TEMPERATURE, PLEASE STOP CLIMBING

What happened? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a report on the impact of global warming if the rise of global temperatures were to be capped at 1.5°C. Scientists explained that there would bring greater benefits than if the rise of…

DRACONIAN LAWS ARE DRAC-GOING

What happened? In a surprising move, Malaysia’s Cabinet has announced that it plans to repeal the draconian laws of the Sedition Act and the Death Penalty by the end of the year. According to Communications and Multimedia Minister, Gobind Singh, both laws should be…

OXFAM’S ACCUSATIONS AREN’T TOO FAM

What happened? Oxfam’s Commitment to Reducing Inequality Index 2018 ranked Singapore 149 out of 157 countries, dropping 63 spots from its 86th ranking last year. Oxfam accused Singapore of having many “harmful tax practices”, including extremely low personal income tax rates, of 22%, for…

YEAR 2035: GOODBYE CERVICAL CANCER

Well, only in Australia, as things stand. The country’s campaign against cervical cancer is predicted to be successful – according to the Cancer Council of New South Wales State, with the current rate of screenings and the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations, as few as…