Singapore 

From ideas to action, Singapore youth are making a difference in the community in their own ways, Singapore News

“Self-absorbed”, “apathetic”, “deeply self-entitled”, “couldn’t care less” – do our youth deserve to be stereotyped this way? If you listen to their life experiences, learn about their life-changing initiatives and read about their hopes for our nation, you will realise that they are nothing like the labels you may have used on them. In the past year, the Youth Conversations series engaged over 8,000 youth aged 15 to 35 to share their views and ideas for change on various issues that Singapore faces. Here are some of the insights gathered…

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Singapore 

Actress Han Hyo-joo joins Peter Lim’s daughter Kim in taking legal action over K-pop scandal gossip, Singapore News

SEOUL – First it was Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim’s daughter Kim Lim, who threatened legal action after she found her name was dragged into a K-pop scandal. Now, it is the turn of South Korean A-list actress Han Hyo-joo whose lawyer has filed a lawsuit against 33 people for spreading rumours over her alleged connection to Burning Sun. The club, said to be owned by former BigBang singer Seungri, has been in the news for reportedly evading taxes and admitting minors, among other misdeeds. “Actress Han Hyo-joo is simply the…

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Singapore 

Actress Han Hyo-joo joins Peter Lim’s daughter in taking legal action over K-pop scandal gossip, Singapore News

SEOUL – First it was Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim’s daughter Kim Lim, who threatened legal action after she found her name was dragged into a K-pop scandal. Now, it is the turn of South Korean A-list actress Han Hyo-joo whose lawyer has filed a lawsuit against 33 people for spreading rumours over her alleged connection to Burning Sun. The club, said to be owned by former BigBang singer Seungri, has been in the news for reportedly evading taxes and admitting minors, among other misdeeds. “Actress Han Hyo-joo is simply the…

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Home 

Vodafone Australia, TPG Telecom merger blocked by regulator; companies say they will take court action

A planned US$7.7 billion merger of Vodafone Group Plc’s struggling Australian business with TPG Telecom was blocked by the Australian competition regulator on Wednesday, but the two companies said they will file a legal action in the Federal Court in response to the decision.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) confirmed Wednesday that “it has decided to oppose the proposed merger.” The decision, which had been scheduled for release Thursday, was briefly visible on the… Source link

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Singapore 

NUS peeping tom case: Victim’s action may come under new ‘doxxing’ laws, Singapore News

While the attention surrounding Ms Monica Baey’s Instagram stories has caused a furore, one aspect that may have escaped attention is her decision to post the perpetrator’s Instagram profile online. The post included his name, photographs of him, his faculty at university, as well as his place of employment. Lawyers The New Paper spoke to yesterday said this could be an offence under changes to the Protection from Harassment Act (Poha) proposed in Parliament earlier this month. While current laws are worded broadly, the proposed “doxxing” laws make it clear…

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Singapore 

Peeping Tom caught filming in NUS hall shower: Thousands sign petitions calling for tougher action, Singapore News

Almost 30,000 people have signed two separate online petitions calling for the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the police to take tougher action against the man who filmed undergraduate Monica Baey in a shower at student residence Eusoff Hall last November. The first petition, which has more than 21,600 signatures and was started last Saturday (April 20), urged NUS to impose stiffer punishments on those who commit sexual offences on university campuses. The petition also called for the university to expel the man who filmed Ms Baey, and to…

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Singapore 

NUS responds after female undergraduate demands firm action to be taken against student who took video of her in the shower, Singapore News

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has responded to a Stomp query regarding an undergraduate who took to social media to demand firm action to be taken against another student who allegedly took a video of her showering in her hostel bathroom. A Stomp contributor alerted Stomp to Monica Baey’s series of Instagram Stories she posted on Friday (Apr 19). The 23-year-old told Stomp she was taking a shower On Nov 25, 2018 at about 1.20am at Eusoff Hall when she noticed an iPhone sticking out from underneath the cubicle…

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Singapore 

Student wants firm action from NUS after man who filmed her in hostel shower goes ‘scot-free’, Singapore News

An undergraduate from Singapore’s National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken to social media to publicise a peeping Tom incident at her hostel, asking for “real change” in how authorities tackle acts that violate women. Monica Baey, 23, a third-year communications major, said she was taking a late-night shower in her hostel bathroom last November when she saw a mobile phone peeking from below the cubicle door. Before she could react, the phone disappeared and she heard whoever it was filming her dash out of the bathroom at NUS’ Eusoff…

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Vietnam 

Hà Nội issues action plan for CPTPP – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A view of Hà Nội. The capital city has issued a plan to take advantage of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership. – Photo hanoi.gov.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội People’s Committee has recently issued a plan to take advantage of opportunities arising from the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Focus would be placed on enhancing the awareness and understanding of officials, companies and citizens about Việt Nam’s commitments in the CPTPP, especially in investment, services, trade defence, intellectual property, labour and environment, as…

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Singapore 

Letterboxes in Sembawang HDB block left open for hours, disciplinary action to be taken against postman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Some letterboxes at a block of Housing Board flats in Sembawang were left open for several hours on Thursday evening (March 14). A SingPost spokesman said that disciplinary action would be taken against the postman involved in the incident. The employee would also be given extra supervision and additional training. The postal service provider said that it was alerted at 9pm, and a staff member was immediately dispatched to Block 128C Canberra Street and the letterboxes were locked by 9.25pm. A resident at Block 128B, Mr Jack Teo,…

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