Daily Archives: 2011-01-02

New Zealand’s defense model: An example for Singapore?

by Ajax Copperwater In May 2010, I wrote about Costa Rica, a country that has maintained its sovereignty without a military since the beginning of the Cold War. However, Costa Rica is not a model for Singapore. The latter needs a military presence as it is situated beside the world’s most important waterway for world trade and thus, it has …

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Electricity up: U-Save enough?

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Get up to $190 worth of HDB utility rebates in 2011” (ST, Dec 31), and the reports “Govt to give out S$80m of Utilities-Save rebates in 2011” and “Electricity tariffs to go up next year” (Channel News Asia, Dec 30). Electricity increase Over the last three years, the domestic electricity tariff …

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Unpublished SFD letter to ST Forum on ISA torture query

This letter was sent by SFD on 25 December to ST Forum Page querying the Ministry of Home Affairs response (25 Dec 2010) to the ST report on Mr Michael Fernandez (23 Dec 2010). This letter was not published. ———— We refer to the Ministry of Home Affairs letter in the ST Forum dated 25 December 2010. Singaporeans For Democracy …

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