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Daily Archives: 2014-10-08

“Tyranny of the majority”

by Teo Soh Lung “… the sole end for which mankind are warranted, individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number, is self-protection. That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.” - John Stuart …

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How far should MPs go for a cause?

In the last six months, Member of Parliament for Moulmein-Kallang GRC, Denise Phua, has called on the government to slay two (sacred) cows – one, the elected presidency; and two, gambling.In May, Ms Phua, who has since been appointed Mayor of Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC), called on the Government to scrap the elected presidency and for it to …

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“Global outlook” needs an honest perspective, including of ourselves

By Ghui Singapore is a small country. In many ways, it is affected by and dependent upon events happening in the wider world. As such, I whole heartedly agree with PM Lee when he says that Singaporeans should also look outwards at what is happening globally to get a better perspective on issues. This ability to look beyond our borders …

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Hwa Chong alumni express “shock” at relationship programme

A group of petitioners who say they are alumni of Hwa Chong Institution have expressed shock at the "relationship programme" in their school. Concerns over the programme, titled, "Uncomplicated", was first raised by Ms Agatha Tan, a first-year student at HCI, on her Facebook page yesterday. Read about Ms Tan's post here: "Christian charity defends 'relationship programme' in school". Alumni …

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What claim have we to another’s citizenship?

By Ariffin Sha A petition circulating online, directed at the Singapore Government, seeks to convince the Government to revoke Ms Han Hui Hui’s Singapore citizenship. Ms Han is the organiser of the Return Our CPF protests, and has been criticised for the last protest where she and her compatriots and supporters clashed with a YMCA charity event for special needs …

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Christian charity defends “relationship programme” in school

The controversial workshop attended by Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) student, Agatha Tan, is “not a sexuality education program”, the Christian charity which runs the programme says. Instead, Focus on the Family (FOTF) says it is “designed to be a relationship program to help young people unravel the world of the opposite sex, uncover the truths of love and dating, and …

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