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Daily Archives: 2010-05-02

CPF restoration: Good or bad news?

I refer to the report, “CPF contribution to be raised by 1% point this year” (Channelnewsasia, May 1). It states: “The restoration will be done in two steps. 0.5 per cent from September, paid into the Medisave Account and another 0.5 per cent from March next year, paid into the Special Account”. The 0.5 per cent top-up to the Medisave …

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One year on, AWARE ‘reinvigorated’ since saga, says president

– By Wong Chun Han – A year ago today, one of the most tumultuous episodes in the history of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) came to a spectacular close. The Economist billed it as a clash between liberals and the Christian right. The local media and blogosphere dubbed it a decisive “showdown” between the “Old …

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Civic Life: Operation Tiong Bahru

– By Ho Rui An – In March, Work-Life: The Making of Community, organised by the Theatre Training and Research Programme (TTRP), the British Council, and the National Museum of Singapore asked the question of what makes community and if art can bring communities together. This month, Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, Irish filmmakers who have lived in the UK for over 20 …

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Politics is Theatre

By Ho Rui An The programme booklet of W!LD RICE‘s revival of Animal Farm features a quote which appears strikingly appropriate for the occasion. The words are attributed to none other than the sage lips of our Minister Mentor himself: “One must understand human nature. I have always thought that humanity was animal-like. The Confucian theory was man could be improved, …

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