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Daily Archives: 2011-08-01

From concrete floor to celebrity police escort in five-and-a-half weeks

The following is an excerpt of a post written by Alan Shadrake for Yawning Bread. I began the six weeks prison sentence on June 1. Because I couldn’t pay the fine, another two weeks were added.  With remission for good behaviour this would mean five and a half weeks.  I had been ordered to surrender to the sheriff at the …

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Public Transport Council’s response to ensure compliance of QoS Standards

One of our readers sent in a letter to Public Transport Council (PTC) last year, suggesting enhancements to their framework to ensure compliance to Quality of Service (QoS) standards.  We publish here, our readers email and PTC’s response. — Our readers email dated 14 Sep 2010: Dear Sir / Madam, I am a regular user of the public transport system. …

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Hospitals: ‘Subsidised’ not available?

Leong Sze Hian / I refer to the deposit required for admission to public hospitals. No subsidised ward, how? Since patients needing emergency care and who have financial difficulties with furnishing a deposit (because the estimated hospitalization bill is higher than the Medisave withdrawal limits, or if the funds in the Medisave account are insufficient) will still be admitted if the medical condition …

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Why “Cherry-Picking” Is Good For Commuters

The following is a press statement from the National Solidarity Party in response to Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew’s comments on public transport. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew argues that the National Solidarity Party’s proposal for more competition in bus services would lead to “cherry-picking” of lucrative routes bymultiple operators and hence be negative for commuters. Lucrative routes are lucrative …

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Is Young PAP doing precisely what they had accused TOC of doing?

by: Siew Kum Hong/ On 26 July, TOC published an article titled “Statements like these do not help” by our contributor Ghui. The next day, the Young PAP (YP) responded by way of a FB note titled as “A YP activist’s response”. TOC has republished this FB note here. Why we republished the Young PAP FB note Some of our …

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