Rubaashini Shunmuganathan

John Oliver talks about the chilling effects of SLAPP suits, calls it “an attempt to bully people into silence”

In the latest episode of late-night American talk show “Last Week Tonight” that aired on Sunday (10 November), its host John Oliver spoke about the controversial SLAPP laws and its chilling effect as it allows privileged individuals to bully others “into silence”. He started off the episode by talking about American coal tycoon Bob Murray who had recently dropped the …

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Media outlets point out that their readership is experiencing a hike after Nielsen report notes decline in readership

On Wednesday (13 November), market survey company Nielsen published its annual report on media consumption habits which found that more Singaporeans are consuming news online, despite an overall drop in readership in Singapore newspaper as they continue to print hard copy. The 2019 Nielsen Consumer & Media View Study also revealed that the trend is more obvious among younger Singaporeans, …

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WP chief Pritam Singh says opposition unity is difficult as all parties have different philosophies, in response to Lam-Goh spat

Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh said in a Facebook post on Wednesday (13 November) that it’s difficult for opposition parties in Singapore to be united as different parties have different philosophies. In his post, Mr Singh also shared a Channel News Asia (CNA) article titled “Lam Pin Min calls out ‘irresponsible and abhorrent’ actions of opposition party member at …

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Parents voice disappointment over PMD footpath ban as they use the device to send their kids to school

After Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min announced an overnight ban of electric scooters on all footpaths in Singapore last Monday (4 November), it resulted in instant disappointment, especially among those who use the device as their livelihood tool like food delivery workers. As such, more than 300 food-delivery riders turned up at Anchorvale Community Centre …

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Singapore can be “easily torn apart” if society is not cohesive, people vote for political system that can’t fix the difference and move forward: Chan Chun Sing

On Monday (11 November), the Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said that a “strong, stable coherent political system” is required to stimulate confidence in the economy. Speaking in an interview with Channel News Asia, Mr Chan said that this would open the door for Singapore to attract “strong economic investments, creation of good jobs, helping everybody move …

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Affected food delivery riders turn up at MPS to voice their grievances; MP Ong Teng Koon asks if they want to take up job as Singpost postman

Following the sudden ban of e-scooters on footpaths last week, one group that is badly affected is definitely the Personal Mobility Device (PMD) riders, especially those who use it as their livelihood tool like food delivery riders. As such, on Monday night (11 November), about 30 PMD riders gathered at Woodlands Avenue 5 to meet the MP for Marsiling-Yew Tee …

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PSP conducted its second walkabout on Saturday, opted to use public transportation around island to greet the public

On Saturday afternoon (9 November), the newest political party in the country, Progress Singapore Party (PSP), conducted its second island-wide walkabout. Instead of opting for the conventional way of visiting and reaching out to people, the team decided to use public transportation like MRT and buses to go around the island in order to meet members of the public and …

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Netizens reject Minister Chan Chun Sing’s claim that CECA does not snatch job opportunities meant for Singaporeans

On Saturday (9 November), Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said that the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) does not grant Indian nationals unconditional access into Singapore or immigration privileges. Mr Chan said that claims that the bilateral agreement has cost job opportunities for Singaporeans aim to stoke fears in times of economic uncertainties. Media reports over Chan’s …

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