Daily Archives: 2011-06-13

HDB: 18 appeals and still homeless

Leong Sze Hian and Ko Siew Huey/ She was the first in line at her constituency’s Meet the People’s session that night, having arrived a few hours earlier to ensure she got to see her new Member of Parliament, Sylvia Lim. Single and therefore unavailable? Amy (not her real name) is a 43-year-old single woman who has been staying at …

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‘Black Sunday Movement’ under police investigation?

by: Ravi Philemon/ A group of about 30 individuals may be under investigation by officers of the Singapore Police Force for gathering at Wisma Atria yesterday, to express their dismay at the Ministers’ high salaries. A pseudonymous character ‘Mandy Mary’ and her team of volunteers had asked “Singaporeans” to wear black and be at Wisma Atria, Orchard, on 12 June …

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The Anxiety of Presidential Election

Dr Wong Wee Nam/ The Anxiety about Candidates When Dr Tan Cheng Bock publicly announced that he is going to contest the 2011 Presidential Election, he received, as expected, all kinds of response. People are generally excited that there would be a contest. Many voters of Tanjong Pagar GRC are glad that they are finally going to experience what it …

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Indomitable Chiam See Tong: My improbable hero

by: Dr Huang Shoou Chyuan/ Introduction I have often been unkind to Mr Chiam See Tong. I have thought him too slow and too cautious in the renewal of his party. However his doggedness, irrepressible optimism in the face of the apparent all-powerful PAP juggernaut and his indomitable spirit has finally convinced me that his is the truly amazing Singapore …

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