Daily Archives: 2014-12-10

AHPETC responds to MCCY minister’s article on town council financial matters

In a statement released by Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) on 10 December, “AHPETC Remains Steadfast to Serve the Residents of the Town“, the town council’s chairman, Ms Sylvia Lim sought to clarify on the points made by the article written by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture Community and Youth (MCCY). The article by Mr Wong made reference to the town council …

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Singapore’s Dim Sum Dollies issued with advisory rating by MDA

For the first time in Dim Sum Dollies’ own history, Dim Sum Dollies® – The History of Singapore Part 2 has been issued a classification rating of “Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)” by the Media Development Authority (MDA), on account of sociopolitical references in our work. The media regulatory agency granted it a licence to perform just three days before the show is set to …

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PAP pleads for blank cheque

In a time where trust in his party is on the wane, with distrust among Singaporeans perhaps at an all time high, the secretary general of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has called on Singaporeans to, effectively, give it a blank cheque, as far as political competition is concerned. Speaking at his party’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Lee Hsien Loong …

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When oppressors feel oppressed

By Kirsten Han Singapore’s top court recently ruled that it was constitutional for a minority group to be singled out and criminalised. This ruling means that section 377A of the Penal Code will be retained, and that every sexually active gay man is a criminal yet to be arrested (because of some “Scout’s honour” promise that the law won’t be …

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