Current Affairs

MOE: Only about 12 out of 1,700 foreign scholars are from India

It was reported that scholars from India under scholarships administered by MOE would be arriving in Singapore this month and next month. They are essentially scholarship holders of A*STAR Youth Scholarship and SIA Youth Scholarship. Some would be going to Sec 3 while others to pre-university 1. On social media, many are wondering why the Singapore government keeps giving scholarships …

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17-year-old NTU student expelled for allegedly recording a woman in shower

A student of the Nanyang Technology University (NTU) has been expelled after he allegedly took a video of a woman showering on campus using his mobile phone. Chinese national Han Shiyu, 17, is accused of insulting a 20-year-old woman’s modesty when he committed the offence on 12 August this year at around 9.20pm. The Straits Times (ST) reported that the …

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Gilbert Goh questioned by police for alleged breach of Public Order Act after a foreigner attended the recent anti-CECA rally he organised

Activist and founder of Transitioning.org (a support site for the unemployed) Gilbert Goh was called in for questioning by the police earlier today (6 Dec) for alleged breach of the Public Order Act transpired during a rally that he organised recently which saw the attendance and participation of a foreigner. On 3 November, Mr Goh organised a gathering at Hong …

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Every national anthem “deserves to be sacred”, not to be “experimented with”: Dr Rohana Zubir, daughter of “Majulah Singapura” composer, on Ramli Sarip’s new rendition

Every national anthem “deserves to be sacred”, and should not be “meddled with” or “experimented with” at “the whims of someone else’s musical inclinations”, opined the daughter of the late Zubir Said, the latter of whom is the revered composer of Singapore’s national anthem “Majulah Singapura”. Dr Rohana Zubir, in an open letter on Wed (4 Nov), penned a critique …

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Nas Daily praises South Korea’s healthcare, calls it “World-Class”

In a video released on 30 November (Saturday), popular vlogger Nas Daily was all praise for South Korea as he highlighted that the country has a “World-Class healthcare”. “I have just arrived at a country that’s one of the best at medicine and everyone should know about it. This is South Korea,” he told. He believes the country’s healthcare is …

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Ministry of Transport decides to run Cross Island Line under Central Catchment Nature Reserve despite risk of damaging pristine forest habitats

The Ministry of Transport has announced yesterday that it will run Cross Island Line (CRL) under Central Catchment Nature Reserve (CCNR) instead of skirting round the nature reserve to prevent possible damage to the existing ecology. The CRL was announced back in 2013 as a new 50km long train line that to “improve the connectivity, accessibility and coverage for the …

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