Monthly Archives: April 2007

DiaSpura – Singapore club at the University of Pennsylvania

DiaSpura is a speaker series and musical organized by the Singapore club at the University of Pennsylvania. Among those who attended the event were Singapore Ambassador to the US, Prof Chan Heng Chee (right), former Singapore solicitor-general Francis Seow (below), Colin Goh and Alfian Sa’at. An excerpt from organiser Ming Jing’s report: “What perhaps added a touch of controversy to …

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Homeless in our twilight years

This is a letter from lilydaam which was posted under our “Submission Policy” section. The details of the letter’s content have not been verified by theonlinecitizen. It is posted here for further discussion and not as validation of any claims. They are sometimes ‘homeless by choice’, said Parliamentary Secretary (National Development) Mohd Maliki Osman on 24th Jan 2007. Does this …

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SMA’s guidelines withdrawal – patients now have less protection

Extracts from Dr Huang’s blog No Fear Singapore “Singapore, April 2, 2007 – The Singapore Medical Association (SMA) announced at its Annual General Meeting on April 1, 2007 that the Association is withdrawing its Guideline of Fees (GOF) with immediate effect.” Self-regulators are usually appointed by or encouraged by the authorities to keep its members in line so that there …

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Abusing maids – again

The report in the Straits Times (31 march, 2007) titled “Some maids found to be under-fed by employers” is troubling. It leaves one wondering why and how anyone could do this to a fellow human being.   In the report, it says that some maids get only a slice of bread and a bowl of porridge in a day. It also …

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