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Former MediaCorp editor appointed as press secretary for DPM Heng Swee Keat

A former MediaCorp editor has been appointed as the press secretary for Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. Farah Abdul Rahim previously worked as a senior broadcast journalist at MediaCorp for 7 years starting in 1999 before a two year stint as Account Director at Hill & Knowlton. According to her LinkedIn profile, Ms Rahim then entered public service between …

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Hong Kong university students continue pushing back against extradition Bill, possible escalation via protest on Fri

Tensions in Hong Kong flare as university students warn of escalating protests against the controversial extradition Bill tomorrow (21 Jun), in the event that the city’s government refuses to concede to their demands by today (20 Jun). South China Morning Post reported on Wed (19 Jun) that the university students have also, in addition to the full withdrawal of the …

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Osman Sulaiman: Nothing to be thankful about Singapore’s “Malay” president

Khan Osman Sulaiman, a businessman and former Reform Party candidate in the General Election 2015, took to his Facebook yesterday (19 June) to unveil his intense conversation that he had with his friend when the latter told him that the Malays should be ‘grateful’ that the country has a Malay president. His friend pointed out that the Government actually considered …

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Mothership labels Singaporean activist as ‘foreign influence’ for his comments on Hong Kong – he calls them out for their double standards

After sharing his thoughts on the protests in Hong Kong and noting how Singaporean’s should not only support the people there but also be inspired by them, Roy Ngerng was described by Mothership.sg as a ‘foreign influence’. Specifically, in an article detailing Mr Ngerng’s original post the website used the phrase: “This is some next level foreign-influence-ception” when talking about …

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China accused of carrying out genocide of Falun Gong members via organ harvesting

Adherents of the long-persecuted Falun Gong spiritual group are reportedly in danger of being the subjects of a possible genocide as China is accused of harvesting their organs for transplant. South China Morning Post reported independent panel China Tribunal – comprising legal practitioners and experts – as saying on Monday (17 Jun) that there was concrete evidence to support that …

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Netizens support woman sentenced to probation after shouting profanity at police for wrongly arresting her; prosecutor calls for harsher punishment

Evonne Keak Yan Ting, a 24-yr-old female, was slammed with one year of supervised probation on Tuesday (18 June), after she pleaded guilty to two charges last month – using criminal force to stop a public servant from discharging their duty; and verbally abusing a public servant. On 4 July 2018, three police officers who were patrolling around Hill Street …

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Education Minister says half of faculty at local universities are Singaporeans – but QS data contradicts that

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has been ranked among the top 20 universities worldwide according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for 2019 released earlier this month. NUS and NTU tied at 11th. While NTU recorded higher scores than NUS in terms of research citations per faculty and faculty-to-student ratio, both of which …

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