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Daily Archives: 2015-08-25

Healthcare research analyst to stand as SDP candidate

By Timothy Lai The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) officially unveiled its first two General Election candidates, Ms Chong Wai Fung and Mr Khung Wai Yeen, at a press conference held in its new headquarters today. The party has not announced which constituencies they will contest in. The candidates’ profiles were released on the party’s website just before the press conference. …

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Breaking News – Nomination Day for General election set on 1st September

  Following the dissolving of parliament, President of Singapore, Mr Tony Tan Keng Yam issued the writ of election at 4pm today, stating that Nomination Day will be on 1st September 2015, Tuesday. Secretary General of People's Action Party, Lee Hsien Loong has announced on his Facebook page that Polling Day will be on 11th September 2015, Friday, making 10th September 2015, …

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Looking back – media and public reaction to Lee Kuan Yew’s passing

By Cassandra Chia I had wanted to write this post for quite a while, but I chose to wait for the right time, because I was well aware that many were grieving during the mourning period of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s death, and I did not want to be disrespectful or insensitive to the distressed feelings many Singaporeans were facing. Our …

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Your candidate: Paul Tambyah – from medicine to politics

Professor Paul Ananth Tambyah has had a distinguished career, including being promoted to full professorship and given tenure in his work at the National University of Singapore in 2013. Prof Tambyah is currently a Professor of Medicine at the NUS, and a Senior Consultant at the Division of Infectious Diseases at National University Hospital (NUH). He is also a past …

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HDB carparks, a main source of noise

By HDB Dweller In the report by Channel News Asia, "Double-glazed windows for HDB flats not necessary to reduce noise: MND", Senior Minister of State, Lee Yi Shyan was quoted "multi-storey car parks are located between blocks and MRT lines or expressways to act as a noise buffer". Whilst this may be true at least 15 years ago, this is …

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Is growth always the answer?

By Ian C In a widely televised interview, the Prime Minister of Singapore reiterated the need for continued economic growth in order to "improve lives". Undoubtedly, many of us do not question the assumption that growth is always good, after all it was what had brought Singapore from Third World to First, and its citizens are now enjoying the fruits …

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Man proposes, only god disposes

By David M As sure as there's no legal requirement to make known the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC), there's no law too that says one must return a lost wallet. It's all about political integrity or doing the right thing. Critics may debate the various merits and yardsticks for fairness or circumnavigate in circles what constitutes …

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