Daily Archives: 2015-08-13

The Calling It Out Show: Unfair playing ground in Singapore politics

This week, in part two of the three part General Election series, Ben and Sean talks about the unfair playing ground faced by opposition parties and the overbearing advantages that the ruling party has in Singapore. Like the duo’s show at their fanpage, https://www.facebook.com/thecallingitoutshow Support TOCTV here – https://www.patreon.com/toctv

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Let’s not deny the reality of racism

By Zarifah Anuar, Communications Executive of AWARE Racial dynamics in Singapore have seen much discussion recently (“Singaporeans can accept a non-Chinese PM” and “Ensuring minorities will always have stake in S’pore”, 28 Jul). While Racial Harmony Day festivities are heartening, efforts to promote racial harmony must go beyond celebration and performance alone. It is certainly reassuring to have research confirm …

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What’s with media hype over Chief of Defence Force Ng Chee Meng?

By Cassandra Chia Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen had announced Lieutenant-General Ng Chee Meng’s (LG Ng) retirement from the Singapore Armed Forces. The latter will be stepping down as Chief of Defence Force on 18 August, a move that prompted speculation that the 47-year-old might be running in the upcoming General Election. Dr Ng commented that “Inevitably, there will be …

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SDA: Nation’s transport system cannot rest on the shoulders of just one man

Media statement by Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) on the Transport Minister, Lui Tuck Yew’s announcement about not contesting in the upcoming General Election. SDA was surprised by the announcement that Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, who was overall in charge for quite a while, had not appear in any way that this resignation was imminent. Having said that, we respect …

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SBS reports increase in profit in second quarter compared to last year

SBS Transit reported on Wednesday that their profits in the second quarter of the year (the period ending 30 June) was 22.8% higher than it had been during the same period in the previous year. Profits in Q2 came in at $6.09 million, due to an increase in revenue because of higher daily ridership and average fares. The operating profit …

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Lui tried his best, questions remain about his resignation: Low

The Workers’ Party secretary general, Low Thia Khiang, says Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew “has tried his best” in resolving the problems with the transport system. Mr Lui had announced earlier this week that he would not be contesting the upcoming elections, which has led to speculations for his reasons for the decision. Mr Lui had not provided a clear …

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