Daily Archives: 2016-05-07

Tan Wah Piow’s video commentary on Jason Soo’s 1987 Untracing the Conspiracy

By Tan Wah Piow In April this year, I watched Jason Soo’s documentary 1987 Untracing the Conspiracy for the first time. Jason Soo’s intention was to provide a narrative from the detainees’ perspective to counter the Government’s justification for detention without trial of 22 detainees. As someone named as the “mastermind” of the Marxist Conspiracy, I was, therefore, an interested …

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Recognise and support all mothers equally

By Jolene Tan Mother’s Day is especially significant this year.  It comes shortly after news that equal maternity leave and a $3,000 Child Development Account grant will be available to all new mothers of citizen children, regardless of marital status. When making this announcement, the Minister for Social and Family Development spoke of supporting unmarried mothers’ “efforts to care for …

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Singapore, Australia welcome landmark deal to boost trade, defence ties

Singapore and Australia have concluded a landmark deal covering four major pillars, from trade, innovation and defence to people-to-people ties as well. Known as the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP) between the two countries, it has been in development since its announcement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and then-Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott last year. In the area of trade …

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Malaysia second highest in crony capitalism, Singapore fourth: The Economist

Russia takes the top spot for its percentage of billionaires’ wealth coming from crony capitalism, according to data compiled by The Economist on 5 May 2016. Following close behind in second place is Malaysia. Singapore appears as well, as the fourth country on the list. The crony-capitalism index by The Economist ranks countries according to the percentage of country’s billionaires …

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National Heritage Board launches 15 km long Bedok Heritage Trail

5 May marked the opening of the Bedok Heritage Trail by the National Heritage Board (NHB). As the 15th of such heritage trails located across the island, the Bedok Heritage Trail spans over 15 km and features 10 heritage markers in place at the significant heritage sites around the East Coast area. The trail was launched in conjunction with the …

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