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Daily Archives: 2015-04-14

Leave Oxley Road house be, build founder’s memorial park instead: GCT

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong had wanted to the home of the late former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew to be kept for national heritage purposes, but said that he respected Mr Lee wish to demolish it. Instead, he suggested that a Founder’s Memorial Park should be built instead. Mr Goh made the remarks on his Facebook page, …

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The Real Singapore duo charged with 7 counts of sedition

The couple behind socio-political website The Real Singapore (TRS) were charged today, 14 April, with seven counts of sedition and one for failing to produce documents to an officer from the Criminal Investigation Department. 26 year-old Singaporean Mr Yang Kaiheng and 22 year-old Australian Ms Ai Takagi were charged with publishing seditious articles on TRS between October 2013 and February 2015, which allegedly had a …

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Lee’s house – preserve but let descendants decide on accessibility

Whatever you may think of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, the fact remains that he is and will be the symbol of Singapore for many years to come. Lee Kuan Yew is more recognised and iconic, one might argue, than the 78-metre Control Tower at Changi Airport, or the Merlion located at One Fullerton, or the Gardens by …

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Halt construction of RC Centre at The Peak @ Toa Payoh: SPP

The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) has issued the following statement calling for the government to halt development on the construction of the RC Centre at the Peak @ Toa Payoh. This is because residents have raised concerns about the construction, with up to 87% of residents not in favour. The SPP calls on HDB to halt the construction of the RC …

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Spain’s activists hold world’s first virtual political protest through hologram

Last December, the Spanish government passed the new Citizens Safety Law which would criminalise public gatherings and protests in front of government buildings which are held without permission from the authorities. These would include any place from universities to hospitals. The law will take effect on 1 July this year. “The law, which one political opponent of the ruling popular …

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W!LD RICE showcases the perils of Democracy with its play, “Public Enemy”

  By Yasmeen Banu W!LD RICE has kick-started its year-long imagiNATION season with its first show- Public Enemy, at the newly furbished Victoria Theatre. The new production takes inspiration from Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 classic, which deals with an individual’s fight for truth and the repercussions of going head-to-head with an equally strong individual’s desire to maintain the status quo. The …

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