Rubaashini Shunmuganathan

Netizens divided over Minister K Shanmugam’s stand that using cannabis for medical purposes is like “dealing in destruction and death”

Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam told Channel NewsAsia that the trend towards accepting cannabis for medical use is driven by the “power of money and propaganda”, as he charged pharmaceutical companies with hiding their intentions behind a smokescreen. Last December, Thailand became the first country in Southeast Asia to legalise the use of cannabis for medical purposes, although …

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Customers resorted to directly exchange their EZ-Charms with each other after EZ-Link and Shopee screwed up their orders

After EZ-Link and Shopee screwed up the orders of the limited-edition tokidoki character EZ-Charms, customers resorted to directly exchange their items with each other on Facebook. On 7 February, EZ-Link teamed up with Shopee and launched two brand-new EZ-Charms in tokidoki characters – Donutella and Mermicornos. To get hold of these adorable charms, customers had to place their order on …

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Journalist and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa arrested on libel charge

Veteran journalist and CEO of Rappler Maria Ressa was arrested on Wednesday (13 February) at her office, in connection with a “cyber-libel” case filed by businessman Wilfredo Keng in 2017. Rappler, which has been critical of the government in Philippines, said that the charges were over an article published in 2012, updated in 2014, about Keng’s alleged ties to a …

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Singaporean businessman renews liquor license with Police’s aid after SingPost took 4 months to deliver Government letter to him

In a series of bad publicity, Singapore Post (SingPost) has again added a new complaint from a consumer for its horrible service. On 1 February, a local business owner named Daniel Goh lambasted SingPost for delivering a letter from a Government authority four months after the letter was assumed posted. Venting his complaint on his Facebook page, the businessman said …

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