Netizens lash out at director of global security firm who says that the worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 is premature

On 14 March (Thursday), Channel NewsAsia (CNA) published a commentary article which revealed that the worldwide grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 is premature. Written by Ross Darrell Feingold, the director for business development at SafePro Group, a global security and protection specialist firm, it sought to address the aftermath of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, where a …

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Local writer suggests that Christian sermons should be vetted just like how Muslim sermons are vetted by MUIS

Singaporean writer Joshua Ip took to Facebook on 12 March to discuss the apparent double standard applied by authorities when it comes to banning individuals and groups who threaten religious harmony. Pointing out two articles by Channel NewsAsia – one about the local church’s response to the banning of anti-Christian heavy metal ban Watain, and the other about a local …

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Mothership highlights local entrepreneur’s plight with racial biasness in the industry but netizens question his credibility

Regardless of what kind of business you do or which career path you choose, your race shouldn’t determinate the quality of work your produce. However, according to an article published by Mothership on Thursday (14 March), that is not always the case in Singapore. The article talks about a Malay entrepreneur named Imran Md Ali who shared his real-life experience …

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Netizens criticise the government for cancelling Watain’s concert at the last minute, despite its initial approval

On 9 March (Saturday), Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam revealed that he don’t understand how the Swedish black metal band Watain could have been allowed to perform in Singapore given the band’s anti-Christian song lyrics. “I saw (Watain’s) lyrics – it’s four-letter words on Jesus Christ, on Christianity, on religion, abusing the cross – everything that is so far out …

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Retired banker Chris Kuan wonders if Hyflux was a victim of regulatory excesses like awarding too much contracts to ensure a peak reserve margin of 30%

On Tuesday (5 March), the national water agency Public Utility Board sent a default notice to Tuaspring Pte Ltd (TPL), a subsidiary of Hyflux, to fix defaults arising under the Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) between PUB and TPL. The authority announced that TPL is to resolve all defaults within the default notice period and failing to do so, will result …

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Mixed reaction from public over the move to abolish secondary school streaming

By 2024, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will put a complete stop to Normal (Technical), Normal (Academic) and Express streams in secondary schools. Instead, students will be embarking on a subject-based banding where they will be taking up subjects at higher or lower levels, based on their strengths. After implementing the old system for about four decades, Education Minister Ong …

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