Daily Archives: 2010-07-18

The neglect of professional responsibility by the mainstream press

Choo Zheng Xi – 22-year old Yong Vui Kong might soon be hanged. His neck and spine will be snapped, an effect calculated with precision by the hangman who places the noose around his neck. [Picture left: Vui Kong, third from left, with his sister, Vui Fung, and brothers Ah Lun, Yun Leong, and their mother.] The broad ranging debate …

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Illegal hawker? My story (by Goh Meng Seng)

From Goh Meng Seng’s blog, Singapore Alternatives: There is nothing shameful to admit that I was also an illegal hawker since I was 5 years old, helping my parents to mend our temporary “stall” or going around the flats to sell their lasi lemak, ottah kwei and bee hoon. I am the youngest and thus I have to help out …

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A safe system of equal justice for all?

Andrew Loh – “Does Singapore have a safe system of equal justice for all? I say no,” Alan Shadrake [picture, left] told the audience at the launch of his book, Once A Jolly Hangman, at the Post Musuem on Saturday. “It is unsafe, it is warped, that is why I was compelled to write the book.” Shadrake had spent some …

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Photographer handcuffed by police for taking flood pictures

Mr Wu Qing Shun, a photographer with the Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, was handcuffed by the police for taking flood pictures at Upper Bukit Timah road yesterday, 17 July. (See Omy’s report here.) The daily reported that during the downpour yesterday, Mr Wu had “ rushed to the scene at about 7am in the morning to get a photo.” The police …

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