Stephen Netto

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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Jakarta riots: Deadly violence continues for second night in Indonesia after election result gave Joko Widodo victory

Violence has escalated into a second night of raging riots in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, as a result of political tension over disputed election results. Thousands of rioters gathered at Indonesia’s election supervisory agency (Bawaslu) headquarters on Wednesday (22 May), protesting against the alleged election fraud in the recent presidential election. The rioters are supporters of losing presidential candidate, Prabowo …

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Fire breaks out at Dickson Road shophouse in Little India

A fire broke out at a two-storey shophouse along 14 Dickson Road in Little India on Thursday afternoon (16 May). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a Facebook post that it responded to a fire at 14 Dickson Road at about 2.50pm, and the fire was extinguished at approximately 4.10pm. “12 emergency vehicles and about 40 firefighters were deployed …

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