Daily Archives: 2014-10-24

The importance of education, and not schooling, in Singapore
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 1

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:28 pmBy Benedict Chong “When you take the free will out of education, that turns it into schooling.” – John Taylor Gatto A recent statement by DPM Teo Chee Hean that college degrees are not necessary Read More

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Full democracy needed for legal system, freedom of expression: Chee
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 6

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:41 pmDr Chee Soon Juan said Singapore needs to adopt full democratic best practices and widen the rules on freedom of expression, in order to become an international legal centre, in a speech he made at the International Bar Read More

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Chiam See Tong – understanding the man behind the politics
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 3

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:01 amBy Howard Lee The silence that overcame the crowd gathered outside Deyi Secondary School in the wee hours of 8 May 2011 consumed the night. Only the voice from the radio of a car parked Read More

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2 protesters issued warnings by police
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 122

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:50 pmThe Singapore Police have confirmed that two persons involved in the Hong Lim Park protest on 27 September have been issued conditional warnings. The warnings were issued for the offence of public nuisance, under Section Read More

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MARUAH expresses concern about cancellation of approvals for Speakers’ Corner event
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 3

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 04:16 pm Local Non-government Organisation, MARUAH expresses their concern over the cancellation of approvals granted to the organisers of “Return our CPF” protest and states that this move undermines the presumption of innocence which underpins the Read More

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Complaint filed with SMC against council member
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 2

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:41 pmThe High Court ruled last month (4 Sep) that the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), which sought a legal bill of $1.33 million against Dr Susan Lim, had highly inflated its bill and reduced the amount Read More

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