Daily Archives: 2013-04-17

The unofficial history of the poor in S’pore? (Part 2)

By Leong Sze Hian Recap: In Part 1, we ended off with “Comment: Fast forward to today – ComCare receives 70,000 applications for financial assistance in 1 year against less than 4,000 in 1999!” S & C C increases continue despite operating surpluses & $2b funds? “According to Jurong Town Council’s annual report for 2008/2009, it had a surplus for the …

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Skeletons in the Closet: A Legal Response to s.377A

Sent in via Readers’ Contribution NOTE: This is a strictly legal response to s.377A, transcending the pointless clutter of morality, religion, liberty, discrimination, etc, which so many have assumed to have a place in judicial reasoning. Briefly, arguments about equality and discrimination do not influence legality simply because: Who is anyone to say one person’s version of morality/discrimination/… supersedes another’s? …

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Gambling, Charity and Worthy Causes

Dr Yuen Chung Kwong A recent article https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2013/04/tote-board-donated-400m-gardens-bay/ discussed the financial contribution towards Gadens by the Bay from lottery and horse racing income. It is also useful to remember an even larger contribution from the same source towards Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay (link) Because the Board is a revenue generation agency of the Treasury, the donations are in effect …

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