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Daily Archives: 2011-01-07

BLYC debate: Youths and politics

by Gerald Giam It may come as a surprise to some, but I disagree with former Nominated MP Siew Kum Hong’s view that “school and grassroots work don’t mix” (Today newspaper, 4 January 2011). Mr Siew felt that “partisan activities that favour a specific political party or politician should not be officially sanctioned and endorsed by the Ministry of Education …

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The real lessons of BLYC

by Joshua Chiang That the Boon Lay Youth Club (BLYC) has come under fire for partisan links to the People’s Action Party (PAP) is no surprise. But it’s not the only thing that’s worrying about the BLYC as a CCA. In a letter to the Straits Times Forum page, MOE defended it’s position by claiming that “students have the opportunity …

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BLYC debate: Excavating the political

by Khairulanwar Zaini ‘There is a widespread perception – or at least until recently – that politics is not where things are happening. Whereas for many the political kingdom once held prospects for change, it has come to be associated with closure.’ – Phillip Darby, Rethinking the Political What is the ‘political’? The Boon Lay Youth Club (BLYC), a co-curricular …

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Singapore scored low in Open Government: Survey

According to a survey by the World Justice Project, Singapore was ranked 20 out of 35 countries in the high income group for open government, and was ranked 6 out of 7 in the East Asia and Pacific region. It scored 0.38 out of a maximum of 1 point in that category. Singapore was also ranked 1st in the category …

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