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新加坡社会政治网站New Naratif谴责警方对其提交的选举违规指控,称这是人民行动党在进行“报复”

Sep 20, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

New Naratif回击了警方最近对其提出的指控,称该行为是“出于政治目的的对言论自由的攻击”。

这个社会政治网站正在接受调查,因为它被指控在最近的大选期间发布未经授权的付费广告,违反了《议会选举法》。

9月19日,该网站发布了一份声明和一系列推特回应这些指控。

新加坡法律写的“广义”

他们在推特上声称,在大选后,总理办公室正在“报复主要的批评人士和独立媒体”,在大选中,执政党在Sengkang又输掉了一个集选区。

该网站发表的声明批评新加坡法律写得太”宽泛“。

根据New Naratif的说法,这使得政府“有效地使大量合法的政治活动在没有许可证的情况下成为非法活动,而采取行动的决定权掌握在高级官员和/或政治家的手中。

“《议会选举法》声明,‘……尽管此类材料可以被合理地视为旨在达到任何其他目的,而且即使它没有明确提及任何政党或候选人的名字,也应将其作为选举广告,……’“

该网站写道:“用它来对付New Naratif,显示了这条法律的宽泛性和专断性。“

这家社会政治网站以前曾与政府发生过冲突。

他们在声明中提到了这些事件,其中包括今年5月早些时候根据《防止线上虚假信息和操纵法案》(POFMA)发布的一条更正指示,内容涉及YouTube上一段历史学家和New Naratif董事总经理PJ Thum的视频。

2018年4月,New Naratif也被拒绝在新加坡注册,理由是它是外国人在新加坡从事政治活动的工具。

该网站在另一份声明中反驳了这一说法。

Mothership已经联系新加坡选举局和新加坡警察局征求意见。

上图来自New Naratif网站和YouTube频道

S'pore firm develops first Omicron-specific testing kit

Dec 06, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership
Home-grown biotechnology firm BioAcumen Global has launched Singapore's first Omicron-specific Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) kit.

This means that a person taking the test will receive one of three results: Covid-19 positive and Omicron positive; Covid-19 positive and Omicron negative; or Covid-19 and Omicron negative.

Currently, PCR kits here that are capable of detecting Omicron require an additional gene sequencing step to confirm the specific variant. This takes an additional day.

Some PCR kits, such as those currently in use by medical technology firm Acumen Diagnostics and biotech firm MiRXES, are able to detect both the Delta and the Omicron strains, but to confirm if a positive case has been infected by Omicron, gene sequencing is necessary.

Mr Jimmy Toh, director of BioAcumen Global, said: "We are looking at ways to cut down the steps and time needed to run this test. This is crucial, especially at the borders where accurate tests need to be done on-site. There is no time to wait on sequencing results to know if a positive sample is infected with Omicron."

Mass production of the kit has begun, and the BioAcumen Global team hopes this kit will provide much needed help locally and in the region for the surveillance and control of this new variant, Mr Toh said.