SAD REACCS ONLY AT NDR 2018

What happened? In his annual National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sketched out numerous plans for Singapore’s future, including hot-button issues like cost-of-living, healthcare, and housing. On healthcare, Lee announced the new Merdeka package, aimed at covering the healthcare costs of…

IRAN’S NO GOOD VERY BAD SANCTIONS

The effects of the US leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (better known as the Iran Nuclear deal) on Iran can finally be seen after the first round of sanctions have been imposed. Sanctions kicked off on August 7, hindering Iran’s access of…

Google China?

The Intercept has reported that high level executives in Google are planning to release a version of the popular search engine, specially catered to the (censorship) needs of the world’s largest country. To be fair, Google has not been too shy about whiting out…

LET’S GO STEAL A PLANE

In America, Horizon Air employee Richard Russell managed to steal an Alaska Airlines plane and crash it into a near-deserted island. He stole the 76-seater empty plane all on his own and flew it despite not holding a pilot’s license. As if the story…

INFOWARS LOSES WAR ON INFORMATION

What happened? Conspiracy theorist and far-right talk show host of Infowars, Alex Jones has been banned by Apple, YouTube, Facebook, Spotify and many others. The crackdown on Jones’ videos, media channels and podcasts came in on August 6th, with these companies citing an infringement…

ISN’T IVORY BANNED IN SINGAPORE ALREADY?

Heard of Ivory Lane? Launched two weeks ago (Jul 31), Ivory Lane is a Singaporean online store which claimed to sell “vintage” ivory in the form of accessories. An arsenal of professionally-taken photos and videos of models parading these accessories was employed to advertise and sell…