Daily Archives: 2011-07-26

Dr Vincent Wijeysingha responds to BG (NS) Tan Chuan Jin

On 13 July 2011, Brigadier-General (NS) Tan Chuan Jin posted ‘Protecting Workers‘ on his Facebook page. The following is a response from Dr Vincent Wijeysingha, Executive Director of migrant workers NGO Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2). We at Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), a charity working with low-waged migrant workers, welcome the comments of Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Minister of …

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The case of Roslan bin Bakar

This piece was first published on We Believe In Second Chances. Kirsten Han, Khairulanwar Zaini and Priscilla Chia / The case of a young man condemned to death for drug trafficking raises troubling questions about the Mandatory Death Penalty in Singapore, and how it is applied. Roslan bin Bakar was arrested on 18 July 2008 at the house of his …

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Statements like these do not help

Ghui / It would appear that the PAP has begun its search for new candidates to be fielded at the next general election. PM Lee urged Singaporeans who had the passion to serve Singapore and who believed that they had a contribution to make, to “come forward” and join the PAP. This statement in itself is commendable for it brings …

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Of transparency, investigation and media

Howard Lee / You would have heard it by now. The recent fracas surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World popped a few Singaporean eyebrows when Murdoch himself made mention of Singapore’s transparency in ministerial pay. Already, various quarters have jumped on that remark, most notably the remarks by Zaqy Mahamad, People’s Action Party Member of Parliament: “It’s good that …

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TOC Editorial: A stronger political will may solve our transport woes

TOC Editorial/ The public transport operators (PTO) have made application for fare adjustment to the Public Transport Council (PTC) ; and this too while Singapore’s public transport system faces tremendous strain due to short-sighted, reactionary planning of those that are in-charge. Towards the end of the 1980s, there was quantum increase in Singapore’s transport capacity with the introduction of the …

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