Regulation

ABSURD TO HAVE RESERVED PRESIDENCY BUT DENY HONG LIM PARK SPEECH DUE TO "RACIAL ISSUES"

A netizen thinks it is absurd to deny people from speaking about the upcoming PE at Hong Lim Park. "In reserving a Malay candidate for the presidential election, it is inevitable that race will be part of the subject matter should we want to openly call out on the government's policy. Hence, it can never get debated publicly by citizens due to existing regulations."

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FOREIGN ENTITIES APPEAL TO SUPPORT PINK DOT, OUTRIGHTLY REJECTED BY AUTHORITIES

A group of foreign companies such as Facebook, Google and Uber wrote in to Singapore authorities to ask for permission to support this year's Pink Dot but were unfortunately rejected. In their letter, the group of companies expressed support for inclusivity, diversity and in creating a safe space for their employees to work in. They understand Singapore has its own regulations and already suggested not to have their names listed or recognised as official sponsors. They also assured that no foreign representatives will speak at the event. However, our authorities still flat out rejected their application to support the event.

Instead of explaining why they rejected the application, the authorities reiterated that foreign entities must abide by our laws and not fund or support events that concern our domestic matters. Do you think this is necessary to make Pink Dot free from "foreign intervention"?

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UBER & GRABCAR TO FACE NEW REGULATIONS, DRIVERS TO STUDY FOR VOCATIONAL LICENSE

Industry sources familiar with LTA's plans to regulate the private car hire industry revealed that Uber and Grabcar drivers may soon be required to have a vocational license. This licensed can be attained through a 10 hour long training programme. In comparison, taxi drivers face a 60 hour taxi driver vocational license course. If this regulatory framework is implemented, Singapore will join a slew of other countries like Australia to regulate an industry that has been accused of competing unfairly with taxis.

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