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Under the Carpet: #metoo hopes to create a safe space for Singaporeans to talk about sexual assault & harassment

If you’ve been tuned into the world news, you’d have heard about the #metoo movement popularised by actress Alyssa Milano when she took to Twitter to share her personal experience with sexual harassment following the sexual misconduct allegations on Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein. Thousands of people around the world started to share their stories under that hashtag, #metoo – about …

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Anwar Ibrahim feels Malays need time to adjust to eradication of race-based policies

Malaysia’s Prime Minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, believes that it will take time for the Malays in Malaysia to accept a shift of race-based affirmative action to needs-based. He was speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore yesterday, 6th Nov. Anwar, who is the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) President-elect, was responding to a question on whether or not he sees …

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Singapore’s GE13 could be held in 2019, say PM Lee

The general elections may be called as soon as next year, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. While speaking at the welcome dinner dialogue of the Bloomberg New Economic Forum, PM Lee was asked if Singpore’s bicentennial celebration of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival next year might be a reason to bring forward the general election which is due to be …

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Singapore’s rail system is improving in reliability, says Transport Minister

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced that Singapore’s rail network has achieved a new level of reliability. Speaking at the Joint Forum on Infrastructure Maintenance on 2nd November, Mr Khaw said that the system recorded an overall 660,000 train-km between delays between January and September of this year, surpassing last year’s distance of 180,000 train-km. This, Mr Khaw said, was …

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