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NMP Walter Theseira: Promote and enlighten secularism to protect the public space in the interests of all

On Monday (1 April), 16 Members of Parliament (MPs), including political office holders and Nominated MPs debated Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s ministerial statement on hate speech in Parliament.   The debate lasted for four hours, with many of the MPs in support of prevailing laws regarding offensive speech while making suggestions to strengthen these laws in order …

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‘Blatant disregard, poor sportsmanship, and improper conduct’: ONEathlete blast marathoner Soh for false allegations

The management team of Marathoner Ashley Liew, ONEathlete Team, assailed SEA Games champion Soh Rui Yong for his refusal to withdraw his “false allegations” against Liew as “a wilful act of blatant disregard, poor sportsmanship and improper conduct”. In a media statement on Tuesday (2 April), ONEathlete said that it would “examine all legal options available to Ashley in light …

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Burger King’s meatless burger gets endorsement from Singapore’s DPM, saying that it “can indeed become a big deal” in fight against global warming

Since 1 April, Burger King introduced a new Whopper that is identical in taste to the original, except that it contained zero beef. The new “Impossible Burger” is being trialed at 59 restaurants in United States, St Louis. BK’s meatless burger contains patties made of heme, produced by the startup company Impossible Foods. Heme is a protein cultivated from soybean …

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French political campaign blocked by Twitter in compliance with the country’s fake news law

A government voter registration campaign from the French government has been rejected by Twitter due to the country’s anti-fake-news law. Since December, France instated a new law in which online political campaigns are required to provide “fair, clear and transparent” information about the person or company, and the amount paid, in an open and accessible database format in order to …

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PM Lee advocates CNA’s “quality journalism” and new laws against fake news, CNA’s veterans oppose being Government’s watchdogs

The advent of social media has caused propaganda to thrive as the manipulation of public opinion on a wider scale becomes more achievable. During the gala dinner celebration of Channel News Asia (CNA)’s 20th anniversary on Friday (29 March), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill that will be introduced for first …

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Singapore to boost R&D funding for digital tech, cell therapy manufacturing and food security

A mid-term review of the Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2020 (RIE 2020) plan resulted in Singapore putting in more funds for the research and development (R&D) efforts in three key areas, namely digital technologies, cell therapy manufacturing and food security. According to a press release by National Research Foundation (NRF) on Wednesday (27 March), these additional investments will boost the …

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