Daily Archives: 2015-05-11

Judge hands out deterrent sentence to Amos Yee’s assailant
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 17

Neo Gim Huah, the man who slapped teenage blogger Amos Yee outside the state courts on 30 April,  has been found guilty by the court of one count of voluntarily causing hurt and sentenced to three weeks imprisonment. Mr Neo had pleaded guilty Read More

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Lee should demonstrate leadership in Amos Yee saga
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 38

By Dr Chee Soon Juan Mr Amos Yee’s video and his prosecution has grabbed the attention of Singaporeans, evoking strong emotions among many people. Amos’ remarks must have hurt PM Lee Hsien Loong deeply. After all, Lee Kuan Yew was the PM’s father Read More

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Amos Yee’s assailant pleads guilty, asks for leniency
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 84

Neo Gim Huah, the man who slapped teenage blogger Amos Yee outside the state courts on 30 April, has pleaded guilty today morning and asked the courts for leniency for sentencing. 49 year-old Neo had walked up to Yee, who was attending court Read More

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MDA clampdown on TRS – observers express support and concerns
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 8

“I am confident that MDA has done the right thing,” the Minister of Communications and Information (MCI), Yaacob Ibrahim, told the media on Sunday. Dr Yaacob was referring to the order issued by the Media Development Authority (MDA) to the website, The Real Read More

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TODAY Voices says FMI using newspaper as a “cover” to address MDA
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 23

The FreeMyInternet group (FMI) has written to TODAY Voices in response to a letter the paper published, titled “Free Internet group’s ideas destructive to multiracialism” by Mr Eugene De Rozario. However, TODAY has responded with the following: “My deputy editor has asked for Read More

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Protect workers from errant employers: Think Centre to government
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 27

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 04:16 pmBy Soe Min Than 50 years of single-minded focus on economic development has made it almost impossible for a large segment of workers to find decent work and provide for their families. Most Singaporeans work Read More

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In the real Singapore, MDA is the greater evil
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 7

By Alex Au The 3 May 2015 statement by the Media Development Authority (MDA) regarding the website www.therealsingapore.com (“TRS”) liberally uses words like “fabricated”, “false” and “deceiving readers” without providing any evidence what these instances were. It also accused the editors of “doctoring articles”. Read More

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Unable to board premium bus at Changi due to high demand
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 8

By Sam Tan I am officially writing in to express my extreme unhappiness about the schedule of bus 740 from Changi business park to Sembawang. As you can see from the screenshot from their website, there is regular intervals from 5.45pm. I have Read More

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Amos Yee from a first person perspective
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 9

Amos Yee, as a teenager, is as normal as they come. They chafe at authority, will always look for wriggle room and bargaining leverage, have a sharp instinct for pointing out adult contradictions and hypocrisies, and speak in a language of ‘but’s’ and ‘why not’s’ that are designed to try your patience. Any attempt to ‘discipline’ him becomes a contest of wills; you can slap bail conditions on him but if he thinks they are unfairly punitive (even before any conviction) then you can expect brinksmanship and defiance. Read More…

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