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Daily Archives: 2011-01-14

“We must stop this brutality,” says Human Rights Lawyer

by Deborah Choo Human rights lawyer Mr M. Ravi will apply to court for an injunction against the government’s newly imposed guidelines on the Tamil Hindu festival Thaipusam “indiscriminately” on the Hindu devotees participating in the said festival. This comes as the latest announcement at this morning's press conference. The guidelines released by the Hindu Endowment Board (HEB) bans the …

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TOC’s letters to the PMO and the MDA

Mr Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister’s Office Orchard Road Istana Singapore 238823 Date: 14 January 2011 Re: PMO’s Intention to Gazette The Online Citizen Dear Prime Minister Lee, We refer to the letter of 11 January 2011 from Mr Lee Seng Lup of the Prime Minister’s Office (“the Letter”). The Letter informed us that “The Prime Minister intends to declare …

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TOC Statement: Keep Calm and Carry On

Dear Readers, The Prime Minister’s Office wants to gazette us. The Media Development Authority demands that we register. And according to Zaobao, TOC harbours ambitions of being a “kingmaker”. Wow. We’re a little overwhelmed. Suddenly, we’ve become much more than we ever thought we were – this little blog, run on little more than a whole lot of heart and …

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My Wish List for S-league 2011

By Damon Yeo The S-league is widely expected to kick off its 16th season on 7th February, a couple of days after the celebration of the Chinese New Year in Singapore. This year, more eyes will be on the domestic league, after a very unfortunate 2010, which many had described as the darkest year for Singapore football. Below is my …

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Minimum Wage Debate : 5 hrs Confession of PAP’s economic sins…

Below is an excerpt from an article taken from blog Diary of A Singaporean Mind. It was reported in the papers today that: MPs debated the minimum wage for 5 hours yesterday in parliament. "Almost all who spoke on the topic argued that it would do more harm than good; by diminishing the economy's competitiveness, they said, the measure would …

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Medifund: Transfer to reserves instead of helping the poor?

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the recently released Key findings of the Singapore Census 2010. With the findings showing that the population has grown by 26 per cent in the last decade to 5.08 million it may mean that the number of Singaporeans who can't afford healthcare has also increased. This may be one of the reasons why …

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