Daily Archives: 2014-10-20

Declare members’ monthly income or no newspaper permit: Registrar to NSP

By Andrew Loh The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has appealed to the president over the refusal by the Media Development’s Authority (MDA) to renew its printing permit for its party newspaper, the North Star, which it had applied for in 13 June 2014. The main point of dispute is the submission of the monthly salary or income of each member …

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Unfortunately politicised

By Andrew Loh When the Citizens’ Consultative Committees (CCCs) were set up in the 1960s, it was with noble intentions – first “to rally support among the people for merger with the Federation of Malaya”, and later “to fight against Communism, and facilitate communication between the people and the government.” In its current form, CCCs (said to be the “apex …

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The enigma of a human rights champion

By Elaine Ee Human rights lawyers in Singapore are a rare and precious breed. In a republic where political, press and civil liberties are only just starting to look up, fighting for human rights was, and to some extent still is, a noble but extremely difficult cause. What kind of person then goes down this path and sticks to it? …

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Mainstream media gloss over GIC’s $269 million capital loss

By Phillip Ang I refer to ST’s “GIC sells London property to Norway sovereign fund for $1.2billion” and GIC’s “GIC divests its 100% interest in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Financial Centre (MLFC)”. (I’m just expanding on this issue) Both are simply announcements which have not disclosed the fact that the seven-year GIC property investment has yielded almost zero …

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CCC’s support letter critical for AHPETC’s permit application?

By Terry Xu The hearing on summons issued by the National Environment Agency (NEA) to Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) has ended last week with the ruling of the hearing scheduled to be out by end of November. While the final decision is now with the courts, what is of greater concern to the public, other town councils and those …

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More than 200 applications for SAF Volunteer Corps

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen revealed that more than 200 applications have been received for the new Singapore Armed Forces Volunteer Corps (SAFVC) via his Facebook status update last night, Sunday. Application for the volunteer corps commenced last week on 13 October. The SAFVC was first proposed by the Committee to Strengthen National Service (CSNS) to “enable women, first generation Permanent Residents …

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