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Singaporean journalist Kirsten Han awarded Honourable Mention by The World Justice Project for extraordinary reporting

Singaporean journalist Kirsten Han was awarded an honourable in recognition of her extraordinary reporting on rule of law issues by The World Justice Project (WJP). She was honoured alongside five other outstanding journalists: Diego Cupolo (based in Turkey); Christian Davies (based in Poland); Alice Driver (based in Mexico); Emily Dugan (of the United Kingdom); and Emily Feng (of China). Kirsten …

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Humanity has set off the 6th mass-extinction event, says leading scientists

The human race has less than two years to save the planet, says the world’s leading scientists. Since 1970, approximately 60% of all mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been wiped out in what many scientist are calling the sixth mass extinction event of planet earth. And the world’s leading scientists warn that the annihilation of wildlife has become a …

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Education Ministry taskforce to find ways of leveling the playing field for students of different socio-economic backgrounds

Second Education Minister Indranee Rajah wants Singapore to find a way to address the issue of unintended labeling or stereotyping of students that happens as a result of the streaming system in schools. These unintended side effects, she says, affects how pupils view themselves and are perceived by others. She was responding to a question posed to her following a …

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UK green lights extradition of Canadian national accused of S$30,000 bank robbery

The United Kingdom has agreed to extradite the Canadian national, David James Roach, to Singapore to stand trial for allegedly robbing the Standard Chartered branch in Holland Village, Singapore in 2016. Mr Roach allegedly made off with S$30,000 from the bank before fleeing to Bangkok where he was arrested three days later in a backpacker’s hostel. He was sentenced to …

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Lim Tean forms new political party, Peoples V which promises to involve citizens in the process of democracy

Former leader for the National Solidarity Party (NSP), Lim Tean has finally announced the formation of his new political party in Singapore called Peoples Voice. After filing an application with the Registry of Societies (ROS) earlier this year in April, it appears that the request has been finally approved. In a 7-minute Facebook video, Lim Tean as party leader announced …

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Over a thousand people showed up for HUAWEI Mate 20 series launch

Huawei Consumer Business Group Singapore recently launched the latest HUAWEI Mate 20 series with an exclusive sale at Causeway Point. Queues stretched to more than a thousand people in line within hours before the start of the sale. Mr. Kishore Lal, age 39, was first in line since six in the morning. “I have been reading a number of positive …

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NEA will do a stocktake of the social enterprise model at hawker centres

Senior Minister of State of the Environment & Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor said that the National Environment Agency (NEA) will be doing a ‘stocktake’ of the social enterprise model at hawker centres to address the issue of cost and contractual terms used by operators. Dr Khor has also requested that the NEA quickly iron out any problems, according to …

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A new Orchard Road on the horizon, says Senior Minister Chee Hong Tat

Orchard Road is in line for a revamp, says Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Trade & Industry Chee Hong Tat at ITB Asia 2018 on 17th October. As part of the latest strategies to attract tourist to Singapore, Mr Chee said that plans are being made to transform Singapore’s famed Orchard Road into more than just a shopping …

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UnionPay cards issued outside mainland China, exceeds 100 million

UnionPay International announced on Thursday that the number of UnionPay cards issued outside the Chinese Mainland has exceeded 100 million. The volume of transactions made with these overseas-issued UnionPay cards has grown by over 40% during the first three quarters of this year. In some markets outside mainland China, over 90% of the transactions made with locally-issued UnionPay cards happen …

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