Monthly Archives: February 2016

Readers’ input: Football in void decks, Han Hui Hui, Benjamin Lim

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 to discourage football in HDB void deck (Feb 25) What an uncaring spirit. So instead of coming up …

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Ministers to talk and answer questions about 14-year-old’s death in Parliament

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. Shanmugam and Acting Education Minister (Schools) Ng Chee Meng are also scheduled to make their ministerial statement on …

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GRC system – A flaw in our politics

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 system was thrust upon us, Messrs Othman Wok, Barker, Rajaratnam, and many others, were elected on their …

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SG PMETs continue to be in dire straits in their own country

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 to develop a local talent pipeline and a Singaporean core. Speaking in Parliament at the time, Mr …

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SDP welcomes school cleaning initiative by MOE but ask for guidelines

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 in its press release yesterday, said that students in all schools will be involved in and help …

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Barriers installed to discourage football in HDB void deck

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 this post, it has been shared almost 500 times and has attracted hundreds of comments. The passive …

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Ms Isabella Loh remains silent over alleged conflict of interest

Refer 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, local media outlets have scrambled to seek the response from the institutions involved in the research project. In short to sum up what has been written …

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FIDH: Singapore needs to drop charges against Hong Lim Park protestors

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 Mr. Koh Yew Beng (60) and Ms. Low Wai Choo (56) will appear before Singapore’s State Court …

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