Daily Archives: 2010-07-07

Death row case: S’pore’s media buries its head

Andrew Loh – On 5 July, the lawyer for Malaysian Yong Vui Kong, paid a visit to Malaysia to seek help from the authorities there for his client. Yong Vui Kong is currently on death row in Singapore’s Changi Prison after having been found guilty of drug trafficking. Mr Madasamy Ravi, Yong’s lawyer, has been fighting a battle the last …

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YOG budget over-run, Comcare budget under-run?

Leong Sze Hian – I was about to leave home to attend the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) 10th Anniversary Giving 2.0 Forum, when The Online Citizen’s Chief Editor, Andrew Loh, asked me if I would like to write something about YOG, and suggested that I may possibly relate it to Comcare. My initial reaction was: what has YOG …

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YOG budget balloons – S$104m to S$387m

According to the Straits Times, “The budget for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) has surpassed original estimates of US$75 million ($104 million) by more than three times. The projected government spending for the 13-day Games in August will now be approximately $387 million.” In the Budget for 2010, the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, which is helmed …

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