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Singapore: Defamation award raises fears over Facebook postings

Singapore: Defamation award raises fears over Facebook postings

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: A punitive damages award totalling S$133,000 granted to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong against a blogger in a High Court defamation verdict is being seen as holding serious implications for Singaporeans sharing posts on social media platforms, prompting a crowdfunding campaign by some 2,000 members […]

Apology ends row over purloined Singapore’s National Day song

Apology ends row over purloined Singapore’s National Day song

By Ivan Li Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: A 1986 National Day song of Singapore found an echo in India, showing once again that emulation is a form of flattery, but plagiarising the tune had created discord. The catchy “Count on Me, Singapore” was rejigged as “We Can Achieve” in an Indian version with […]

Singapore adds gumption, funds for post-Covid-19 rebound

Singapore adds gumption, funds for post-Covid-19 rebound

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Singapore, successful in taming the invidious Coronavirus to single-digit outbreaks, is poised for a confident rebound in the post-Covid-19 era. In a December 31 New Year message, a triumphant Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, declared “seeing light at the end of the tunnel”. On February […]

Singapore shows its mettle by bringing Davos to its shores

Singapore shows its mettle by bringing Davos to its shores

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: In 2018, Singapore was picked out of a list that included South Korea’s Jeju Island to host the Kim-Trump summit. The venue where US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un sought to break the ice on their nuclear imbroglio was actually on the […]

Unesco culture heritage honour for Singapore hawkers

Unesco culture heritage honour for Singapore hawkers

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: For India it is yoga, Thailand it is traditional massage, and South Korea it is kimjang, or the art of kimchi making and sharing.  In the city-state’s case, the Unesco honour has to do with its hawker culture finding a place on the Intangible Cultural Heritage […]

Covid-19 vaccine programme to start in Singapore before year-end

Covid-19 vaccine programme to start in Singapore before year-end

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Even before the year is out, Singaporeans will get free inoculation against the Covid-19 killer-bug under a state-funded $1.33 billion programme that will kick off with the first batch of vaccines from US-Germany venture Pfizer-BioNTech. In addition, vaccines from Moderna of the United States and China’s […]

In world’s first, lab-grown chicken for Singaporeans

In world’s first, lab-grown chicken for Singaporeans

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: A culinary surprise awaits Singapore chicken rice lovers. Their next meal of the healthier white-meat dish may come, not from a farm, but straight out of a laboratory. On December 2, United States food technology start-up Eat Just received the greenlight from Singapore Food Agency […]

Optimism over Covid- 19 vaccine, but WHO sounds note of caution  

Optimism over Covid- 19 vaccine, but WHO sounds note of caution  

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Amid the continuing dread caused by the coronavirus pandemic, two American drug-makers, Pfizerand Moderna,  have announced that their experimental vaccines are more than 90 per cent effective, bringing a glimmer of hope in a gloomy world that an antidote is on the way. Making it […]

Singapore arrests 21 members of South Korean religious sect

Singapore arrests 21 members of South Korean religious sect

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Singapore has arrested a local group of 21 people linked to the secretive Shincheongji Church of Jesus (SCJ in South Korea, seeking to nip in the bud threats to public order and safety. In a sweep on Monday, police officers from the Criminal Investigation Department […]

An electric car uniquely yours made in Singapore

An electric car uniquely yours made in Singapore

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE:  Not just any car, but an electric one made in Singapore itself that you can order over your mobile phone with features to suit your personal taste is coming your way. The exciting experience will be provided by Hyundai’s use of smart technology at its […]

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