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Daily Archives: 2014-09-29

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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Growth at all costs: Who pays?

By SGCharts.com (Image by Joshua Chiang) A hard look at the numbers from the Department of Statistics’ Household Expenditure Survey (HES) 2012/13 shows the real winners and losers of the heady GDP growth of the past decade. How Much Did You Spend Today? Do you know that there are 4,648 households in Singapore that survive on less than $10 per person …

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Heckling, anarchist? Nah, just immaturity

First things first. I am appalled at the behaviour of Roy Ngerng, Han Hui Hui and their supporters who marched right into a charity event where special needs children, disabled children and the elderly were present. And also, for those who might be wondering, I also find it questionable to heckle a minister during a charity event where he is …

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Income inequality – Part 1: The moral question

By Benedict Chong “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” - Milton Friedman In a recent dialogue session during the Singapore Summit Conference, PM Lee touched on how “concrete solutions” are needed to “deal” with income inequality. In so saying, PM Lee is …

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“First march in S’pore since independence”? Not quite

Roy Ngerng, the blogger at the centre of a defamation suit filed by Lee Hsien Loong and who is also involved with the CPF protests in recent months, posted the following on his blog on 27 September. Mr Ngerng might have been carried away by the adrenalin from the previous day’s rowdy protest at Hong Lim Park (Speakers’ Corner), and …

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