Jun 2017 | Issue 26
HOT TOPICS THIS WEEK
Terrorism Can Hit Singapore
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shared that it would be unrealistic to think that Singapore is safe from all terror threats. As evidence of the seriousness of terrorism, he cited the “steady trickle of cases” of people being self-radicalised in recent years, noting that the frequency of incidents globally was also increasing.
Geylang Lorong 3 Houses to be Returned to the State
The leases for 191 private terrace houses at Geylang Lorong 3 will expire at the end of 2020 and these will be returned to the state with no extensions allowed, and no compensation. The two-hectare plot of land has been earmarked for future public housing.
Strategies to Tackle Fake News
Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said earlier this week that the battle against fake news needed to be fought on several fronts. Apart from new legislation slated to be introduced next year, strengthening media literacy among the Singapore population and building robust journalism standards are measures to tackle misinformation.