Daily Archives: 2014-03-31

FTA Negotiations: A Black Box?

By Singapore Armchair Critic At the time of writing, Taiwan students have occupied their legislature for 14 days; on Sunday 30 March, hundreds of thousands flocked to the streets of Taipei in support of the Sunflower Movement led by students (see photos here). Citizens have also crowdfunded full-page advertisements (see image below) in the International New York Times. Source: http://4am.tw/we-need-your-support/ …

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“We may lose our last remaining natural heritage and rich biodiversity”

By Yasmeen Banu In January last year, Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced it would construct a new MRT line- the Cross Island MRT Line (CRL). This new line is currently under planning and evaluation, targeted for completion in 2030. This new line will start from Changi, and will pass through Loyang, Pasir Ris, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, before reaching Sin Ming. …

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MP shocked – S’porean faculty staff in tertiary institutions are minority

In Parliament earlier in March, Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC, Seah Kian Peng expressed shock at the number of foreigners who have staffed the faculties in Singapore’s tertiary institutions. He was speaking on the merits of “long-term thinking and planning”, giving the example of the roles of our universities. Mr Seah related how one of his colleagues had …

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Searching for stability in turbulent times – Noraini Yunus joins DPP

By Howard Lee Having left the National Solidarity Party late last year, Ms Noraini Bte Yunus decided to join the Democratic Progressive Party recently. Both push and pull factors were at play in Noraini's move, a customer service professional in the service industry. She left NSP at a time where the leadership was seeing some uncertainty and she was not …

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