Tag Archives: conflict

PHILIPPINE MILITARY CLAIMS IT FOUND BODY OF S’POREAN FIGHTER IN MARAWI

The Philippine military believe they have recovered the body of a Singaporean fighter involved in the Marawi conflict even though it has not completed the identification process. The man was among 11 other foreign fighters who were killed amidst carrying out terror-related activities. There are reportedly other foreign fighters in the conflict zone of Marawi as Philippine troops continue to retaliate in regaining control of the city. The conflict has caused more than 400 deaths of civilians, security forces and militants.

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ASAS CHAIRMAN WHO MAKES DECISION ON PINK DOT ADVERT IS A CHRISTIAN, IS THERE CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

I phoned ASAS to ask who had made the decision to demand Cathay remove their banner, given it does not violate any of the ICC guidelines. He said the chairman of ASAS has final say but that he could not give me his chairman's name. The man on the phone (ASAS) said he could not say if the decision had been made in a meeting or if one person had made that decision, possibly after receiving a complaint from a personal friend or fellow member of the Barker Road Methodist Church where Prof Tan is a member.

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SG ATHLETICS NEXT UP FOR ELECTIONS, SKELETONS IN CLOSET WAITING TO BE UNLEASHED?

Next up us the Athletics body. The Singapore Athletics will vote their for their new leader on May 5, barely ten months after the current leadership of the Association taking office. The call for a snap poll is believed to have been prompted by numerous disagreements over several issues, which has caused conflict within the seven-member executive committee. Wonder what skeletons in the closet they will drag out in this election. Will there be mud-slinging, accusations going back and forth, and allegations of funds misuse? This will be another interesting election. Seems the past few weeks, sports in Singapore has been getting the spotlight they crave for. Just not the kind of spotlight they would have welcomed.

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Balance Surveillance With Public Discourse

Surveillance measures have their merits and have indeed been useful in past instances, but their gradual expansion in Singapore should not go unchallenged (Jan. 18). In an unstable world perpetuated by Rumsfeld’s “unknown unknowns” – terrorism, conflicts, general instability – it is assumed that people feel safer and more secure under watchful eyes, electronic or otherwise. Over the weekend Second Minister for Home Affairs S. Iswaran encouraged owners of private buildings to strengthen protocols for video surveillance, and also recognised AMK Hub for adding 20 new cameras to its 110-strong CCTV contingent.

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