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Daily Archives: 2011-07-06

Atrocious police work: murder conviction overturned

The following is an excerpt from Yawning Bread. The Straits Times did the right thing to put the story on the front page, for it is a very serious case. Ismil Kadar was acquitted of murder by the Court of Appeal after spending six years in jail facing the death penalty. The judges slammed the police investigators and the prosecution for …

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One Day Off a Week – Domestic Workers Share Their Views

A long-standing debate has been revived – with no resolution yet in sight. As employers of domestic workers continue to make their views felt on the issue of a weekly day off, Stephanie Chok asks some domestic workers for their responses. Ever since Madam Halimah Yacob, the Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports, said Singapore should consider …

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One Day Off a Week – Domestic Workers Share Their Views

A long-standing debate has been revived – with no resolution yet in sight. As employers of domestic workers continue to make their views felt on the issue of a weekly day off, Stephanie Chok asks some domestic workers for their responses. Ever since Madam Halimah Yacob, the Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports, said Singapore should consider …

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The Straits Times article which appears unavailable online

by: Ravi Philemon/ I wrote the opinion piece, “The unbearable yoke of the cornerstone called family“, after pondering quite a bit on the story “Woman arrested over death of five-year-old boy“. I had read the print verson of the article in the newspaper available in my office. But by the time I reached home and tried looking up the article …

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The unbearable yoke of the cornerstone called family

by: Ravi Philemon/ In the State of the Family Report 2009, then-Minister for Community Development Youth and Sports, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said, “In a fast changing environment, the family remains as an anchor for individuals and the cornerstone of society. Strong and stable families are crucial to our well-being. They serve as the first-line of care and support for an …

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GE 2011 – the Noise and Humour of Rallies

Dr Wong Wee Nam/ “Humour is therapeutic and a lack of it could be a sign of mental illness.” – Sigmund Freud A friend, who stays in US for nearly 40 years, came back recently and observed that there is some change in the political climate of fear after the General Election 2011. Another friend who had just come back …

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