Current Affairs

Hong Kong govt offices reopen after temporary closure following rally on Sun

A day after closing down its offices in central Hong Kong in the aftermath of a massive protest against the contentious extradition Bill last Sunday, the city’s government has called upon its staff to resume operations today (18 Jun). “As the roads in the vicinity of the the Central Government Offices (CGO), Tamar have generally become accessible, the CGO will …

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Carrie Lam should announce full withdrawal of extradition Bill: Hong Kong former secretary for transport and housing Anthony Cheung

Hong Kong’s former secretary for transport and housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung has urged Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to announce the full withdrawal of the city’s controversial extradition Bill by Tuesday morning (18 Jun), as she is scheduled to chair a weekly meeting of the Executive Council. Prof Cheung told South China Morning Post in an interview on Mon …

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Liberty v Public Order: What we can learn from the Hong Kong protests

This past week, the city of Hong Kong has made headlines as over 2 million people took to the streets to protest the incendiary Extradition Bill proposed by the Executive Council which many say would impact the city’s autonomy from China. Starting on Sunday 9 June, a record-breaking number of protesters stood their ground, bringing the city to a standstill …

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Police officer found dead from gunshot wound to the head at Yishun North

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that a 28-year old male police sergeant was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head on Sunday, 16 June. In a statement released on Monday (17 June), SPF elaborated that the incident occurred at the Yishun North Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC), 31 Yishun Central. The officer in question had apparently reported …

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