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Daily Archives: 2015-05-05

Yee’s lawyers asks court to review bail conditions

Lawyers for blogger and youtuber Amos Yee will be asking the court to amend the bail conditions for their client. The 16-year old has been in remand in Changi Prison since 30 April after he breached bail conditions. Yee’s trial will take place on Thursday and Friday. Nonetheless, Ervin Tan, one of three laywers representing the teenager, said they "did …

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Singapore more gracious but more to be done for personal responsibility, role of parents and tolerance: SKM

By Howard Lee Singaporeans are growing more aware of the need to be kind and gracious, although they believe that more can be done to improve Singapore as a gracious society, according to an annual survey conducted by the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM). SKM's annual Graciousness Index measures the percentage of Singaporeans who perceive and experienced acts of graciousness, and this …

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Too early to tell: Chan Chun Sing, on his leadership style

“It is too early to tell,” Chan Chun Sing said, when asked by the media about his leadership style as the new secretary general of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). Mr Chan, who previously held the Social Development and Family (MSF) portfolio, took over the helm at the NTUC yesterday from Mr Lim Swee Say. Mr Lim has been …

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AHPETC: No necessity for MND to commence court action against town council

Ministry of National Development (MND) has commenced legal proceeding against Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council  (AHPETC) through the Attorney General Chambers (AGC) in a two-day hearing at the Supreme court to seek to impose conditions onto grants disbursed to the town council and to have the court to appoint independent auditors to the town council. This comes after the Attorney General …

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And we are still calling this “light touch”

By Howard Lee Forget the irony of the Media Development Authority asking The Real Singapore to cease and desist on World Press Freedom Day itself – and to be honest, someone at MDA must really have a hugely twisted sense of humour. What is even more concerning is the fact that there are so-called analysts who are “media observers and …

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Vincent Law: No regrets as bailor for Amos Yee

  Amos Yee, a 16 year old teenager who is currently the talk of the country after being charged with harassment, and with deliberately wounding religious feelings for uploading a YouTube video about Singapore's first prime minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity. TOC speaks with Mr Vincent Law, a family counselor and a Christian, who bailed Amos Yee out from police remand on …

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Why people often end up buying the wrong thing?

By Property Soul Wardrobe spring cleaning I spent my Labor Day holiday doing the long overdue task of spring cleaning my wardrobe. How hard can it be? Well, any lady will tell you that this is a labor-intensive plus physically and mentally-draining chore, with lots of surprises and heartbreaks along the way. It took me almost two days to complete …

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