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Local Chinese newspaper, Shin Min Daily published wrong photo of Terry Xu

On Wednesday (27 November) a district judge dismissed the application to bring a constitutional challenge pertaining to Mr Daniel De Costa’s criminal defamation case to the High Court. As the parties were entering the courthouse, there were, of course, photographers waiting outside to get a snapshot of the Defendants and their lawyers. By this point, Mr De Costa, Terry, and …

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Wife of Taiwanese presidential candidate cancels Singapore visit as foreign political activities are not allowed

Ms Lee Chia-fen, the wife of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu from Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) has cancelled her campaign trip to Singapore as the government said it did not permit “foreign political activities” in the country. Ms Lee has been stumping for her husband, who is the main opposition of Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen in the January general elections, to Taiwanese …

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Renown primatologist Dr Jane Goodall is shocked by Singaporean mentality that “animals belong in a zoo”

Renowned researcher Dr Jane Goodall, known best for revolutionising our understanding of chimpanzee behaviour nearly 60 years ago, finds it “shocking” that Singaporeans think animals belong in a zoo. Speaking at a press conference of the Human-Wildlife Co-Existence in Asia: Conflicts and Mitigation Conference 2019 on 26 November, Dr Goodall was responding to an observation made by Mr Robin Hicks, …

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Technology-facilitated sexual violence on the rise, says AWARE

There has been an overall rise in cases of technology-facilitated sexual violence in the past three years at the Sexual Assault Care Centre (SACC) run by gender-equality group AWARE. While 46 out of 338 (13.6%) cases in 2016 were technology-facilitated sexual violence, in 2017 that number rose to 99 out of 515 (19.2%) and in 2018 it became 124 out …

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Deactivated NUSSU – Students United page admins strongly disagree with allegations by K Shan’s press secretary that they are ‘anti-religious’

Last weekend, Facebook removed the NUSSU – NUS Students United Facebook page. The tech giant said that the page was removed as it violated the platforms “authenticity policies”. Following a post of theirs going viral, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s press secretary, Goh Chour Tong released a statement alleging that the people behind the page are “anti-religious” and …

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