TL;DR: WEEK OF 24 FEBRUARY

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MON: PUBLIC SERVANTS BATTLING CORONAVIRUS GETTING BONUS

The government is rewarding public servants who have risked their lives fighting COVID-19 with a one-month bonus. In addition, political office holders will take pay cuts to ‘show solidarity’ with Singaporeans.
(Image Credits: Clipart Library)

Find out more at CNA

 

TUES: IRANIAN CLERIC SAYS APPLYING ESSENTIAL OIL TO BUTTHOLE CURES CORONAVIRUS 

Iranian cleric Ayatollah Tabrizian claims pre-bedtime rectal administration of violet leaf oil as a novel new cure to coronavirus with miraculous properties, whilst slamming western medication as “un-Islamic”.
(Picture credit: Sage Goddess and Women’s Health)

Read more about this ludicrous claim at The New Arab

 

WED: GERMANS ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE RIGHT TO DIE

Germany’s top court has ruled that a paragraph prohibiting assistant suicide is unconstitutional. The move opens the door for legislation which will allow doctors to give patients lethal drugs.
(Photo Credits: Hill Air Force Base)

Read more about the implications of the ruling at DW.

 

FRI: DOOMSDAY CHURCH AT THE HEART OF SOUTH KOREAN OUTBREAK RECRUITING IN SINGAPORE

“I don’t want to go into too much detail, but our view is that there have been some actions which have crossed the line of possible criminality, but those are being investigated,” said Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam.(
(Photo Credits: Mothership)

Read more about MHA’s investigation at Today Online.

 

FRI: TRAGIC LEAK FOR ONLYFANS CONTENT CREATORS

OnlyFans – a subscription site popular among influencers, sex workers, and pornographic actors – suffered terabytes of content leak. This means that content creators are no longer able to profit from their work.(
(Image Credits: The Next Web)

Read more at The Next Web.

 

FRI: SHARES FACE WORST WEEK SINCE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS 

The rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus has triggered the biggest plunge in global stock markets since the financial crisis, wiping out a recording breaking amount of more than $5tn (£3.9tn) from the value of the global markets in just the past week. 
(Image credit: The Guardian)

Read more at The Guardian 

 

SAT: ANOTHER RIOT IN SINGAPORE

A group of 13 men aged between 17 and 28 were arrested and set to be charged on 29 February after using a knife and knuckle duster in a riot. They were all identified within 28 hours by officers from the Criminal Investigation Department and Jurong Police Division.
(Photo Credit: MSNews)

Read more about the riot on CNA

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

1) Salary freeze for all Temasek employees, senior management may take voluntary pay cut

2) MHA looking to ban activities of Singapore chapter of church

3) UAE, Saudis funneled millions to Trump 2016 campaign

4) Hindu nationalist mobs in India are hunting and beating Muslim

5) Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for eight years for breaking anti-doping rules

6) Kim warns of serious consequence if virus breaks out in N Korea

7) Biden says over 150 million American killed by gun violence since 2007

8) Idaho judge voids nearly 1 million acres of oil and gas leads in a defeat to Trump

9) Trump says the coronavirus is the Democrats new hoax

10) Great Barrier Reef on Brink of third major coral bleaching in five year

11) Three die at Moscow party after dry ice thrown into pool

12) Chinese regulators remove game Plague Inc from China app stores, developer says

Contributors: Clement Ng, Lee Chee Yong, Lune Loh, Terrence Tan, Zacchaeus Chua and Leney Ang  

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