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COVID19: Singapore Currently Facing Oversupply of Eggs

When Malaysia announced its lockdown in March, Singaporeans rushed to supermarkets to stock up on eggs and shelves were empty in no time. Prices of eggs started to increase slightly due to border restrictions. Fast forward 3 months, Malaysia is out of lockdown and has resumed their supply. Eggs are flowing into Singapore from Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and recently Poland. At the same time, demand from F&B dropped. As a result, egg suppliers find themselves having too many eggs, some having to discard as many as 250k eggs.

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Covid19: Journalist Kirsten Han Concerned With TraceTogether Token

Covid19: Journalist Kirsten Han Concerned With TraceTogether Token

In a renewed attempt to implement this failed TraceTogether project, the government recently announced that Singaporeans will be issued with a wearable contact-tracing device. Minister of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Vivian Balakrishnan tried to reassure that the device only uses Bluetooth technology to exchange proximity information between devices. He claims there is no GPS in the token and it will not track users' locations. Yet again this proposed token faced mounting concerns about privacy and surveillance. Among those voices was journalist Kirsten Han who came up with various questions about the token.

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POFMA will be the Nuclear Bomb to Free Speech and Press in Singapore

POFMA was passed in parliament in May earlier this year. Despite what the government says about protecting citizens from fake news, it is all their way of pushing down a draconian law that has the potential to stifle and kill authentic contrarian views and any point of view that the government doesn't agree with. Here are what other prominent academics, human rights advocates and even a former PAP MP have to say about POFMA.

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HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST: WE COMPLIED WITH POLICE BUT THEY DIDN'T INFORM US OF TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Another activist spoke out about being slapped with travel restrictions for taking part in a candlelight vigil that the police term as illegal public assembly. She said this was despite complying with the police's orders for the vigil.

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[EVENT] The Great Singapore Debate: An Advocate is as useful as an Avocado

Which does Singapore need more? Which is more useful? Is it better to have an avocado in your belly or an advocate with fire in his or her belly? Some of Singapore’s most opinionated and entertaining personalities will debate this very important topic. Come listen to the cut and thrust of their arguments, to their rapier sharp observations and thought-provoking postulations.

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Can STOMP really teach good internet behaviour?

STOMP's Don't Be A Facebook Idiot campaign is the last thing we need. It would be much better for us to recognise that we cannot control everything online, and that there is little point in policing other people's social media presence. There will always be Facebook idiots. We should be careful we don't join them.

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