Daily Archives: 2014-06-14

Stefanie Sun Yanzi voice her support for Pink Dot 2014

Singapore, June 14, 2014 – Singapore-born, Taiwan-based singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿) has declared her support for Pink Dot 2014, which is set to take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park. In a heart-warming 20-second video posted on YouTube and shared on Facebook and other social media platforms, Stefanie said in Mandarin, “Being able to …

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76 years old lady begged Hri Kumar to help her get CPF money back

This morning, a forum to discuss matters of Central Provident Funds took place at Thomson Community Centre. The forum entitled, “CPF – An Honest Conversation: Public Dialogue with Thomson-Toa Payoh Residents” was hosted by Hri Kumar, PAP MP of  Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC and is said to be open to only residents of the ward. A elderly lady, who does not …

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Small minds dragging down PAP

The past few weeks have been instructive in how the governing People’s Action Party (PAP) under the current leadership might not have what it takes to chart a new course for Singapore, going forward. Several incidents in recent times showed how the PAP Government is still struggling with communicating with and inspiring Singaporeans. President Tony Tan, in opening the new …

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In memory of Tan Jing Quee

In memory of Tan Jing Quee (18 Jan 1939 – 14 Jun 2011)  by Dr. Hong Lysa Tan Jing Quee is best known for his dedication to pioneering the writing of the history of the left in Singapore. He has been acknowledged for conceiving and editing Comet in our Sky: Lim Chin Siong in History (2001); Our Thoughts are Free: …

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Military junta annouces lifting of nighttime curfew for Thailand

BANGKOK— Thailand’s military junta announced late Friday yesterday that the nighttime curfew will be lifted from immediate effect after being in effect in most parts of the country for the past few weeks. This move is set to bolster the country’s vital tourism industry, and the military junta has promised to install an interim government in August. In a televised announcement …

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An average Singaporean’s opinion

By WS I’m not someone who’s into writing. What motivated me to waste, I mean spend my time writing this article out is the frustration lay deep inside me. Just a short introduction of myself – I’m your average working class Singaporean, in my early 30s. I went to a polytechnic, completed my diploma and started my working life soon after. …

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From Egypt to Afghanistan : Electing our own slavery

Sherif Samir, writing from Egypt Thoughts behind the voting curtain… Democracy is not the aim. The aim is justice, dignity, and development. Democracy is the way to it, and it’s not the perfect way, but it’s the best way so far. According to Rousseau, representative democracy is not a democracy at all, and even that democracy is so hard for …

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