GENOCIDE IN KASHMIR

What Happened?  The Indian Army has been carrying out beatings and torture on villagers in Kashmir. “Whenever I fell unconscious, they gave me shocks to revive (me)”, according to one villager. The Indian army has denied the charges and health officials have been unwilling…

YOU HAVE A TELEGRAM NOTIFICATION, HONG KONG!

What happened? Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, will introduce an update to allow users to cloak their telephone numbers in order to protect Hong Kong protesters, against surveillance from the Chinese government. This move follows the arrest of prominent activists and lawmakers in…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 26 AUGUST

MON: ANOTHER “LIBELLOUS” POST AGAINST THE PRIME MINISTER Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has demanded The Online Citizen remove a controversial piece titled “PM Lee’s wife, Ho Ching weirdly shares article on cutting ties with family members”. He claims the piece contains “several false…

NOT KOOL OVER #KUTOO

What is #KuToo? The #KuToo movement started in January 2019, when 32-year-old actress and writer Yumi Ishikawa tweeted about her frustration against a workplace stipulation that women had to wear high heels. Ishikawa feels that being required to wear high heels is rooted in…

GG FOR G7

What was on the table? The “Group of Seven” (G7) summit is where the world’s largest economies come together to discuss a wide array of world issues. It currently includes the US, the UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, France and Italy. Together they amount to…

THE GREAT WALL OF HONG KONG

What Happened?  In a pro-democracy campaign now called the “Hong Kong Way”, thousands of Hong Kong protestors formed a human chain stretching more than 40 kilometres around Hong Kong’s public spaces, last Friday. The pro-democracy protestors encircled public spaces across the nation – hands…

TL;DR: WEEK OF 19 AUGUST

TUE: SINGAPOREAN SHUTTLER SMASHES SINGAPORE’S RECORDS Singapore’s world no. 32 shuttler Yeo Jia Min scored a sensational upset against Japan’s world no. 1 Akane Yamaguchi in the round of 32 at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Championships in Basel, Switzerland. Yeo would advance…