Lack of open counters at Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints causes massive jams

Last weekend, a traffic nightmare came to life for travellers heading out of Singapore at both the Tuas and Woodlands Checkpoints on Friday evening and Saturday, 14th and 15th December. Several people complained to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) of a terrible jam and long queues and to get across to Johor that lasted for hours. One passenger told …

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Singapore Herald banned by IMDA for refusing to remove objectionable articles

The Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA) has blocked independent news site, Singapore Herald, for failing to comply with their order to remove several ‘objectionable’ articles. According to an article on Singapore Herald, the IMDA had issued the ban on the site for failing to remove 8 articles that ‘contain serious and egregious misrepresentations of Singapore’s position in the ongoing …

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TOC editor charged for criminal defamation by the Attorney General’s Chamber

TOC Editor Terry Xu has been charged for criminal defamation by the Attorney General’s Chamber for ‘publishing an imputation concerning members of the Cabinet of Singapore by words intended to be read, to wit, by approving the publication on the website [The Online Citizen] of a letter from Willy Sum…which stated that there was a ‘corruption at the highest echelons’. …

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Malaysia might reduce its export of eggs, says Malaysia Minister for Domestic Trade

Malaysia is considering limiting or stopping its export of eggs to ensure sufficient supply for its domestic market says Malaysian Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail. On Monday while speaking at a press conference after the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs’ monthly meeting, Mr Saifuddin said that the ministry is also looking into possible cartel …

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Singaporean model helps raise thousands to protect Bali islands from environmental damage due to over-tourism

On Saturday 8th December, Singaporean model, actress and triathlete Kelly Tandiono competed in Bali’s first SwimRun event, combining running and swimming in a true test of strength and endurance against the challenging open water and trail. The SwimRun was a fundraiser to help prevent hundreds of tonnes of plastic being dumped into our oceans every year. Also competing were Australian …

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Advocates petition to reform Singapore’s family justice system and stop the abuse of children and families

A group called the Family Justice Reform Singapore has started a petition calling for a change in Singapore’s Family Justice system. The group, which consists of parents who have been or are currently facing divorce and other proceedings in the Family Justice Courts, feel that there are those in the legal professions who are “engaging in unethical, dishonest and abusive …

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