TL;DR: WEEK OF 7 OCTOBER

Written by Millegram

MON: SINGAPORE TAKES ON VICE SYNDICATES


In a bid to protect women from trafficking and exploitation, amendments to the Women’s Charter have been proposed to give police greater jurisdiction over online vice-related offences.
(Picture Credits: TODAY Online)

Read more about the proposed amendments to the Women’s Charter at Channel NewsAsia.

 

TUE: BUS AND TRAIN FARES TO RISE 7%


Bus and train fares set to rise by 7%… Maybe it’ll prompt alternative transport modes?
(Picture credits: The Straits Times)

Read more about how it’ll affect your commute at Channel NewsAsia.

 

TUE: “EVERYONE SHOULD FEEL SAFE IN SINGAPORE” – MRHA NOW LGBTQ-FRIENDLY


Recent amendments to the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act (MRHA) included a provision that deems any religious violence against the LGBTQ community to be an offense.
(Picture Credits: The Straits Times)

Read more about the comments by Minister K. Shanmugam at The Independent SG.

 

SAT: NO REST FOR THE WEARY – TYPHOON HAGIBIS HITS JAPAN


Typhoon Hagibis pummels down with record-breaking amounts of rain over eastern Japan, affecting more than 45 million residents in multiple cities.
(Picture credits: Kyodo News)

Read more about how Japan is coping with the aftermath at Kyodo News.

 

SAT: TURKISH OFFENSIVE RAGES ON IN SYRIA 


Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad under fire as Turkey launches an offensive on Syria after US President Donald Trump pulled troops out of the area, a move Kurdish militias call “a betrayal”.
(Picture credits: BBC)

Read more about the capture of Ras al-Ain and planned offensives at BBC.

 

SUN: “IF WE BURN, YOU BURN WITH US” – BOMBS USED IN HONG KONG PROTEST


Peaceful rallies turned violent as protesters threw petrol bombs at Mong Kok police station and set fire to police vehicles. A homemade remote-controlled bomb was detonated close to officers.
(Picture credits: The Straits Times)

Read more about the Hong Kong police’s take against the homemade & petrol bombs at SCMP.

 

IN OTHER NEWS:

1) Millegram Article: TO BAN OR NOT TO BAN, THAT IS THE QUESTION

2) Millegram Article: DEEPFAKES ARE BECOMING REAL PROBLEMS

3) Hong Kong Cabinet member floats Internet censorship to contain unrest

4) US blacklists China entities over ‘Uighur abuse’

5) Bolivian Amazon fires: relief as rains douse two-month inferno

6) Woman accused of embezzling money from cafe at NUS jumps bail, warrant of arrest issued

7) Japanese kill 223 whales in first commercial whaling season for 31 

8) United Nations may run out of money by end of the month: Guterres

9) Nobel Prize for Physics awarded for groundbreaking space discovery

10) Germany’s arms export approvals headed for record high

11) Iran Vows to Defend its ‘Legitimate Right’ to Export Oil Amid US Sanctions Pressure

12) Twitter admits user email addresses, phone numbers may have been used for ads

13) White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Claiming Effort to Undo Trump’s Election

14) Loaded pistol found in Jurong West flat; 2 arrested

15) New towns, industries are being built, now what S’pore needs are new people: PM Lee

16) Google made large contributions to climate change deniers 

17) Carlsberg develops paper beer bottle in green packaging push

18) Elizabeth Warren pays Facebook to spread ‘lie’ that Zuckerberg backs 

19) Trump Supporters & Protesters Square Off Outside Rally in Minnesota

20) Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister

21) Wee Nam Kee Chicken Rice restaurant founder dies

22) China, Nepal sign trade, infrastructure and security deals

 

Contributors: Chu Yao Quan, Clement Ng, Lune Loh

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