Daily Archives: 2013-07-11

Press Statement – Ravi Philemon responds to Yaacob’s remarks in Parliament, Facebook posting

Blogger and activist, Ravi Philemon has issued a media statement to the press in response to Minister for Communications & Information, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim’s mention of him twice in Parliament, and the Minister’s subsequent comments on Facebook. RESPONSE TO MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION, DR YAACOB IBRAHIM, MENTIONING ME TWICE IN PARLIAMENT AND HIS SUBSEQUENT POSTING ABOUT ME ON HIS …

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University of Chicago to leave Singapore – Why?

By Leong Sze Hian The University of Chicago (UC) will move its Singapore campus to Hong Kong. Of all the foreign universities with campuses in Singapore, UC is arguably the jewel in the crown. UC is the only Ivy League university with a campus in Singapore. This is the 5th prestigious foreign university to close in Singapore in recent years – UNSW, …

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Politicising it again? Media sense-knocking needed on hawker centre saga

By Howard Lee Something does not read quite right in the report by the Straits Times and the commentary by Yahoo! Singapore on the debate in Parliament between Vivian Balakrishnan and Sylvia Lim regarding the misunderstanding over the cleaning works to be done at hawker centres in Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council. It starts with the headlines. “WP MPs ‘untruthful’, says …

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Response to SLA’s statement to CNA & Yahoo on “Pulau Ubin” article

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Pulau Ubin to remain a rustic getaway: Maliki: Processes set up to avoid repeat of notice that upset residents in April” (Straits Times, Jul 10). It states that “They had tabled questions after a scare in April, when 22 households on the north-eastern island received what they thought was an eviction notice. Dr …

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