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Daily Archives: 2014-06-27

Eight items as gifts for Singapore’s Jubilee babies

Parents of Singapore’s Jubilee babies born in 2015 can look forward to receiving eight items in the Jubilee Baby Gift. The eight items in the Jubilee Baby Gift are the top choices that the public have voted for during the Jubilee Baby Gift voting period. The eight items are: Special medallion Multi-functional shawl Baby sling A set of baby clothes – Baby T-shirt & bottoms, Rompers, Mittens …

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Finalised station names for Thomson MRT Line released

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has just announced the final names for the Thomson Line (TSL) stations which have been approved by the Street and Building Names Board (SBNB). The names were put to a public poll in May 2013 and attracted more than 4,000 responses. All the final station names reflect the choice of the majority who took part in the name …

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Police stop football screening by resident

The police has put a stop to the public screening of World Cup matches by a resident in Sing Avenue, near the Little India area. Since the start of the global football competition, the World Cup, resident Rooban Kanth had been placing a television outside his terrace house in the evening, when the matches were on. Soon, a small crowd …

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One law for the Lion & Ox is Oppression?

By Teo Soh Lung “One law for the Lion & Ox is Oppression” – William Blake The speed at which the Singapore government’s spokespersons responded to reports and comments on Singapore by foreign journalists is pretty incredible. They appear to have nothing better to do than read foreign publications with magnifying glasses. They diligently write letters to correct whatever they …

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A reason for conservatives to accept LGBT people

By Aloysius Chia A lot of conservative minded people think that accepting the LGBT community is bad for society. They say, for instance, how accepting the LGBT community will lead to a slippery slope situation where family values will be eroded. The values of restraint, postponement of gratification, and commitment, which conservatively minded people cherish, keeps a wary eye on …

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The Pink Dot debate – mutual respect would go a long way

By Ghui As the day for Pink Dot’s “Freedom to Love” event draws closer, it has attracted growing controversy. Some members of the Muslim community have launched a Wear White campaign to defend traditional family values and protest against homosexuality. This event has in turn attracted the support of members of the Faith Community Baptist Church and the LoveSingapore network …

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Ngerng vs Lu – and MOH’s “values and standards”

On 10 June 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) issued a statement to support Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) termination of services of one of its staff, blogger Roy Ngerng. The hospital cited “conduct incompatible with the values and standards expected of employees” and the alleged misuse of resources for personal pursuits as reasons for firing Mr Ngerng from his …

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MOM and the Press: A Case Study of Institutional Indifference

By Masked Crusader On 19 June, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), through a press release, announced that the Director of an IT company had been charged with 20 counts of falsely declaring salaries in Employment Pass (EP) applications. The Director of MN Computer Systems (S) Pte Ltd, Singaravelu Murugan, had declared a salary of $4,500 a month on 17 applications and …

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