Daily Archives: 2011-09-10

The Mandatory Death Penalty is not the same as the Death Penalty

Yvonne Ho / Like many Singaporeans, I was in favour of the death penalty for drug trafficking. After all, if you do a cost-benefit analysis to decide if you want to traffic drugs, the only way to deter anyone from ever trafficking is to make them pay the ultimate price of doing so. However my way of thinking was totally …

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Free To Be – a celebration of freedom and democracy

~by: Elliot Aruldoss~ Free to be is a concert organized by RebelFM, in hopes of spreading awareness on the lack of personal freedoms in Singapore. Also, it aims to promote the concept of a true democracy in Singapore. Through this concert, a variety of local bands and dance groups are given a platform to freely express themselves, which is in …

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Single parent disillusioned with MCYS' CFAS subsidy

TOC publishes here a letter from one of our readers: — I’m writing to you regarding a matter relating to the Centre-based Financial Assistance Scheme for Childcare (CFAC). I have been given a subsidy for my daughter’s childcare fees beginning in January 2010. I was receiving $309 a month from Jan’10 to Dec’10, as I was in school and had …

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