Daily Archives: 2010-08-29

Abolish death penalty: M’sian Law minister

From the Star Online: By RASHVINJEET S.BEDI [email protected] KUALA LUMPUR: It is time for Malaysia to abolish the death penalty, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz. “If it is wrong to take someone’s life, then the Government should not do it either. It’s ironic and not correct,” he told Sunday Star. The de-facto law minister …

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Political fear and apathy? What fear? What apathy?

Political filmmaker Martyn See reviews that historical 2006 televised debate between MM Lee Kuan Yew and the post 65’ers. During the run-up to the 2006 General Elections, Mediacorp’s Channel News Asia aired a 50 minute-long programme entitled “Why My Vote Matters.” It featured a dialogue session between Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and a selected panel of post 65-ers. Televised debates with …

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Nationhood and history: An interview with Sandcastle director, Boo Junfeng

Ho Rui An Singaporean film director Boo Junfeng’s debut feature film Sandcastle has opened in local cinemas. The film, which opened in Singapore on 26 August 2010, made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. The film is the first local film to feature at the 49th International Critic’s Week. The film, which has received favourable …

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Vivian Balakrishnan vs Ngiam Tong Dow

“I make no apology for trying to grab all talent available. Ultimately, whether the PAP stays in power or not depends on which party can attract, nurture and grow that talent pool, and offer that talent pool to the people of Singapore to decide.” MCYS Minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, 2010, (CNA) “So far, the People’s Action Party’s tactic is to put …

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Ho Rui An Singapore and Malaysia are set to forge closer neighbourly ties through the bridge of theatre, film and visual arts at the inaugural CausewayEXchange, a new annual festival that promotes the exchange of art, ideas, creativity and business opportunities between the two countries. Co-organised by The Arts House and DMR Advertising and Promotions, the festival will run from …

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