US WITHDRAWS FROM IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

What happened? Trump has officially announced the exit of the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action, better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. This landmark agreement, negotiated in 2015 under the Obama Administration, pledged a lifting of sanctions on Iran in…

PRESIDENT TELLS US WHAT 4G LEADERS THINK

President Halimah made her first-ever Presidential Address on the May 7 to the newly formed parliament. The Presidential Address is traditionally written by the government to be read by the president (wonder what turnitin would say). Additionally, it was the first Presidential Address drafted…

CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA CLOSING OR COVERING?

Remember the Facebook scandal not too long ago? Where the company Cambridge Analytica collected Facebook user’s data to create targeting political advertisements? Well, Cambridge Analytica is now closing after negative media coverage left it with no clients and mounting legal fees. The company and…

PRESS FREEDOMS ON THE DECLINE?

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released its 2018 update of its Press Freedom Index. Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands fill up the top 3, while North Korea remains bottom. In between, the US continued its decline dropping two places to fall at 45, and…

SHOULD TEKAN CULTURE COME TO AN END?

What happened? Last weekend, the funeral the late full-time national serviceman, Dave Lee, was held at Mandai Crematorium, with an attendance of almost 900 people. At the wake, his mother called for an immediate end to “tekan” sessions in the military. She expressed that…