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Daily Archives: 2013-04-10

Parliamentary reply on legal assistance and information requests from countries

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “DPM Tharman refuses to answer WP’s questions in Parliament” (TR Emeritus, Apr 9). Parliamentary reply It states that “Mr Tharman said, “It is generally not the international practice among authorities to reveal the number of legal assistance and information requests from specific countries.” “However I can assure Members that we have helped …

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HDB BTO prices stabilised: Really? yet 3-room increased 25%?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “BTO flat prices stabilised: Khaw” (Straits Times, Apr 9) and “BTO flat prices have stabilised, says Khaw” (Channel NewsAsia, Apr 8). BTO prices stabilised? The latter article states that “prices of Build-To-Order (BTO) Housing Development Board flats have been stabilised by de-linking them from the resale market. Government subsidies for BTO flats …

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Is heavy loan the sole reason for domestic workers running away?

By Terry Xu An earlier report on Straits Times, "More maid  from Myanmar are running away" (7th April 2013) writes on the increasing number of Myanmar domestic workers running away from their Singapore employer. The report attributes it to the heavy debts that they carry on them, working months with little or no pay for their stay in Singapore. But …

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High Court Judgement for Section 377A

In the judgement for the case of Gary Lim Meng Suang and Kenneth Chee Mun-Leon versus the Attorney General. Justice Quentin Loh has dismissed the legal claim by the two plaintiffs that Section 377A of the Penal Code is unconstitutional and that it infringes their rights under Article 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore. We are a society in the midst …

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