FAKE NEWS GETS REAL

What happened? The Singapore Parliament has tabled the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill on 1 April. This provides the state more power to deal with online falsehoods (online facts that are false and misleading). With this bill, any minister can make requests…

BREAK UP WITH YOUR JUNTA, I’M BORED

Thai Election Commission uses smokescreen − Vote accuracy decreased! Thailand’s 2019 general elections on 24 March has been bogged with confusion and calls for greater transparency. The Thai Election Commission has been criticised over delays in publishing the preliminary results among other alleged irregularities…

20 KILLED AT DEADLY CRIMEA GUN ATTACK

On Oct 17, a deadly school shooting occurred at Kerch Polytechnic College in the Russian annexed-nation, Crimea. After having detonated a nail bomb that sent shrapnel across the crowded cafeteria, the 18-year-old assailant fired at several students and teachers in the school building. The…

JAMAICA IS THROUGH WITH PLASTIC

With effect on January 1 next year, the supply of single-use plastic products is set to be curtailed in Jamaica. The import, manufacture and distribution of plastic bags, straws and polystyrene (Styrofoam) boxes will be largely banned – with certain F&B industries slated to…