Monthly Archives: October 2007

Co-ordinated, carrot-and-stick approach needed for Burma
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BREAKING NEWS: Monks return to the streets of Burma. (BBC) No one party will be able to bring about lasting change for the better in Burma on its own. By Gerald Giam The shooting appears to have stopped, but the sufferings of the Read More

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Zen and the art of maintaining silence
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By Kamal Mamat My father, who passed away last month at the start of Ramadan, was a member of the Singapore branch of UMNO back in the early 60s. Later, when Singapore achieved independence, it dissolved and re-emerged as PKMS, an opposition party Read More

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NMP’s views at odds with AIDS relief research paper
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By Jinesh Lalwani and Choo Zheng Xi Safe sex awareness pamphlets censored as pornography. Information booths closed down for distributing “illegal” content. Awareness outreach funding stifled by choking off of charity fundraisers by homosexual groups. The government has given its repeated assurances that Read More

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Government using hyperbole to justify public protests ban
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By Gerald Giam The Singapore Government has once again employed the use of hyperbole to justify its near-total ban on public demonstrations, whether peaceful or not. In his letter to the Straits Times and TODAY, the deputy director at the Ministry of Home Read More

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A brief encounter with a Chinese woman
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By Eddie Choo This evening I had quite a conversation with an elderly day nurse. She’s from China and she was asking me for directions. I don’t know her name, never asked for it, for convenience lets just call her Xiaomin. I first Read More

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Deconstructing the Majority
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By Benjamin Cheah The ‘silent majority’ has finally spoken. Its representative is ‘The Majority’, a group that intends to prevent the repeal of Section 377A. The Majority argues that the retention of Section 377A is necessary, to preserve moral values. It is a Read More

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Further questions about Myanmar and t-shirts
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By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “Singapore’s arms sales to Myanmar not substantial : No deals in recent years ; weapons sold not suited to counter civilian unrest ; economic links limited, says George Yeo” (ST, Oct 23) and “MPs Read More

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Section 377A is inconsistent : PAP MP Hri Kumar
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Transcript of the Parliamentary speech by PAP MP Hri Kumar on the debate over Section 377A. I rise to support the Bill. A major overhaul of the Penal Code was timely and the Ministry of Home Affairs has obviously put in much effort Read More

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377A serves public morality : NMP Thio Li-Ann
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Below is the full transcript of NMP Professor Thio Li-Ann’s speech in Parliament. Two camps championing two distinct criminal law philosophies are polarised over whether to retain or repeal s377A which criminalizes public or private acts of gross indecency between two men, such Read More

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Repeal 377a press conference: public health and families at stake too
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By Teng Kie Zin Scott & Rachel Lim The repeal of the law against gay sex is not only about gays, as AIDS prevention programs and families of homosexual men are affected too, said the organizers of the group petitioning to repeal Section Read More

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