Kiara Xavier

Law Minister apologises to Bertha Henson for wrong attribution

On Monday (1 April), Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam delivered his ministerial statement on hate speech in Parliament where he talked about a variety of issues including the last minute cancellation of the Swedish metal band Watain’s concert. In his statement, he quoted a number of individuals while presenting his arguments, including former Straits Times editor and author …

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Video of Japanese museum attraction turns into fake viral story of boy winning 20kg gold bar at Dubai International Airport

Recently a viral video that showed a boy winning 20kg gold bar at Dubai International Airport took the internet by storm. It was shared by many netizens and news sites, including Mothership. This boy won the 20kg gold bar kept in Dubai International Airport pic.twitter.com/N1JYxS8Zb0 — Mothership.sg (@MothershipSG) March 30, 2019 It appeared that he was taking part in the …

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Li Shengwu wonders the amount of public funds spent on the cases against him and his mother, after Court of Appeal says ok for papers to be served to him in United States

In a 66-page judgement released on Monday (1 April), the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by Mr Li Shengwu to contest the court order which enabled the Attorney General Chambers (AGC) to serve papers on him in the United States for the alleged offence of contempt of court. The judges ruled that the service out of the jurisdiction was …

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Singapore applies Unesco bid for its hawker culture

Singaporean authorities – the National Heritage Board (NHB), the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Federation of Merchants’ Associations (FMAS) – have officially submitted the nomination documents on Wednesday (27 March) to put hawker culture in Singapore on the Unesco Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Although the Singapore Botanic Gardens was made Unesco World Heritage Site …

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Netizens call for stronger enforcement against e-scooter riders

Following a series of traffic accidents involving e-scooter, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has posted a reminder on its Facebook page to individuals who own e-scooter to register their devices. If they do it by 31 March 2019, they will be able to enjoy a waiver of S$20 registration fee. In March 2018, the Government accepted the Active Mobility Advisory …

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Singaporean mother shares daughter’s internship experience of being told off by Filipinos not to snatch jobs meant for them

During a ministerial dialogue at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Thursday (28 March), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat mentioned that Singaporeans need to be more open and understanding of foreigners, regardless whether they’re immigrants, workers or students from other countries. This is so they will have the confidence to interact with people of all races. He added that it’s wrong …

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Alleged conman attacks 72-year-old man when he tried to protect his neighbour from getting cheated; Police asks him to make a magistrate’s complain

On Saturday (23 March), a 72-year-old man shared on his Facebook account the ordeal that he encountered when an alleged conman spat and punched him for protecting his neighbour from getting cheated in Toa Payoh Central. Insinhan Low Chong Bak wrote that a man who posed as a Housing and Development-approved contractor visited his house and said that his team …

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