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Daily Archives: 2015-08-05

AGC threatens to use anti-harassment act on TOC – again

The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has threatened to file for harassment against this website - again. This is the second time in about seven months that the AGC is citing the Protection from Harassment Act (PHA) against The Online Citizen (TOC). In a letter received by TOC on Wednesday afternoon, the AGC took issue with an article published on this …

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Man accuses police of using disproportionate  force on him

Pinned on the ground, 21-year old Anderson Tan Lin He, struggled to breathe as he was also being held in a chokehold by a police officer. Tan said he almost passed out of consciousness before other police officer arrived on the scene and he was released from the grip. On 26 July (Sunday), Tan was walking in Bukit Panjang, heading …

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The good, the bad, and the poh heng suays

By Howard Lee As the opposition parties go into what would presumably be the last day of horse-trading tomorrow, media is rife with reports on how the parties are essentially bargaining with each other for the constituency of their choice, with the view of avoiding three-cornered fights. Media reports, citing “sources”, have already leaked the number of wards that have …

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Tin Pei Ling to contest in MacPherson SMC

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has announced that Member of Parliament (Marine Parade GRC) Tin Pei Ling will be contesting in MacPherson SMC in the coming General Election. Mr Goh said this on his Facebook page, after having earlier visited Ms Tin at the hospital. "Lest she is anxious, I passed the message from the Party that she will be …

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Mrs Seow Peck Leng – Spirit of Mountbatten

By Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss In 1959, the people of Mountbatten voted in a female opposition candidate. She successfully campaigned for change on a nationwide level and the result was the passing of the landmark Women’s Charter in 1961. Mountbatten voted and Singapore evolved. The odds were stacked heavily against Seow Peck Leng. She took part in the 1959 General Election as an opposition candidate …

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NSP slams “source” cited for leaking info on opposition meeting

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has slammed the "source" who had apparently leaked inside information on the meeting of opposition parties to negotiate the contests in the upcoming elections. "The 'source' who leaked this 'half truths' is not doing anybody good and aims to split opposition unity," the party said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. "The outcome, will be …

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1965: A film that wants to tell too many stories

1965 is an ambitious film. Its cinematography reveals a budget much higher than the average Singaporean film, and the feel of the film certainly conveys the project’s desire to be seen as a local epic. Telling the story of “the year when a place became a home” is a challenging task, and there was much that 1965 wanted to achieve. …

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Lawrence Wong and the sound of silence

Mr Lawrence Wong is the minister in charge of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY). According to the Singapore Government Directory website, there are several statutory boards under the purview of the MCCY, namely the Hindu Endowments Board, the Majlis Ugama Islam, Singapura, Sport Singapore, the National Arts Council, the National Heritage Board, and the People's Association (PA). The …

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Let’s burn the flame bright

By Clarence Zeng I cannot recall exactly how long it has been since I was involved in conducting our weekly house visits. In that time when I have been really busy, my fellow members and volunteers have been tirelessly turning up without fail for months to visit the residents of the constituencies that we intend to contest in. Coming from all …

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May it bear fruit this election

By Dr Chee Soon Juan “He huffed and he puffed, and he blewwww the house down!” I remember reading to my kids the story of the Three Little Pigs when they were young, the same story we all heard when we were little. But it seems that the fable was not just written for children. For me, at least, it …

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