Daily Archives: 2019-11-18

Outrage of modesty prevention posters carry “strong deterrent message” to potential perpetrators indifferent to harm their victims may suffer: Police, in response to AWARE’s criticisms

The recent posters that highlight the punishments for committing certain crimes, including outrage of modesty, are aimed at sending “a strong deterrent message” to potential perpetrators, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF) on Sat (16 Nov). Said posters, which are among the latest additions to SPF’s lineup of crime prevention visuals, were “designed to warn would-be offenders, who are unable to …

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66-year old ‘Parrot Man’ Zeng Guoyuan found dead in Geylang Bahru

The former businessman, Zeng Guoyuan, infamously known as ‘Parrot Man’ was reportedly found dead at the foot of Block 68 in Geylang Bahru. According to Stomp, two people informed the site that the body was found on Saturday night (16 November). A person named Sri saw a police death tent at the foot of Block 68 around 11pm. The other …

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SingPost launches MyPostman campaign for Singaporeans to get to know their postman and provide direct feedback on postal services

Earlier today (18 Nov), Singapore Post (SingPost) officially launched its MyPostman campaign islandwide, encouraging households and businesses across Singapore to get to know the postman serving them, while providing a platform for direct feedback and ratings on postal services. The nation roll-out comes after a successful trial held between 16 July and 16 September 2019 in Yishun and Bukit Timah. …

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Trust in news falls to 42% this year in Singapore, say Reuters’ report

Overall trust in news in Singapore had decreased since 2018, according to the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2019 which looked at data from almost 40 countries about how people are getting their news and how much they trust the news in their countries. The report noted that Singapore is a “strategic centre for the English-speaking audience in South East …

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US Senator accuses PM Lee of prioritising deals with “Communist China” over human rights in Hong Kong

A United States senator on Fri (15 Nov) condemned Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for allegedly prioritising his economic and political deals with Beijing at the expense of “human rights” in Hong Kong. Rick Scott, a representative of the State of Florida, in a tweet had branded Lee’s “shaming” of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors “fighting for their human …

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