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SDP’s Chee Soon Juan launches new book, Never on Bended Knees

Chee Soon Juan, the Secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) just launched his new book entitled Never on Bended Knees. The book features a collection of Mr Chee’s thoughts and observations in Singapore spanning the last two decades. In her introduction of the book at the launch on 26 Jan held at SDP’s headquarters, assistant treasurer of SDP Dr …

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HIV data leak shocks society, culprit still at large

The recent leak of personal data of individuals living with HIV in Singapore has come as a real shock. The Ministry of Health (MOH) said that the data of 14,200 individuals diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013 and 2,400 of their contacts is in the possession of an unauthorised person who has yet to be apprehended. MOH has revealed …

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Lifts in PAP-run HDB estates to get a revamp with new safety features

After a series of lift accidents between 2015 to 2016, over 17,000 lifts in public housing estates run by People’s Action Party (PAP) town councils will receive new safety features. Work will begin on 1,6000 lifts across PAP-run housing estates in the next 15 months, said 15 PAP town councils in a statement on Monday. These new safety features will …

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EU Parliamentarians asks Singapore for a gesture of goodwill regarding Jolovan Wham’s case, Singapore says no

On 10th January, a member of the European Parliament Jude Kirton-Darling wrote to Singapore’s Ambassador to the European Union, HE Jaya Ratnam requesting a “signal of goodwill from the Singaporean authorities in relation to Mr [Jolovan] Wham’s case”. In her letter, Ms Kirton-Darling said the case of Mr Wham who has been found guilty of organising an illegal assembly in …

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Pang’s body arrives back home to Singapore; MINDEF says Pang to be accorded the honours of military funeral

The body of young actor Aloysius Pang has arrived back in Singapore after leaving Auckland, New Zealand on Friday (25 Jan) at noon (7am Singapore time). The flight carrying Pang back, a Republic of Singapore Air Force KC-135R aircraft, landed in Singapore at about 5.45pm after more than 10-hours. His family received his body at Paya Lebar Air Base. According to a staff …

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New Zealand authorities waiting for permission from family to conduct post-mortem on Pang’s body before repatriation

Before Aloysius Pang’s body can be brought home to Singapore, New Zealand authorities are awaiting the green light from the actor’s family to conduct a post-mortem on his body. Corporal First Class (National Service) Pang’s body is currently being held at Waikato Hospital mortuary. An employee there said they were aware of the ‘urgency about wanting to get him back …

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Malaysia continues to defend its bans on Israeli athletes

Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq has clarified that he is not out to penalise all Israeli people for the actions of their government against Palestinians. He was referring to Malaysia’s refusal to allow Israeli athletes into Malaysia to compete at the World Para-Swimming Championships being held in Sarawak in July this year. He said that protecting the rights …

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