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Daily Archives: 2015-06-02

ISA destroys the human spirit

By Teo Soh Lung Friends and acquaintances often tell me that they are confident that the PAP government will not use the ISA again. When I reminded them that even today there are Muslims imprisoned under the law, they tell me that that is a different matter. “We should not doubt the professionalism of the ISD (Internal Security Department)”. I …

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Army Camp School (ACS)

By Khoo Boo Kian I write this review in close consultation with my son who had a terrible time in ACS Barker secondary 1 2014. We are not talking about ACS primary nor ACS Independent. We write to protect other children who are still in that school and because my son needs to come to terms with his traumatic experience …

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Amos Yee back in remand for three weeks

Amos Yee, the teenager who was charged for offending Christians for a video he posted online criticising former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, has been remanded for another three weeks today, 2 June, pending a report to assess if he is suitable to serve reformative training. Yee was previously remanded for a total of 18 days for not complying with his bail …

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“In the Interim” and the youth of Lengkok Bahru

By Ariffin Sha For far too long, we have been hearing people – from academics to activists – harp on the ever widening income inequality prevalent in Singapore. From Roy Ngerng’s analysis on income inequality to Professor Tommy Koh’s first new year resolution, you may be forgiven for thinking that you have heard it all and seen it all when it …

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Is MOM letting employment agencies off the hook?

By Tina Soh According to the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) a NGO concerned about the rights of migrant workers, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) recently issued an alert to Employment Agencies (EAs) in the Orchard Cluster, two weeks before a scheduled inspection so as to inform them about an upcoming audit that will be conducted in May. HOME …

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More to benefit while NTUC contributes less to U Care Fund?

The National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) is revising its criteria for those who would qualify for its assistance schemes. With the revision, it is expected that 11,000 more low-income families will benefit, the labour movement said on Sunday. This is in addition to the existing 50,000 recipients last year which benefited from the schemes. Under the NTUC’s U-Care programme, which …

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Enforcing the law for a more transparent property market

By Property Soul Since my letter to The Straits Times Forum in December 2014 regarding the accuracy problem of private property transaction data, URA had replied about improving the property market data and releasing the nett prices of individual units sold by developers by the first half of 2015. In URA’s 1 April 2015 press release, there were six major …

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