TL;DR: WEEK OF 3 FEBRUARY

Written by Millegram

MON: 🎵 THE MUSIC RETURNS TO BLU JAZ 🎵

After a year of having their entertainment licence revoked by Singaporean authorities, Blu Jaz Cafe renewed their licence, and re-opened their doors on 3 February for live performances.  

(Photo Credits: Channel News Asia)

Read more about the re-opening of the Cafe at TODAY.

MON: TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE PROJECT WILL PLOUGH THROUGH

Canadian indigenous groups have lost their appeal against the TMP. The High Court determined that the government had addressed the indigenous groups’ concerns appropriately.

(Photo Credits: Iran Daily

Read more about the TMP saga at Courthouse News Service.

WED: POFMA HOLDS UP AGAINST SDP APPEAL

The first court challenge against POFMA has ended with a dismissal. However, the High Court has established that the government bears the burden of proof in a court appeal under POFMA.

(Photo Credits: The Straits Times

Read more about the government somehow taking an L while getting a W at The Straits Times.

FRI: RACIST GETS CANCELLED FOR HIS SHITPOST

Mr Abdul Halim Abdul Karim, a religious teacher, was investigated by MHA after posting xenophobic posts on his social media. He has since taken down the posts and apologised.

(Photo Credits: AA News

Read more about what the Muslim Islamic Religious Council of Singapore says on The Straits Times.

SAT: THAILAND SOLDIER GOES ON SHOOTING SPREE

Thai Soldier Jakraphanth Thomma went on a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima, killing 26 and wounding 57. He was shot dead in a security forces raid. 

(Photo Credits: Swiss Info)

Read more about the shooting spree at BBC.

THIS MON: PARASITE WINS BIG AT OSCARS 

South Korean film Parasite wins the Oscars for best picture, directing, international feature film and writing (original screenplay). This is the first time a non-English language prize has won the best picture. 

(Photo Credits: Los Angeles Times)

Read more at BBC.

IN OTHER NEWS:

1) Sadness And Worry After 2 Men Connected To Butterfly Sanctuary Are Found Dead

2) ‘Yarn’ grown from human skin cells can stitch people up with their own flesh

3) Law passed to raise penalties for active mobility offences; extend e-scooter footpath ban from April

4) Outdoor adventure camp operators left hanging after suspension of mass gatherings, school camps

5) Cleaning stepped up at all hawker centres across Singapore

6) 12 months’ probation for woman who wounded neighbour’s religious feelings

7) 27 weeks’ jail for former Yale-NUS College student who filmed female housemates in shower

8) Number of drug abusers arrested hits six-year high

9) ‘It’s easy to make and very cheap’: Filipino carpenter designs typhoon-resilient huts to fight climate change

10) Kazakhstan: Refugees flee after ethnic clashes kill 10

11) Japanese railway firm to test anti-groping app on rush-hour trains

12) Amazon deforestation for January hits record

13) Global warming to blame for hottest day in Argentine Antarctica

14) Google says glitch sent people’s videos to strangers

15) Half a million displaced as Syria regime pushes Idlib offensive

16) Twitter moves to curb manipulated content including ‘deepfakes’

Contributors: Clement Ng, Leney Ang, Lune Loh, Terence Tan, Joseph Ong

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