Daily Archives: 2010-05-01

George Yeo in “2020: Shaping Ideas”

The following is a pre-release clip by the Swedish production bureau, House of Radon, which wrote to The Online Citizen about presenting it here on this website.  It is a clip with the Minister of Foreign Affairs George Yeo, in an interview from the series “2020 Shaping Ideas“. TOC thanks the bureau for this heads up. About the project: The …

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Why oh why can’t we have a better press corps?

Vivian Balakrishnan’s indignant response to Al Jazeera’s coverage of the homeless in Singapore has been making the rounds for the past couple of days, helped by our unquestioning mainstream press when they printed the minister’s words without even a hint of challenge or an effort towards verification. And when Al Jazeera refused to back down from that story, the contrast between them …

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Straits Times reports TOC’s response to Vivian Balakrishnan

This is the Straits Times report on 1 May 2010. ‘Homeless’ couple still in website’s spotlight. The Online Citizen gives more details on their housing situation. By Rachel Chang A PROMINENT local website has taken up the gauntlet thrown down by a Cabinet minister over the issue of a homeless couple living in a tent. On Tuesday, Minister for Community …

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