Monthly Archives: February 2012

Never-ending need for donations
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:56 pm~by: Leong Sze Hian~ I refer to the article “Donations to CDCs up 5% to S$10.9m” (Today, Feb 28).  The joint press release by the Community Development Councils (CDCs) states that “A total of $10.9 million Read More

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Second Public Consultation on ASEAN Human Rights Declaration by MARUAH
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The following is a press release by Maruah and the Singapore chapter of the SEA Women's Caucus: The Singapore Chapter of the Women's Caucus and MARUAH are organising another round of discussions on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD).   Be informed of the latest Read More

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Momentum for animal rights is growing
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~by: Cheong Yaoming~ This year’s Singapore Animal Welfare Symposium and Public Forum 2012 was held at Chong Pang Community Club with exhibits from returning animal welfare groups (AWGs) such as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Wildlife Reserves Read More

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Big brother is watching
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~by: Teo Soh Lung~ The month of February 2012 must go down as the blackest month for bloggers and every Singaporean who treasures the right to free speech.   It started with Alex Au of Yawning Bread, a very well respected and formidable Read More

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Spend $30 million to disburse $61 million?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:56 pm~by: Leong Sze Hian~ I refer to the increase in funding to family service centres of about $100 million, over the next three years (“More family service centres, extra $30m funding in coming years”, (Straits Times, Read More

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The Shark Fin debate
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~by: Ng Yi Shu~ ~picture: Cheong Yaoming~ Two NGOs for shark conservation, Shark Savers and Project: FIN, protested against Singapore’s unwillingness to ban shark fin products, at the Animal Welfare Symposium last Saturday.  Project: FIN founder Jennifer Lee quoting a WildAid letter in Read More

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Leaders must persuade, not silence, critics
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the following is a media release by the Singapore Democratic Party: The recent threats of defamation suits by PAP's leaders against Mr Alex Au and the editors of TR Emeritus (TRE) is another blow to freedom of speech in Singapore.   For years, Read More

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The $1.1Bn quick fix
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~by: Kumaran Pillai~ "What Singaporeans want are quicker solutions. They don't want to wait so long, “said Minister of State for Finance and Transport Josephine Teo. The solution according to her (or them) is to buy more buses. Putting more buses on the Read More

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Why can't SBS raise money through issuing more shares?
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  ~by: Sharon Ng~ Much has been said on why the S$1.1B injection into SBS Transit is wrong. Since SBS Transit operates 75% of the bus fleet in Singapore, I will take a quick look at the financials of SBS Transit. According to Read More

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Are TRE's transgressions lawsuit worthy?
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~by: Ghui~ Freedom of press and freedom of speech are the hallmarks of democracy. Singapore’s current position in the Press Freedom Index would therefore seem to indicate that Singapore is somewhat lacking in a key component of democracy. Of course, Singapore is a Read More

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