Daily Archives: 2010-09-07

Stop using the poor for your political agenda – Part Two

The following is Part Two of a two-part response to Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s remarks on 4 September (see here) where he urged S’poreans to see things in perspective and to think of the poor. Leong Sze Hian – More hospital beds for the poor In almost every survey done on the elderly and the poor, one of their greatest …

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Movie Review: shifting sands of Sandcastle

– By Ho Rui An – There is a certain fragility to be observed in Boo Junfeng’s debut feature, Sandcastle. For one, the film addresses a silenced and highly sensitive chapter in our national history, presenting its ramifications upon present-day social realities. Through a series of events, this buried history, hitherto nestled within the recesses of memory, is recharged; and the …

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Foreign influx – Government “caught by surprise”, says SM Goh

In the September 7 issue of the Straits Times, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said that “the surge of immigrants in 2007 and 2008” had “caught the Government by surprise”. Is this true – or is SM Goh just trying to make excuses for the Government? Lets go back to the period between 2006 and 2009 and look at some …

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