Media practitioners release updated statement to all MPs to highlight concerns with the POFMA

Following the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill (POFMA) which was proposed in the Parliament of Singapore on 1 April 2019, current and former media practitioners sent a statement to all Members of Parliament, highlighting their concerns that hopefully will be addressed in a more informed debate next month. Their concerns are that the POFMA would infringe freedom of …

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Malaysia hopes Singapore will agree to negotiate further over Water Agreement price

At the 9th Malaysia-Singapore Leaders’ Retreat in Putrajaya last week (9 April), Malaysia and Singapore came to an agreement to consider arbitration as a resolution to the water agreement issue. In a joint statement, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad said they noted their differing opinions on the right to review the price of water …

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Netizens react over pigeon culling video, Acres investigates; AHTC reminds residents to stop feeding pigeons

The Animal and Veterinary Service received a report last week on Wednesday (10 April) from the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) regarding an incident of alleged animal cruelty during a pigeon culling operation by Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) in Singapore. Acres uploaded a disturbing video of how pest controllers, engaged by the town council, were picking up the …

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