Daily Archives: 2011-06-20

A case of too little too late?

by: Jason Lee/ Since the May 7 election, several MPs from the ruling party have told their grassroots leaders to do away with excessive and unnecessary formalities at events which they will be gracing. One MP, who was first elected in 2006, has requested not to be addressed as the guest-of-honour at such events. Instead, the constituents should simply be …

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From State to Temasek

Leong Sze Hian/ According to Changi Airport Group’s (CAG) Annual Report 2009/10 , “Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Changi Airport followed on 1 July 2009”. Its revenue for the year was $961 million, profit after tax was $227 million and total assets was $7.2 billion. Changi Airport only …

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Pink Dot 2011 – Stimulating Social Change or Reinforcing Status Quo?

by: Lisa Li/ On 18 June 2011, a crowd more than ten thousand-strong turned Hong Lim Park into a giant pink party1: there were pink T-shirts, pink wigs, pink cupcakes on pink picnic mats, dogs in pink leashes and pink bowties, and ten thousand people in pink who stood up in support of the freedom to love, regardless of sexual …

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