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SOTA student defends art students’ choice of dropping art

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 (ST) report, it was mentioned that the percentage of graduates pursuing non-arts related university courses has increased from …

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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

"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 an impactful live streamed video for Muhammad Ridzuan. Muhammad Ridzuan was executed by the state at 6am …

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Student’s unsanctioned artwork to honour former teachers removed by SOTA

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 report, the percentage of graduates pursuing non-arts related university courses has increased from 60 per cent in …

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Human rights lawyer petitions the stay of execution of Muhammad Ridzuan

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 strokes of the cane while Muhammad Ridzuan, was to be sent to the gallows. For the same …

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GIC’s investment to UBS nine years ago might cost GIC a loss of US$4b

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 stake in UBS, selling 93 million shares at 16.10 Swiss francs, each to bring in 1.5 billion …

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Primary 1 maths question puzzles netizens

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 the number pattern. Comments from online readers ranged from trolling, to admitting they have given up trying, …

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Cyclist goes against traffic light, almost gets hit by oncoming car

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 traffic lights were not green for pedestrians. Kenneth Haw, who is driving on the first lane of …

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Joint statement calling for an open Presidential election in September

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. More than 500 people have signed Mr Lim's joint statement, initially signed by Lim Tean, Tan Kin …

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Epigram Books illustrated handbooks on Singapore’s main races receives mixed responses online

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, with answers as well as useful tips, to some of the most asked questions young Singaporeans have …

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