Daily Archives: 2014-06-03

Politicising of welfare in Singapore

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian We refer to the articles “New fund to help needy buy milk for young children” and “WP sets up fund for social causes” (Straits Times, Jun 2). A new “milk powder” fund? The former states that low-income families with infants and toddlers who live in the Central Singapore District can tap a new fund, …

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FIRST STAGE! – Audition Notice

W!LD RICE’s traditional year-end pantomime has become the much sought after training platform for young talents. This year, the theater company is staging Monkey Goes West, a cheeky and affectionate re-telling of the beloved Chinese classic, set within today’s Singapore. Directed by Sebastian Tan, a popular actor and written by W!LD RICE’s Resident Playwright Alfian Sa’at. Through the years, W!LD RICE’s …

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Making a mockery of the Prime Minister

By Andrew Loh Allow me to disabuse you from thinking that this article is about how blogger Roy Ngerng or the support he has received is making a mockery of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. On the contrary, this article is about how the government’s own main mouthpiece – The Straits Times – is making the prime minister look rather …

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Roy vs the PM: The end of an era?

By Vernon Chan   This evening, blogger Roy Ngerng raised the full sum of $70,000 for his legal defense against prime minister Lee Hsien Loong. On 28 May 2014, the premier of Singapore filed his civil suit in the Singapore High Court, where the value of claims is above S$250,000. PM Lee claims that Roy had defamed him in a …

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