TL;DR: WEEK OF 23 SEPTEMBER

Written by Millegram

MON: HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE AN ENVIRONMENTALIST SCORNED

“This is all wrong” exclaimed Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg at the UN climate summit. Thunberg was on a panel with other climate activists to encourage countries to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. She was among 16 children to file a legal complaint with the UN, accusing five countries — France, Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey — of violating the rights of children to life and health. 

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Yahoo! News – More on Thunberg’s efforts
Business Insider – More on the legal complaint

 

WED: THE ONLINE FOREIGNER

The Online Citizen (TOC) had allegedly employed foreigners, including Malaysians, to write negative articles on social and political matters in Singapore, including the articles which made allegations against PM Lee Hsien Loong. Notably, only five out of the 14 administrators of TOC were based in Singapore. Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam has thus since called for all governments to take measures to prevent similar incidents from happening.

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The Straits Times – Details about Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam’s comments

 

THU: CHINA ACCUSED OF HARVESTING ORGANS FROM MINORITIES

China has been accused by China Tribunal of harvesting and selling organs from minority groups, including Uyghur Muslims, even while they were alive. China Tribunal is an independent, international people’s tribunal backed by multiple establishments. Despite the allegation made to the United Nations Human Rights Council, China has repeatedly denied such claims, saying further that they had even stopped using organs from prisoners a few years back. 

The Full Story @
The Independent – Further detail on China’s denial of the allegation
Business Insider – Further detail on the allegation made by China Tribunal

 

FRI: SINGPOST – 100% TURNITIN SCORE

Mr Jerry Neo, a student from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), is claiming that Singpost had plagiarised his school project for its newest smart letterbox prototype. He lamented the “pathetic state of innovation in Singapore”, “where seemingly reputable companies” such as Singpost can “copy student’s project wholesale and claim to be world’s first” (oof). Singpost has since refuted the allegations. 

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Straits Times – More details on the allegations

 

FRI: INDONESIAN STUDENTS PROTEST FOR PERSONAL FREEDOM

Thousands of Indonesian students are protesting a new legislation that cripples anti-corruption efforts and attacks personal freedom. The protested legislation includes a weakening of the Corruption Eradication Commission, a ban on extramarital sex and insults on the president, as well as tougher blasphemy laws. After the protests turned violent, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo invited the protesters to a meeting, but was refused.

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The New York Times – Further details on the protests and its motivations
Financial Times – President Widodo struggles to placate protesters

 

SAT: HOUTHIS SAY THEY CAPTURED ‘THOUSANDS’ OF SAUDI TROOPS

In a statement released by Yemen’s Houthi movement, three enemy military brigades ‘had fallen’ to the Houthis in an attack near the border with southewestern Saudi region of Najran. ‘Thousands’ of enemy troops and ‘hundreds’ of armoured vehicles were also captured during the attack. However, a video released by the rebels fail to prove this claim. 

The Full Story @
Al Jazeera – Further details about the Saudi raid by the Houthis
BBC – Video by the Houthi rebels of the assault

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

  1. Indonesian domestic workers detained under ISA, investigated for terrorism financing: MHA
  2. British travel firm Thomas Cook collapses with 600,000 tourists stranded abroad
  3. Honestbee owes ex-employees almost $1m in unpaid salary; chairman Brian Koo resigns from board
  4. Russian doping scandal: Russia faces ban from all major sports events – Wada
  5. Trump impeachment: Pelosi launches formal inquiry into Ukraine claims + associated Ukraine scandal
  6. Programmes in pre-schools for kids with high IQ, Education News & Top
  7. Singapore’s population grows to 5.7 million, boosted by increase in foreign workers
  8. Gojek takes on Netflix with video-streaming platform ‘Goplay’
  9. Antibiotic resistance: UTI, among top 10 causes of death in Singapore, trickier to treat
  10. Carrie Lam Comes Face to Face With Angry Hong Kong Residents at Town Hall
  11. At UN, Malaysia PM Mahathir seeks to curb use of sanctions
  12. Hundreds of thousands join Canada climate strikes
  13. Anti-racism event hosted by Edinburgh University bans white people from asking questions
  14. Silence on Uyghurs because China is powerful – Mahathir

 

Contributors: Chu Yao Quan, Clement Ng, Joseph Ong, Lee Chee Yong, Terence Tan

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