Daily Archives: 2015-12-02

What kind of video conference equipment suits your business?

By Jesscia M. Although it may seem like a simple function to perform – call someone miles and miles away with a little video feed attached – there’s vast array of budget choices and equipment decisions to be made surrounding video conferencing. Today more so than in the past, there seems to be a flavor of video conference equipment for absolutely …

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Why we shouldn’t have 2 houses of parliament

By Yudhishthra Nathan 1 Parliament with 2 Houses, or bicameralism, is an idea that is most intriguing. The Mother of Parliaments has the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The world’s oldest democracy has the House of Representatives and the Senate. The world’s largest democracy has the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Even our neighbours across the causeway …

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TOC Editorial: Political changes should strengthen our democracy

Is it time for Singapore’s political system to change? If so, how much? It’s a question that will likely attract many different answers, depending on who you ask. Yet it is vital to the well-being of the nation, and to all of us as engaged citizens, to constantly be asking ourselves such questions. In an article for The Straits Times …

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Singapore’s migrant worker poets

On 13 December 2015, the 14 shortlisted finalists of Singapore’s second Migrant Worker Poetry Competition 2015 will read their poems in 7 languages at the National Library. In Singapore, many blue-collar migrant workers still face discrimination and lack of integration with the local community — but for the past 2 years, a poetry competition has been steadily breaking new ground. Last …

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Alleged match-fixer re-arrested by police for investigations

Alleged match-fixer, Dan Tan Seet Eng was re-arrested by the Singapore police on Tuesday night after being released from his detention without trial last week. Singapore’s apex court, the Court of Appeal had earlier judged that Tan’s detention under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA)* was “unlawful” and Tan was released on the spot. On 23 May 2013, Hungarian …

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