Daily Archives: 2010-11-07

The homeless suffer from mental illness?

Ravi Philemon According to reliable sources, Ms Penny Low (Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC), allegedly commented that the people who are homeless in Singapore are so because of mental illness, or because they choose to be so. Did she really make such a comment? If she did, what were her reasons for arriving at such a conclusion? If …

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Polls open in Burma’s first election in 2 decades

Report from Irrawaddy: Burma’s controversial first election in twenty years, already marred by claims of widespread abuse of the advance voting process by the military junta, began when the polls opened across the country at 6 a.m. on Sunday in a relatively calm atmosphere marked by heightened security in targeted locations. “Everything is still quiet. It seems as if nothing …

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Singaporeans trust our media – K Shanmugam

On 4 Nov, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, K Shanmugam gave a speech at the inaugural forum, “A Free Press for a Global Society” at Columbia University. The speech is followeed by Q&A session with moderator Prof Frederck Schauler, distinguished professor of law, University of Virginia Law School. Below is the transcript in full. (Source Ministry of …

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