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Daily Archives: 2017-05-13

Chee Hong Tat’s criticism of Dr Paul Tambyah: 3,404 non-S’porean doctors – 8% earning “low pay”?

Chee Hong Tat criticises Paul Tambyah I refer to the article “Chee Hong Tat criticises Paul Tambyah over allegations” (Straits Times, May 13). It states that “Senior Minister of State for Health Chee Hong Tat has criticised Professor Paul Tambyah, a senior infectious diseases consultant, for remarks he made about what junior doctors are told when they complain about their …

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Are vendors at Sungei Rd really receiving lots of help?

Help ongoing for Sungei Road vendors I refer to the article “Help ongoing for soon-to-be displaced Sungei Road vendors” (Straits Times, May 12). It states that “With less than two months to go before the flea market at Sungei Road closes, 44 of the 200 vendors have a clearer picture of how they might be moving on, having accepted assistance …

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Power, politics and fear: when sorry is not the hardest word

by Community Action Network (CAN) Donald Low’s apology to Singapore’s Law Minister K Shanmugam is another setback for freedom of expression and will reinforce self-censorship. In a facebook post last month, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public policy academic criticized the Minister’s remarks, reported in Today, that penalties for crime need to reflect public opinion. The Minister had said …

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