Danisha Hakeem

Sleepless nights for many political candidates following their defeat in Indonesia’s most recent presidential election

by Andri Sulistyo with Kiki Sirigar JAKARTA, INDONESIA — Political hopeful Yayat Abdurahman bet that he would be a winner among some 245,000 candidates in Indonesia’s huge election last week, but his dreams of public office are fading fast as the votes get tallied. So the stressed-out candidate checked into an Islamic healing centre where a cleric prayed for his …

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Monica Baey’s exposé of Nicholas Lim’s voyeuristic act at Eusoff Hall bathroom may raise concerns under POHA, POFMA: Lawyers

Amid the controversy surrounding 23-year-old National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate Monica Baey’s exposure of fellow student Nicholas Lim Jun Kai’s identity as the perpetrator of a voyeuristic act – of which she was a victim – via a series of Instagram Stories recently, lawyers have raised concerns as to whether Ms Baey’s exposé would constitute an offence in itself …

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Thai anti-junta party leader faces possible disqualification from election due to allegations of illegal shareholding

BANGKOK, THAILAND — The billionaire leader of an upstart anti-junta party which scooped up millions of votes in Thailand’s disputed election last month faced fresh legal woes Tuesday (23 Apr) after authorities accused him of illegally holding shares while running for office. Last month’s poll remains in dispute after a political party backed by the junta that has ruled Thailand …

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Voyeur given conditional warning due to “high likelihood of rehabilitation”; offender’s background “irrelevant” in prosecution: SPF

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has clarified that Nicholas Lim, the National University of Singapore (NUS) undergraduate who had filmed a female student while she was showering in her dorm bathroom in Nov last year, was given a 12-month conditional warning due to his purportedly “high likelihood of rehabilitation” and remorse over the crime he had committed. In a series …

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Educator Mark Rozells questions the idea of Singapore’s meritocracy as the Republic tops OECD PISA results but fares low in equity

The Singapore education system is not, at least statistically, the “grand social leveller” of the Republic’s society, contrary to what has been touted by many under the concept of meritocracy, observed Singaporean educator Mark Rozells. While Singapore is ahead of other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in terms of academic achievement, he noted, in a …

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CAAS, CAAM to meet this week to discuss new GPS-based system for Seletar Airport: Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

The civil aviation authorities from both Singapore and Malaysia will be meeting some time this week to discuss the implementation of the new Global Positioning System (GPS)-based system procedures, which is bound to replace Singapore’s contentious Instrument Landing System (ILS), said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Malaysian counterpart Anthony Loke at Seletar …

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No particular law that expressly prohibits the Law Society from making its views publicly known: Function 8

There is no particular law that expressly prohibits the Law Society to publish its views regarding the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill, says Director of civil rights group Function 8 Teo Soh Lung. While section 38(c) of the Legal Profession Act may serve as the basis for the Law Society’s preference to engage in “confidential consultation” with the …

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Local urban farm OnHand Agrarian to cease all dealings with NUS until voyeur is expelled; petition calling for offender’s expulsion receives more than 22,000 signatures

Local urban farm OnHand Agrarian has announced its decision to stop all of its dealings with the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the wake of the University’s handling of a recent high-profile sexual harassment case. In a statement made on Sun (21 Apr), OnHand Agrarian said that it “made the monumentally stupid decision to compromise it’s product and the …

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SM Investments to sue Hyflux over “repudiatory breach of agreement”

SM Investments (SMI), the Singapore unit of Hyflux’s debt consortium Salim-Medco and the water treatment firm’s former white knight, has announced its intention to sue the company for terminating their bailout agreement. The Straits Times reported SMI as saying on Fri (19 Apr) that it did not accept Hyflux’s “purported termination” of the rescue deal on 4 Apr. Instead, it …

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