Daily Archives: 2015-07-04

Another complaint of amenities in disrepair in Tampines

After complaints that a playground in Tampines was in an atrocious state was reported online, complaints have again surfaced that a basketball court in the same constituency is in disrepair. A resident of the area, who wishes to remain anonymous, has informed The Online Citizen (TOC) that the basketball court at block 407, Tampines Street 41, is in very bad …

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Is Singapore becoming a shamelessly hypocritical society?

By Jentrified Citizen Reflecting on recent national issues that have happened here, it is sad to see how increasingly hypocritical our Singapore society is becoming. Let’s review some of the more noteworthy hypocrisy: The highly opportunistic PAP-run government has repulsively destroyed many vocal critics and opposition members over the decades and it has brazenly used public-funded resources like the People’s …

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We’re an aristocracy now, are we?

By Singapore Democrats At an SG50 conference on Thursday, Mr Lee Hsien Loong said: “…if you don’t have a certain natural aristocracy in the system, people who are respected because they have earned that and we level everything down to the lowest common denominator, then I think society will lose out.” Aristocracy is defined as a government by a minority privileged class whose political …

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55 days in remand for S’pore’s youngest prisoner of conscience

“Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience, held solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression,” the human rights organisation says in a statement released on Friday, 3 July, with regards to the case of Singaporean video-blogger, Amos Yee. The 16-year old was found guilty of “wounding the religious feelings of Christians” on 12 May by …

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Suspected upskirt pervert caught by public in Toa Payoh

In what is becoming a common occurrence, a man suspected of taking upskirt photos of women in Toa Payoh was apprehended – by members of the public. According to the website, All Singapore Stuff, the incident happened on Friday, in Toa Payoh Central. “A dramatic scene unfolded yesterday afternoon at Toa Payoh Central as 3 middle-aged men pinned down a …

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Social media and the evolving polity – Goh Chok Tong and John Major

By Howard Lee The presence of social media and the evolving voting public has drastically changed the way that governments approach policy making and engagement, although good governance must necessarily focus on long term . These were the points that two former Prime Ministers – Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Sir John Major – could both agree on, …

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To increase productivity, focus on optimising talent: Experts

By Howard Lee What would we do if the worst case scenario happens to Singapore’s economy – global warming opens up the Artic Route permanently, advances in air travel by-passes Singapore completely, and we lose all our advantages in manufacturing and services? That was the question that Ambassador-at-Large Prof Tommy Koh posed to Mr Ravi Menon, managing director of the …

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Polyclinic fees up: Govt healthcare operating expenditure % lower than 1970?

By WB TOC’s article, “Polyclinics up consultation fees from 1 July” (Jul 2) notes that “The consultation fees at the 18 polyclinics around Singapore have been increased from 1 July.” The article further went on to state, “The two groups which oversee the clinics, Singhealth and National Healthcare Group (NHG), have updated  their websites with the new charges … for Singaporean adults at NHG polyclinics …

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