Monthly Archives: June 2010

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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Low Thia Khiang rebuts Grace Fu’s latest assertions (Updated)

The Workers’ Party’s website. Letter from Low Thia Khiang, Chairman, Hougang Town Council I refer to the press report on Town Council Management Report (TCMR) and Upgrading Programs on June 17, 2010. SMS Grace Fu said the Lift Upgrading Program would add to the responsibilities and operational costs of town councils. However, we are talking about estate maintenance here. In the …

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Malaysian Law Minister not aware of Yong’s case

Andrew Loh – Malaysia’s “de facto Law Minister”, Mohd Nazri Aziz, says he is not aware of Yong Vui Kong’s case, Malaysian news portal Malaysiakini reported yesterday. “Nazri (left), who is a minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, claimed that it was the first time he had heard about Yong. When details were given, Nazri simply said that Malaysia will …

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Orchard Road flooded (Updated)

Latest: More pictures of Wednesday’s flood on Yahoo. From this website: Most prominent area that suffered from this heavy rainfall is known as Orchard Road and intersection of Scotts Road and Orchard Road is showing a scene of a river as height of rain water in this area is around half of meter. Shops of Hermes and Starbucks affected a …

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S’pore government finds US report “rather puzzling”

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has reacted angrily to the US Department of State’s “Trafficking in Persons Report 2010”. [See here for TOC’s write-up on the report.] The following is the Singapore government’s press statement posted on the MFA website. In response to media enquiries on the US Department of State’s “Trafficking in Persons Report 2010” released on 14 …

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