Daily Archives: 2010-04-29

TOC’s response to remarks by MCYS minister – Part One

This is Part One of The Online Citizen’s (TOC) response to recent remarks made in Parliament by the Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, in relation to the issue of homelessness in Singapore. The minister’s remarks were carried in a report by Channelnewsasia, on 27 April 2010. First of all, some background on homelessness in Singapore: …

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Asia Calling – Singapore homelessness

From Asia Calling Singapore is a nation of homeowners, largely thanks to a comprehensive system of government subsidised housing. The public can either buy public housing flats directly from the government or a resale flat, which is more expensive as prices are adjusted according to market forces. But a population explosion in the last few years and a widening income …

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Al Jazeera responds to Vivian Balakrishnan’s accusations

The following is Al Jazeera’s response to Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s remarks in Parliament on 27 April 2010. The MCYS minister had accused Al Jazeera of “[failing] to ascertain the facts” in its report on the homeless issue in Singapore. TOC understands Al Jazeera has also sent its response to the Straits Times. TOC will respond to the minister’s remarks later …

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