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Daily Archives: 2015-09-09

Underexplored issues: National debate needed on heritage, say experts

As part of its general election coverage, and to help voters make informed choices, The Online Citizen is taking a look at important issues which have been neglected or underrepresented in the debates in this election, and asking experts to comment on the parties’ policy proposals. In part IV, we examine the parties’ proposals on heritage. Two parties address heritage …

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Underexplored issues: More thought needed for early childhood education proposals

As part of its general election coverage, and to help voters make informed choices, The Online Citizen is taking a look at important issues which have been neglected or underrepresented in the debates in this election, and asking experts to comment on the parties’ policy proposals. In part III, we examine the parties’ proposals on early education. Only two parties …

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Underexplored issues: Experts welcome debate on PSLE and Educational Reform

As part of its general election coverage, and to help voters make informed choices, The Online Citizen is taking a look at important issues which have been neglected or underrepresented in the debates in this election, and asking experts to comment on the parties’ policy proposals. In part II, we examine the parties’ proposals on education. Education was addressed in …

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The rainbow at the end of GE

By Woontien Political participation is a term used to describe different ways an individual attempts to engage and influence his or her leaders. Elections are often seen as the essence of democracy and voting a key element of citizen participation. The General Elections (GE) is a time when political participation gets amplified. Prior to Nomination Day, the Elections Department (ELD) …

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A reponse to pray for a strong government

By Augustine Lee Zi Xu Senior Pastor Lawrence Khong of FCBC has urged his fellow church members to pray for those in governmental authority as the Bible commands 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NKJV). As a fellow Christian myself, I can’t agree more to the word and guidance of the Bible. In his note he mentioned “There is no need to use …

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A Short History of Elections in Singapore – Part III

Dr Thum Ping Tjin, host of TOC News Tonight, is a Research Associate at the Centre for Global History and  co-ordinator of Project Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford. He writes and hosts The History of Singapore, a podcast and radio show on Singapore history. In honour of the elections, he released a special episode entitled "A Short History of Elections …

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A Short History of Elections in Singapore – Part II

Dr Thum Ping Tjin, host of TOC News Tonight, is a Research Associate at the Centre for Global History and  co-ordinator of Project Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford. He writes and hosts The History of Singapore, a podcast and radio show on Singapore history. In honour of the elections, he released a special episode entitled "A Short History of Elections …

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GE2015 – Parties in review

By Ghui One could be forgiven for thinking that Singapore's political landscape changed overnight. In four years, the opposition parties have gained traction in an unprecedented way. New political parties have been formed. Fresh candidates have risen to the fore. Tactical alliances, campaigning and voting have entered the Singaporean political consciousness. From a PAP-dominated political scene which no one really …

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A Short History of Elections in Singapore – Part I

Dr Thum Ping Tjin, host of TOC News Tonight, is a Research Associate at the Centre for Global History and  co-ordinator of Project Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford. He writes and hosts The History of Singapore, a podcast and radio show on Singapore history. In honour of the elections, he released a special episode entitled "A Short History of Elections …

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