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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Yes, Roy should apologise, but so too some MPs

By 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 thus important that when the dust has settled, we look at things rationally and factually with the aim of understanding what happened and how to …

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Fibre broadband assist plan: A fine policy by the country which spends the least percentage of its GDP

By 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 ‘still opening’ pre-school centres” (Straits Times, Sep 29). It has been reported that the Some 8,000 households will be getting a 100Mbps home fibre broadband plan …

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MDA seeks to register TOC Ltd under the Broadcasting Act

The 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 the request, and is studying the registration requirements. The social enterprise will be discussing the details with MDA. A response will be made in due course. …

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They do say the darnest things: What a to-do about Operation Coldstore

By 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 Studies, (‘History’s many shades of grey’, Straits Times 15 Sept 2014). He is Professor, Department of History, National University of Singapore, (only the third local Singaporean to …

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United States implores authorities in Hong Kong to “exercise restraint”

(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 in protest against the "fake democracy" by the China government on Hong Kong, as the mainland refused …

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Candlelight vigil in solidarity with Hong Kong for democracy

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 Central in over 40 cities and 16 countries have organised or will be organising gatherings this week to show solidarity with the protesters in Hong Kong. The gathering …

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Tough times ahead for Iskandar and Malaysia properties

By 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 shows for these properties. Expect to read this in PropertySoul.com only. 2. Without any new project to launch, any commission from buyers or any advertising …

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Understanding special children

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 with disabilities that she and I were teaching. However,  everything had to be the same routine every day. But we all know that in life, everything …

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Reaction to protest march at Hong Lim Park

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 protesters heckled the special needs children. The main stream media portrayed it so. The general public and …

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