Daily Archives: 2010-10-25

Unapologetically Socialist – Goh Meng Seng (Part One)

In an hour-long interview National Solidarity Party secretary-general Goh Meng Seng shares with TOC the illegal hawking episode, taking on the housing issue, and why he’s a socialist at heart. By Joshua Chiang Recently you were summoned by the National Environmental Agency (NEA) for selling your party newspapers. Can you tell us more about what happened? A week before the …

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Joo Chiat fire – an old issue surfaces

Andrew Loh Following the fire which broke out at a restaurant at Joo Chiat Place last Thursday, several residents from the area have written to their Member of Parliament, Mr Chan Soo Sen, to raise certain concerns. Besides the issues of the accessibility of escape routes, the presence of suspected vice activities, and the cleanliness of the estate, the residents …

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Nobel for Liu “inherently political”

Dear editor, I am a regular reader of TOC. I felt compelled to write the following response after reading the justification given by the Nobel Committee which was posted on the website a few days ago. [See here: “Why we gave Liu Xiaobo a Nobel”] I support the Chinese government’s stance. I think they have every right to protest. Such a …

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3.85 million S’poreans have visited the casinos so far?

Letter by Leong Sze Hian to the Today newspaper, published on 25 October 2010. I REFER to media reports about Singaporeans visiting the two casinos here. If Singaporeans reportedly make up about a third of the 55,000 visitors to the two casinos, does it mean that there has been about 3.85 million (55,000 ÷ 3 x 210 days) visits by …

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