Daily Archives: 2007-07-13

The Li Hong Yi saga: the blogosphere steps up to bat

By Choo Zheng Xi Reuters, when reporting on the Li Hong Yi saga, credited the blogosphere’s work in publicizing the issue: “Li’s letter — totaling 2,000 words according to the Today newspaper — has been posted online by several Singapore blogs, which have emerged as an alternative source of information for the city-state’s Internet-savvy population, over pro-government newspapers.” Public interest …

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PM’s son’s email saga a heartening development for Singapore

By Gerald Giam Army Second Lieutenant (2LT) Li Hongyi’s June 28 email complaint sent to all the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) head honchos has caused ripples on the Internet for the past two weeks. Much mud has been slung at 2LT Li for his brash act. “Who does he think he is anyway? He thought he could go to Uncle …

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The Prime Minister’s son – Li Hong Yi

Bloggers are blogging about Prime Minister’s son, Li Hong Yi’s email. Here are the links to some of these blogs. Li Hong Yi was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Award for Math &Science in August 2006, as reported here by Channelnewsasia. Bloggers PM son’s army gaffe and why we have to worry (Post deleted by its author) – HUNGonline [junkie-toggle …

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Why do vendors get free rein in hospitals?

This is TOC writer Leong Sze Hian’s letter to TODAY, published on July 13, 2007. I refer to recent media reports about hospitals allowing salespeople into maternity wards to sell products and services to patients. It has been reported that vendors would have to follow strict guidelines on etiquette and respect of privacy. If this is indeed the case, how …

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