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China cannot be absent: Xi Jinping, in new year message
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

“The world is so big, and the problems are so many,” China’s president, Xi Jinping, said in his new year message on Thursday. “The international community expects to hear China’s voice and see China’s plans. China cannot be absent.” Mr Xi was referring Read More

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Troubling nonchalance from the MLC on “killing children” remarks by its member
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

The following is an email sent to the chairman of the Media Literacy Council (MLC), Professor Tan Cheng Han, and the MLC committee members, on 27 November by the writer. Dear Mr Tan and members of the MLC, I write to express my Read More

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Sombre reminder in wake of the devastating Paris attacks
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on December 1st, 2015 at 11:20 amBy Derek Lim #prayforparis: A hashtag borne out of a collective moral outrage elucidated by a global populace in the wake of the devastating Paris attacks just a few hours ago. The physical hurt caused by Read More

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No execution today as prisoner gets eleventh hour stay
By Kirsten Han Posted on by Kirsten Han 0

Note: The author of this article is a founding member of anti-death penalty group We Believe in Second Chances, and has been directly involved in the Kho Jabing case as an activist. No execution took place at dawn on Friday morning, as the Read More

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Judge finds RWS guilty of “wrongful imprisonment” of patron
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

RWS ordered to pay $4,000 to Aussie PR for wrongful imprisonment In what is believed to be the first case of a private suit for wrongful imprisonment brought against a company here in Singapore, the High Court found Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) guilty Read More

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Director was not speaking on our behalf, says Honour (S’pore)
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

Honour (Singapore), a non-profit organisation (NPO) set up in 2014, says that a speech by one of its directors in a forum in Taipei last year was not made on its behalf. In response to queries from The Online Citizen (TOC) about Mr Read More

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Winners of 2015 ONE Hero Awards driven by passion for the community
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on November 16th, 2015 at 11:36 amTwo Singaporean women – Natasha Lean, a dedicated social worker who assists abused women and their families, and Elsie Oei, a 69-year old volunteer who rises early every morning to help prepare meals for the Read More

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WP calls for COI again but Health Minister says wait
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

Wait for outcome of review: Gan’s response to WP’s COI call The Minister of Health, Gan Kim Yong, says “it is best to wait for the outcome of the review and police investigations” before deciding on the next steps. Mr Gan was responding Read More

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Parkour Saga: How credible are sites on news?
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Sean Francis Han On 21 October The Straits Times published an article that cited the discipline of parkour as the reason for a girl’s death. The girl, 14 years old, was allegedly trying to jump from the fourth to the third floor Read More

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Misunderstood “facts” about property agents in Singapore
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

No, I don’t make S$1.5m from one property sale…and other misunderstood facts about being a property agent in Singapore By CY Low, BelowVal Recently, a real estate agent became an overnight millionaire after completing the sale of a penthouse at a freehold condominium at Read More

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