Daily Archives: 2013-04-22

Who says our kids can’t learn dialects and multi-languages at the same time?

by Jen Are our kids incapable of learning dialects and Mandarin at the same time? Our government thinks so. Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat said recently at a dialogue session that learning “dialects will burden school kids more” which makes it clear that the authorities will not be encouraging our kids to learn dialects any time soon. His rationale for this is …

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Strike Out! forum highlights labour and civil rights

By Benjamin Cheah On Sunday afternoon, a group of advocates and lawyers hosted a forum on labour issues at Conclave. Titled Strike Out!, it was conducted as a follow-up to an earlier forum in 9 December 2012 and focused on the recent strike conducted by Chinese bus drivers formerly working in SMRT. Migrant workers are not commodities Mr Sinapan Samydorai, …

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