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Daily Archives: 2014-10-03

Death penalty as life-saving deterrent: fact or rhetoric?

By Second Chances, Singapore Anti-death penalty campaign and Think Center The following was a letter the Singapore Working Group on the Death Penalty – a coalition made up of Second Chances, the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign and Think Centre – submitted to the Straits Times Forum. The letter was not chosen for publication. We refer to the Law Minister’s comments as …

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Singapore Medical Council overcharged Susan Lim: Courts

High Court ruled that the legal bills sought by the Singapore Medical Council from Dr Susan Lim, in relation to an earlier court case, were overcharged. Ironically, the case that was awarded in favour of SMC two years ago against Dr Lim was the result of a probe into whether Dr Lim has overcharged her client. Dr Lim was earlier …

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Response to Chee Soon Juan on the recent HLP fracas

By Jeremy Chen I am a SDP party member who cannot help but disagree with Chee Soon Juan’s position that we should just forgive Roy Ngerng, Han Hui Hui and co’s bad behaviour because “freedom” means having the “freedom to make mistakes”. The gist of what he said is that we should let things be, “criticize if we must” and excuse the mistakes. …

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Criticise if we must but let us also encourage

By Dr Chee Soon Juan Much acrimony has emanated from the Return Our CPF protest at Hong Lim Park last Saturday. As complex and difficult as things are, let us focus on what we can all learn from the episode. First, Mr Roy Ngerng and Ms Han Hui Hui should offer an apology to the children and parents who were present at …

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Govt’s double standards a danger to society

When the haze hit Singapore last year, it was the worst in years. Our city was shrouded in smog and being in public or open areas became a hazard. The lack of preparation by the authorities for the situation added to the sense of anxiety and anger among Singaporeans. There was an inadequate number of face masks available, and those …

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Authorities investigate Yang Yin and his business

Chinese national and Singapore permanent resident, Yang Yin, is under investigation by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). While the ministry did not reveal much to the media, it is believed that it is looking into Mr Yang’s employment pass (EP) application which the ministry approved in 2009, and it is also looking into the dance studio company which Mr Yang …

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Top job destination but with highest vacancies?

By SGCharts.com In reference to the article published in June 2014 about the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) and the recent news about the Ministry of Education (MOE) being the top job destination among public sector organisations for fresh graduates and undergraduates according to a survey by CareerBuilder Singapore. One might be interested in how observations from the TALIS shows about the teaching …

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Six reasons why property is not an antifragile investment

By Property Soul It was exciting to see Nassim Nicholas Taleb presenting “Antifragility: Gaining From Volatility, Stress And Disorder” in the open space outside National Library last Wednesday. Like a loyal fan longing to meet her idol, it made my day when I managed to get his autograph at the end of the session. (P.S. I hope that I can …

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Hong Kong Chief Executive, CY Leung will not resign

Hong Kong Chief Executive, CY Leung held a press conference on Thursday midnight, expressing that open dialogue will be carried out with the students and would not resign as Hong Kong’s Chief Executive.He has appointed Chief Secretary, Carrie Lam to meet & dialogue with the protest representatives as soon as possible as per requested in their open letter.He asserted the …

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