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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Why I prefer the 80s & 90s

By Luke Lu- Before we begin proper, some caveats are in order, lest some amongst you accuse this article of not being an objective piece again and then set out to declare that you “disagree COMPLETELY” (yes, some actually did use CAPS), or that I need to stop smoking whatever I am smoking. Well, let’s just state categorically that this …

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Proceeds of Chee Soon Juan's books to pay Lee's and Goh’s damages

PRESS RELEASE SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan will use the proceeds from the sales of his latest book, Democratically Speaking, to try to pay off the damages that he has been ordered to pay former prime ministers, Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong. Dr Chee was made a bankrupt in 2006 following the defamation suit that the two former …

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AWARE: Improving fertility requires re-examining all policies that affect quality of life in Singapore

PRESS RELEASE In response to the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD)’s invitation for public feedback on improving Singapore’s birth rate, AWARE has submitted our recommendations for population-related policies that pertain to Singapore’s Total Fertility Rate (TFR) and measures to encourage parenthood. TFR and parenthood are issues that are inextricably linked to perceptions about the quality of life in Singapore. …

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NSP Statement on Nparks’ Brompton Bicycle Purchase (28 July 2012)

The National Solidarity Party finds the controversial purchase of the 26 Brompton bicycles by NParks disturbing on two counts. Firstly, that public funds was used to purchase bicycles at prices that the average person finds exorbitant. Secondly, that the Minister for National Development finds the purchase acceptable, despite there being only one bidder for the tender, and at such a …

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PP v. Tey Tsun Hang: AGC denies link to Professor’s politically charged academic publications

~ by Atticus ~ The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has denied any link between the politically charged academic publications of NUS Law Faculty’s Associate Professor Tey Tsun Hang and the prosecution against him for corruption for allegedly sleeping with law student Darinne Ko in return for improving her grades.  In response to media queries, the AGC said in an emailed statement: “There …

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50 Good Candidates

~ by Jack Sim ~9 Singaporeans have been appointed Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) by the government this year, and it turns out that the successful applicants are rather good quality representing a very balanced coverage of the different facets of society. They are Faizah Haji Ahmad Jamal, Nicholas Fang, Janice Koh, Laurence Lien, Mary Liew, R Dhinakaran, Eugene Tan, Tan …

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PP v. Tey Tsun Hang: AGC denies link to Professor’s politically charged academic publications

By: Atticus The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has denied any link between the politically charged academic publications of NUS Law Faculty’s Associate Professor Tey Tsun Hang and the prosecution against him for corruption for allegedly sleeping with law student Darinne Ko in return for improving her grades. In response to media queries, the AGC said in an emailed statement: “There is …

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Immigration – A Different Approach

By Ghui - I think it is fair to say that most Singaporeans genuinely want Singapore to prosper and for Singaporeans to have a better life. Similarly, I believe that this is also what the government wants. This is especially so if the rules of democracy apply, for the “better job” a government does, the more likely it will retain …

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A revised Team Singapore, a positive new beginning

~ By Howard Lee ~It is barely days to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and as the eyes of the world look towards the greatest show on Earth, there will invariably be those who will ask the inevitable: How many medals will our athletes take home? That question would also undoubtedly be on the minds of Singaporeans. But if you …

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