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Daily Archives: 2015-05-12

Children are a blessing, not a nightmare

By Dr. Chee Soon Juan No, Ms Fu, children – including Amos – are a blessing, not a nightmare. PAP Minister, Ms Grace Fu, is reported to have said: “It’s not just any YouTube video. It crosses the red line on religion. But I think that Amos Yee is not doing himself or his family any favors. How do you …

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Amos Yee convicted on two charges, acquitted on third

16-year old blogger, Amos Yee, has been found guilty of the two charges brought against him by the Attorney General’s Chambers. District Judge Jasvendar Kaur delivered her much anticipated verdict on Tuesday afternoon at the State Court. She found the teen guilty of the charge of obscenity for having uploaded a picture of the late Singapore prime minister, Lee Kuan …

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Towards a healing society

By Siok Khoon Kent I first saw Amos Yee in his video on Lee Kuan Yew. Watched the first one minute and decided it didn’t deserve my time, as I do not believe in shouting for change. The second time I saw Amos was in person. Something I didn’t expect. He was charged & out on bail. His parents & a …

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Amos, My Teacher

By Siok Khoon Kent When the whole world condemns Amos’ mother that it is her fault that Amos turned out so fearlessly “rebellious”, they do not know that Amos’ mother is humbly, Amos’ first student. Having the privilege to walk with them through this time, I saw what a wonderful  love relationship they enjoy. Amos is her sunshine, and she is …

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NCMP Gerald Giam: Government should avoid hindering commercial development with unmanned aircraft bill

Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Gerald Giam spoke about the Unmanned Aircraft Bill in parliament yesterday to ask that the government be wary not to place too much regulatory burden through the bill and hinder commercial developments. He noted that if commercial operators are required to apply for a permit, then it is important that the assessment criteria for permit approvals …

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Authenticity of academic degrees – onus on employers: Lim Swee Say

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) treats the various types of academic qualifications differently, according to an infographic explaining this released by the ministry on Monday. In Parliament yesterday, the Workers’ Party’s Non-Constituency MP Gerald Giam asked the ministry about the checks that are done when processing S Pass and Employment Pass applications. Mr Giam’s question comes in light of the …

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NCMP Lina Chiam: Intent to protect the interest of the taxi companies apparent with third party taxi booking services bill

Non-constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) Lina Chiam spoke about the third-party taxi booking services bill in Parliament yesterday to question Transport Ministry of the intent of the proposed bill. She noted in her speech that the bill deviates from the concept of free market, where supply of services by companies are set by market demand. Under the proposed bill, LTA is to issue …

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Why was the co-driver chucked out of the taxi?

By Tan Wah Piow The greatest loser of the 2015 General Election in the United Kingdom is the Liberal Democratic Party. They went into coalition with the Conservative Party after the 2010 election, and its leader Nick Clegg, was made the deputy Prime Minister, while several of their senior leaders were given ministerial positions. The Liberal Democrats basked in the …

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Assailant intolerant and cowardly, but let’s forgive

By Andrew Loh Neo Gim Huah has been sentenced to three weeks’ jail for voluntarily causing hurt to teenager, 16-year old Amos Yee, on 30 April. Neo, 49, had struck Yee in the face outside the State Court while the latter was on his way to a pre-trial conference. A posse of media reporters and cameramen were present when the …

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