Daily Archives: 2010-07-29

Upset S’porean writes to SSC, slams YOG

A woman, who wishes to be known as “Bystander”, is so upset with the way the Youth Olympic Games has been organized that she has written to the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) to voice her disapproval. We publish her letter below (without edits). The SSC replied to her email informing her that the event is organized by the Singapore Youth …

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Retire? Shrivel and face the wall – Lee Kuan Yew

“WE’VE got to make old people productive and I don’t think there should be a retirement age. You work as long as you can work and you’ll be healthier and happier for it. ‘You ask me to stop working all of a sudden, I think I’d just shrivel up, face the wall and that’s that. But I’m still functioning, if …

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Why I do not like high GDP growth

A letter from one of our readers. Mohamad Khan – Recently the local papers have been telling us “great” news. The information I gathered from the articles I read are about how our economy is booming and how we as a nation are poised to take over the world as the fastest growing economy provided we let in 100,000 foreigners. …

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Legal charges threat to freedom of expression: HRW

From Human Rights watch. British author’s critique of death penalty leads to arrest (New York, July 28, 2010) – Singapore officials should cease using criminal defamation and contempt laws to silence government critics, Human Rights Watch said today. The arrest of Alan Shadrake, the 75-year-old British author of Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock, a critical review of …

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