The Online Citizen

MOE should go beyond motherhood statements and victim-blaming

by Sean Lim The Straits Times reported on 14 Jan that the Ministry of Education (MOE) is going to take action against ‘lewd’ Instagram account targeting junior college girls.  While it is worth applauding that MOE is taking action against questionable Instagram accounts, their spokesperson’s response is quite lacking. The spokesperson said that students ought to be “mindful of privacy …

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Women’s national team headed for Hockey Series Finals

Singapore’s national women’s hockey team has qualified for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey Series Finals to be held in Dublin in June, following the withdrawal of Austria from the Hockey Series Finals (HSF). When the curtain came down on the Hockey Series Open 2018, the national women’s team had achieved a third-place finish ahead of higher ranked Kazakhstan, but …

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Aloysius Pang’s death: Where is thy honour, Mr Ng?

by Law Kim Hwee I write this now at 0245 hours, 24 Jan 2019. It’s not possible to go back to sleep after I awoke to take a pee and happened on the Yahoo-reported news of death of Aloysius Pang based on an SAF news release dated 23 Jan 2019, 2329 hours i.e. less than 2 hours 45 mins when Corporal First …

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Aloysius Pang passed away due to injuries sustained while carrying repair works in self-propelled howitzer

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)] Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius passed away at 2045hrs on 23 January 2019 (SG time) at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand. CFC (NS) Pang who serves as an Armament Technician from the 268th Battalion Singapore Artillery, was said to be carrying out repair works inside the Singapore …

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Executive detention orders and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

by Teo Soh Lung On 16 Jan 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced that Murad bin Mohd Said (a freelance religious teacher, aged 46 and his student, Razali bin Abas, a 56 year old technician were issued with 2-year restriction orders under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in December and October 2018 respectively. Restriction orders are conditions imposed by …

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