Singapore still ranked 151 out of 180 in World Press Freedom Index and it’s not surprising why

Once again, Singapore was ranked 151 out 180 in the World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The survey ranks countries on press freedom which is assessed on several levels including media independence, legislative framework, abuses against the media/reporters, infrastructure and more. Singapore has consistently ranked poorly on this index for the past few years, this time …

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Silence by SPH and Mediacorp on Lee Weiling’s Facebook post about ongoing case involving LKY’s final will

As the family drama surrounding the late Lee Kuan Yew’s final will continues to unfold, his daughter Lee Weiling took to Facebook to make some clarifications, refuting certain claims asserted by the AGC. In her post, Dr Lee wrote that that media reports have continued to repeat PM Lee’s false and dishonourable allegations that their brother Yang somehow ‘swindled’ their …

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No more passport stamps for foreign travellers leaving Singapore starting 22 April

Starting 22 April, foreigners leaving Singapore will no longer need to have their passport stamped upon exit. The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) announced today (17 April) that they will no longer issue departure immigration endorsements (stamps of departure dates on travel documents) to foreign travellers as part of ongoing efforts to streamline procedures at checkpoints for a more efficient …

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Rev Chu Yiu-Ming convicted over Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement occupation along with 8 others, urges compassion and courage against an unjust system

Nine activists who led the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong were convicted today of public nuisance charges. In one of the city’s most politically charged trials in recent years, legal scholar Benny Tai and sociology professor Chan Kin-man were convicted of two public nuisance charges each while Reverend Chu Yiu-Ming was convicted of one charge of conspiracy to commit …

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