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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Meritocracy’s demerits

By Bertha Henson - This is the one big value I would fight to keep: Meritocracy. It is the one big reason this kampong girl is now a well-educated, financially-independent woman. No matter what the background, you study hard, work hard, live honestly – and you will be recognised and rewarded. You will get somewhere. Now meritocracy is getting a …

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Announcing SDP's 2nd Annual Football Tournament

PRESS RELEASE Following the success of SDP's football competition organised last year, the Young Democrats are pleased to announce the 2nd SDP Football Tournament. This will be held on 22 September 2012 (Saturday) at [email protected], 69 Balestier Road. Cash prizes of up to $600 will be up for grabs! The number of participating teams will be increased and as with …

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Tan Jee Say: The next steps – 3 options

By Tan Jee Say - In this second part of the interview with the Straits Times on the first anniversary of the 2011 Presidential election, I focus on my plans going forward. Here's the question and answer -   3.  What are your plans moving forward? What are you doing to remain politically engaged and relevant?  Answer : I am …

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Oldest Children’s Home in Singapore Celebrates 110th Anniversary

MEDIA RELEASE  Oldest Children’s Home in Singapore Celebrates 110th Anniversary New Teens’ Annex Planned – Expansion to care for Teenage Girls Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is one of the oldest charities in Singapore – its present name was established in 1902 – this year, we are celebrating our 110th Anniversary. CAS manages Melrose, the oldest children’s home in Singapore - …

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About Singapore Press Holdings

By Yuen Chung Kwong - Singapore Press Holdings and Mediacorp are the two major news organizations in Singapore. Mediacorp is a government owned corporation, while SPH is a listed company whose share holdings are widely distributed (a legal requirement forbidding any single shareholding being above a specified limit), but with a special provision for the government to appoint its senior …

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Panasonic Singapore exploited us: foreign workers

By: Kumaran Pillai, Terry Xu & Leo Khaw - Chen (not her real name) paid S$3600 of her savings to an agent in promise of more money, better life and to escape from the communist regime of China. But now, she has found herself only the short end of the stick. She works for a meagre S$500 a month as …

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Willing Hearts: Feeding the Poor in Singapore

By Creatives For Causes (CFC) - What happens when a poor elderly woman faces difficulty walking but has to buy groceries and cook daily to support herself and her bedridden husband? Who takes care of and feed the children of a lower income family when the breadwinner, a single mother, has to work several jobs? Clearly, our current social assistance …

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Renewing Perspectives on the MDP

By Howard Lee - Jointly organised by the National Solidarity Party and the Think Centre, the Public Consultation on Proposed Changes to the Mandatory Death Penalty drew a crowd of more than 100, packed into a tight room to hear from both the legal and human rights perspectives. The event follows on the trail of the Singapore government’s announcement on …

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That Dicey Question of National Identity

By Ghui - Patriotism and a sense of identifying with one’s “home” country are certainly not straightforward issues. This is especially not clear-cut in the age of globalisation. Singapore has seen its own share of immigration. Indeed, this is a worldwide phenomenon and immigration to Singapore is a sign that Singapore has joined the ranks of global cities, which are …

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