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Daily Archives: 2010-07-19

Alan Shadrake’s crime?

Choo Zheng Xi – Alan Shadrake’s book “Once a Jolly Hangman” makes for uncomfortable reading. One case in particular might have made those in power uncomfortable enough to arrest Mr Shadrake on the rarely used draconian charge of criminal defamation. A defamation action is usually instituted in civil proceedings by a person or an institution that believes its reputation has …

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Philippines news report “100,000 jobs opening” in S’pore

On 15 July, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore needed 100,000 foreign workers in the coming year. He said this was “was unavoidable as the labour market was bursting at the seams.” (See here.) The Prime Minister’s remarks have apparently generated interest in the Philippines. Below is a news report, apparently on the same day that PM Lee made …

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