Daily Archives: 2010-11-29

MSK Saga: Reform Party calls for ISA to be replaced

PRESS RELEASE 26/11/2010 www.thereformparty.net Mas Selamat: The Reform Party Raises Questions and Calls for the Replacement of the ISA by Modern Anti-Terrorism Legislation The Reform Party refers to the statement made by Minister Shanmugam in Parliament regarding the Mas Selamat case and wishes to make the following points: There continues to be a complete lack of accountability for the unacceptable …

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Vignes Mourthi – seven years on

Andrew Loh – When the tears fell from her eyes, it broke my heart – and that of those who had come to pay her and her family a visit. Everyone was silent. Even I, who was interviewing her, could not bear to ask her the next question. In all four years of being involved with The Online Citizen, I …

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TOC Focus Week: Heart of hearing

This is our fifth article in our Focus Week on people who, despite their disabilities and special needs, have overcome obstacles and challenges they faced. Deborah Choo – A friar with the Church of the St Mary of the Angels in Singapore, Rowland Yeo answered God’s calling at the age of 21. As a man of the cloth, he was …

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Pre-school: Poorer children not disadvantaged?

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “1 in 5 from poorer homes” (ST, Nov 25) and “Parliament turns down NMPs’ calls to legislate pre-school education” (Channel News Asia, Nov 25). According to the articles, Minister of State for Education Masagos Zulkifli told Parliament that there are pupils from the bottom one-third of families who make it to …

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Singaporean youths at United Nations Climate Change Conference

The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference begins today in Cancún, Mexico, and ends in 10 December 2010.  Environmental Challenge Organisation (Singapore), or ECO Singapore has sent a 8-member team to be engaged in the Conference of Youths. Below is their press release. 28 November – 10 December 2010 Singaporean youths are often labeled apathetic and indifferent, preferring to leave …

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