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Daily Archives: 2010-06-10

Potong Pasir TC judged to be worst in management

The first Town Council Management Report (TCMR) has been released by the Ministry of National Development (MND). The report covers six indicators under four key areas – estate cleanliness, estate maintenance, lift performance and management of arrears in service & conservancy charges (S&CC). It is for the period  Oct 2009 to Mar 2010. In this first assessment of town councils’ …

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Press Muse – A tall tale on objectivity

The following article was written earlier, during TOC’s coverage of the homelessness issue. We held it off because we wanted to focus on the stories of the homeless people then. We publish it here now. Spiegel In a tropical city-state, a politician is feeling the heat. His ministry has been accused by foreign media and local bloggers of inadequate policies …

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IHRA rebuts S’pore’s defence of harsh drug laws

On 5 June 2010, Singapore’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Mr Michael Teo, defended Singapore’s policy on the death penalty. In an article for The Guardian, a British publication, titled, “Singapore's policy keeps drugs at bay”, Mr Teo referred to an earlier article by Mr Patrick Gallahue and Mr Rick Lines of the International Harm Reduction Association. We publish …

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Partnership, trust, respect needed for stability

The following is a letter from Mr Muhammad Farouq Bin Osman. It is in response to a Straits Times report on DPM Teo Chee Hean’s remarks to a student’s question. The letter was sent to the Straits Times forum page but was rejected for publication. We publish Mr Muhammad’s letter here. I read with interest the report ‘Substance, not style, …

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