Daily Archives: 2015-04-02

Lee Kuan Yew, hysteria and the degradation of public discourse
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 223

By Simon Vincent I woke up one day to find myself transformed in my bed into an ungrateful Singaporean. Perhaps this is not quite as terrifying as Gregor Samsa’s rude awakening, but during the seven-day mourning of Lee Kuan Yew, I could not Read More

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Dear Jackson, read carefully, and think slowly
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 47

TREmeritus earlier published a letter by Mr Jackson Wee, “Rebutting Tan Wah Piow: I’ve always been a free S’porean”, in response to a letter posted by Mr Tan Wah Piow on The Online Citizen, “Lee Kuan Yew’s death will set the people free”. Read More

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Interview with Thum Ping Tjin about Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore – Part 2
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 6

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:50 pm 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 Read More

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Norwegian and S’pore PR jailed 10 weeks for assaulting taxi driver
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 20

On 1 September last year, Norwegian and Singapore permanent resident Arne Corneliussen attacked a taxi driver in the wee hours of the morning. He was eventually arrested and charged, and on Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to choking 46-year old Chan Chuan Heng. Corneliussen Read More

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Online boast of not paying S&CC, police refers case to MND
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 17

On 30 March, a resident who apparently lives in Aljunied GRC posted online that he owes the town council of his estate “4+ months” worth of service and conservancy charges. Mr KY Seetoh, posting on a pro-People’s Action Party (PAP) Facebook page, said: Read More

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If Only—To the memory Of Lee Kuan Yew (1923–2015)
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 34

By Catherine Lim You transformed little, obscure, resource-poor Singapore into one of the most successful economies in the world. If today Singapore is described in breathless superlatives—‘best’, ‘richest’, ‘cleanest’, ‘brightest’—it is all because of you. If only you had done so without so Read More

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Lee Kuan Yew and the Law Society
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 4

Last updated on April 8th, 2015 at 12:30 pmBy Tang Fong Har For me, Lee Kuan Yew, who ruled Singapore by fear, belongs to the past. His method of dealing with his critics was to use his knuckle dusters and take them to Read More

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