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SOTA student defends art students’ choice of dropping art
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A former SOTA student, Gabbi Wenyi Ayane Virk, spoke out against the assumptions that has been made since the report of School Of The Arts (SOTA) students going on to pursue non-arts related fields after graduation was released. In the May 15th Straits Times Read More

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TV personality Nick Mikhail on Ridzuan’s execution: We elected the govt, we chose you, we voted for you, but that doesn’t mean we can’t voice our opinions
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“If there is an opinion that we must make this as an example, that people who carry this amount of drugs will be hanged – you already hung 400 people. Its enough example. We get it,” TV personality Nick Mikhail Razak said in Read More

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Student’s unsanctioned artwork to honour former teachers removed by SOTA
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Three days ago, a report about 70 percent of School Of The Arts (SOTA) graduates pursuing non-arts related university courses raised several questions from netizens about the role of the arts in Singapore, as well as that of the school. According to the Straits Times Read More

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Human rights lawyer petitions the stay of execution of Muhammad Ridzuan
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On 20 May 2013, Abdul Haleem bin Abdul Karim and Muhammad Ridzuan bin Mohd Ali were charged for trafficking 72.5g of heroin. Offenders in Singapore caught trafficking more than 15g of heroin faces the death penalty. Abdul Haleem was sentenced to life imprisonment and 24 Read More

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GIC’s investment to UBS nine years ago might cost GIC a loss of US$4b
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According to IFR calculations, Singapore’s investment fund, GIC Private Ltd, is facing a loss in excess of 4 billion francs (US$4 billion, S$5.6 billion) on its emergency investment in Swiss bank UBS Group nine years ago. On Monday evening (15 May), GIC cut its Read More

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Primary 1 maths question puzzles netizens
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A Primary 1 question posted yesterday on Hardwarezone Forum by ‘AlmondShell’ not only left netizens puzzled, but most also gave up answering the puzzle. The bonus question, worth four marks, required students to fill in the correct numbers in the empty circles to complete Read More

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Cyclist goes against traffic light, almost gets hit by oncoming car
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A viral video with about 70,000 views posted on Ben Chia Lor – Singapore Road page attracted wrath for a cyclist’s reckless road sense. The 47 seconds video showed the driver, Kenneth Haw, nearly hitting a cyclist, who dashed across the road even when the Read More

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Joint statement calling for an open Presidential election in September
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With Mr Ong Teng Cheong being Singapore’s first elected President, the upcoming Presidential election in September should be considered an open election. That is National Solidarity Party’s (NSP) Secretary General, Mr Lim Tean’s message in a joint statement he wrote on his Facebook page. Read More

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Epigram Books illustrated handbooks on Singapore’s main races receives mixed responses online
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Epigram Books came under the spotlight earlier this month for a series of illustrated handbooks released by the independent local publisher. Authored by Edmund Wee, the founder of Epigram Books, ‘The Understanding Singaporeans’ series consists of four illustrated handbooks. Each handbook contains 20 questions, Read More

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Single, unwed mother adopts biological child to get equal benefits as legitimate children
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In order to benefit from government assistance in Singapore, some single mothers are taking the drastic measure of adopting their own child. In a Straits Times report on 11 May, Ms Tan (not her real name), a single parent, started her adoption process Read More

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