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The Online Citizen

Actions speak louder than words: What Warren Buffett’s balance sheet might tell us about the market

by ValueChampion Amidst the longest bull market in history, investors are constantly chattering about whether the market has reached its peak. While Warren Buffett has shied away from making commentaries about the market, here’s what one might infer from his actions. Amidst the longest bull market in history, investors are constantly chattering about whether the market has reached its peak. While many …

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The Elephant in the Room – The Question of Prosecutorial Discretion

by M Ravi, international human rights lawyer The headlines in recent days have been dominated by the ‘Monica Baey saga’ – the focus in particular on the inadequacy of actions in handling cases of sexual misconduct in an educational establishment such as NUS. One of the more prevalent but seemingly mysterious issues raised was the failure of the Attorney-General to …

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A brave new world as students rekindle the real kampong spirit of Singapore

by Joseph Nathan There was a time when chivalry would have saved damsels in distress but the concept of being a gentleman in Singapore has somewhat been trivialized and seen as self-discrimination, and was replaced with onerous legal recourse and prescriptive-books. Instead of socially correcting a social wrong and nipping the issue at the bud, contentious legal recourse and new …

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Too many people who have had their futures ruined because the police chose to ruin their futures, because the PAP govt chose to ruin them

by Roy Ngerng Yi Ling In defending the man who filmed a female student while she was showering, the Singapore police said: “A prosecution, with a possible jail sentence, will likely ruin his entire future.” When the Prime Minister sued me, did the government think about how it would “ruin my entire future”? When the hospital I worked at fired …

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AWARE feels no need for proposed POFMA and question “the Act’s positioning of the government and its functionaries as sole authorities on truth”

23 April 2019 — Gender-equality group AWARE today released a statement on the proposed Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA), announced earlier this month. This statement follows the group’s February 2018 submission to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. Echoing the opposition and caution sounded by other groups before it, AWARE detailed how the Act could stymie …

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Traveller advisory: What do you do if an airline shuts down?

by ValueChampion Airline shutdowns are more commonplace than travellers may imagine. In the span of a few months, two airlines shut down, leaving passengers stranded. What should you do if this happens to you? On the back of Iceland’s budget airline WOW Air’s shutdown, India’s Jet Airways has declared bankruptcywith plans to shut down fully in the coming weeks. Its last flight …

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