Daily Archives: 2007-09-16

Hong Lim Park protest – revisited

The international media was not there, neither were there scores of policemen and policewomen or helicopters circling above. There was no big crowd and the only photographers clicking away were a handful – from the local press and some members of the public. There was to be no 3-day stand-off either. Hong Lim Park one year on and members of …

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TOC Breaking News: Police allow SDP march to Parliament

The police have allowed a protest march by Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) activists to take place without incident. At 3.10 pm this afternoon, a group of six SDP activists turned up at Singapore’s Speaker’s Corner at Hong Lim Park to commemorate the first anniversary of an abortive protest. Wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the words Democracy Now, the marchers were greeted …

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Statistics: Uniquely Singapore, F1 or F9?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) “Labour Report, Second Quarter, 2007: The strong labour market performance last year has continued into the first half of this year”, dated 14 September, 2007 (pdf file) It states that: “Unemployment – With the robust employment gains, the seasonally adjusted overall unemployment rate declined significantly to 2.3% in …

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Highlights of questions to be asked in Parliament by MPs

Below are highlights of some of the questions which MPs will be asking in the September 17th (Monday) sitting of Parliament. Ministerial Statement: Minister for Manpower: CPF Reforms and Other Measures for a Secure Retirement. QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER On Corporal David Teo Ming: Dr Lam Pin Min: To ask the Minister for Defence in light of the recent incident …

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