Daily Archives: 2013-12-12

Breakfast Network – latest victim of Government irrationality

By Andrew Loh The announcement by the website Breakfast Network that it was closing down because of “onerous” government requirements or conditions is the latest in a slew of seemingly arbitrary and confusing enforcement of the law, and implementation of rules and regulations by the authorities. This is worrying and disconcerting, as such irrational behaviour by the government and its …

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Stop asking the PAP to change

  By Elaine Ee You know a bad relationship when you see one. The parties involved bring out the worst in each other; they blame each other; they can’t see eye to eye; pull each other in different directions; bicker, squabble, fight—and yet they cannot let go. They keep returning to each other like an addiction that can’t be shaken …

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Little India riot – time for complete and honest evaluation

By Howard Lee The government’s immediate response to the riot in Little India has to be commended as a textbook example of the components needed to respond to a crisis. However, this well-orchestrated and affirmative response cannot be mistaken for depth of understanding about the crisis in its totality, and much is still needed to assure citizens about the future …

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Whose history? Whose truth?

By Singapore Armchair Critic First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a …

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One Little Riot Opens Pandora’s Box to Many Big Issues

By Jentrified Citizen So much has been said about the Little India riot with blame implied by our Govt and unsubtly pinned on the supposed drunken fury of the workers. At this stage, the causes of the riot have not been officially defined nor has it been proven that the rioting was due to drunken states. Yes, the workers were wrong to have …

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Breakfast network closes kitchen for now

By Terry Xu “Kitchen Closed”, says the sign that is hung at the door of the local kitchen much to the disappointment of many diners. Breakfast Network (BN), a local news commentary platform which was just opened eight months ago has announced its decision on Monday night to put up the “Closed” sign after much deliberation over the filling of …

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