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Daily Archives: 2013-07-22

The Unofficial history of the poor in Singapore? (Part 4)

By Leong Sze Hian and Roy Ngerng This part 4 of the "Unofficial history of the poor in Singapore" brings us to two topics which are bankruptcy and medical assistance from the state. History of Bankruptcy in Singapore  Referencing to the article "Relief for some bankrupts" published on Straits Times in 30 August 1994 states, "Relief for some bankrupts BY ITSELF, the …

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Yet Another Layer of Murky Control?

Our Internet policies and our attitude towards foreigners are inextricably linked. Our need for foreign investment and immigrants has been defended countless times by the government. The stance the government has taken towards the Internet and towards these peaceful protests therefore seems incongruous. It leads me to think that this is an attempt to control errant Singaporeans who may either influence other Singaporeans through the world wide web or who may be emboldened by the dissatisfaction expressed in Malaysia to similarly express their discontent within Singapore’s borders

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