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Daily Archives: 2014-06-21

Fault lines appearing in Singapore’s social fabric?

By Cheong Yaoming We have often been fed the perspective that free speech, and particularly the Internet, hold the capacity to drive our society asunder. Instances of hate speech online have often been dredged up to prove the point that, left to its own devices, the Internet will fan the flames of racism and tear the delicate social fabric that …

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Food from Fukushima safe: AVA

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) says food products imported from Japan are safe for consumption. The AVA was replying to a question from “Lovecraft RavenEve” on its Facebook page. “Lovecraft RavenEve” had raised concerns on the announcement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 31 May, that Singapore would “immediately” lift restrictions on the import of food …

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Ngerng vs Lee – where does Civil Service stand?

In 2005, a year before the general election in May 2006, the Cabinet, through its secretary, issued a paper on a Code of Conduct for Ministers. The paper was submitted to Parliament on the request of the president. The Code “has been in force since 1954 detailing how Ministers should act and arrange their personal affairs.” “The position of a …

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Christians join Muslims in protest against Pink Dot

In what could be a rare show of solidarity between two faiths, members of the Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC) and the LoveSingapore network of churches have announced that they will be joining the Wear White campaign, initiated by members of the Muslim community, to protest against the Pink Dot event to be held at Hong Lim Park next Saturday, …

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