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Monthly Archives: Mar 2015

“Fully empathize with Amos’s situation as to a mother”

Mdm Judy Tan Reflecting on both the late Lee Kuan Yew's overblown and overrated state funeral along with the charging in Court of teenager, Amos Yee today, I can't help but pen this thought. Being the mother of an "overgrown" child myself, I fully empathize with Amos's situation as to a mother, her child never quite grows and will always …

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Police queried on 4-year old case involving ex-YPAP member

A member of the public has posted a query with the Singapore Police Force (SPF) over a four-year old incident involving a former Young PAP (YPAP) member. Mr Paul Chen, posting on the SPF’s Facebook page on Tuesday, was referring to the incident involving then YPAP member, Jason Neo, in 2011. Mr Neo had posted online a photo he had …

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Remembering my mother, Lim Geok Lian

By Teo Soh Lung Today (24 March) is the third anniversary of my mother’s death. Born in Kuching, Sarawak, she did not receive any formal education. She spoke pure Hokkien and a little Malay but not a word of English or Mandarin. For practical reasons, my father sent all his eight children to English language schools. It must have been …

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FEAR is dead

By Teo Soh Lung Four days ago, Kenneth and I were asked by journalists from Hong Kong if we were going to pay our respect to Lee Kuan Yew. Kenneth replied that he would not. When pressed for an answer as to why, he muttered something like it was not necessary. The young journalists were persistent in finding an answer …

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Amos Yee charged in court for 3 alleged offences

Amos Yee, the 16-year old whose video diatribe against the late Lee Kuan Yew went viral in just a matter of hours after it was released online, has been slapped with several charges on Tuesday. According to local news reports, Mr Yee, who was unrepresented in court, is being charged with: Allegedly causing matter to be seen and heard by …

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Teenager behind offensive video to face 3 charges today

16-year-old Amos Yee faces 3 charges later today (31 March). He will be charged for wounding religious feelings, circulating obscene material and harassment. The charges come after more than 20 police reports were lodged his 8-minute video and blog where he criticizes Christians and the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The video has since been made private. Yee was arrested …

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Our Singapore – between the lines, the nation we all built

By Min Cheong Some time ago, my father let me in on an exchange that took place between him and Lee Kuan Yew - a story I found fascinating for a myriad of reasons. It was 1978, and Dad was a Captain in the Armed Forces. He was asked by the Permanent Secretary of Defence of that era, George Bogaars, …

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The other side of Lee Kuan Yew

By Teo Soh Lung I watched the television for several hours today. The tv was off for nearly a week and I thought I really should not miss this historic occasion. As I watched the two sons of Lee Kuan Yew gave their eulogies in praise of their father, I cannot help thinking of the following people who were arrested …

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DPP’s final tribute to LKY

A Final Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, from the Democratic Progressive Party of Singapore. A man of passion, a man of pain, Who gave his life, for us to gain. A man of belief, a man of blood, Who stood against history, and fought the flood. The flood of odds, that we would live, The pain of judgement, that …

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