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Daily Archives: 2012-01-15

No logic in death – Happy 24th Birthday Vui Kong

The friends of Yong Vui Kong celebrated his 24th birthday at the Speakers' Corner today. TOC wishes Vui Kong happy birthday as well and request Singapore’s Cabinet to consider granting him his one birthday wish – a second chance at life. The following is a poem by Howard Lee. Howard says that he sends a birthday wish of peace to Yong Vui …

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Jolovan Wham: We do this for social justice

~by: Ellery Aruldoss~ ~picture: AH~ Social work has always taken a backseat in an economically competitive nation like Singapore. But there are certain individuals who make the effort to right social wrongs and seek justice for the marginalized in society. One such prominent individual is Jolovan Wham, Executive Director of the Humanitarian Organisation for Migrant Economics (HOME), who was awarded …

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Catherine Lim: My best hope lies in the young Singaporeans

the following is the full transcript of Dr Catherine Lim’s acceptance speech on being awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the Online Citizen on the occasion of its 5th Anniversary, on 13 January 2012. -- Following the shock results of the General Election of 2011 (GE 2011) there was, as expected, a flurry of commentaries analyzing the causes. But the …

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'Raffles Hotel Singapore' – Not Singapore's

~by: Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss~ Raffles Hotel [1] on Beach Road is undoubtedly an icon. I love the place. I am sure many Singaporeans are fond of the place too. Built in 1887, it was extensively renovated between 1989 and 1991. I must say, those involved in the restoration works did a marvellous job. The architecture of the building and its elegant …

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TOC may not last another 5 years

~by: Ravi Philemon~ the following is the transcript of my welcome speech at TOC's Awards Night: -- Thank you Mr Chiam See Tong and Mrs Lina Chiam for gracing our event as Guests of Honour. Thank you to our friends, well-wishers, volunteers and readers of TOC. Without your goodwill and support TOC would not have reached this milestone. What do …

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