Daily Archives: 2014-12-08

EU Centre Singapore removed live tweets of Human Rights Seminar

European Union (EU) Centre Singapore removed the tweets of the seminar on Human Rights after activists stage a silent protest against an invited speaker known for her anti-homosexual speeches and stance. On Friday last week, the EU Centre in Singapore held a human rights seminar in conjunction with the upcoming human rights day on 10 December. However, certain members of …

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SDP tweets in response to PM Lee’s speech in PAP60

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)’s Secretary General, Dr Chee Soon Juan sent a tweet directly to Secretary General of People’s Action Party (PAP) and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on twitter in response to his speech for the PAP60 rally. Below is SDP’s comments in full on Mr Lee’s speech:   PM Lee Hsien Loong said in his speech that the opposition have not articulated …

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Dr Chee rebuts on pandering to the editorial tastes of the Western media

Secretary General of Singapore Democratic Party, Dr Chee Soon Juan rebuts Singapore’s government reply on his article on Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and remarked that it is unfair to say that he pander to the editorial taste of the Western media. In his op-ed on WSJ, “A New Vision for Singapore“, Dr Chee wrote that it is shameful that the state where …

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IPS-TW analysis on CPF – unaddressed issue of retirement adequacy

By Howard Lee It is important to understand that, when the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) and Towers Watson (TW) jointly published the paper on the investment risk on Singapore’s retirement financing scheme, there is actually a lot more that the paper does not say than what it professes to affirm. Let’s start, however, with the one thing that the …

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Anniversary of the Little India riot

By Masked Crusader On 29 April 1992, widespread rioting and looting overwhelmed Los Angeles County in California following the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers who had been charged with excessive force against Rodney King, a black. The brutality on King was captured on video by a witness and shocked the nation when it was shown on television …

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What’s wrong with foreign domestic workers’ day

By Jolovan Wham Last weekend, local group Foreign Domestic Workers’ Association for Skills Training and Social Support (FAST) and other partners celebrated Foreign Domestic Workers’ (FDW) Day, an event aimed at appreciating the contributions migrant domestic workers make to Singapore. There were stalls selling food, and booths where participants could play carnival games. Dance performances and a talent show which …

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