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Daily Archives: 2015-07-28

Non-religious groups criticise PM Lee’s remarks on “godless society”

By Kirsten Han / additional reporting by Andrew Loh Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s remarks about how a “godless society” would bring “many other problems”,  have raised the ire of some groups. "Overall, we think religion is a good thing,” Mr Lee said recently in an interview with TIME magazine. “I mean, if we were godless society, we would have …

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Lina Chiam: SPP will stand in Potong Pasir no matter

By TREmeritus In a media interview today (28 July), NCMP Lina Chiam said that she will continue to contest in Potong Pasir SMC and that her party “will not budge” even if there’s a 3-cornered fight in Potong Pasir. “The SPP will not budge and I’ll still be standing in Potong Pasir even if it’s a three-cornered fight. Because I …

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Without fear

By Dylan Cheng It is with great dismay that I share this incident with everyone. I am formerly an intern with the renowned human rights lawyer,  M Ravi. One of the tasks that I was assigned to do was to assist him in conducting research on a particular case that the firm is handling. Many know Mr Ravi as an advocate …

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2015 election message from I Love Singapore group

By the I Love Singapore group The electoral boundaries has been announced and the political parties are now working on which constituencies they would want to contest in and to avoid three corner fights wherever possible. In view of potential conflicting interests, we understand their predicament. We wish them all the best in their discussions. We would like to suggest that they should …

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It was a scam, says businessman of “sham” awards

On 8 May this year, Mr Paul Lee was surprised to receive a call notifying him that his company had been nominated as one of the “Top 100 companies” in the “Singapore Excellence Award.” The call, he said, was from a “senior project officer” from the Singapore Enrich Group (SEG). SEG is a publishing and consultancy firm. “The officer came …

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Are you eligible to vote? Check against the composite registers of electors

The composite registers of electors for the purposes of the next general election and any election thereafter have been certified and are available for public inspection. There are a total of 2,460,977 electors in the registers. Singapore citizens may check their particulars in the registers: (a) Online at the Elections Department website; (b) At community centres/clubs (CCs); (c) At Singapore overseas missions …

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Fake facebook account slanders opposition parties and praised PAP

Last evening, a post by "an ordinary Singaporean" went somewhat viral with on social media, saying how two opposition parties were backstabbing each other during their walkabouts. A Facebook account by a person named, Rommel Tan wrote that he was greeted by a group of volunteers from political party, SingFirst on Sunday, asking he and his family not to trust …

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US State Department gives Singapore Tier 2 ranking in trafficking report

Singapore has been ranked Tier 2 in the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report released by the US Department of State on 27 July, meaning that despite making significant efforts, the government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. Although the report acknowledges that many migrants come into Singapore willingly to work, it also highlights …

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