Daily Archives: 2015-08-30

Daniel Goh & Zaobao: A dark day for academia

By Dr Liew Kai Khiun From professors in universities to kindergarten teachers at the frontline of education, as educators we interact with countless students constantly within professional and institutional frameworks. Through varying levels of scrutiny in terms of formal declaration of conflict of interests, disciplinary boards and committees of enquiries, educators are rigourously made accountable in order to maintain public trust …

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The necessary inconvenience of breaking down racial facades

By Gangasudhan The ugly side of race and religion has surfaced yet again when outspoken critic of Singapore’s model of “multi-racialism” Sangeetha Thanapal accused Law Minister K Shanmugam of being an Islamaphobe, by citing an excerpt of a speech he had given. Soon after, the Minister put up a post on his Facebook page to clarify that Sangeetha had taken …

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SPP announces its candidates for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC

The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has confirmed the five members of their joint team who will be contesting Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC in the upcoming General Election. The five include DPP Secretary-General Benjamin Pwee, 47, and DPP Chairman Hamim Aliyas, 55; their SPP teammates are former marketing manager Law Kim Hwee, 55, training company manager …

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Workers’ Party’s Daniel Goh does not see PAP as the enemy

The following is an English translation of an article that appeared in Lianhe Zaobao today, 29 August 2015. The poison pen letter that the new Workers’ Party candidate received the night before put him in the spotlight. However, even after an entire day of answering questions from the media, Goh did not cancel his interview with Zaobao and met up …

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Questions asked over MND letter on AHPETC managing agents

A statement the Ministry of National Development (MND) released Saturday afternoon has triggered questions over whether both the civil service and the mainstream media have been used as vehicles for election politics. In a statement released at 5pm on Saturday, MND accused FM Solutions & Services (FMSS) – the managing agent of the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) from July 2011 …

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