Monthly Archives: July 2015

TOC honoured at Singapore Advocacy Awards as Civil Society Advocate Organisation of the Year

The Online Citizen was awarded the prize for Civil Society Advocate Organisation of the Year at the 2015 Singapore Advocacy Awards on Friday. “The Online Citizen… has established itself as Singapore’s independent online news source of record, providing investigative news reports and thought-provoking commentary and expanding the space for the discussion of sensitive social and political issues,” said the Singapore …

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ST raises details irrelevant to child custody law-suit

By Ben Matchap I refer to an extremely disgusting article by The Straits Times published yesterday, “Gay man denied joint custody of triplets, a poor decision maker.” The article wrote, “A man who hid his homosexuality from his wife for 13 years has been denied joint custody of their triplets, not because he is gay or HIV-positive, but because of …

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Professor Tambyah’s candidacy to give SDP a boost

Professor Paul Anantharajah Tambyah is set to join the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). A familiar face at the party’s activities the last few years, Prof Tambyah’s membership has raised the prospects of his candidacy in the upcoming general elections under the SDP banner. Speaking to the media yesterday, Prof Tambyah said that he is at the moment an activist and would …

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The Calling It Out Show – What’s going on with the trains?

In the latest installment of the show, Sean and Ben talks about the recent spate of breakdowns in our transport system. “It’s been a problem for a long time,” Sean Francis Han says. “And we’re not seeing any form of improvement.” “I think the responsibilities… for the train breakdowns since 2011, lies on [Lui] Tuck Yew’s shoulders,” he adds. “Ya, …

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Stomp out racism – an essay for SG50

By Kang Ruo Xuan My dream for Singapore is for all Singaporeans to treat others with respect and not treat anyone differently because they have a different skin colour from us. Racism occurs everywhere, even in schools. An example of it would be a simple remark like “Hi brownie” which refers to the colour of others’ skin. Can you imagine …

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Gas tariffs increased, follows hike in electricity tariffs in June

For the three months of August to October, households using City Gas will see an increase of gas tariffs of 3.6 per cent. This will see the increase from 17.62 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) to 18.25 cents per kWh for the quarter. City Gas, which supplies gas to 90 per cent of HDB households and private properties, explained that …

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