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Morning Digest, July 26

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Lee Hsien Yang POFMAed for Facebook post on recent controversies



SINGAPORE: The Government has issued a correction order under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s son, Mr Lee Hsien Yang, for alleged falsehoods made in a Facebook criticising his estranged elder brother, current PM Lee Hsien Loong.

The POFMA Office said today (25 July) that the post, which was published two days prior, contains “false statements of fact” pertaining to the Ridout Road rentals and the exaggerated circulation numbers scandal involving Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

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WP MP Faisal Manap in ICU for cardiac condition


SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party (WP) confirmed today (25 July) that its vice-chairman Muhamad Faisal bin Abdul Manap is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) due to a cardiac condition.

WP said that Mr Faisal is now conscious and in a stable condition while being monitored. Revealing that the 48-year-old’s fellow Aljunied GRC MPs and other party members will cover his duties while he recovers, the WP said:

“His family appreciates the public’s concern, and they have requested for privacy so he can focus on his recuperation.”

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“According to my parents, it used to be cinema” — Netizen asks Singaporeans to share stories of certain places near Woodlands Checkpoint


Image: Reddit Singapore screengrab / @a_guy_into_SMG4

SINGAPORE: Though it’s quite common to share stories about certain places on social media, a netizen recently did the opposite by sharing a photo of a building reportedly near Woodlands Checkpoint and asking other online users to share any stories they might have about the place.

A Reddit user gave Singaporeans the opportunity to share any stories about a certain place in Woodlands Checkpoint by starting an online thread on Reddit. The post, which came with a photo, brought back childhood memories to many who saw it.

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Maid says she goes to bed at 11pm and wakes at 5:30am, sleeps in the store room where she can’t stretch her legs fully because of all the items there


SINGAPORE: A domestic helper took to social media asking for help because of her poor sleeping conditions and employers who refused to pay for her medical check-ups.

In an anonymous post to a Facebook support group for domestic helpers and employers alike, the maid shared a photo of the store room she slept in that was piled with luggage and various items.

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Singaporean woman tries living in JB to save money on rent, commutes daily to SG for work, finds out if it’s really worth it


Photo: YouTube screengrab/OGS

SINGAPORE: High property prices have been an issue in Singapore over the past couple of years, with renters especially hard hit, as fees have increased by as much as 30 per cent.

Is living in another country the solution? Or, more specifically, in Johor Bahru, just across the border. One woman tried it to see how much money she would save on rent by documenting her journey on the OGS YouTube channel.

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