Daily Archives: 2015-07-11

The Politics of Defeat – A look at Singapore’s politics before the PAP

For many young Singaporeans, Lee Kuan Yew is perhaps the first and oldest Singaporean politician they are aware of. History textbooks in school might make some reference now and then to Lim Yew Hock or David Marshall, but it is Lee who is described as the “founding father of Singapore”, as if modern Singapore would never have existed without him. …

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Always stand up for your rights: MRT hero who stood up to bully

The video which showed him standing up to a Caucasian bully has gone viral and has chalked up a total of a million views on the original Facebook page where it was uploaded, and on The Online Citizen’s website as well. See here: “Man stands up for another who was being abused in MRT train“. The Malay man whom some …

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MPs to question Khaw Boon Wan on poor quality DBSS flats

When Parliament sits on Monday, 13 July, four Members of Parliament (MP) will be asking the Government to account for the poor quality of flats under the some Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS). MP for Jurong GRC, David Ong, has filed questions asking the Minister for National Development, Khaw Boon Wan, why “there has been a significant number of …

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