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Education Minister says half of faculty at local universities are Singaporeans – but QS data contradicts that

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has been ranked among the top 20 universities worldwide according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2019 released earlier this month. NUS and NTU tied at 11th. While NTU recorded higher scores than NUS in terms of research citations per faculty and faculty-to-student ratio, both of which …

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Hong Kong Journalists Association lodges complaints to independent watchdog against police treatment of media during protest; Would Singapore journalists have the same means?

As journalists do their best to cover the historic extradition bill protests in Hong Kong this past few days, stories are surfacing about the violent treatment of on-the-ground reporters and media personnel by the police. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) has filed a complaint to a police watchdog over 27 such …

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Liberty v Public Order: What we can learn from the Hong Kong protests

This past week, the city of Hong Kong has made headlines as over 2 million people took to the streets to protest the incendiary Extradition Bill proposed by the Executive Council which many say would impact the city’s autonomy from China. Starting on Sunday 9 June, a record-breaking number of protesters stood their ground, bringing the city to a standstill …

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Police officer found dead from gunshot wound to the head at Yishun North

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that a 28-year old male police sergeant was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head on Sunday, 16 June. In a statement released on Monday (17 June), SPF elaborated that the incident occurred at the Yishun North Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC), 31 Yishun Central. The officer in question had apparently reported …

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Sarawak to open Trade & Tourism Office at Robinson Road this week

The Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office on Robinson Road, Singapore will hold a soft opening this week, says Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg. The Chief Minister said that the office, strategically in the heart of Singapore, will facilitate the promotion of the state’s agricultural and tourism products. Local site New Sarawak Tribune quoted the Minister saying …

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Who runs the Facebook pages of cabinet ministers? Who pays them?

In early 2019, Facebook released a new tool called ‘Page Transparency’ which allows people access to more information about a page and who is managing it. The tool is intended to help users determine whether a page can be trusted or not. The Page Transparency tab shows users information about when the page was created, a history of page name …

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