Daily Archives: 2012-05-24

Ongoing saga with Telecom Credit Cooperative

~ By Leo Khaw ~ The Telecom Credit Cooperative is a non-profit financial institution in Singapore. On their website they describe themselves as: “TCC is a Credit Co-operative, a non-profit financial institution different from Banks and Finance Companies. You will notice that difference from the first time you step into our office or call us. Our staff are caring and considerate, they …

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The pioneers of Hougang

~ By Herman Yzelman ~ I am 60 years old now and watching this by-election brings me memories of my involvement with Hougang from 1988 to 1994. I have retired from politics since and now I lead a private and quiet life. I was inspired by Mr J. B Jeyaretnam’s political philosophy and speeches and hence was drawn to his party. The …

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Upgrading Hougang

~ By Wee Nam Kee ~ Much of the hustings surrounding the Hougang by-election have recently been focused around the issue of Png Eng Huat’s NCMP seat. Indeed, this question raised by DPM Teo warrants a satisfactory answer from the WP, especially if it intends to live up to the values of accountability and transparency that it strives to uphold. However, the …

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An Open Letter for Hougang residents, from a fellow Singaporean

~ By George Tan ~ On 26 May 2012, you have the power to create history by giving the Workers’ Party and the Opposition Movement in Singapore, the highest ever votes (make it at least 95% in favor of WP) in the Hougang By-Election. You will stand tall and proud in the eyes of all Singaporeans and your votes at the ballot …

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Why Singapore politics is ‘Uniquely Singapore’?

~ By Jackson Tan ~ As a young voter since 2011, I personally take the initiative to understand the politics governing the country. From direct issues such as public transport and employment to indirect issues such as education and community affairs, the implicit need to understand the environment is highly valuable. It is wrong to assume that issues that don’t affect you …

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Teachers are the one and only people who save nations.

By Cheong Yaoming –   According to the founder and first President of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, “Teachers are the one and only people who save nations.” Despite the importance of governments in forming nation shaping policies why would President Ataturk confer such a great responsibility to teachers and not politicians? Having been a private tuition teacher in Singapore for 3 …

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Hougang residents, a beacon of hope and inspiration. Huat Ah!

By Jen – Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, who's obviously a veteran in political tactics,  has  created a distraction by questioning Workers Party if it has been "honest and upfront"  over its reply on Hougang candidate Png Eng Huat's previous candidacy for the NCMP post. And following the Piper's tune, the mainstream media played up on this issue with …

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MARUAH Event – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO)

MARUAH as a human rights group stands up against homophobia as it is a prejudice that marginalises communities that have an equal right to space, decency and dignity as any other human being. The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) is celebrated every May 17.   It is coordinated by the Paris-based "IDAHO Committee," founded and presided by French academic Louis-Georges Tin. …

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