Daily Archives: 2016-02-19

Crossed with the Cross Island Line – Where we draw the line

By Yudhishthra Nathan The debate on the Cross Island Line has been progressing steadily since the release of the first phase of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). On the one hand, we have witnessed how proponents of the Cross Island Line’s currently planned route have continually supported the Land Transport Authority’s plan to encroach into the Central Catchment Nature Reserve to …

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SCDF recruit commits suicide at training insitute, shortly after enlistment

A recruit from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) committed suicide at National Service Training Institute, Civil Defence Academy this morning. (REC) Edwin Ong Koon Chwee  was from the 139 Intake, Charlie company. He jumped from the 4th floor of his dormitory block and was found dead between 3 and 4am. The recruit had just enlisted into SCDF on Tuesday …

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The Non-Constituency MP scheme: A Frankenstein story

If America’s insistence on the virtues of liberal democracy is the result of its belief in its own exceptionalism, Singapore’s hodgepodge of parliamentary oddities reveals the ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAP) corresponding sense of its own superior uniqueness. The NCMP scheme, then, is the ultimate expression of this benevolent authoritarianism. Inaugurated just before the 1984 General Elections, it is a …

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