Daily Archives: July 5, 2015

Why gay marriage need not upset Christians
By Howard Lee Posted on by Howard Lee 0

By Bryan Cheang The recent SCOTUS decision legalising gay marriage across the USA has only added greater fuel to an ongoing cultural war that features mainly gays on one hand, and Christians on the other. Gays and liberals have hailed the decision as Read More

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“We are destroying a boy”
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

  By Jolene Tan Speech for #FreeAmosYee protest at Hong Lim Park, 5 July 2015 Some of you have probably seen that Amos Yee’s mother, Mary Toh, recently posted on Facebook making a heartfelt apology to her son. It’s really not her who Read More

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Amos Yee sent to hospital
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

UPDATE [6.54am, Monday, 6 July]: The Online Citizen understands that Amos Yee is now back at the Institute of Mental Health, after being sent to the A&E department of Changi Hospital on Sunday night.  Even as activists gathered at Hong Lim Park to Read More

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Natural Aristocracy: The myth of meritocracy
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, at an Institute of Policy Studies dialogue held on 2 July 2015, was asked if he believed instilling a ‘culture of respect’ through court proceedings impedes the building of a vibrant economy. PM Lee replied: “You Read More

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Former AHPETC secretary Mr Danny Loh dies aged 55
By Ariffin Sha Posted on by Ariffin Sha 0

Mr Danny Loh Chong Meng, 55, passed away during a holiday at Japan. He was also the former secretary of AHPETC. AHPETC Chairman, Ms Sylvia Lim, expressed her condolences in an AHPETC press release yesterday. We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss Read More

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MPs to question Parliament on Electoral Boundaries Review Committee
By Ariffin Sha Posted on by Ariffin Sha 0

By Ariffin Sha When Parliament sits again on 13 July, two Members of Parliament, MP Arthur Fong and Non-Constituency MP Yee Jenn Jong, will raise questions on whether the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) has been formed. The formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Read More

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Did Prime Minister Lee mean “Natural Aristocracy” or “Aristocracy”?
By Terry Xu Posted on by Terry Xu 0

Many individuals and sites, such as The Online Citizen, took issue with PM Lee’s recent use of the term “natural aristocracy” and what it seems to suggest about the mentality of local leadership. They saw his words as referring to social, political, and economic Read More

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Leisure Park Mall bans “all NDP uniform personnel” from entry
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 0

A notice by the “management” of the Leisure Park Kallang mall is causing much unhappiness among members of the public and is going viral online. In what is reported to be a notice posted on a glass door at the entrance to the Read More

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Panel deliberates on free speech, insecurity and self-policing in Singapore
By Kirsten Han Posted on by Kirsten Han 0

By Kirsten Han Freedom of expression in Singapore is not only repressed by the powerful, but also frowned upon by citizens and policed by individuals, said a panel at a free speech event on Saturday. Cherian George, an associate professor in journalism at Read More

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International Commission of Jurists observes Roy Ngerng’s defamation case
By Kirsten Han Posted on by Kirsten Han 0

After observing the three-day court hearing to determine the amount of damages blogger Roy Ngerng will be required to pay to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for defamation, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said that Justice Lee Seiu Kin had “conducted himself independently Read More

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