IS THIS HOW YOU CHAO KENG?

South Korea’s top court has just ruled that people can reject mandatory military service because of religious or conscience reasons. This will affect more than 900 conscientious objectors on trial, who are imprisoned for refusing to serve in the military. Most of these individuals…

LET’S BLU JAZ NOT BOO JAZ

You might’ve recently seen your friends at Blu Jaz Cafe on Instagram! Well, this probably happened in light of it having its public entertainment licence revoked due to multiple instances of overcrowding and failure in minimising noise disturbance. Blu Jaz Cafe is known for…

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…

DO YOU BELIEVE DR CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD?

What happened? President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has been accused of sexual assault by three individuals, Dr Christine Ford, Julie Swetnick and Deborah Ramirez. Out of all three who claim that in their youth Kavanaugh forced himself upon them, Dr Ford has…

WOMEN TRYING NS OUT?

What happened? The Ang Mo Kio Women’s Executive Committee (WEC) has organised the first ever “Women’s Boot Camp”. Opened to all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 13 and above, this camp will give women a glimpse into what national service (NS) men go…

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…

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…

COOL IT DOWN

A five-member external panel released a fifteen-page report reviewing SAF’s heat injury management. This comes after the death of Corporal First Class Lee, a 19-year-old NSF who died after being hospitalised for heat injury. The report suggests the use of purpose-built cooling pads, that can cool the body up…