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Daily Archives: 2014-05-28

Lawyer M Ravi to represent blogger in legal process

In continuation with the defamation lawsuit between Blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Lawyer M Ravi has confirmed with the law firm, Drew & Napier representing PM Lee that he will be accepting the service of process on behalf of Ngerng. Just yesterday, a letter was sent from PM Lee saying that the apology given by Ngerng …

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When the “alternative” voices are in need of a real alternative

By Howard Lee The ruling People's Action Party and its supporters have persistently insisted that an opposition in Parliament does not necessarily lead to a more diverse debate and exchange of ideas in Parliament. They have always maintained that PAP Members of Parliament are just as vocal and are able to come up with better alternatives than MPs from opposition …

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CPF and beyond

By Tan Cheng Bock The current heated discussion on CPF boils down to a question of a lack of public trust. Most Singaporeans have high expectations of realising some cash after their retirement. Changes made to the CPF and the constant reminder that they may not have enough disposable income when they grow old, created a sense of insecurity. This …

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Education and Social Mobility

Speech by Yee Jenn Jong, NCMP (Workers' Party) for debate on the President Speech 2014 (27 May 2014)   Madam Speaker, I will be speaking on education and social mobility. I wish to declare that I own businesses that provide services and products to schools. Education is a key factor for social mobility. It is often presumed that access to …

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Civil society statement on racism and xenophobia

12 organizations and 22 individuals have come together to issue a statement to highlight their concern over the surge of racism and xenophobia in Singapore. They state that these discriminatory attitudes pose a threat to human rights and the political conversation in Singapore. They explain by saying the focus on immigrants does not contribute to structural changes in the inequitable policies present …

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MP Inderjit Singh’s Facebook Posting

By Masked Crusader Member of Parliament, Inderjit Singh, made a heartfelt posting on his Facebook wall yesterday responding to the President’s speech given at the start of the second session of the 12th Parliament. The MP of Ang Mo Kio GRC (Group Representative Constituency), clearly having wrestled with his tortured conscience, expresses the frustrations of the common Singaporean. He criticizes the current government …

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When leaders apologise

When Member of Parliament (MP) Lim Wee Kiak retracted his comments in April about how Malaysia had handled the Flight MH370 incident, it was the MP’s third public embarrassment. In 2011 and 2013 he apologised for his remarks on ministerial salaries and on Mr Low Thia Khiang’s hearing ability respectively. (See below.) But Mr Lim is not the only one …

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“Singapore Snaps” to chronicle life in Singapore with Animation

To commemorate Singapore 50th birthday, artist Tan Wei Keong, Annette Heitmann, and Samantha Tio whose artwork has been featured in The Online Citizen, is bringing together a project that will involve the community to come together. The project- Singapore Snaps (SG Snaps), is a relational art project seeking to create 3 animations with collected photographs contributed by the community. In response to …

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Recent Vandalism Cases – A Cause for Concern?

By Tiffany Gwee Words related to the recent talk about CPF had been found scribbled on a number of bus stop signs and pavements. Photos of the graffiti have been making their rounds on the internet. All instances of vandalism share a similar message - they are all in support of blogger Roy Ngerng, who was recently sued by Singapore's Prime …

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