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The Online Citizen

History made as women to referee men’s AFC Cup clash

The Asian Football Confederation announced Tuesday that for the first time an all-female referee team will take charge of a men’s continental club cup clash. Japanese referee Yoshimi Yamashita and assistants Makoto Bozono and Naomi Teshirogi will officiate the AFC Cup match between Myanmar’s Yangon United and Cambodia’s Naga World at the Thuwunna Stadium on Wednesday. “This will be the …

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Indonesian teen defeats world surfing champ Medina in Bali

An Indonesian teenager pulled off a stunning upset Monday by defeating two-time surfing world champion Gabriel Medina in Bali. Granted a wildcard spot to compete in the World Surf League (WSL) event at Keramas beach on Bali’s east coast, 19-year-old Rio Waida quickly proved why he is considered Indonesia’s next big hope on the international stage. Waida scored a low …

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Indonesia remembers victims of IS-family suicide bombings

by Kiki Siregar An Indonesian church on Monday remembered the victims of suicide bombings carried out by an Islamic State-inspired family, one year on from the attacks that highlighted the extremist group’s global reach. On May 13 last year, a family of six — including two girls aged nine and 12 — blew themselves up at the Santa Maria Catholic …

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Malaysia foils IS-linked plot, seizes explosives

Malaysian police said Monday they have arrested four militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group who were in possession of explosives and planned to attack non-Muslim places of worship. The suspects — a Malaysian who led the group, two Rohingya from Myanmar and one Indonesian — were detained last week in raids around Kuala Lumpur and in eastern Terengganu …

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Uber’s global “alliances”: Frenemies that cloud Uber’s prospects

by ValueChampion As Uber prepares for its IPO, it has been selling some of its regional businesses in exchange for equity stakes in its local competitors. While this move may have meant to create some sort of an alliance, it seems like these regional giants might have something else in mind. Since Lyft’s IPO and the precipitous drop in its stock …

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The link between POFMA, ISA, and all of us

by Jason Soo On Wednesday 8 May 2019, the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) was passed in Parliament with a majority of 72 to nine, with three abstentions. Welcome to a fate worse than Orwell’s 1984. We now have not one but 16 ministries of truth. During the period when POFMA had not yet been formalized into …

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Is PAP government building a 21st-century version of East Germany?

by Brad Bowyer “The Bill, therefore, recognises that platforms that are closed are not necessarily private. They can be used not only for personal and private communications but also to communicate with hundreds or thousands of strangers at a time.” So exactly how does a small encrypted closed private discussion group become a platform to communicate with thousands of strangers? …

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