Daily Archives: 2010-12-20

Amateurs – and loving it

By Joshua Chiang am·a·teur (m-tûr, -tr, -chr, -chr, -tyr) A person who engages in an art, science, study, or athletic activity as a pastime rather than as a profession. Sports. An athlete who has never accepted money, or who accepts money under restrictions specified by a regulatory body, for participating in a competition. Today the word ‘amateur’ is so synonymous with …

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Training centres to domestic workers – You have to obey

By Sha Najak & Roderick Chia As of mid-2010, Singapore is home to about 196,000 female migrant domestic workers. The transnational movement between their home countries and Singapore, reports of “maid” abuse, conflict and problematic working environments have became important areas of research, particularly regarding their safety. This article looks at the single, main cause of insecurity, gleaned from research …

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Face To Face: Meeting of Bodies but not of Minds

The following is a contribution by a member of the audience at the Face to Face forum By Dr Wong Wee Nam I went to the TOC Face to Face Forum as a guest of The Online Citizen and came away pleased and puzzled. I was pleased to see the various political parties coming to share their views on the same stage. …

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Conscription – An Illusion of Security

The following is a contribution from a member of the audience at the Face to Face forum. By Ajax Copperwater Conscription in Singapore has a long history since its enactment in 1967. It was utilized out of necessity when Southeast Asia was at the height of political instability, when Indochina was embroiled in a series of war lasting decades and …

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