Daily Archives: 2014-06-18

Protecting the integrity and transparency of our electoral voting system

Mr Tan Cheng Bock, former Member of Parliament and candidate in the Presidential Elections 2011 has commented that the discovery of the new boxes has pointed out a weakness in the process and procedure of the electoral system and said that he is puzzled over the advisories issued to the two 17-year old students who found 5 empty ballot boxes in a school. …

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New A*STAR-SMU centre combines high-powered computing and behavioural sciences to study social behaviour

Singapore, 18 June 2014 – The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Singapore Management University (SMU) will establish a Centre for Technology and Social-Behavioural Insights (CTSBI) to tap on high performance computing technology, big data analytics and behavioural sciences to study people-centric issues and human behaviour including how people think, feel and act in different settings. Such …

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Smoke and mirrors at “An Honest Conversation”

By Kenneth Jeyaretnam TOC readers will be aware of the farce surrounding registering for and attending this event. However, having admitted Abdul Malik, who is not registered as a Bishan-Toa Payoh voter, Hri Kumar had little choice but to admit me. I was told by Ariffin Sha  (17), who arrived much earlier, that it took about ten minutes of heated …

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Hri Kumar’s silence sends wrong message to cyber bullies

By Andrew Loh “Singaporeans are best served by politicians who make a stand, not those who sit on fences. Because we all know what happened to Humpty Dumpty.” Those words were from the Member of Parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Hri Kumar. They are from a note on Mr Kumar’s Facebook page, which he wrote and posted on 6 December 2013. …

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Provide more information on claims: Ngerng’s lawyer to Lee

M Ravi, lawyer for blogger Roy Ngerng who is being sued by Lee Hsien Loong for defamation, has asked Mr Lee’s lawyers for “further and better particulars” of the Statement of Claim which Mr Lee is making against his client. Mr Lee is claiming “aggravated damages” from the courts based on 9 points laid out by his lawyer from Drew …

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A notice to our readers – moderation and banning of commenters on our website

Dear readers of TOC, Several commenters on the discussion threads on our website have been banned, because they have violated our moderation policy – https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/moderation-policy/. We do not care to repeat the offences here, but rest assured that we have the necessary evidence to prove our point. We also noticed that these offensive comments were targeted at articles we posted …

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When online behaviour crosses the line

By Ghui The government has long been concerned about the Internet. This interest began way before the Roy Ngerng saga burst onto the scene. While the public and indeed rank and file members of the PAP-led government fixate on the Ngerng drama, let’s not forget about the less high profile repercussions of the Internet. It is no secret that many …

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Philippines Embassy in Singapore asks local authorities to take action against offensive blog post

The Philippine Embassy in Singapore has asked the Singapore government to look into a blog post titled “Filipino infestation in Singapore – 5 point guide to showing displeasure without breaking the law”, and for local authorities to take appropriate actions against the blogger. The post on the blog “Blood Stained Singapore” offered “tips” to its viewers on how to show displeasure …

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