Daily Archives: 2015-05-26

Ban on song – MDA’s censorship by stealth breeds distrust
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

MDA’s surreptitious ban on song disgraceful It was first reported as a ban by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA). Now, the MDA has clarified that it is more of a partial ban than an outright one. It all started when regional Read More

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This Is PAP’s video response to concerns on Population White Paper and foreigners
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 16

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 05:32 pm By Basis Of Singaporean Spirit (BOSS) [Readers Advisory: This article highlights an insensitive act by PAP. By proceeding, you have agreed unconditionally that you understand this fact and that all actions and/or reactions are solely Read More

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Even without IRs, people will still find a way to gamble: Tan Chuan-jin
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 28

Mr Tan Chuan-jin, the new Minister for Social Development and Family, spoke at a forum on Monday at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The title of the forum was, “What will you give up for a better society?”, and it was organised by Ngee Ann Read More

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HK pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong denied entry to Malaysia
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 6

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:02 amStudent leader for the pro-democracy demonstration that happened in Hong Kong in September 2014 ha been denied entry into Malaysia, where he was supposed to be speaking at an event. The Scholarism Facebook page, managed by the Read More

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Glimpses of Lee Kuan Yew
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 14

By Jerome A. Cohen Seldom has the death of a great Asian leader commanded as much appreciation in the West as the passing of Lee Kuan Yew. The mind numbs at the number of well-earned tributes to the man who led Singapore to Read More

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Violent poem used in lesson shocked parents, students
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 5

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:28 pmStudents from Dunearn Secondary School and their parents were left shocked at a poem used by a teacher for as part of the school’s mid-year literature examination. The poem, titled “The Lesson by English poet Roger McGough, was Read More

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Extracts from “Lee Kuan Yew’s campaign against Catholic social justice activists in the 1980s”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 3

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:01 amDefinitions: 1. Conspiracy: A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful. In May 1987, the Ministry of Home Affairs arrested 16 people under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for their involvement Read More

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MDA “advised” local broadcasters not to air pro-gay song
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 2

Last updated on October 21st, 2015 at 05:49 pmIn response to queries about the recent reported ban on a song by Taiwanese singer, Jolin Tsai, the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) told the media on Tuesday that the song is not banned Read More

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A lèse majesté law for Singapore’s king, long live Lee Kuan Yew!
By Howard Lee Published on by Howard Lee 86

By Carlton Tan Singapore isn’t a monarchy, but if the ruling party has its way, it may soon become one. And the king will be none other than the late Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee is Singapore’s founding Prime Minister, a highly controversial Read More

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Rainbows over Ireland and what it means
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 2

“Ireland became the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside the opposition of the Roman Catholic Church in a resounding victory Saturday for the gay rights movement and placing the country at the vanguard of social change,” the Read More

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