Daily Archives: 2013-12-08

Chiam: Why do battle against voices of the people?

Today, Minister Chan Chun Sing said that the PAP will “do battle everywhere as necessary” and not concede physical and cyber space to get their message across. I’m not sure if I’m the only one who thinks this sounds like government propaganda. We live in a democratic nation, and I hope the government knows and respects that. Already, our press …

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Candlelight vigil for Nelson Mandela

The Online Citizen along with MARUAH and Function 8 invites you to join us in commemorating the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Light a candle and stand with us as we pay tribute to this icon of peace and democracy. Event Details Date: 15th December 2013 (Sunday) Time: 7.00pm Venue: Speakers Corner – Hong Lim Park Nearest MRT station: …

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MP Hri Kumar: Please help us to ask the “difficult’ questions?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “PAP MP Hri Kumar questions Workers’ Party’s silence” (Singapolitics, Dec 6) and “Hri Kumar hits out at WP again for sitting on the fence” (Today, Dec 7). The latter states that “People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Hri Kumar Nair has taken another hit at the opposition Workers’ Party …

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Civil Society to Respond to AGC’s Statement

Singapore, 7 December 2013 – The group of civil society activists who coordinated a statement regarding the prosecution of Alex Au have announced they will respond to the Attorney-General Chamber’s (AGC) statement of 5 December 2013 in due course. The AGC’s statement was published on its website on 5 December 2013. It was in response to the statement signed by 170 …

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The alternative news in 1 day? (part 5)

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Lifetime claims limit might be removed in MediShield Life” (Sunday Times, Dec 8). Increase Medishield lifetime limit? It states that “When MediShield changes in 2015 to include everyone for life, the current $300,000 lifetime limit will likely be scrapped. And if review committee chairman Bobby Chin has his way, people who …

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Only Government Decision can change the Taxi Model here

By James Lim I told my wife: ” Honey, I am very sorry to tell you that you are married to a prostitute”. She stared at me with her mouth wide open and said: ” Honey, what do you mean? Are you bisexual? Are you having sex with men too”?. I replied to her and said: “No. I am neither …

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FAS appoints Fandi Ahmad as new LionsXII head coach

(Image from ST) New coach signs three-year contract Singapore, 7 December 2013: The Football Association of Singapore today announced that Mr Fandi Ahmad has been appointed as LionsXII Head Coach on a three-year contract, with an option to extend for another two years. Fandi, who clinched two league titles during his tenure as coach of Singapore Armed Forces Football Club (now …

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