Sayoni to launch first report on violence and discrimination against LBTQ women in Singapore

Lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBTQ) rights group Sayoni has published a ground breaking research study highlighting violence and discrimination against LBTQ persons in Singapore, to be launched on 25 May. The publication is the result of a qualitative study conducted by Sayoni, a volunteer-run feminist group that works to uphold equality and human rights protections for lesbian, bisexual and …

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Monkeypox infection: It could have been much worse than how it turned out

Five Singapore residents where identified as having come in close contact with the 38-year old Nigerian who had contracted monkeypox prior to his arrival in Singapore on 28 April. They, along with 18 others are under quarantine now. The Nigerian man in question had attended a workshop on 29 and 30 April. However, on 30 April he developed symptoms which …

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Singapore Airlines profit drops by 47.5% despite recording highest annual revenue to date

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reported a 47.5% decline in profit for the financial year of 2018/19 despite also recording its highest annual revenue to date (S$683 million). In a report on the Group financial performance released on 16 May, SIA named ‘transformation initiatives’ as contributing to the company’s record revenue performance, however an increase in fuel prices significantly affected the …

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POFMA: More harm than good? – A discussion on fake news laws hosted by Function 8 on 18 May

Function 8 is holding a discussion, “POFMA: More Harm than Good?” on the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) which was recently passed into law by Parliament. This law has been widely criticised and debated since it was first introduced  in April, with many groups and organisations raising several concerns over provisions in the legislation which gives wide …

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