Daily Archives: 2010-08-16

Dea(r)th of our Olympic Dream

Choo Zheng Xi – The unhappiness of Singaporeans at everything YOG can really be narrowed down to this: the government’s unfailing belief that everything, even passion and enthusiasm, can be manufactured if you throw enough money at it. Unfortunately for them, this is where they hit a brick wall. Was it Machiavelli or Lee Kuan Yew who said a good …

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YOG farce continues….

A letter from the YOG organizers to the parents of a student: Note what the letter says: “Transport to and from the event will be provided for your son/ward. Please ensure that your son/ward brings sufficient money for his break as refreshment will not be provided. However, your son/ward is allowed to bring a water bottle provided the water bottle …

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“But you see, it IS religion”

Joseph Teo – On 12 July 2010, the Ministry of Information Communication and the Arts (MICA), through the Media Development Authority (MDA) banned a film of Dr Lim Hock Siew, once a member of the People’s Action Party (PAP), and subsequently a leader in the Barisan Sosialis. Dr. Lim Hock Siew was detained without trial under the Internal Security Act …

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