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Former President of UN Security Council Kishore Mahbubani called out Trump Administration for being ‘unwise’ with regards to Taiwan

“The most dangerous issue in US-China relations is Taiwan,” according to previous President of the United Nations Security Council (Singapore) Kishore Mahbubani in a paper commissioned by Flat Global Capital. And this is precisely why it is ‘”unwise” for the Trump administration to allow a high profile transit by President Tsai Ing-wen through the US this month, said Mr Mahbubani. …

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Viddsee debuts second seasons of Scene City short films, Voices documentaries

Online entertainment platform Viddsee today premiered its second season of Viddsee Voices social documentary series with ‘In Between‘, a five-episode series that explores the spaces we live in through the lens of culture, history and personal experiences. It is part of Viddsee’s slate of 23 original content productions in 2019 that includes the short film anthology Scene City, which premiered …

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Checkpoint Theatre presents Eat Duck by Zenda Tan, 28 Aug – 8 Sept

Checkpoint Theatre presents Eat Duck, a new play written by Zenda Tan and directed by Claire Wong, which follows 12 members of an extended family as they gather for the seven-day wake of Grandma at the void deck. As the family learns to cope with grief and loss, each must navigate the sometimes heartfelt, sometimes painful complexity of kinship. The …

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33 dead, 36 severely injured in Kyoto Animation Studio arson in Japan

A suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan at 10:30am on Thursday, 18 July left 33 dead and 36 seriously injured, says police. Japan’s NHK reported that an unidentified man poured what appeared to be gasoline at the entrance of the Kyoto Animation Studio before setting it on fire which erupted into a blaze. Based on eyewitness accounts, …

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Singapore Lyric Opera brings to life the classic Bizet Carmen with a cast of local talent this August

Bizet’s Carmen, the classic opera that has endured the test of time and moved audiences around the world will be imbued with new energy this August by Singapore’s flagship company for Western opera, Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO). This year, SLO celebrates local talent by announcing a mainly Singaporean cast who will work with SLO Chorus, SLO Children’s Choir, dancers, supers …

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Auditor-General: Police reports filed for lapses in financial governance by MND

On Tuesday (16 July), the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) released its annual report, an audit of the government’s accounts for the 2018/2019 financial year. The report looks at the financial statements of all ministries and eight organs of state as well as nine statutory boards, four government funds, four government-owned companies, and three other accounts. Several ministries were flagged by AGO …

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