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Daily Archives: 2014-03-18

History’s lessons on granting secrecy to governments

By Jeremy Chen During a March 10, 2014 sitting of Parliament, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, Low Thia Khiang, said, “Mdm, in many democratic countries with advanced social and economic development, they have what has been famously termed, the “thirty-year rule”, whereby yearly Cabinet Papers are released for public information and research, thirty years after they are created. In …

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Gov’t has “stabilised” income inequality, says Lawrence Wong

While Singapore’s measure of income inequality has “fallen”, and remains “high for a country”, it is however “not high for a city”, says Acting Minister of Culture, Community and Youth, Lawrence Wong. Mr Wong was responding to a question posed to him by a student during the Singapore Management University’s “Apolitical Kopi Talk” forum on Monday. The student had wanted …

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Blue Is The Warmest Colour: The film that took Cannes Film Festival by storm

By Yasmeen Banu Blue Is The Warmest Colour, released in France last year in October is scheduled to be released here in Singapore this May. Starring Léa Seydouz (Midnight in Paris) and Adéle Exarchopoulous, the French film took the 2013 Cannes Film Festival by storm and unanimously won the Palme d’Or award, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film …

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