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Monthly Archives: May 2016

What action did Election Department take in response to PAP candidates’ posters at Nee Soon GRC?

Below is a letter sent to the Election Department on Tuesday evening. Dear Sir, I quote TheOnlineCitizen (TOC) from their article available on this link http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/09/are-the-paps-mini-posters-in-nee-soon-grc-allowed/ “The display of posters and banners advertising for a candidate or group of candidates during the campaign period must comply with the conditions listed in the Returning Officer’s permit for such display of posters …

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Stark contrast in police enforcement of Cooling Off Day regulations

On 27 May, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) released a statement about the filing of police reports by the Assistant Returning Officer from the Elections Department (ELD) against socio-political site, The Independent Singapore (TISG), and two individuals, Teo Soh Lung and Roy Ngerng. The unnamed Assistant Returning Officer  filed the reports due to the publishing of "several online articles and …

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Police conducting extensive investigations on two individuals who allegedly violate cooling off day regulation

Roy Ngerng Yiling and Teo Soh Lung are now being extensively investigated for their alleged offence for posting posts on their Facebook account during the recent Bukit Batok By-election Cooling Off Day. The Election Department had earlier filed police reports against the two individuals for allegedly violating the parliament election act, by posting posts that promote candidates on cooling off day. …

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“Poverty and Inequality in Singapore” by Let’s talk, Singapore

"Poverty and Inequality in Singapore" is a forum organised by "Let's Talk, Singapore", held at Projector on 28 May 2016. Speakers of the event are Yeoh Lam Keong (former Chief Economist, GIC, Adjunct Professor, LKY School of Public Policy), Teo You Yenn (Associate Professor, Sociology, NTU) and Donald Low (Associate Dean, LKY School of Public Policy)         …

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Singlish is recognized, but not by Singapore

By Benjamin Goh The last two weeks created much buzz about Singlish after 19 Singlish words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary and Gwee Li Sui’s piece in the New York Times. This was not the first time Singlish gained international attention, but in a post-SG50 climate, the Singlish “problem” was dealt with a new sense of urgency, interest, …

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Foreign Policy and the Opposition: A Response to Mr Bilahari Kausikan

By Pritam Singh Former Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Mr Bilahari Kausikan’s remarks at the fifth and final lecture of his IPS-Nathan Lecture Series titled Dealing with an Ambiguous World: Can Singapore Cope? revisited an intractable pessimism and lack of confidence about the approach of the opposition in Singapore – specifically the Workers’ Party – towards foreign policy in Singapore. …

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Stocks rise on Yellen’s comments, Noble CEO resigned

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen commented that a rate increase could be appropriate in the coming months if the economy and labour market were to continue to improve. This is generally in line with market expectations as a series of positive US economic data have led a number of Fed governors to take …

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SDP calls for fairness in implementation of Cooling-off Day regulations

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) responds to the police reports filed by the Election Department (ELD) against socio-political site, The Independent Singapore (TISG) and two individuals – Teo Soh Lung and Roy Ngerng by saying that ELD should discharge its duty in a non-partisan manner but it must also be seen to do so. TISG, Ms Teo and Mr Ngerng were said …

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What’s wrong, ELD?

By Rachel Zeng News broke on Friday that the Elections Department (ELD) had lodged a police report against Teo Soh Lung, Roy Ngerng, and The Independent Singapore (TISG) for their posts made on 6 May, which happened to be the Cooling-off Day for the Bukit Batok by-elections. My personal understanding of the regulations for this ridiculous day is that it …

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