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    EU to Singapore: Reinstate moratorium, abolish death penalty

EU to Singapore: Reinstate moratorium, abolish death penalty

By Howard Lee The European Union has responded yesterday to the recent executions of two inmates - Tang Hai Liang and Foong Chee Peng, who were convicted in 2011 and sentenced to death for drug-related offences - in Singapore, calling for the Singapore government to reinstate a moratorium on executions and work towards the abolishment of the death penalty. Tang and Foong were hanged to death at Changi Prison on 18 Jul, Friday. According to the

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EU to Singapore: Reinstate moratorium, abolish death penalty

  EU to Singapore: Reinstate moratorium, abolish death penalty

By Howard Lee The European Union has responded yesterday to the recent executions of two inmates - Tang Hai Liang and

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CPF – government insists on tweaking a broken system, sows more distrust

  CPF – government insists on tweaking a broken system, sows more distrust

By Phillip Ang I refer to “CPF system will evolve to meet changing needs: DPM Tharman” and “CPF under review

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Abolish CPF and the retirement age

  Abolish CPF and the retirement age

By Benedict Chong It was only several months ago when PM Lee Hsien Loong launched a defamation lawsuit against Roy

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Hindu society’s 14-year appeal for land to build temple

  Hindu society’s 14-year appeal for land to build temple

  On 6 July, thousands of devotees thronged the Toa Payoh stadium to celebrate the Ratha Yatra festival, or the

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Tharman to Ngerng – GIC “pays no regards” to source of funds

  Tharman to Ngerng – GIC “pays no regards” to source of funds

“GIC knows it is managing government assets, that is the Government’s mandate for the GIC. The mandate is irrespective of

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Freedom is the foundation of morality

  Freedom is the foundation of morality

By Bryan Cheang “Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms.” –

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CPF – simple answers for a simple reform?

  CPF – simple answers for a simple reform?

By Howard Lee Sometimes, judging from our politicians’ response to issues to the Central Provident Fund, you begin to wonder

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TOC Policy Exchange on CPF – rethinking the system

  TOC Policy Exchange on CPF – rethinking the system

By Howard Lee The Online Citizen conducted a Policy Exchange discussion on the Central Provident Fund last Saturday, with members

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Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide – Part 2: Possibilities for Singapore

  Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide – Part 2: Possibilities for Singapore

Note to readers: This commentary deals with a topic that not everyone will agree with, or even want to talk about. The subject

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MOT concerned about Malaysia’s decision to levy entry fee for foreign vehicles

  MOT concerned about Malaysia’s decision to levy entry fee for foreign vehicles

In response to media queries, a Ministry of Transport (MOT) spokesperson said that there is concern whether Malaysia’s decision to

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