Daily Archives: 2013-11-18

Why Malay weddings are held in void decks

By Terry Xu/Jamal Ismail One reader dropped us a screenshot on Facebook, asking if it was too much for the person in the screenshot to have written such a comment. Frankly it seems that people has not learnt from the Amy Cheong saga, earlier this year. Though we might say this is an awfully uncalled for comment and while the screenshot …

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Kickstart of campaign for LGBT workplace equality

Last year, Lawrence Wee brought a suit against his former employer Robinson’s in Singapore. He alleged that he was harassed into leaving his job because Lawrence is gay. Concerned that the law is ambiguous, Lawrence is now asking the High Court to judge whether Article 12 of our Constitution, which guarantees all persons equal protection of the law should also …

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Celebrating Caregiving 2013 Model Caregiver awards

Saturday, 16 November 2013 – The 2013 Model Caregiver Awards were presented this morning by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health, at an event at Hyflux Innovation Centre. [slider_pro id=”1″] Organised by AWWA Centre for Caregivers (CFC), with support from Agency for Integrated Care and SG Enable, the “Celebrating Caregiving” event aimed to highlight stories of exemplary family …

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Banning the Conversation

By Aloysius Chia Recently, there were 2 high profile cases that attracted the State’s attention that resulted in outright bans. The first was the Ashley Madison website that was said to ‘promote extramarital affairs’, and the second was a verse of the National Service song ‘Purple Light’, both of which were seen to intrude and threaten public morality. At some …

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Will look out for asset-rich, cash-poor: Really?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Govt ‘will look out for asset-rich, cash-poor’” (Straits Times, Nov 18). “Very mindful” of “sandwiched Singaporeans”? It states that “In designing its tax system, the Government is “very mindful of this particular group of sandwiched Singaporeans”, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong said in response to concerns raised by …

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