Singapore named top maritime capital of the world for fourth consecutive year

Singapore has once again been ranked as the world’s top maritime capital in the Leading Maritime Capitals of the World 2019 (LMC) report released by consultancy form Menon Economics. The Report, which was unveiled on 10 April, shows Singapore leading the charge for the fourth consecutive year followed by Hamburg, Rotterdam, Hong Kong, London, and Shanghai. The LMC report looked …

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Soh Rui Yong says “I will not back down from the truth”, in response to demand by National Olympic Council for withdrawal and apology over his account of 2015 SEA Games marathon

National long-distance runner, Soh Rui Yong, was asked via legal letter by the Singapore National Olympic Council to withdraw his account of the 2015 SEA Games Marathon and issue an apology by 5pm today (9 April). The article in question, titled “2015 SEA Games Marathon – In My Words” was published on 22 June 2015 (updated in 2018) on Mr …

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Migrant workers go hungry in rich Singapore due to subpar catering services

Singapore is well known the world over for its meticulous planning and distinct skyline – the Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by Bay and Singapore Flyers are instantly identifiable as belonging to this small economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia. The country’s building and construction sector which is valued at nearly S$30.5 billion in 2018 depends on a massive pool of blue-collar …

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Local dance production Chowk Productions calls for public support as they are on the verge of ceasing operations after 12 years

Since 2007, Chowk Productions has painstakingly nurtured a quiet mission of transforming traditional Indian dance for Singapore’s transcultural practitioners and audiences. In these 12 years, Chowk has created a confident contemporary dance idiom drawing from movement forms indigenous to India, Indonesia and the Malay archipelago. Over the years, they have fostered a small, thriving ecology for local and regional artistic …

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Nurul Izzah returns to public accounts committee after Mahathir agrees to appoint new chief from opposition

Malaysia’s Member of Parliament of Permatang Pauh, Nurul Izzah Anwar, has rejoined the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after resigning the bipartisan panel in protest two weeks ago over the appointment its chief. Beluran MP Ronald Kiandee from opposition party UMNO was appointed as Chairman of the PAC by the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government. Appointing an opposition MP as PAC chief …

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Troubling key points of the proposed Fake News law by the Singapore government

The draft of Singapore’s new ‘Fake News’ law is out. The Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) was proposed in Parliament on 1 April as a means to combat the spread of false and/or misleading information online – which undoubtedly has become a major issue as the world enters a new level of connectedness via the internet. Among …

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