Daily Archives: 2016-04-30

Response to “The Paper Lantern of Elite Education in Singapore”

By Oscuro I refer to the article, “The Paper Lantern of Elite Education in Singapore“, published by TOC on the 26th of April. I am a recent graduate of the same school as the author of the article. (I hope you weren’t trying too hard to keep the identity of our school anonymous- a larger than life Confucius statue is surely …

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On integrity & hypocrisy & setting bad examples at Bukit Batok By-election

By Jentrified Citizen It is really shameful to see our Prime Minister and senior ministers behave in such a despicable manner during the Bukit Batok by-election. Ministers Grace Fu and Halimah Yacob continued the PAP’s bashing of Dr Chee Soon Juan last night at the Bukit Batok rally. They threw various slurs at him including mocking him for being “unemployed” …

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DPM’s promise for a clean campaign broken: PAP Smear in full swing

On Nomination day, DPM Tharman and Dr Paul Tambyah were spotted chatting and shaking hands. In an interview with TOC, Dr Paul revealed that during the conversation, the DPM gave him his word to have a clean campaign. Just over three days since that conversation, that promise seems to have been broken. To his credit, it wasn’t him but his …

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Slowing employment growth and more layoffs: MOM

In the Labour Market Advance Release report for the first quarter of 2016, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) reported that despite total employment being 1.4 per cent higher than a year ago, more workers were laid off as compared to this time last year. The Manpower Research and Statistics Department of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) released their preliminary labour …

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PAP candidate, Murali Pillai states, no need for full-time MP

People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate contesting in the Bukit Batok by-election Murali Pillai spoke to reporters on 28 April, stating that Members of Parliament (MP) need not be full-time to do this jobs well. His comments come in response to the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Chee Soon Juan saying that unlike Mr Murali, he planned to be a full-time MP …

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