Daily Archives: 2013-12-04

‘Would you step in?’: Viral video on violence against women

‘Would you step in?’: Viral video on violence against women garners over 40,000 views in two days What would you do if you saw a man abusing his girlfriend in the middle of Orchard Road? This is the question that the We Can! campaign poses with a new video, ‘Would you step in?’. The video is part of We Can!’s social media …

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Open Our Eyes

By Sherif Samir and Hakim (Dr. Teck Young, Wee) While catching up with each other over the challenges facing ordinary Afghans and Egyptians, Sherif Sameer and I talked about how ‘opening our eyes’ could go a long way toward building a better world. We decided to co-write this piece, from Ismailia, Egypt and Kabul, Afghanistan. Open Our Eyes in Egypt …

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Woman scratches car in bid to get husband to buy

You think children screaming to have their parents buy their favorite toys is nasty? Wait till you see this video. This video shows a lady scratching on the showroom car in bid to convince her husband to buy this China made vehicle. This couple was at the Guangzhou Auto Show looking for a car to purchase when they had a difference …

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Glaring disparity justifiy for disability rights law

By Alvan Yap If I toss a piece of tissue paper on the ground and I am caught in the act, I could be fined S$300 as a first-time offender. Repeat offenders face increasingly hefty fines, up to a staggering S$5,000. I could also be sentenced to perform, as a National Environment Agency (NEA) press release puts it, “embarrassing” and …

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Open letter to PM and People’s Action Party

By Aaron Loy Dear Prime Minister and the PAP, Here’s the happy truth – Nobody wants to waste their time, effort and emotional energy hounding and criticising everything you do. As with everything in life, if you’re doing a good job, chances are nobody will notice because you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing anyway. The question is.. why …

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Missing statistics in 1 day’s news?

By Leong Sze Hian BTO flats’ construction to taper off? I refer to the article “Construction of new flats to taper off from 2014: Khaw Boon Wan” (Straits Times, Dec 3). It states that “After three years of ramped-up building, the Housing Board is tapering off its “massive construction programme” from next year, Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan said …

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