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Daily Archives: 2011-05-27

ACRES needs your help to “Save the World’s Saddest Dolphins”

Howard Lee / At the turn of this year, I interviewed Louis Ng, the Executive Director of the Animals Concerns and Research & Education Society (ACRES), and one of the questions was what ACRES plan to do for the coming year. Ng affirmed ACRES's commitment to campaign for the release of the dolphins headed for Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) as part …

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Vote for an independent-minded President

Jason Lee / Notwithstanding the Government's recent announcements (ie. review of Ministerial salaries) and actions (ie. PM's apology during an election rally) which received lavish praise from many Singaporeans – especially journalists and political watchers, I'd argue that this Government could go one step further by not "discouraging" potential candidates who might be keen to contest in the next Presidential …

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Shadrake’s appeal dismissed, to start jail term

Andrew loh / British author Alan Shadrake’s appeal against a conviction for contempt of court was dismissed by the Singapore Court of Appeal on Friday. The author was arrested in July last year, the day after he had launched his book, Once A Jolly Hangman, at a public event. (See here.) Mr Shardrake was eventually charged and found guilty of …

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The sandwiched class of PAP bureaucracy

G Hui / A friend of mine who works in the civil service once commented: "If you think the ministers are high-handed, you should try talking to their minions!" This statement stuck in my mind because it encapsulates the mindset of the civil service, the PAP grassroots leaders/workers and the PAP MPs. This is of course a generalisation. Not all …

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Dignity and respect come from genuine service

Andy Soon / I refer to the article in ‘Lianhe Zaobao’ in regards to PAP MP Dr Lim Wee Kiak remarks about ministerial pay which should be able to reflect the dignity and status of a minister and his subsequent claims that his comments was taken out of context. As Dr Lim attempts to explain himself on Facebook, it seems …

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