Daily Archives: 2015-06-05

PM Lee Hsien Loong: Singapore not ready for same-sex marriage due to conservative society

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore is not ready for same-sex marriage as the society is still “basically a conservative one”. This in response to a question posed to him by ABS-CBN News Channel journalist Antonio Velaquez, during the 7th ASEAN Journalists Visit Programme organised by the Communications and Information Ministry on Thursday.  Antonio Velaquez asked for PM …

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Myanmar continues its ban on domestic workers leaving to work in Singapore

About 500 women from Myanmar have reportedly been barred in the past three weeks from leaving their country to work in Singapore as foreign domestic workers (FDWs), said local employment agencies. In September last year, the government of Myanmar (Burma) imposed a five-month ban on its citizens coming to Singapore for domestic work with little warning. The ban was reportedly …

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Singapore’s success was never due to PAP or Mr Lee Kuan Yew

By BOSS [Readers Advisory: This is an academic article discussing on the basis of Singapore’s success, and contains discussion on religion which may be sensitive to some people. If you are not able to engage yourself from an objective and academic perspective, please do not proceed. By proceeding, you have agreed unconditionally that you understand this fact and that all actions and/or …

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MND misrepresented us on government grants issue: AHPETC

The Ministry of National Development has grossly misrepresented the Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) in saying that it wanted government grants “without conditions and accountability”, the town council announced in a media release published today, 5 June. “From the onset of the High Court case, AHPETC had written to MND that it accepted that the Town Councils Act enabled the …

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Online disputes – trusting the people the way to go?

By Howard Lee A little-known skirmish online that happened last week might give us pause to think about exactly how we should and want to approach online difference in opinion that can potentially be defamatory. On 28 May, former Nominated Member of Parliament Calvin Cheng posted on his sponsored Facebook page about the dangers of “seductive messages” behind “terrorist groups” …

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George Yeo on Amos Yee saga: Don’t overreact

In what seems to be a word of caution against going to extremes, former Cabinet minister, George Yeo, says that the public should not “overreact” to blogger Amos Yee’s behaviour and actions. “He’s obviously very bright, it would be such a sad thing if his life were to be destroyed by some of the things he’s done or said,” Mr …

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Female Singaporean heads for Everest on bike

Singapore biker Vaune Phan set off for Mt Everest today morning at 5pm on a solo bike trip that will span a month and bring her through Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, China and Tibet before reaching the Everest base camp. Media reported that 27 year-old Phan will undertake the 8,000km journey to help raise awareness and funds for the Singapore Disability Sports Council and …

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Withhold sale of Maggi noodles, AVA tells suppliers

Two weeks after authorities in India ordered the recall of Maggi brand instant noodles from shops across the country, Singapore has told importers to temporarily withhold sales of the instant noodles produced in India. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) says it is testing samples of Maggi brand instant noodles manufactured in India and “it has advised affected …

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