Daily Archives: 2014-10-23

Does Nparks have unfettered discretionary powers to impose bans?
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 30

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pm By Andrew Loh The Nparks’ withdrawal of its approval for activist Han Hui Hui to hold a Speakers’ Corner event on 25 October smacks of arbitrary enforcement of the power vested in the Commissioner Read More

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Video tackles online negativity in Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 3

Content label AMOK teams up with street wear label OBEY Clothing to tackle online negativity in Singapore. Globally, Singapore is placed on a high pedestal. The country is viewed as clean, unique, prosperous and peaceful. However, Singapore’s online sentiment appears to be sliding Read More

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No rational basis for revocation of approval, says Han Hui Hui’s lawyer
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 49

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pm By Andrew Loh There is no rational basis for the revocation of the permit originally granted to activist Han Hui Hui to hold a speech and demonstration event at Speakers’ Corner on 25 October, Read More

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Bridge gap in social memory with PIDB: NSP
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pmThe following is a press release from the National Solidarity Party on 23 October: A clear understanding of our nation’s history is key to building a strong, unified nation. A Public Interest Declassification Board will Read More

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State banquet held in London for Singapore’s President
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 2

Queen Elizabeth II gave a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, London in honour of the President of the Republic of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam and his wife on their state visit to the United Kingdom (UK). This is the first time Singapore Read More

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Muslim prisoners equals “terrorist detainees”?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 20

By Teo Soh Lung Since reading the speeches of Minister for Home Affairs, Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Foreign Affairs, K Shanmugam (Hansard of 7 October 2014), I have been in a state of gloom. This morning, Alex Au’s latest article, “PAP Read More

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Singaporeans not more open to public surveillance but less resistant to it
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 2

National University of Singapore (NUS) sociologist Daniel Goh says that he does not think that Singaporeans are more open to public surveillance compared to people in other societies around the world, but instead they are less resistant towards the idea of being surveilled upon. Read More

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Crowd poured onto mrt platform despite being overcrowded
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 17

A video taken by Joel Rasis, shows people crowding onto the MRT platform at Lakeside MRT station. People continued to pour onto the platform via the escalator despite already filled to the brim. At around 7.30 am on Tuesday, there were train delays Read More

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SDP: Why democratic freedoms are important
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Local political party, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) in their website posted an article that explains the importance of how political freedoms are, especially the freedom of expression. The party states that citizens cannot hold those in power, accountable and make them serve the Read More

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