Daily Archives: 2010-12-22

Breaking news: Former ISA detainee plans to sue Singapore Government

Former ISA detainee Michael Fernandez submitted a writ against the Singapore government for unlawful detention this morning. Fernandez was held without trial from 1964 to 1973. Between Novemeber to Decemeber 1963, Mr Fernandez –  a labour activist – led a month-long, 10,000-strong strike at the Singapore Naval Base in Oct-Nov 1963. Fernandez was then General-Secretary of the Naval Base Labour …

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Face to Face forum: That elephant in the room

by Donaldson Tan So it turned out that the People’s Action Party (PAP) had skipped the biggest political event of the year. Organised by The Online Citizen (TOC), the Face to Face (F2F) Forum, held on 16 December 2010 at the Quality Hotel, had attracted more than 300 members of public. Pointing to the empty chair on stage, the forum …

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Ethics and morality in public service

by Walter Jayandran In the wake of recent revelations of criminal offences among public and community service officials, one is justified in asking whether there is a systemic problem of ethical behavior and morality defects in public service agencies. In fact, what are the causes of this increase in public and community service ethical lapses? It appears that not much …

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