Sunday, July 18, 2010
Jul 18, 2010
UK man arrested over book
Mr Alan Shadrake's arrest comes just two days after a police report was lodged by the Media Development Authority. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF ALAN SHADRAKE
A BRITISH national who was in Singapore to launch his book which discusses the death penalty in this country was arrested on Sunday morning.
Mr Alan Shadrake's arrest comes just two days after a police report was lodged by the Media Development Authority.
In response to queries from The Straits Times on Sunday, a police spokesman said that amongst other things, Mr Shadrake is being investigated for alleged offences of criminal defamation.
The veteran freelance journalist has also been served with an order by the Attorney-General to attend court for contempt of court, based on the contents of the book.
The Straits Times understands that the alleged offences are related to the 75-year-old's latest book titled Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice In The Dock.
The 219-page book is filled with accounts of high-profile cases in Singapore involving the use of the death penalty and includes interviews with the country's former executioner Mr Darshan Singh.
There are 2 unrelated news today, but more funny if you read them together, as they all appeared together at news.google.com site.
Jul 18, 2010
Wanbao's chief photographer Shafie Goh shows the cudd marks on his arm. -- PHOTO: WANBAO
THE flood last Saturday morning not only dampened the mood of residents who woke up surrounded by rainwater but also that of photojournalist Shafie Goh.
The 57-year-old veteran Lianhe Wanbao photojournalist was snapping shots of the flood in the Bukit Timah area when he was told by a policeman to move away. Minutes later, he was handcuffed.
Jul 17, 2010
Bullying has become a growing concern among educators here. A survey by the Singapore Children's Society in 2006 found one in five pupils was a bully victim in school. -- ST PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI
JUST as schools have strict policies about plagiarism, they should have the same for bullying too.
That is what experts called for on Saturday at the Bully Free Forum 2010, an event organised as part of the Bully-Free programme, which aims to promote bully awareness.
So where is the policy against bullies by famiLEE LEEgime? The arrest of photographer and authors are clearly the oppressive bullies conducted by lame bastard famiLEE LEEgime!