Daily Archives: 2011-08-14

Prime Minister broad-strokes digital media as unreliable

by: Ravi Philemon/ In his National Day Rally speech in Mandarin today, the Prime Minister asked the young people who grew up in the Internet age and are familiar with all the new things on the Internet, to heed the advice of the elderly who may not know how to use the pc. He said that the seniors in our …

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National Heart Centre’s action in Rachelle Ann Beguia’s case is flawed

by: Ghui/ The issue of “foreign talents” has been hogging the news of late for all the wrong reasons. Tensions have run so high that every negative aspect of Singaporean life is invariably linked to the“scourge of the foreign talents”. The lid suppressing the frustrations of Singaporeans seems to have burst open, releasing a floodgate of anger that appears insatiable. …

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Dr Ang Swee Chai the ‘Euro Communist’?

by: Teo Soh Lung/ Dr Ang Swee Chai, a prominent surgeon and author of From Beirut to Jerusalem has now written about her arrest and detention without trial under the ISA in 1977. She was one of at least 28 people, mostly professionals, who were arrested and labelled as Euro Communists by the PAP government. Dr Ang was arrested on …

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Ong Teng Cheong is out but not down

The following is an excerpt from an article first published in Asiaweek in 1999 In choosing Ong as its first candidate back in 1993, the government appeared to have forgotten his independent streak and his activist past. As one of them, they thought there was no need to worry. That was a mistake. As president, Ong promptly set about actively …

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Happiness and Governance

Joshua Chiang/ “I don’t wake up everyday trying to figure out how to mess up your lives,” Member of Parliament BG Tan Chuan Jin told the audience towards the end of the Wild Rice forum ‘On POLITICS – A Brave New World?’ held today at Drama Centre. He could be forgiven for being somewhat ruffled, for throughout the two-hour long …

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