens reject Minister Chan Chun Sing’s claim that CECA does not snatch job opportunities meant for Singaporeans

On Saturday (9 November), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said that the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) does not grant Indian nationals unconditional access into Singapore or immigration privileges. Mr Chan said that claims that the bilateral agreement has cost job opportunities for Singaporeans aim to stoke fears in times of economic uncertainties. Media reports over Chan’s …

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Teo Soh Lung: Indefinite detention is torture

by Teo Soh Lung According to the Ministry of Home Affairs press release of 23 October 2019, three domestic workers who were arrested sometime in August 2019 and subsequently issued with detention orders under the Internal Security Act (ISA) were charged for offences under the Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act (TSFA). It was not the first time that foreign workers …

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