News You Can Use – June 2014 – Issue 1

Selected news articles from ‘Singapore’ sources in (Issue 1 covers 28 May to 4 June 2014). To read the full-text, search under (access for NTU staff/students). Not sure how to search? Click here.

Malaysia’s Star to build up its e-paper base
Business Times Singapore, 4 June 2014, 535 words, S Jayasankaran in Kuala Lumpur, (English)
Falling print revenue and competition take toll on earnings
FACED with declining revenues, stiffening competition and shrinking circulation, Star Publications, which is Malaysia’s largest-selling English language newspaper, wants to reinvent …

Spotlight – VINCENT CHANG tests the various filtering tools from ISPs and on the open market; Parental control
Digital Life, 4 June 2014, 2784 words, Vincent Chang, (English)
Many parents are unsure how to protect their kids from undesirable Web content. That may be about to change, with the recent MDA recommendations

Najib, UMNO sue news portal over allegedly defamatory comments
TODAY (Singapore), 4 June 2014, 377 words, (English)
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the country’s largest political party, have filed a defamation suit against the firm operating the Malaysiakini news portal, Mkini …

School libraries levelling playing field
Straits Times, 3 June 2014, 841 words, Loh Chin Ee For The Straits Times, (English)
WHILE various ways of levelling the playing field for students from different backgrounds are being explored, the role of school libraries seems to have been overlooked.

Big players in arts scene reject MDA licensing scheme
TODAY (Singapore), 31 May 2014, 678 words, Mayo Martin Mayo Martin, (English)
SINGAPORE — A total of 45 arts groups — including most of the big players across the fields of theatre, dance, music and visual art, such as Wild Rice, The Necessary Stage and Pangdemonium Productions — have voiced their objections to the …

PM Lee suing blogger over CPF claims
Straits Times, 30 May 2014, 597 words, Nur Asyiqin Mohamad Salleh, (English)
First case here of defamation suit by political leader over online remarks
PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong is suing Mr Roy Ngerng for defamation for alleging in a May 15 blogpost that Mr Lee criminally misappropriated Central Provident Fund …

SingTel users can pick marketing messages they want
Straits Times, 30 May 2014, 512 words, Irene Tham Technology Correspondent, (English)
Move part of telco’s plan to comply with personal data Act
SINGTEL customers will be able to pick the type of marketing messages they want to receive, such as handset offers and event invitations from the provider, and those they want to …

Amendment to Copyright Act tabled
Channel NewsAsia, 23:18, 29 May 2014, 146 words, (English)
SINGAPORE: Copyright owners, exclusive licensees and performers will be able to apply for “blocking orders” on websites that flagrantly use their material illegally, if an amendment to the Copyright Act introduced in Parliament on Thursday …

Thai junta widens scope of censorship
Straits Times, 29 May 2014, 483 words, Tan Hui Yee Thailand Correspondent In Bangkok, (English)
Facebook access denied for an hour; Twitter and Instagram targeted too
A BRIEF denial of Facebook access caused panic in Thailand yesterday as the ruling junta looked into ways to make censorship more efficient.

Ads still in for print magazines
Business Times Singapore, 28 May 2014, 389 words, lisabelle tan, (English)
Bigger, premium- position ads get greater attention, higher reader recall, says survey
ADVERTISEMENTS in print magazines continue to attract and engage readers in this digital age, global market research firm GfK has found.

About Law Loo Shien

I am with the Resources, Discovery and Access team at NTU Library. There was once I scored a D for an undergraduate module on Political Philosophy, but it was the best course I'd ever taken. It planted the seeds of intellectual growth, and gave me a framework to understand human nature.
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