Stephen Netto

Inconvenient truth about palm oil’s role in the haze

Written by The Oil Palm, a project of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), dedicated to promoting the benefits of Malaysian Palm Oil, the world’s essential oilseed crop. No doubt, the haze currently engulfing much of South-East Asia, including Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia is horrible – both for humans and their health, and the planet and her lungs. This year it …

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Reporters Without Borders’ latest report entitled “Newspapers that never arrive” sheds light on how governments, state institutions, powerful oligarchs, and corporations obstruct print media distribution.

As print media publishers and distributors from all over the world gathered in Berlin, from 22nd till 25th September, for the annual Distripress congress, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its latest report, entitled “Newspapers that never arrive,” which sheds light on how governments, state institutions, powerful oligarchs, and corporations obstruct print media distribution. Instead of silencing journalists or preventing them …

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AXA Better Life Index 2019: Only 59% of Singaporeans are currently happy with their lives and only 50% feel fulfilled in life

Earlier today (24 Sep), AXA Insurance Singapore released the findings from its inaugural AXA Better Life Index 2019, which looks into how Singaporeans define a better life: their purposes, goals, struggles, progress towards their goals, and their sense of fulfillment. Among the respondents who said they have life goals, one in two are dissatisfied with their progress towards their short-term …

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Kaspersky study reveals children in SEA use internet more for music and video streaming than online messaging, including rise of e-commerce use and decline of adult content interest

It is hardly a surprise that most children in this era use the internet mainly for video and music entertainment as well as for software downloads, yet lesser for online messaging. According to the 2019 report from Kaspersky Safe Kids, more kids in Southeast Asia use the World Wide Web to watch their favourite TV series like Game of Thrones …

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99.co launches new initiative against LGBTQ discrimination in Singapore’s housing and property industry

99.co, a leading property portal in Singapore, together with Prout, a community-based app for the LGBTQ+ community, hosted Singapore’s first ‘Meet Your Next Housemate’ event for the LGBTQ community at Found8’s Anson Road co-working space on Thursday (19 Sep). About 120 participants attended the jointly-run event, which was sponsored by General Assembly, and supported by industry partners AMICI Events and …

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