Monthly Archives: September 2014

Yes, Roy should apologise, but so too some MPs
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 15

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pmBy Andrew Loh It has been three days since the controversial protest at Hong Lim Park, and the debate rages on. Who is right, who is wrong? What actually transpired? Who said what? It is Read More

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Fibre broadband assist plan: A fine policy by the country which spends the least percentage of its GDP
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian We refer to the articles “Telco fines channelled to help more poor households get broadband, computers” (Straits Times, Sep 28) and “PAP Community Foundation moving into eldercare, but Read More

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MDA seeks to register TOC Ltd under the Broadcasting Act
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 5

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pmThe Media Development Authority has issued a statement today, requesting The Opinion Collaborative Ltd (TOC Ltd), the social enterprise that owns and manages TOC, to register under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification. TOC Ltd has received Read More

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They do say the darnest things: What a to-do about Operation Coldstore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 10

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pmBy Hong Lysa True colours ‘Sound historical consciousness requires intellectual rigour and honesty’ — a very heartening statement by Tan Tai Yong, Nominated Member of Parliament, Vice-Provost (Student Life), director of the Institute of South Asian Read More

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United States implores authorities in Hong Kong to “exercise restraint”
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 5

(White House Image press secretary Josh Earnest) The White House on Monday implored authorities in Hong Kong to “exercise restraint” amid mass pro-democracy protests following Beijing’s decision to restrict reforms in the territory. The Occupy Central movement lead by students on 28 September, Sunday was Read More

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Candlelight vigil in solidarity with Hong Kong for democracy
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 5

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pm A candlelight vigil will be carried out this coming Wednesday at Hong Lim Park, 7.30pm to show support for citizens in Hong Kong in their protest against police violence and demand for universal suffrage. Supporters for Occupy Read More

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Tough times ahead for Iskandar and Malaysia properties
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 6

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pmBy Property Soul Disclaimer: 1. The following blog post is not likely to be reposted or republished in any online media or property portals – particularly those advertising Iskandar and Malaysia properties, or organizing property Read More

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Posted in Current Affairs, Economics | 6 Comments
Understanding special children
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 2

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pm By Ravi Philemon Some years ago when I was teaching in a special needs school, I had a teacher assistant (TA) with Asperger’s Syndrome. She was very motivated in wanting to help the children Read More

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We don’t want to meet Ngerng, say parents of children
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 43

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pmNo, we do not want to meet with Roy Ngerng. That was the response of parents of the special needs children who had taken part in the performance at Hong Lim Park on Saturday. The Read More

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Reaction to protest march at Hong Lim Park
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 8

By Cytix I was one of the protesters at Hong Lim Park on Saturday. I am sure what I have to say will be shouted down by those who don’t agree to what I saw. The contention in the limelight is that the Read More

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