Daily Archives: 2010-10-23

Why we gave Liu Xiaobo a Nobel

The chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland, responds to China’s criticism of the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Liu Xiaobo, who is currently serving an 11-year jail sentence in China. Jagland’s response was first published in the New York Times. Thorbjorn Jagland THE Chinese authorities’ condemnation of the Nobel committee’s selection of Liu Xiaobo, the jailed political …

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TOC columnist voted “Best Speaker” at media conference

On 1 and 2 October 2010, our columnist, Leong Sze Hian, represented The Online Citizen at the Asia Chinese Media Conference held in Kuala Lumpur. Sze Hian gave two presentations on Press Freedom and the Development of Alternative New Media in Singapore, and also participated in a panel discussion on co-operation between new alternative media in Asia. At the end of the …

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Meet Danny, the SDP’s latest addition

The Singapore Democratic Party recently unveiled its latest addition, Danny the Democracy Bear, at a walkabout at Bukit Panjang on 17 October. The Online Citizen speaks to the new party mascot. TOC: Is your name really Danny? Do you have a surname or something? Danny: Danny is as real as real can be. Grandpa Bear gave me the name. It’s …

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Ever bigger financial deals: how does it benefit S’poreans?

Leong Sze Hian According to The Australian, “The stock exchanges of Australia and Singapore are preparing to unveil a historic $14 billion alliance that will accelerate financial links into Asia.” When the The Online Citizen’s Chief Editor, Andrew Loh, asked me to write something about the implications of the alliance, the first thought that came to my head was since the …

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Flawed argument on YPAP website on death penalty

Kirsten Han I have just read an article on the death penalty by Mr Michael Rebaczonok-Padulo on the Young PAP website, entitled ‘WHAT ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS?‘ I suggest you read it; it is a piece that provokes a very strong response from me. Which is why I would now like to take this blog entry to write my …

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