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Daily Archives: 2010-08-18

An open letter to Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

Dear Dr Balakrishnan, First off, thank you for entering the blogosphere and deciding to open your eyes to the reality on the ground. In a recent response to a blogpost, you said: “I wish the cynics would just focus their negative energy on me, and let the athletes and volunteers have the time of their lives”. The unfortunate implication of …

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Past Presidents powerless, never actually decided clemencies?

Choo Zheng Xi – Singaporeans are justifiably shocked to discover that Singapore’s Elected President has absolutely no discretion to grant clemency. For years, the media, defense lawyers, and the general public have been deliberately given the impression that the President had some role to play in clemency. The latest High Court judgment makes clear that in all these years of …

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