Daily Archives: 2010-06-18

The irresponsible Straits Times

Andrew Loh – On 11 June 2010, the Straits Times reported on the press conference by Mr Madasamy Ravi [Click on picture, left]. Mr Ravi is the lawyer for Yong Vui Kong, a 22-year old Malaysian who is facing execution under Singapore’s drug laws for having trafficked heroin into the country in 2007. At the press conference, Mr Ravi outlined …

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s desperate plea to the world

Burmese pro-democracy leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, celebrates her 65th birthday tomorrow, 19 June. As she continues to be under house arrest imposed by the military regime, she pleads once again for the world to “please use your liberty to promote ours.” You can leave a message for her on the British Foreign Office’s Facebook page on Burma. They …

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Deceased – but still must pay S&CC?

On 17 June 2010, the Straits Times reported People’s Action Party (PAP) MP, Zainudin Nordin, who chairs the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council, as having said: “Even after a person has passed away, the liability is passed on to the next-of-kin. It is possible to collect these sums.” He was referring to service and conservancy charges owed by residents of housing …

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Malaysian High Commission visits death row inmate

Andrew Loh – Representatives from the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore have visited Yong Vui Kong in prison, The Online Citizen has learned. This is the first time that Malaysian government officials have done so since Yong’s arrest in June 2007. We also understand that the High Commissioner has asked to meet with Yong’s lawyer, Mr Madasamy Ravi. Yong is …

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Confused by S&CC arrears management score?

Leong Sze Hian – According to a Straits Times report [1], “Seven [PAP town councils said] they write off only a tiny amount of unpaid S&CC, typically around 0.1 per cent”. The People’s Action Party (PAP) is responsible for 14 town councils. Therefore, the obvious question to ask is, “What about the other seven PAP town councils?” For all you know, …

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Jack Neo to screen new movie at City Harvest church service

Terence Lee – Jack Neo is back. The controversial director’s new movie “The Little Star” will be screened at the church’s services in celebration of Father’s Day. The surprise announcement was made at about 11pm on Thursday on City Harvest Church’s twitter account. In a departure from the church’s usual style, this event was first publicised via Twitter as opposed to …

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