Current Affairs

Minister Grace Fu did not find “brownface” ad problematic, but highlights the need to err on side of caution

Minister of Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu said on Tuesday (10 December) that she did not find the controversial “brownface” advertisement that sparked public outrage earlier this year problematic. The advertisement, which was an advertising campaign by e-payment firm Nets, featured Mediacorp actor and DJ Dennis Chew impersonating different races. Mr Chew was seen dressed up as different races …

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Mixed reactions from netizens over enforcement officer’s action of kicking errant rider off his PMD to stop him

On Tuesday (10 December) a video captured by a vehicle’s dashcam saw an enforcement officer kicking a Personal Mobility Device (PMD) rider off his device along Bedok Reservoir Road. Due to the impact of the kick, the rider was seen flying onto the asphalt road. This shocking footage was shared by community-run traffic website, ROADS.sg. on Tuesday. According to the …

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SCDF battles blaze at Tuas Crescent, 32 firefighters deployed

About 80 firefighters and three emergency vehicles were deployed this morning (11 December) to battle a raging fire at a building in Tuas Crescent. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a statement that it was alerted to a fire at 48 Tuas Crescent around 6 am on Wednesday. Upon arriving at the scene, SCDF saw the fire raging …

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi told to ‘stop the genocide’ in UN court showdown

by Danny KEMP and Jan HENNOP Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi faced calls for Myanmar to “stop the genocide” of Rohingya Muslims as she personally led her country’s defence at the UN’s top court on Tuesday. Myanmar’s civilian leader sat through graphic accounts of mass murder and rape as the west African state of The Gambia set out …

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PSP calls for Courts to be the one to declare news as falsehood under POFMA

On Tuesday (10 December) the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) calls for Courts of Singapore to be the authority that declares a piece of news as falsehood and impose corresponding penalties to ensure that POFMA is in line with the value of ‘independence’. In a statement on their website, PSP emphasised that the party is founded on the tenets of transparency, …

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DJ Lim Peifen refutes woman’s claim of double standard at Jewel Changi, says no “preferential treatment” given to her son

Local DJ Lim Peifen of Y.E.S. 93.3 took to her Facebook page on Monday (9 December) to dismiss a netizen’s claim who stated that her son received preferential treatment at Jewel Changi Airport’s (JCA) snow walk attraction. Last week, a Singaporean woman named Kailin Ng highlighted in a Facebook post that her son was denied access into the snow walk …

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