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Daily Archives: 2010-07-05

BREAKING NEWS: Malaysia to seek clemency for Yong Vui Kong

Here’s a brief summary of what transpired in Malaysia today where an emergency motion was put forth to debate the fate of Yong Vui Kong, a Malaysian national who is on Singapore’s death row since 2007 for drug trafficking. Dispatch by Choo Zheng Xi / Kuala Lumpur Lawyer for death row inmate Yong Vui Kong, Mr Madasamy Ravi, was today …

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How should I help?

After Mr Koh (not his real name), a businessman, came to know of the plight of the homeless in Singapore through the stories on The Online Citizen, he felt he had to do something to help them. He was shocked that there are so many Singaporeans who are in such dire straits and living in tented communities at parks and …

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Taken for a ride

Leong Sze Hian - In 2009, public transport operators offered a 3 per cent rebate to commuters. Since 03 July 2010, this rebate no longer applies. In its place, distance-based fares were introduced. The PTC said: “[The] PTC decided to implement the full 2.5% fare reduction allowed by the fare formula this year. As a result, commuters as a whole …

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Singaporeans – never good enough

Minister-Without-Portfolio and NTUC Chief, Mr Lim Swee Say, was quoted by Channel NewsAsia as having said: "If you're the best today, strive to be better. If you're better today, strive to be ‘betterer’ and if you're ‘betterer’ today, strive to be ‘betterest’ so that over time, Singapore's service standards can just keep getting better, ‘betterer’ and ‘betterest’." Below is a …

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