Daily Archives: 2011-01-18

RP makes its stand against the Mandatory Death Penalty

“If it were really straightforward that death penalty means no crime, and no death penalty means high crime, then I for one would not hesitate to vote for the death penalty and to oppose those idealists who seek to oppose it,” declared Reform Party member Jeanette Chong Aruldoss. She was speaking at the Reform Party rally ‘Rally with Reform’ on …

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The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has reaffirmed its position that TOC is a political association. In an email sent to TOC’s Acting Chief Editor Joshua Chiang and founders Choo Zheng Xi and Andrew Loh, the PMO asserted that TOC is “not a passive website”, as it ”has organized online and offline campaigns to change legislation and Government policies, a forum for local politicians, and …

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Ceriph: A birdhouse for words

By Danielle Hong Like many of us, Ivan Ang, 30, understands the allure and contentment derived from the written word. Two years ago on a trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, he managed to write a complete volume of poems inspired by the ongoing footloose voyage. Unlike many of us, he has actually published his work (albeit in prose) in the young …

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RP rally: A little bit of everything

by Rachel Chan What could Singaporeans expect from the opposition party founded by the late Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam? Would they try to raise anti-incumbent sentiment amongst the audience? Or would they spend more time outlining alternative policies? It was a little bit of both. The Reform Party rally, held at Speaker’s Corner on a rainy Saturday afternoon, continually questioned the …

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We must save humanity – Dr Jacques Attali

By Ravi Philemon “We are not out of the crisis yet”, said Dr Jacques Attali, a professor, writer and economist (named by the Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world), at the recently concluded public talk organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and titled “Is the Global Economy Still in Crisis?” In his talk …

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We are not vulnerable? They can besiege you. You’ll be dead

The following is an excerpt from the Straits Times’ report on 16 January 2011 which is based on 16 interviews with Minister Mentor Lee Kwan Yew depicting his views on Singapore and being a Singaporean: Clockwise, from right) MM Lee, his press secretary Yeong Yoon Ying, ST reporter Rachel Lin, deputy review editor Chua Mui Hoong, deputy editor Zuraidah Ibrahim, …

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