Current Affairs

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Fewer cases of common cyber threats detected in Singapore in 2018

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 …

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