Daily Archives: 2015-01-07

URA and HDB will ensure proposed temple will integrate well with surrounding developments

In a joint statement on 6 January by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and Housing and Development Board (HDB), the two government agencies said that they will ensure that a proposed temple at Fernvale Link in Sengkang will “integrate well with the surrounding developments, the same way other existing places of worship have been integrated in many residential estates”. This statement comes after an …

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Criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan dies at age 67

Criminal lawyer Subhas Anandan died in Singapore General Hospital on the morning of 7 January, Wednesday. He was aged 67. Senior lawyer and his long time friend Amolat Singh confirmed Mr Subhas’s passing with local media. A founding member and the first president of the Association of Criminal Lawyers in Singapore, Mr Subhas gained a reputation for defending notorious criminals, at times pro bono. He took …

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At Arm’s Length – questions about the effectiveness of a MP

By Nic Lim So the new year kicked off to yet another brou-ha-ha over in Sengkang West. Would-be residents are unhappy over the onion-like disclosure of what seems to be a commercially operated columbarium under the guise of a temple project. Unhappiness all around. If not for social media, one would be fooled into thinking this is “just another NIMBY* …

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Controversial details of a priest in Geylang

By Howard Lee “I say to you, that if these shall hold their peace, the stones will cry out.” –Luke, 19:40 Contrary to what the title of the book might suggest, Priest in Geylang – the Untold Story of the Geylang Catholic Centre offers a much less titillating experience than you might have expected. But you will find no lack …

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Tenure denied due to “reputational risk”: Cherian George

Former Nanyang Technological University (NTU) professor Cherian George revealed in a blog post that his denial of tenure at the university in 2013 could have been politically motivated, when he found it necessary to respond to remarks made recently by university president Bertil Andersson that could potentially hurt his academic standing. In an interview with Times Higher Education, Prof Andersson said, “Dr George “was subjected to …

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