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Daily Archives: 2014-05-04

Singapore’s top woman badminton player quits

Gu Juan, Singapore’s top women’s singles badminton player, has quit the national team. According to a statement from the Singapore Badminton Association, Gu Juan expressed a “desire to look after her aging parents and nagging injuries”. The 23-year old shuttler is ranked number 22 in the world. She will therefore not play any part in the Uber Cup finals in …

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Rental discrimination in Singapore: Why it happens

By Jeremy Chen On 2nd May 2014, The Online Citizen posted an article titled “End discrimination in rental market, President & PM urged“ wherein it was reported that the president of the Nevada-based Universal Society of Hinduism (USH), Rajan Zed, called on the Singapore government to “put an end to blatant discrimination reportedly prevalent in the rental housing market of Singapore.” …

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Book Review: Once A Jolly Hangman

By Jess C Scott The contents of this well-researched book were so depraved and disturbing, that it took me several weeks to finish reading the book in its entirety, and gather my thoughts about it in order to write a cohesive review. I would have thought that the book was a work of fiction were it not for the ‘non-fiction’ label …

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Imagine

By Apolitical (John Lennon tried to persuade Airily there is no such thing as heaven. The former was singing whilst the latter was shouting.) John Lennon: Imagine there’s no heaven. Airly: You are weird. Apparently you think people like me live like paupers. Come to think of it there is no one like me. Correction: Maybe only my sons and daughter. In …

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Media regulations a liability for the government

By Howard Lee The Singapore’s government continued intent to regulate and censor media will become its liability, said Dr Cherian George, academic and editor of Media Asia at a dialogue to commemorate World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, Saturday. Speaking to about 50 international journalists, bloggers, civil society advocates, academia and media observers, Dr George reiterated his views published …

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