Monthly Archives: February 2010

Kim Dae-jung: Life on Death Row
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The following film, by Amnesty International (Feb, 2010), explores experiences of death row and the death penalty in South Korea during the years of political upheaval before democracy. The film contains extracts from an interview with Kim Dae-jung, former president of South Korea Read More

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10 reasons why PAP may lose more seats in the next elections
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Gilbert Goh ponders on what PAP has going against it at the next elections Read More…

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Levy hike may hurt those in nursing homes
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The hike in the foreign worker levy will mean higher operating costs for nursing homes, which have a high proportion of non-local staff – with one home saying that if costs go up too high, it may have to raise fees. Today

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A complacent budget
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Singapore is in danger of slipping further behind the advanced economies with all the consequences this entails for real incomes – yet the Budget fails to address this, says The Reform Party Read More…

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Raising foreign worker levy will not solve problems, say critics
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“In the past, whenever foreign worker levies were increased, a lot of employers simply just passed on the increases to their workers, either by cutting their pay or reducing their benefits.” – By Wong Chun Han Read More…

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Don’t worry, we have two new back-ups to sustain growth
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Remember the Everitt family?
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“A bank wants to turn them out of their home for allegedly missing payments on a loan and is seeking a High Court order to possess the property.” Straits Times

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Foreigners give back to Singapore society
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There are many foreigners who, like their Singaporean counterparts, contribute to the society they live in through volunteer work. Read More…

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The long drop and the hangman’s ritual
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How humane the hangman’s fracture is, is only perhaps how well the complex permutation of factors fit together each time the state orders the death of an individual, as Vicky Yang finds out Read More…

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TOC Editorial – A call to suspend all executions
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Serious questions about the mandatory death penalty need to be addressed before we continue to execute drug mules. Read More…

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