TL;DR (14 FEBRUARY)

Written by Millegram

THE RENEWAL OF TESLA 

Source: sgcarmart.com

Tesla relaunches in Singapore after a disappointing performance in 2010 which led the electric car maker to exit the local market in 2011, the company returns after the Singapore government announced new measures to encourage the adoption of green vehicles. One of the models expected to be launched is the Tesla Model 3 Performance, a high-powered version of the Model 3, with an estimated retail price under $155,000 before the Certificate of Entitlement (COE). 

Read more about it on The Straits Times 

 

CHINA BLOCKS UN’S ATTEMPT TO CONDEMN MYANMAR COUP

Source: ecns.cn

The UN Security Council met on 2nd February to discuss the coup in Myanmar, but the group failed to agree on a resolution regarding the situation. China was unwilling to support a resolution that condemned Myanmar, saying that placing pressure on Myanmar might worsen the situation. China has the ability to veto resolutions, making the other council members hesitant to propose resolutions that China does not support. 

Read more about it on BBC

 

MYANMAR COUP: “MY EX IS BAD BUT MILITARY IS WORSE”

Source: BBC

The protest in Myanmar has taken an unexpected turn as protesters were seen using witty, self-deprecating humour in their protest messages against the military’s repression. Modern pop singers and their songs are also leveraged as a form of political satire as part of their pro-democracy effort. 

Follow the latest developments at BBC

 

TWELVE CUPCAKES CO-FOUNDER GETS HER JUST DESERTS

Source: mustsharenews.com

Jaime Teo, the co-founder of Twelve cupcakes, pleaded guilty to charges of underpaying her foreign employees on 4th February. Seven foreign workers were underpaid by around $100,000 for two years, and they have not received any compensation yet. The offences were only uncovered two years after Teo transferred the company to new owners, who also continued to exploit their foreign workers. 

Find out more on CNA.

 

A DAM DISASTER: “THE MOST DIFFICULT SEVEN HOURS OF MY LIFE”

Source: Yahoo

An Unexpected piece of the Himalayan glacier that fell into the river triggered a flood and collapse of a dam in indian, killing 26 and leaving 150 trapped. Survivors are said to be stranded in multiple tunnels in the dam for at least 7 hours awaiting rescue. Rescue missions are underway to  break open the tunnels that are still blocked by the debris. 

Visit BBC for more info. 

 

HO CHING, HO CHANGE 

Source: Nikkei Asia

Ho Ching, 67, prepares to retire from her role as CEO of Temasek Holdings after more than 17 years heading the investment firm with an estimated portfolio value of S$306 billion. She is expected to be succeeded by Mr. Dilhan Pillay, CEO of Temasek International (TI), the commercial arm of Temasek driving its investments.

Read more about it on The Straits Times 

 

QANON OUT THE WINDOW

Source: Business Insider

The US House of Representatives has expelled Marjorie Taylor Greene from two committees. This limits the Georgian congresswoman’s ability to shape policy as most legislation goes through one committee before reaching the House floor. Greene was expelled over the incendiary remarks she made as a QAnon supporter before being elected. The baseless QAnon conspiracy theories she echoed include school shootings and 9/11 being staged. 

What is QAnon? Check out Millegram’s brief summary here.

Visit BBC to find out more.

Contributors: Edmund Gan, Lee Chee Yong, Leney Ang, Neo Gavin 

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