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The Online Citizen

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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Must we wait for the fire before we listen to our conscience?

by Brad Bowyer On this Easter Sunday, I can’t help but think of its meaning and how that applies to the current situation we now face in Singapore. Although I have my own personal relationship with God, I am not a religious man in that I do not follow an organised faith, but I have studied and understand many and …

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Ukraine comedian Zelensky becomes president-elect in landslide win

by Dmytro Gorshkov and and Anna Smolchenko AFP – A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his country’s political establishment. Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president in a TV show, trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko by …

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