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Has Singapore finally had enough of STOMP?

By Mon, Apr 21, 2014 12:52PM UTC A screengrab of one of the top stories on the STOMP website today (blurring by Asian Correspondent). Pic: stomp.com.sg.

Singapore “citizen journalism” portal Straits Time Online Mobile Print (STOMP), a subsidiary of the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), has provoked the ire of 23,000 signees of a public petition to shut down the website. STOMP is a community based platform and has gained notoriety for publishing fabricated news, and for publishing articles that seem aimed to inflame sentiments. Its main competitor is The Real Singapore (TRS). While TRS is owned privately, STOMP is run by a national media outlet.

Singapore ‘close down STOMP’ campaign about more than freedom of speech

By Sun, Apr 20, 2014 2:20PM UTC A screengrab from the petition page on Change.org.

People have had enough. After years of “citizen journalism” platform STOMP indulging in public shaming, a petition has popped up on Change.org asking Singapore Press Holdings – the owner and publisher of the website – to shut it down. Started by Robin Li, the petition now has over 22,000 signatures.

Education in Singapore: When Number 1 is not enough

By Tue, Apr 15, 2014 10:06AM UTC Education in Singapore: When Number 1 is not enough

“Who says Singaporean’s are rote learners?” challenged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over the notion of the robotic Singaporean, in a Facebook post. At the tail end of March, the OECD released the 2012 PISA results of a worldwide study of the problem solving skills of 15 year olds from 44 education systems. The study saw 85,000 students take part. Singapore came in joint first with South Korea.

Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination

By Fri, Apr 04, 2014 12:02PM UTC

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. officials say Southeast Asian defense leaders are pointing to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes. The officials said the defense ministers in private meetings Thursday talked about the

Australian jockey dies after contracting virus in Singapore

By Thu, Apr 03, 2014 4:24PM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian jockey Nathan Berry died in a Sydney hospital Thursday after being struck down with an illness while riding in Singapore last month. Berry returned to Sydney earlier Thursday on a special medical flight from Singapore, where he had been in hospital for two weeks after collapsing

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