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The most uncensored conversations and interviews to ever come out of the much-censored country of Singapore. Hosted by Haresh & Terence from the comedy house, Ministry of Funny. For biz enquiries, hit us up at contact@ministryoffunny.com

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2nd special guest host in a week! Haresh is still away getting married, so this time, Andie Chen steps in to guest host! We talk about why he’s appearing in back-to-back productions set in the MRT (TV series Third Rail and movie Circle Line), and also discuss why he thinks it’s a great time to be learning about crypto and NFTs. We also analyse why rich Taiwanese people are moving their assets to Singapore, and we discuss the curious case of the upskirter who got caught allegedly filming a “man in a dress”.

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Taiwan’s rich eyeing move to Singapore

Man caught filming upskirt videos of another man

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In parliament, DPM Lawrence Wong revealed that Temasek will launch an internal review into its FTX investment, and also characterised the loss as “disappointing”. Was that statement enough to ease the public pressure on the state investment firm? Elsewhere, Will Smith appeared on Trevor Noah’s Daily Show program to promote his new movie, and also addressed his Oscars slap incident. Why is online opinion divided about this interview?

 

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Temasek to review “disappointing”

Will Smith polarises opinion

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At this week’s parliamentary debate on the repeal of Section 377A, the Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh lifted the party whip to allow Workers' Party MPs to vote freely on their conscience regarding the touchy subject. Reception to this action of his was mixed, with some calling it weak leadership, while others saying this is what democracy looks like. Who’s right? Elsewhere, Balenciaga has apologized for a series of bizarre campaign ads that featured images of children alongside “bondage bears”, court documents about a case involving child pornography, and a coffee table book with disturbing images of bloodied toddlers. Now they’re even suing the creative agency behind one of those ads. What’s going on in the house of Balenciaga?

 

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Pritam Singh lifts party whip on 377A

 

Balenciaga’s bondage bears scandal

 

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Chinese citizens are taking to the streets in major cities across the country, in an unprecedented protest against the government’s Covid-zero policy and prolonged lockdowns. We discuss the significance of these protests, and what might happen next. Closer to home, Minister Shanmugam deadlifted a new personal best of 125kg at a community fitness event. Was this just a soft flex, or will it really inspire more people towards hitting their fitness goals?

 

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Covid protests spread across China

 

Shanmugam deadlifts 125kg at event

 

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An OCBC report revealed that young Singaporeans want to retire “in style”, which translates to $6K in expenses a month. We dissect the results and other surprising statistics about Singaporeans’ relationship with money. Elsewhere, Haidilao got flak after offering a performance-based discount based on one’s PSLE 2022 results. Was it really wrong of them to offer this incentive to families celebrating their child’s results?

 

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Singaporeans want $6K a month to retire “in style”

Haidilao offers performance-based discount for PSLE students

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After the latest General Election, Malaysia is facing a hung parliament for the first time ever, with two rival factions tussling for power. The king has been tasked with the tough decision of selecting the new PM. We go through the sequence of events that led us to this situation, and try to break it down for the average Singaporean to understand. Closer to home, we might have an extra 1.5 hours of quiet time in our neighbourhoods, if the recommendations of the Community Advisory Panel on Neighbourhood Noise are adopted. Do we need more quiet time in Singapore?

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Malaysia king to decide on next PM

 

Singapore might soon have an extra 1.5 hours

 

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It’s a special episode today, where Alvin Tan, Minister of State for the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the Ministry of Trade & Industry, dropped by the YLB studio for a frank conversation that went deep. He opened up about his struggles with his A-level exams, why he left his private sector career behind to enter politics, and the secret MP’s book club…

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Ex-employees of Twitter Singapore have come forward with accounts of how the layoffs at their office were handled, and it’s not a good look for the social media giant. How did the process compare to other recent Big Tech layoffs? Elsewhere, buskers are lamenting the restrictions on performing at Orchard Road, which were implemented to control crowds during the holiday season. We debate the merits of such restrictions, especially after what the world witnessed in Itaewon.

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Twitter Singapore layoffs

Orchard Road buskers not allowed to perform during holiday season

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A British expat recently took to social media to blast his condo security guards as “racist” for their differential treatment of his migrant worker colleagues who were invited to his place for a party. He even added that Singapore needs to “grow up”. We examine if there is merit to his complaints. Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo dropped a bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, in which he criticised Manchester United’s coaches, ex-players, senior management, and even the club facilities. What led to such an uncharacteristic outburst from one of the GOATs of football?

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Expat blasts ‘racist’ condo security guards

Ronaldo drops bombshell interview

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