Daily Archives: 2010-05-12

Straits Times plays along to HDB’s COV striptease

The Housing and Development Board can be very secretive indeed. Years of queries about flat construction costs yield only stonewalled silence. Even when statistics are released, key figures are often omitted, preventing the public from attempting alternative avenues of data analysis. When the public is faced with such a dearth of data, they might reasonably expect the professionals – journalists …

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The slippery slope, the greasy pole

Reading Today‘s report on what Law Minister K Shanmugam said, regarding the (mandatory) death penalty, makes one rather sad. The minister, it seems, has chosen to put out a soundbite and ignored all the nuances, issues and questions which have been raised (and left unanswered to this day by the government). First, the minister has conflated or confused the two …

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Netizens outraged by teen assault in lift

A video of an enraged youth repeatedly slapping and hitting his female schoolmate in an HDB lift has sparked a wave of outrage from Singapore netizens. Taken inside the lift, the video that was first posted on Facebook shows the male student repeatedly slapping the girl and slamming her head against the lift walls. The conversation in the video reveals that the girl was being accused of ratting on …

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Another first for Singapore: Worst per capita polluter

According to a recent study, Singapore is ranked the worst for its environmental impact on a per capita basis. Published at PLos One, the research studies 228 countries based on ‘natural forest loss, habitat conversion, marine captures, fertilizer use, water pollution, carbon emissions and species threat’. Amongst 179 countries, Singapore was ranked having the greatest environmental impact ‘proportional to total resource …

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Can young S’poreans afford public housing in S’pore today?

An announcement by the Youth Wing of the Workers’ Party. The Workers’ Party Youth Wing (WPYW) invites you to attend this seventh installment of the YouthQuake series of forums. This forum will bring together three Singaporeans who will share with you their unique insights and experiences on the current public housing affordability and policies. It promises to be an engaging and enriching …

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