Rubaashini Shunmuganathan

Singaporeans continue to support Huawei despite Google ban

Last month, Google stopped its business operations with China’s Huawei with immediate effect, and the suspension include services that involve the transfer of hardware and software as well as technical services except those that are publicly available through open source licensing. Google took this move after Huawei and other 70 affiliates were added to the US Commerce Department’s Entity List …

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More than a million gathered in Hong Kong to protest against the extradition law

The streets of Hong Kong were filled with over one million people yesterday (9 June) as they gathered in a mass protest against the government’s controversial extradition bill, says the organiser. Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) reported that Jimmy Sham, a spokesperson for organisers, noted that approximately 1.03 million people took part in the rally – a figure that was …

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MARUAH calls on the Government to do more for senior citizens in Singapore

MARUAH, a human-rights NGO, asks the Government to provide more for older people in Singapore, including those who are 55 and above. This is because there have been studies and reports on how seniors in the country are just not coping well, financially, and in some instances, in self-management. The latest study, using the Minimum Income Standards (MIS), was released …

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Film-maker Martyn See questions IMDA for not taking action against Mothership for releasing a political film when it’s forbidden by the law

Renowned local film-maker Martyn See took to his Facebook on Tuesday (4 June) to question the possibility for Mothership to release a political video on its site. Mr See was referring to a video published by the online site on its Facebook page where it had a free-and-easy interview with Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information and Transport Janil …

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Human rights defenders face severe risks including killing in Asia, says FORUM-ASIA

During the launch of the latest report by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), it is found that human rights defenders in Asia are at high risks. “In Asia, we are witnessing more and more human rights defenders being subjected to increasingly severe forms of violations, particularly killing, simply for defending human rights,” said Sejin Kim, Programme …

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SDP visits Google Singapore and discuss ways the party’s online communication can be improved for the next GE

Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-general of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), took to his Facebook on Monday (3 June) to share about his party’s recent visit to Google Singapore’s office. Apart from visiting the multi-national tech company’s “spanking” office, Mr Chee also revealed that they had a “fruitful discussion” on how the “tech giant can support SDP’s online communication needs …

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F&B entrepreneur Jun Low urges the government to stop landlords from increasing rent rates for tenants to promote healthy economy

Jun Low, the Director of JC Global Concepts, recently took to her Facebook to highlight that the Government should step in to prevent retail landlords from raising their rent rates during every renewal period for the tenants. The food and beverage (F&B) entrepreneur who is behind some of the renowned restaurants in Singapore and overseas like Central Hong Kong Café, …

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