Monthly Archives: April 2013

Elections without democracy? Shifting political landscapes in Singapore and Malaysia
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

Singapore Armchair Critic for The Online Citizen Singapore and Malaysia, as highly developed countries that have clung on to their authoritarian regimes, have long been seen as “anomalies” by political analysts of democratization. But now cracks are appearing in these regimes. Malaysia will Read More

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Higher Mother Tongue, Bilingual Talent and Bicultural Elite: A Label Too Many
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By Tan Yin Hoe Language as a tool of cognition and communication is very utilitarian in nature. It is good to the extent which it serves its purposes well. Given that language acquisition is an arduous task that takes time, effort and determination, Read More

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NSP elects its 15th CEC in OPC meeting
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National Soliardity Party (NSP) has elected its 15th Central Executive Committee (CEC) in its Ordinary Party Congress Meeting held on Sunday, 28th April 2013. The newly elected committee in their respective positions are; President : Sebastian Teo Secretary General : Hazel Poa Council Members Read More

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Response to Minister Lim Swee Say
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By Philip Ang The PAP is fond of issuing motherhood statements to Singaporeans as if all of us are its children. As if Khaw Boon Wan’s ridiculous statements on losses incurred by the HDB wasn’t enough, here goes Minister Lim Swee Say. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/s-pore-needs-to-be-future-ready-lim-swee/655158.html Read More

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Oppression and threats will not destroy our spirit
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

By Jen If you find it suffocating lately, it may not be the haze but quite likely it is due to the oppressive tactics by our government to suppress views that are critical of them and their policies. I had been hopeful that Read More

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In danger of silencing the voices that care
By Howard Lee Posted on by Howard Lee 0

By Winston Tay I’m a small fry. My web stats will tell you as much. But it hasn’t stopped me from speaking my mind about iffy issues people don’t usually feel comfortable talking about. Sure, it’s gotten me in trouble before (mostly with Read More

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Silencing the online community, curbing civic activism?
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Last updated on December 6th, 2013 at 04:35 pmBy: Jeraldine Phneah Many civil society activists and bloggers have been recently accusing the ruling party for attempts to silence the community. As influential blogger and gay activist, Roy wrote:  The government is “now trying to break up Read More

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Why the Sedition Act shouldn’t apply to Leslie Chew
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

By Choo Zheng Xi Before you read on, one caveat: I’ve been asked by Leslie Chew to provide him with my legal opinion while he’s under investigation, so please read this article with that possible bias in mind. Leslie has, at present, not Read More

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SDP calls on Government to withdraw actions against bloggers
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Media Release from the Singapore Democratic Party The SDP is concerned about recent legal actions or threats of legal action issued by various Government departments. Websites such as EDMW Loves Singapore and The Real Singapore that had commented or carried comments on the Read More

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Vandalism of Cenotaph – TOC's statement
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:44 pmThe Online Citizen wishes to express our utmost sadness and disdain for the reported vandalism committed on the Cenotaph, where the word “democracy” was reportedly spray-painted on the monument (http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/cenotaph-cleaned-after-reported-vandalism). We can only guess why Read More

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