Stephen Netto

Singapore International Festival of Arts concludes another successful run

The 42nd year of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) concluded an exhilarating three-week run that saw over 150 ticketed and non-ticketed ground-breaking works presented by over 300 game-changing artists from Singapore and around the world. Commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by Arts House Limited, this year’s Festival attracted more than 73,000 people to public and …

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Sexual abuse of elderly people must be exposed, says UN expert

As the world prepares to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this Saturday (15 June), Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, a United Nations (UN) independent human rights expert, mandated with safeguarding the rights of elderly people, stressing that they are often victims of sexual abuse and rape, although it remains rarely detected or reported – even when there are clear warning signs. Ms …

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SDP population policy: Hire Singaporeans first, retrench Singaporeans last

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) is looking to make alterations on the immigration policy, stating that the country is allowing “too many foreign workers into Singapore to displace local PMETs (professionals, managers, executives, and technicians).” In a press release on Saturday (8 June), the party proposed adopting a more careful and judicious approach when it comes to allowing foreigners to …

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Survey: 95% of Singaporeans are supportive of the criminalisation of doxxing

A stark majority of Singaporeans aged 16 and older are supportive of the criminalisation of doxxing, according to findings from a survey measuring attitudes and behaviours towards the doxxing regulations and online vigilantism. The survey was conducted by Milieu Insight, an independent market research firm, between 11 May 2019 and 18 May 2019 with 1,000 Singaporean citizens and residents aged …

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