Daily Archives: 2016-03-21

“Tell-tale Lines” commemorates the pioneer generation through photographs

“Tell-tale Lines” by local photographer Alan Lim is a series of black-and-white photos that shines light on the wrinkled faces and hands of Singapore’s pioneers. Ongoing until next Monday, this photo exhibition seeks to pay tribute to untold hard work of the pioneer generation of Singapore. When photographer Alan Lim was growing up in the 1970s and 80s, one scene …

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PAP names long-time grassroots leader and lawyer, Murali Pillai as its candidate for Bukit Batok by-election

The People’s Action Party (PAP) has named long-time grassroots leader and lawyer, Mr K. Muralidharan Pillai as its candidate for the Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency (SMC) by-election in a press conference on Monday. Mr Murali is the head of commercial litigation at Rajah and Tann. Before embarking on a legal career, he was Assistant Superintendent in the Singapore Police Force. Mr …

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Papier-mache caricature of a Hero

By Yoong Siew Wah It is not difficult to fathom the reason behind the fanatic glorification of the late Lee Kuan Yew on the first anniversary of his death. To say that it is a colossal effort by PM Lee Hsien Loong and his ilks to shore up the waning reputation of the PAP for future domination of Singapore is not …

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World Happiness Report 2016 names Singapore as happiest country in the region

On 16 March, the World Happiness Report 2016 by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations revealed that Singapore is ranked as the happiest nation in the Asia Pacific Region. Singapore scored 6.739 in the “happy index”, which also placed her as the 22nd happiest country in the world. The survey consisted of polling of about 3,000 people …

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Budget transparency improves citizen participation

By Jolene Tan Professor Kishore Mahbubani raises an important point about transparency in the national Budget process (“The enduring ideas of Lee Kuan Yew“; March 12). For six years, the Association of Women for Action and Research (Aware) has submitted recommendations in response to the Government’s annual Budget consultation exercise. The process would be more fruitful with greater and more …

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Weekly review (14- 18 March) & upcoming events

By Margaret Yang Last week, global markets rallied together with commodities as the Fed decided to hold back on rate hikes. The US dollar collapsed against its major peers. Crude oil extended its rally on hopes that Saudi Arabia and other OPEC and non-OPEC countries (representing over 70% of global oil output) will come out with a plan to freeze …

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