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Daily Archives: 2014-03-14

10Q – Project LUWAK SG: Putting some serious shit in your cuppa

By Howard Lee How much would you pay to have faeces in your coffee? $35? $100? Or maybe, the life of an innocent animal that is forced to eat only coffee beans to fuel a lucrative novelty trade? TOC got in touch with Henrietta Woo from Project LUWAK SG, a locally-born group dedicated to increasing awareness about the cruelty of …

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The right to information and an accountable public service

By Howard Lee The Parliamentary exchange between Low Thia Khiang from the Worker's Party and Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong on the public's right of access to Cabinet records warrants a closer look, principally because it touches on a lot of issues about the state of our nation's transparency and the accountability of public servants to …

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Difficult to help those needy with other reasons

By Leong Sze Hian Minister  of Social and Famil Development, Chan Chun Sing said in Parliament on Thursday that every case of a down-and-out Singaporean that appears on social media or in the newspapers is followed up on by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). He however added that it is not appropriate for the government to reveal …

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Third world problems in first world S’pore: Low Thia Khiang

On Wednesday, the Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC and secretary-general of the Workers' Party, Low Thia Khiang, raised the issue of Singapore's hospital bed crunch which had been in the news recently. "A WP member told me that her 97 year-old grandmother waited for 23 hours for a bed," Mr Low told the House. "A former NMP also witnessed …

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