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Monthly Archives: Jul 2011

Did PRC ‘talent’ really insult Singaporeans?

Transcribed & Translated by Dan Feng/ A police report was lodged against Mr Wang Peng Fei on 24th July 2011 for allegedly uttering racist remarks against Singapore women in a self-made video clip posted on YouTube. After learning about the police report, Mr Wang fled Singapore and returned to China. He was also expelled by the East Asia School of …

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CPF: Leave at 55 at your own peril?

Leong Sze Hian / I refer to the article 'Why do it without my permission?' (New Paper, Jul 17). OA transfer to MA? The article states that “(Jerry Low, age 58) a retired bank trader got a surprise when the CPF Board transferred $10,000 into his Medisave Account (MA) without his permission, after he applied to withdraw $37,000 from his …

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Dr Tony Tan deeply disappointed by false rumours

by: Ravi Philemon/ TOC received two emails from the office of Dr Tony Tan today. The first email said that his office read TOC's article on Dr Tan's son "with a little disappointment". The first email went on to say that TOC was invited to Dr Tony Tan's press conference "in the spirit of fostering debate" and that they will …

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100% home-grown Singaporean artist decides to leave Singapore

by: Jewel Philemon/ Inch Chua a Singaporean singer-songwriter, musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist, who gained national recognition after being the first Singapore solo artist to be invited to the prestigious South by Southwest Music Festival; an artiste who gained visibility with the release of her 2010 full length debut album Wallflower, announced on her Facebook note that she has decided to move to another country to pursue her career, because she …

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TODAY letter… published with a new paragraph sender did not write

The following was first published as a Facebook note on Stephanie Chok's page. TOC thanks her for allowing us to reproduce it here. Stephanie Chok / TODAY just published a letter I sent in ("Punish criminal acts but deter errant bosses, too", TODAY, Voices, Jul 29, 2011) [see below]. (By the way, that is THEIR headline, not mine, which was 'A …

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Time to move on Mr Lee Kuan Yew

by: Ghui/ It is hard to imagine a time in Singapore when there is no Lee Kuan Yew. The two are inextricably linked and some would even say that there would be no modern Singapore without Lee Kuan Yew. Indeed, it is sometimes hard to separate the man from the country. No one can deny his far reaching contributions to …

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Why has the mainstream media not picked-up this news about Tony Tan?

by: Ravi Philemon/ The mainstream media which picked up stories on Tan Jee Say'e email being hijacked, Tan Kin Lian's Toto, 4D app, and Tan Cheng Bock's Facebook notes, have so far failed to pick-up the story about Tony Tan deleting his Facebook post after netizens pointed out to him the contradictions with his son's resume. Why? The blog 'Thoughts of …

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Enough with the ‘endorsements’ of Tony Tan

by: Jewel Philemon/ First it was the lecture in Singapore Management University, then it was the care provided to the boy who had injured himself, and now it is a dialogue organised jointly by Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI). Yeah, OK I believe that the boy was really hurt and …

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Why public transport fares should not be raised

by: Dr Wong Wee Nam/ The issues at the General Election 2011 were the high cost of living, the income gap between the rich and the poor, the terrible public transport squeeze, the exorbitant HDB prices and the overpopulation of the country by foreign imports. With their votes, the people sent a clear signal what their dissatisfactions were. In a …

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