Foreign Service Officer thrilled to fold 1000th banquet napkin

PSC-MFA scholar and current Foreign Service Officer Goh Ru Lyn has expressed her delight at recording her thousandth folded napkin. She becomes the fastest ever officer to reach the milestone, a mere three weeks and four days after starting work at MFA. Ms Goh attributed her success to a deep commitment to the public service. … Continue reading Foreign Service Officer thrilled to fold 1000th banquet napkin

LGBTQ activists reject legalisation of gay marriage, citing Parliament’s history of homophobic legislation

In a stunning development Friday, Parliament voted to not only repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code, but also legalise same-sex marriages. While many celebrated the enactment of the Marriage Equality Act, backlash quickly mounted as evidence of previous anti-gay legislation began to surface. When online sleuths found Members of Parliament’s (MPs’) earlier comments promoting … Continue reading LGBTQ activists reject legalisation of gay marriage, citing Parliament’s history of homophobic legislation

Scholars express sadness at end of one-year vacation in New York City

Sixteen government scholars have taken to Facebook and LinkedIn to announce the end of their year-long sabbaticals in New York City. They declared themselves ready to begin serving the public, but reflected fondly on their year of rest in The City That Never Sleeps. Gary Leong, 23, wrote that he gained valuable skills while in … Continue reading Scholars express sadness at end of one-year vacation in New York City

NUS expels 800+ students for plagiarism over identical petition against sexual harassment

In a stunning development, the National University of Singapore (NUS) Thursday expelled over 800 students for plagiarism. The move came after students submitted identical petitions urging the school to improve its handling of sexual harassment, assault, and rape. University spokesperson Wah Boh Chup said in a statement that the move reflected NUS’s zero-tolerance approach to … Continue reading NUS expels 800+ students for plagiarism over identical petition against sexual harassment

Singaporeans file record complaints against Nas Daily under new fake news law

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) announced Tuesday that it has received a record number of complaints under the upcoming Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (currently still a Bill). Citizens allege that Nuseir Yassin, better known by his online name Nas Daily, is responsible for spreading misleading information about complex political issues and have … Continue reading Singaporeans file record complaints against Nas Daily under new fake news law

Local poet lauded for comprehensive plans to remain miserable

The Singapore literary scene welcomed great news today when star local poet Jesslyn Yip announced she would remain miserable for another year. At a special event, Yip unveiled a comprehensive 38-page plan to keep herself in an ideal state of angst for creative production. Within minutes, local writers were lauding her work as yet another … Continue reading Local poet lauded for comprehensive plans to remain miserable

MSF announces mandatory HPV vaccinations to raise birth-rate

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has announced that vaccination against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) will now be mandatory for all Singaporean women of childbearing age. HPV is typically transmitted through sexual contact, and some strains cause cervical cancer. While the HPV vaccine is usually used as protection against cervical cancer, MSF spokesperson … Continue reading MSF announces mandatory HPV vaccinations to raise birth-rate

MOE cancels plan to abolish streaming after receiving petition with 17,000 signatures

The Ministry of Education (MOE) has rescinded plans to abolish academic streaming by 2024. The move comes after a petition titled “Stop Communist education policy to replace streaming with subject-based banding in Singapore” gained over 17,000 signatures in just a few hours. The petition called on Singaporeans to “stop this evil policy from being implemented … Continue reading MOE cancels plan to abolish streaming after receiving petition with 17,000 signatures

Aljunied residents vindicated after George Yeo defends child sex predator

ASingaporeans from all walks of life, but especially those walks on the footpaths of Aljunied GRC, are once again hailing the results of the 2011 General Election. The reaction comes after former Foreign Minister George Yeo defended convicted child sex abuser George Pell. Pell, a Cardinal in the Catholic Church, was convicted in his native … Continue reading Aljunied residents vindicated after George Yeo defends child sex predator

Farmers and scholars locked in pitched combat near Lim Chu Kang

[This post was submitted by a guest writer. If you are interested in writing for us, please see the Contact page] Residents of Lim Chu Kang are used to hearing gun fire and combat, being situated near the SAF live firing area and the National Shooting Centre. For the last two weeks, however, they have … Continue reading Farmers and scholars locked in pitched combat near Lim Chu Kang