Daily Archives: 2011-04-11

Court of Appeal reserves judgment on Alan Shadrake

by Deborah Choo/ The Court of Appeal reserved judgment on Monday after the court hearing of British author and investigative journalist Alan Shadrake who was charged for contempt of court last year for certain things in his book, Once a Jolly Hangman: Justice in the Dock. “Overexuberance of justice can chill public debate,” lawyer of the appellant, Mr M Ravi …

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Some changes at TOC

Dear Readers, TOC has grown more robustly than we imagined just a few months ago. Our site readership has almost tripled in recent months, and we have a new general election site to manage in addition to the booming readership on our main site. Our team has grown in tandem with the readership surge, as has the complexity of running …

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SDP lays down challenge to Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a challenge to the Minister for Community, Youth and Sports, and Member of Parliament for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan. The SDP calls on Dr Balakrishnan to engage the party in a “public debate before voters of the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC as well as Bukit Panjang SMC.” The SDP has declared its …

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PAP ministers failing to relate cause and effect

Joseph Teo Two articles in the Sunday Times 10 April 2011, demonstrate the inability by members of the ruling party to link cause and effect. Uh… but you control the campaign period, wat! In the first (“Aljunied GRC is in good hands: Lim Boon Heng”, Eglin Toh, p. 4), Mrs Lim Hwee Hwa criticizes the Worker’s Party for not revealing …

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A time for reckoning – an open letter to PM Lee

The following is an open letter from a TOC reader to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. PM Lee will be on a Channel NewsAsia programme tomorrow – Question Time With The Prime Minister – to take questions from Singaporeans. The programme is scheduled to air LIVE on the web on Tuesday, April 12, 8-9pm. (See here and here.) Our reader too …

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TOC reports on General Election – 9 & 10 April

You can read the following TOC reports and videos on TOC’s General Election website here. NSP may contest up to five GRCs in this elections Mr Teo says that this walkabout is to obtain feedback from Marine Parade residents, to see if they welcome a contest in the GRC. From the results of the walkabout, Mr Teo says that the …

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