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Daily Archives: 2011-03-15

If you want to help the Japanese earthquake survivors…

... you can donate to the following places- Singapore Red Cross The SRC (Singapore Red Cross) is accepting monetary donations to help survivors of the Japanese Disaster. Titled the “Japan Disaster 2011”, the appeal will start from 13 March and end 13 April 2011. All donations made to this appeal will be earmarked specifically for the relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction …

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Indictments from our prison system

The following is an excerpt from an article published in Yawning Bread Alex Au Singapore is not uniformly majority Chinese with Indians and Malays as the other two significant minority groups. Depending on where and when you look, you can get a different mix. Most of the time, it is of little significance, but sometimes there is reason to ask …

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GRC system: Wool Over Eyes (Part 3 of 6)

In Part 2 of a series of articles on the GRC system, Rajiv Chaudhry examines some of the ways in which the GRC system has caused an uneven playing field in favor of the incumbent. Part 3 reveals the reasons behind the move, and also how the PAP has continued to amend the GRC system over the years to further strengthen …

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Singapore: Modern Feudal Society?

Ajax Copperwater I remembered once reading on a forum that Singapore resembled a “modern feudal society”. Few years later, I chanced upon the phrase, “Medieval peasants worked less than you do.” That got me thinking: what is medieval peasantry like? Most of us think of peasants of being illiterate, over-worked and incapable of managing themselves. Evidence has shown this to …

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