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EMBARRASSED GOVT REMOVES SYONAN SIGN OVERNIGHT

Following a storm of outrage from Singaporeans of all walks of life over the naming of a war commemoration gallery, the government appears to have backtracked on its initial mistake. Workers were seen working from about 9PM to remove the much contested sign, "Syonan Gallery", which had cast a pall over the newly opened Old Ford Factory museum, a popular site that showcased historical artifacts from the Japanese invasion of Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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YAACOB IBRAHIM RULES HIMSELF OUT OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

PAP Minister Yaacob Ibrahim has excluded himself from the upcoming presidential election which is reserved for Malay candidates only. In an interview with Berita Minggu published yesterday, the current cabinet minister for Communications and Information said he prefers to do policy work and would not run.

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YAACOB IBRAHIM: S'POREANS MUST BE ALERT TO THOSE WHO SUPPORT TERRORIST IDEOLOGY

I am dismayed by the recent arrests of the self-radicalised Singaporeans. This comes in the midst of terrorist attacks around the world, which have caused the loss of so many innocent lives. We must remain vigilant as the war against terrorism is an ongoing global battle, and must not hesitate to condemn terrorist groups that employ violence in the name of Islam. At the same time, we must be alert to those who seemingly show support for terrorism, in whatever form. Ultimately, we should never give credence to the entire terrorist ideology.

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TRS BAN SHOWS MDA HAS SCARY UNLIMITED POWERS

Till now, MDA has not provided Singaporeans with a proper explanation for banning The Real Singapore (TRS). Yaacob Ibrahim claims that they have all the evidence but he still hasn’t revealed this evidence to Singaporeans. Unfortunately for Singaporeans, MDA is not required by law to even do something as simple as that.

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YAACOB IBRAHIM: LEE KUAN YEW IN STABLE CONDITION

In an update posted on Facebook, Dr Yaacob said "I understand that many people are concerned and anxious about Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s condition. I have been informed that he is stable and that the doctors are monitoring him closely. In the meantime, let us continue to give him our well wishes and keep him in our prayers."

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YAACOB IBRAHIM'S LATEST FACEBOOK UPDATE SKIRTS THE ISSUE OF HAJJ QUOTA INCREASE

In a Facebook post on Friday evening, Minister for Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said that he had met with Saudi Arabia's Hajj Minister, Dr Bandar Bin Mohamed Al-Hajjar, on Thursday to discuss arrangements for the upcoming pilgrimage in September. Readers who had seen Yaacob's post, however, were left confused on whether there would any increase in the Hajj quota this year as he did not mention whether Dr Bandar had agreed to any increase in the Hajj quota.

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S'PORE PRINTER OF THE ECONOMIST REFUSED TO PRINT PROPHET MOHAMMED CARTOON

Speaking on the sidelines of the JFDI.Asia Demo Day, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim revealed that the local printer of international magazine The Economist refused to reproduce a page with the latest cover of the Charlie Hebdo magazine depicting the Prophet Mohammed. He said that the circulation of the offensive cartoons will not be allowed in Singapore and reiterated his belief that "there's no such thing as freedom of expression without limits" and that Singaporeans have the right to speak freely and also responsibly.

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MINISTER YAACOB IBRAHIM ADMITS THAT HE IS NOT ABLE TO LEAD HIS COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRY EFFECTIVELY?

Dr Yaacob said that the Government is working to get its communications and policy people to work together at an early stage to improve the way such policies are communicated. Meanwhile, Dr Yaacob said the aim of the online news licensing scheme, also known as a Class Licence, which was introduced last year, was to give parity to online news sites and traditional news platforms.

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