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…

PAKATAN HARAPAN FALLS SHORT

“Actually, we did not expect to win, we made a thick manifesto with all kinds of promises… We need to make sacrifices to fulfil our promises. If we can’t fulfil them, we will need a good reason that is acceptable to the people,” said…

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…