Last Sunday (16 June), which was supposed to be a happy occasion for all as it was Father’s Day, turned sour for one particular family. A 35-year-old man has been charged for murdering his two-year-old daughter, who was described as a bubbly and bright girl, in a Sengkang flat. Johnboy John Teo, who was given the charge in hospital on …Read More »
There appears to be a surge in dengue cases this year with four recorded dengue deaths so far and hundreds of new cases each month. In February, one 74-year old and one 77-year old reportedly died due to dengue infection in Bedok and Hougang respectively while in March, the same was reported of a 71-year old in Ang Mo Kio. …Read More »
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issued an alert on Tuesday (18 June) of phone scammers who claimed to be from the ministry. The ministry stated on a Facebook post that on 18 June 2019, three members of the public informed MFA that they have received suspicious calls from a person claiming to be from MFA, and asking them to log …Read More »
Hong Kong Journalists Association lodges complaints to independent watchdog against police treatment of media during protest; Would Singapore journalists have the same means?
As journalists do their best to cover the historic extradition bill protests in Hong Kong this past few days, stories are surfacing about the violent treatment of on-the-ground reporters and media personnel by the police. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA) has filed a complaint to a police watchdog over 27 such …Read More »
Come 2020, the old Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) system will be replaced with a new one that will charge motorists based on the distance they travel on congested road, instead of the flat-fee that they currently pay. This can be done as motorists will be charged using an advanced satellite system with this new ERP system. The Land Transport Authority …Read More »
Taiwan’s legislative body passes resolution in support of Hong Kongers’ opposition to extradition Bill
The Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s lawmaking body, has passed a resolution urging the government of Hong Kong to withdraw its divisive extradition Bill. The resolution, which was passed on Mon (18 Jun) after negotiations during an extraordinary meeting, also called upon the city’s government to “listen to its people with humility and minimize conflict”. “Hong Kong people have voiced their concerns …Read More »
Activist Roy Ngerng urges Singaporeans to be inspired by the fight for democracy and freedom in Hong Kong
The Hong Kong protests have had a ripple effect across the globe, even in Singapore, sparking conversations and debate over the issues being protested in Hong Kong and shining a light on certain matters at home as well. In Hong Kong, people are protesting the controversial Extradition Bill that the city’s Executive Council is trying to push through the legislative …Read More »
MP Png Eng Huat questions who implements HDB’s Neighbourhood Renewal Programme – current WP MP or defeated PAP candidate?
Workers’ Party’s Member of Parliament (MP) for Hougang SMC Png Eng Huat took to his Facebook on Saturday (15 June) to question who is in charge of implementing Housing Development Board’s Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (NRP). NRP was introduced by HDB in 2007 to handle block and neighbourhood improvements, and it is fully-funded by the Government. In Mr Png’s post, he …Read More »
On Sunday (16 June), Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Social and Family Development Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim took to his Facebook to pen a Father’s Day wish to all. In his post, he posted a picture with Workers’ Party Secretary-General Pritam Singh and stated that the Opposition politician and his team paid a visit to Nee Soon on …Read More »
The number of common cyber threats detected in Singapore saw a decrease in 2018, although Singapore continues to be the target of cyber-attacks by advanced actors. said the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) in the Singapore Cyber Landscape 2018 publication on Tuesday (18 June). The authority stated that common cyber threats – such as website defacements, phishing, ransomware and …Read More »