BREAK UP WITH YOUR JUNTA, I’M BORED

Thai Election Commission uses smokescreen − Vote accuracy decreased! Thailand’s 2019 general elections on 24 March has been bogged with confusion and calls for greater transparency. The Thai Election Commission has been criticised over delays in publishing the preliminary results among other alleged irregularities…

SATELLITE WARS: THE MODI STRIKES BACK?

“Power, Unlimited Power”? On Wednesday, 27 March, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced that the country had successfully tested ASAT (Anti-Satellite) missiles. The missile was fired from a testing facility in Odisha, Eastern India, led by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO),…

AFRICA’S RUNNING OUTTA WATER

Taps in Africa are running dry. Cities and towns in several African nations, including Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the Ivory Coast have been plagued by water shortages in recent months. The current water shortage is primarily due to a global supply squeeze attributed to drought,…

GUN RIGHTS ZEAL IN NEW ZEALAND

What Happened? New Zealand, a country located in an isolated area of the globe has mostly been safe from the terror attacks which have plagued many European and Middle Eastern countries in recent years. On 15 March 2019, a 28-year-old Australian citizen struck terror…

BOEING’S WINGS GET CLIPPED

What happened? Singapore is the first country to impose a temporary ban on all flight operations carried out by the Boeing 737 MAX passenger jet. This was a decision made in light of the twin spate of fatal crash accidents that happened within a…

ANOTHER ONE BIKES THE DUST

Just when you thought losing your $50 deposit to oBike was bad enough… Less than a year after oBike abruptly left the bicycle-sharing market in Singapore, Mobike has now also applied to surrender its bicycle-sharing licence in Singapore. Ofo’s licence was also suspended last…