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Daily Archives: 2011-07-12

Singapore back in Malaysia cup after 16 years

by: Ravi Philemon & Remember Singapore/ A team from Singapore will finally go across the causeway to participate in Malaysia Cup. According to the memorandum of understanding signed between the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), the Singapore team, Courts Young Lions will be joining the Malaysian League. The partnership will also see the …

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NTUC FairPrice’s Managing Director responds to TOC

Mr Gerry Lee, NTUC FairPrice’s Managing Director (Business Groups) responds to TOC’s article “NTUC Fairprice in Hougang closes“. — Like any business operation, the decision to open a new store or to close down an existing store are commercial decisions driven by factors such as profitability of the store and competition. Over the last few years, while we have opened …

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A case for discussion on death penalty

This letter was first published in the ST Forum. I refer to last Wednesday’s article (‘Man accused of murder freed after 6 years in jail’). This case supports Maruah’s position that various aspects of the death penalty in Singapore contravene international human rights norms. The principle of proportionality requires that the death penalty applies only to the most serious cases. …

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Hidup Rakyat – An outsider’s perspective on Bersih 2.0

by: Bhavan Jaipragas/ I spent nearly eight hours on the streets of Kuala Lumpur last Saturday, most times walking and talking to random strangers, but at times running from freshly shot tear gas canisters and cowering behind cars in alleyways hoping I would not be picked up by baton wielding policemen. I returned to my hotel room quite exhausted, and turned …

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