Daily Archives: 2015-03-26

TODAY paper misrepresents Low Thia Khiang’s tribute in Parliament

By Carlton Tan Amid calls for Singaporeans to temper their criticism of the late Lee Kuan Yew in this period of mourning, Workers’ Party Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang’s tribute in Parliament has struck a raw nerve because of TODAY’s misrepresentation. According to TODAY’s Facebook post, Mr Low claimed that “many Singaporeans were sacrificed” under PAP’s one-party rule, and that “Mr …

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LKY Controversial: LGBT – “It’s a genetic variation”

Mr Lee Kuan Yew was never one to shy away from the most controversial of topics or issues. Indeed, he is just about the only politician in Singapore who could speak his mind frankly on these issues, be they issues which have to do with the different racial groups in Singapore, or language policies, or religious practices. Or on homosexuality. …

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Australian and S’pore PR fined $3,000 for assault on jazz singer

Australian Aaron Peter Jeremicjczyk, a 39-year-old Singapore permanent resident, has been fined S$3,000 for assaulting jazz singer Dawn Ho last year. The incident happened at the Beach Station on Sentosa island at about 9.20pm on 9 March 2014. 35-year-old Ms Ho had seen Jeremicjczyk, his girlfriend and a friend arguing with a limousine driver about the price of a fare …

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Interview with Thum Ping Tjin about Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore – Part 1

Your browser does not support native audio, but you can download this MP3 to listen on your device.  Malaysia’s independent radio station, BFM 89.9 interviewed Thum Ping Tjin, Research Associate at the Centre for Global History at the University of Oxford and co-ordinator of Project Southeast Asia, on Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore. Lee Chwi Lynn: So just for the uninitiated, because …

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