Monthly Archives: May 2010

Singapore coping with oil spill
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Singapore: Almost a week after 2,500 tonnes of crude oil leaked into the sea about 13 kilometres off Changi East – the result of a collision between the 57,017-tonne tanker MT Bunga Kelana 3 (below) and the 15,272-ton bulk carrier MV Waily early Read More

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Ex-detainee Vincent Cheng barred from speaking in history seminar
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Former detainee Vincent Cheng has been prohibited from speaking at the NUS History Seminar to be held on June 4th at the National Library. The organiser NUS History Society has apologised to Mr Cheng and offered to read his speech at the event. Read More

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Blast from the past: reinventing the heir
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Seven years later, is he (Lee, known popularly as “BG Lee”) kinder and gentler? Perhaps. He says the government can’t legislate away social change: Young people are more Westernized, have greater access to information, and won’t accept the social restrictions they once did. Read More

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Did Najib swap KTM land to settle RM$363b debt?
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Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim in a statement urged Najib to explain in detail the terms and conditions of the deal (swap deal between Malaysia and Singapore regarding Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd’s (KTMB) land in Tanjung Pagar). “We urge Najib to immediately explain Read More

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Why is transparency of statistics so important?
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There are quite a number of statistics which are either not available, or are not broken down to give more transparency to issues like the electricity tariff, unemployment, healthcare and CPF. Electricity Tariff The contracts between the suppliers of natural gas and power Read More

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“Marxist conspirator” Vincent Cheng to speak
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UPDATE (27 May 2010 @4.35pm): “We have been told by the National Library Board that the event has now been put on hold. All registered participants will receive an email by tonight.” – Bernard Chen, President, NUS History Society _________________________________________________________ Vincent Cheng, a former Read More

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Confessions regarding a utopian journey
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Claudia Cadelo, a well-known blogger in Cuba, was one of the bloggers invited by the German government to attend a 10-day Bloggers Tour in Berlin in May. Her application to travel to Berlin was denied. Here is her account of what took place Read More

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Int’l non-governmental coalition launches campaign to divest ST Engineering of $1 billion
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A global coalition of civil society groups intends to strip Singapore Technologies Engineering (STE) of over US$1 billion because of its manufacture of cluster weapons. The grouping claims that divestment will be a legal obligation for governments which ratify the 2008 Convention on Read More

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Costa Rica – a nation without an army
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Ask any Singaporean if they thought that every country on Earth has a military force, and the overwhelming answer would be yes. Everyone has been taught in school that a military is essential in the protection of its borders, its citizens and the Read More

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Travails of a community cat lover: the Bishan case
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He was an orange-and-white domestic short haired (DSH) kitten, probably no more than a couple of months old. He was hiding timidly underneath a neighbourhood park bench overlooking a long canal, along a route I usually take when I walk home every night. Read More

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