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The Online Citizen

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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NUSSU Exco recognises that NUS takes sexual harassment very seriously and urges students not to harass perpetrator in case involving Ms Monica Baey

The executive-committee of the National University of Singapore Student Union (NUSSU Exco), has issued a statement to express its condemnation of any form of sexual harassment, which is a serious community problem that everyone has a responsibility in handling and its regret that Ms Monica Baey, and other victims of sexual harassment, have had to go through such traumatic experiences …

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NUS to convene committee to review the current disciplinary and support frameworks in light of public outcry over how it handled a case of outrage of modesty

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has issued a statement on Saturday, saying that it will convene a committee to review the current disciplinary and support frameworks. This is in response to the allegations by an undergraduate student about the inaction of the school regarding the complaint that another student filmed her at the showers. Ms Monica Baey took to …

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Facebook bans UK far-right groups

AFP – Social media giant Facebook on Thursday banned various far-right British groups including the English Defence League from its network for promoting hate and violence. Other groups kicked off both Facebook or Instagram include Knights Templar International, Britain First, the British National Party (BNP) and the National Front. The tech titan banned the groups for contravening its policy forbidding …

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Sold off to the GLC’s and we are paying for it

by Brad Bowyer As I have been focusing on the Changi Airport, here are extracts from Changi Airport Group (CAG) 2009/10 annual report when Changi was corporatized, and CAG was created: At the time, the Net Assets current was $4,507,997,000 + Non-Current $2,576,101,000 – Liabilities $3,559,967,000 = $3,515,014,000 so the amount paid was about $237 million less than Net book …

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What is the state of mental health in Singapore?

by ValueChampion The release of the latest Singapore Mental Health Study gave us rare insight into Singapore’s state of mental health. In using this report and others to analyse Singapore’s mental illness rates, its mental healthcare landscape and how it compares to its peer nations, we were able to gain a better understanding of how well Singapore is dealing with this …

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