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Vietnam’s envoy to Cambodia on PM Lee’s online remark: We have not forsaken lessons of history

Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported yesterday (‘Singapore PM Stirs Flap in Cambodia by Bringing up Vietnam’s 1979 Invasion‘, 5 Jun) that the Cambodian officials are unhappy with a recent online remark by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, recalling Vietnam’s January 1979 invasion and decade-long occupation of Cambodia. Last Friday (31 May), while sending condolences to Thailand on the death of …

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History made as women to referee men’s AFC Cup clash

The Asian Football Confederation announced Tuesday that for the first time an all-female referee team will take charge of a men’s continental club cup clash. Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi will officiate the AFC Cup match between Myanmar’s Yangon United and Cambodia’s Naga World at the Thuwunna Stadium on Wednesday. “This will be the …

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Facebook undergoes the most severe outage in history, affecting Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger as well

In the wee hours of Thursday (14 March), social media users around the globe, including Singapore, had problems accessing the Facebook family of applications, which include Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. This is because the company went through in what appears to be the most severe outage in their history. According to Downdetector, a website for reporting problems on applications …

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Highest increase of transport fares in Singapore’s history?

Why increase transport fares by the highest ever in history? I refer to the article “Bus and train fares to rise by 6 cents per trip from Dec 29: PTC” (Straits Times, Oct 30). Straits Times reported that new component to the fare adjustment formula – the Network Capacity Factor (NCF) – which took into account the additional buses pumped …

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If FMC is serious about not blacking out or whitewashing some parts of history, then it will need to deal with some of the less salubrious bits of our history

According to news reports, plans are underway to build a “Founders’ Memorial” to commemorate Singapore’s founding leaders. Mr Lee Tzu Yang, chairman of the Founders’ Memorial Committee (FMC), has claimed that the memorial will reflect the dilemmas that Singapore’s first generation leaders faced by exemplifying the values and ideals of Singapore. When specifically asked on whether or not the memorial will …

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Poh Soh Kai: “We must learn from history and not myths, history that is grounded in the events and realities of the time”

Former Barisan Sosialis assistant secretary-general and ISA detainee, Dr Poh Soo Kai issued a response to the claim by Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam that Operation Coldstore was mounted on grounds of “national security” at the hearing before the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods on 29 March 2018, challenging the assertion that he and his …

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Singapore Bicentennial Office: Events to be organised in 2019 to mark 200 years of history for Singapore 2019

Singapore Bicentennial Office (SBO) announced that the year 2019 will mark 200 years of history for Singapore and events have been prepared to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial milestone. The office under the Prime Minister Office, shared that a new experiential showcase held at the Fort Canning Centre which traces the stories of Singapore’s early settlers and communities, historical trails featuring …

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RSIS academic accuses Dr Thum of spreading “misinformation” about Singapore history

Tenured Associate Professor Kumar Ramakrishna from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at NTU wrote an opinion piece on ST yesterday (‘Operation Coldstore and the perils of academic misinformation’, 4 Apr) attempting to discredit Dr PJ Thum. According to his profile on RSIS website, Ramakrishna is also Head Policy Studies, as well as Coordinator of the National Security …

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