Daily Archives: 2012-06-10

Tan Jee Say: Eulogy for Dr Lim Hock Siew

I gave the following eulogy at the farewell ceremony for Dr Lim Hock Siew on Friday 8 June 2012. Friends and fellow Singaporeans, Dr Lim Hock Siew was my hero since I was a child. His name and the names of his comrades always got mentioned whenever my sisters and brothers discussed about the future of our country. Early interest …

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Minimum wage proposal is just a placebo, go for the root cause instead!

Below is the speech delivered by Kumaran Pillai, TOC Chief Editor at the Minimum Wage Forum organised by Transitioning. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, distinguished panel of speakers and the organizers of this forum.   As a first speaker at this forum, I have the privilege of setting the tone or at least have the honour of putting all the …

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Bertha Henson: Dialogue – not monologue

~ By Bertha Henson ~ Because I have been in the business of asking questions for so long, I was interested to read about students' reactions to having their questions lobbed back at them by ministers in ST today in the Home section. Seems they are uncomfortable with this. I've had my own questions thrown back at me by newsmakers many times …

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The Absence of Basic Tools

By Martin Gabriel – I usually refrain from speaking about my profession as I have always felt that my professional work and personal conviction should not interfere with one another and should be treated differently. However, this is an occasion which I believe should be made an exception, as it involves the wellbeing of Singaporean workers. This involved workers who …

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SAJC student's blog causes controversy

This year’s Pre-University Seminar (PUS) was held on 28 May – 1 June, attended by more than 500 students. The VIP and key speaker for this event was Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean. TOC first picked up St Andrew's Junior College (SAJC)  student Reuben Wang’s blog post about the event titled 'F*** you, DPM Teo.' on 2 June. The …

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