Monthly Archives: August 2009

Thousands of Burmese flee into China
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Ethnic Chinese refugees camp on the border with Myanmar to escape fighting between Burmese troops and local militia groups. (Reuters video)

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Low-skilled, low-wage workers an “economic problem”, says Lim Swee Say
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If we have workers who continue to be trapped in the low-productivity job, in the low-wage jobs, in the low-skilled jobs, whether the worker is a local worker or a foreign worker, he is still an economic problem because Singapore’s economy in certain Read More

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Goodbye, Abu Sama
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“This tiny man who dared stand up to his awful bosses.” Lynn Lee. Read More…

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Film censors behaving like bullies
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My friend asked: So, if we cut out these parts, we can submit again? Yes, she said. Fine, then, we’ll do that. But where’s the film? You can’t have it, she said. It’s been rejected, so we’re keeping it. Alex Au, Yawning Bread

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Is the Public Assistance scheme adequate for elderly folks?
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Lets look at PA scheme for our elderly again. Leong Sze Hian. Read More…

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The times they are a-changing
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Bob Dylan’s call to arms for a whole generation. (Lyrics below)

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Why report on Viswa Sadasivan’s speech was removed from TOC
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NMP writes to TOC about report & TOC’s reply. Read More…

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The Singapore Story – A failure of pragmatism
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The PAP’s pragmatism limits our imagination and aspirations. Read More…

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SDP member calls for a more equal and caring S’pore
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Singapore Democratic Party  member Wong U-Wen highlights the difficulties and discrimination faced by the disabled and deaf communities in Singapore. Read: 10 years and still no public transport subsidy for disabled. Read other reports here, here, here.

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Be “faster, better, cheaper”, says Lim Swee Say
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We must become cheaper not by cutting wages but by improving productivity…. As we go into the second half, the only way to win is to focus on the offensive… The downturn is not over yet. We are at half-time now… We want Read More

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