Monthly Archives: February 2016

Benjamin Lim’s case would have died down if not for social media, says family
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

“If not for social media, especially TOC (The Online Citizen), the case would have died down a long time ago.”, said Mr Lim, father of 14-year-old Benjamin Lim in a thank-you dinner for the TOC editor. On 26 January, fourteen-year-old Benjamin Lim Jun Read More

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Readers’ input: Football in void decks, Han Hui Hui, Benjamin Lim
By Carlton Tan Published on by Carlton Tan 0

Every week, we highlight some of the best comments. Our aim is to allow readers to see what others have to say, regardless of their position on the issue. We hope to encourage everyone to continue contributing their insights and perspectives. Barriers installed Read More

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Ministers to talk and answer questions about 14-year-old’s death in Parliament
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Parliament will hear questions from Members of Parliament surrounding the issue of the death of a 14-year-old schoolboy, Benjamin Lim who plunged to his death after being investigated by police without the accompaniment of his parents. Two ministers, Minister of Home Affairs, K. Read More

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GRC system – A flaw in our politics
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Maurice de Vaz The stated objective of the Group Representation Constituency (GRC) system is to ensure that a number of minority race are elected into Parliament as Members of Parliament (MPs). This, however, belies the fact that in the years before the GRC Read More

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SG PMETs continue to be in dire straits in their own country
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Richard Wan In a Parliamentary sitting in March 2013, it was revealed that DPM Tharman and then Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin met with senior management of financial institutions on a number of occasions to emphasize that they should make more concerted effort Read More

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SDP welcomes school cleaning initiative by MOE but ask for guidelines
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a press statement to welcome the Ministry of Education’s (MOE’s) decision to have students clean their school premises, saying that the move will help to instill a sense of responsibility in students for the environment. MOE Read More

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Barriers installed to discourage football in HDB void deck
By Ariffin Sha Published on by Ariffin Sha 0

A Facebook post first shared by DJ Will encapsulates the sheer will of the powers that be to ensure that the Void deck remains, well, void. Void of spirit, as some may argue. The post attracted considerable attention online. At the time of Read More

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Ms Isabella Loh remains silent over alleged conflict of interest
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on February 26th, 2016 at 12:07 amRefer to Ms Isabella Loh’s alleged conflict of interest at Singapore Environment Council (SEC) – Read here for background In response to the allegation upon Ms Loh over her alleged conflict of interest in a research, Read More

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FIDH: Singapore needs to drop charges against Hong Lim Park protestors
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Paris, 23 February 2016: The Singaporean government must immediately drop all charges against three peaceful protestors and guarantee the right to freedom of peaceful assembly in accordance with international human rights standards, FIDH said today. Activists Hui Hui Han, 24, and her supporters Read More

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Questions about Benjamin Lim’s case, Home Affairs Minister and SPF cannot answer
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

On 26 January, fourteen-year-old Benjamin Lim Jun Hui was found dead at the base of a HDB flat where he lived. Prior to that, five plainclothes police officers showed up at Benjamin’s school on Tuesday morning and took him away for questioning for Read More

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