Daily Archives: 2015-07-08

Lady Gaga or Amos Yee – who truly offended Christians?
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

It was a sold-out crowd of 11,000 fanatical adoring fans at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Lady Gaga was in town – and over three nights, fans would indulge in all that she had to offer. 28 May 2012 was the day the then Read More

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2015 General Election predicted but political analysts divided on September election
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

General election is definitely coming but when?  Political analysts have so far agreed that the parliamentary election would be held this year due to the feel-good effect of the jubilee anniversary of Singapore’s independence along with the possible sympathy votes generated for the Read More

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Freedom of expression: UN expert alarmed by sentencing of teenager blogger
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

GENEVA (8 July 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, today urged Singapore to review the decision to sentence a 16-year old blogger to four weeks in prison for posting a video and a caricature of Singapore’s Read More

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SMRT breakdown latest in the worst breakdowns ever
By Kirsten Han Published on by Kirsten Han 0

At a technical briefing on Wednesday SMRT said that it was still “not 100 per cent sure” what the root cause of the disruption was – it could have been train, track or power issues. Mainstream media outlets reporting from the briefing said Read More

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My dad apologised 100 times to commuters: daughter of SMRT staff
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

Ms Iris Lee, posting on her Facebook page on Tuesday about the shut-down of the MRT system, urged the public to be considerate towards the staff of SMRT who were trying to help commuters affected by the breakdown. “[Please] remember that they are just Read More

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Your personal contact details may be published on this Singapore website
By DollarandSense Published on by DollarandSense 0

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pm By Timothy Ho, DollarandSense Remember Yellow Pages? Yes, that Yellow Pages that used to be in the business of distributing those thick, heavy, phone directory books to the public for free many years ago. Read More

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Much to learn have you, Jedi Donnie
By theonlinecitizen Published on by theonlinecitizen 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 04:21 pmHong Kong action star Donnie Yen had apparently landed a role in Episode VIII of the Star Wars series of film. Various media have reported on the role as confirmed, although other sources have disputed it as rumour. Read More

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The Good, the Bad and the Intolerant in the Amos Saga
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 05:32 pmBy Jentrified Citizen It has been an eye-opener reading the flurry of online comments about the release of Amos Yee.  Most of the comments have been heated with much mud being slung both ways. The Read More

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“Over-excessive immigration policy” to blame: commenter to Lui
By Andrew Loh Published on by Andrew Loh 0

Posting on Minister of Transport Lui Tuck Yew’s Facebook page, commenter Keith Lang comforted the minister somewhat by saying the real reason why the MRT system keeps breaking down is due to larger issues. In particular, Mr Lang fingered the “over-excessive immigration policy” Read More

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The case for nationalization of Singapore’s train network
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Cannis Seng A monopoly arises when a dominant company assume control of any important services that is irreplaceable. It is an undisputed fact that SMRT with its provision of train services is a monopoly. Both basic economic theory and common sense tell Read More

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