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…

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…

FACEBOOK’S BIG FALL

How would it feel to lose US$16 billion in a day? Well, just ask Mark Zuckerberg. Last Wednesday (July 25), Facebook shares dropped by 19% and as one of the major shareholders, Zuckerberg lost US$16 billion. Granted, US$16 billion is not a lot for…

NEW WAVE OF HOPE FOR SINGAPORE’S OPPOSITION?

What Happened? 7 opposition parties convened this week to invite veteran politician Dr Tan Cheng Bock to lead the new opposition coalition. This would include: the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), National Solidarity Party (NSP), People’s Power Party (PPP), Democratic Progressive Party, Reform Party, Singaporeans…

#MeToo REACHES THE VATICAN

What happened? A brave movement that went viral after sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein came to light has reached the Vatican. An examination by the Associated Press (AP) found numerous cases of sexual abuse of nuns all around the world, indicating that the problem…

SINGHEALTH’S CYBERHEALTH THREAT

The breach of patients database system at Singhealth that happened on June 27 this year may well be considered the most severe cyberattack in Singapore’s history. That’s not us being overly melodramatic. In response to the incident, a 4-member Committee of Inquiry has been…