TL;DR: WEEK OF 10 JUNE

MON: UNPROVEN CANCER SUPPLEMENT POT-TENTIALLY FRAUDULENT The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned Singapore-based Riway Pte Ltd to stop making false claims about its supplement, Purtier Placenta. Riway claims, without evidence, that its health supplement could cure diseases such as cancer, eczema and stroke.…

TL;DR WEEK OF 3 JUNE

MON: #KUTOO – JAPAN’S ANSWER TO THE #METOO MOVEMENT In a bid to ban mandatory dress codes at workplaces that force women to wear high heels, 32-year-old actor and writer Yumi Ishikawa submitted a petition with 18,856 signatures to the Japanese government. Ishikawa ignited…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 27 MAY

MON: A UNION DIVIDED – EU ELECTIONS 2019 With the conclusion of the EU parliamentary elections on 26 May, the polarised political climate was made clear as far right and pro-EU parties made significant gains at the expense of the Social Democrats (centre-left) and…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 20 MAY

TUES: HUAWEI HOO-HAH IN SINGAPORE In light of the brief suspension of business between Huawei and Google, anxiety between businesses and customers have surfaced in Singapore. Consumers are worried that they might not be able to access Google applications, with some having tried to…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 13 MAY

MON: CO2 LEVELS REACHED HIGHEST IN 3 MILLION YEARS Carbon dioxide levels have reached the highest point in human history. The last time the world experienced such levels was during the Pliocene Epoch, the geological period 2.6-5.3 million years ago. If continued at this…

Rohingya To Be Sent Back To Myanmar

What happened? Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed that 1,500 Rohingya each week will be sent back to Myanmar after fleeing from Myanmar’s Rakhine state. This all stems from a long conflict between the majority Buddhist population and the minority Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar. In…

Hello From The Other Side

What Happened? Both Koreas are marching under a common flag this year – well, at least at the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February. It was announced just yesterday (18 Jan) that the North and South Korean athletes will march together at the Winter…