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Daily Archives: 2017-06-28

Time for LGBT community to be recognized as full-fledged members of society

by Philip A Rozario While Penal Code 377A remains part of the law of the land, it is indeed heartening to know that the Law and Home Affairs Minister, Mr. K. Shanmugam, recently reiterated the government stance against the harassment of any groups in Singapore, including LGBT folks. This reassurance is especially salient in the light of the upcoming Pink Dot …

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Oogachaga holds conversation with Minister of Law and Home Affairs on LGBT issues

Oogachaga recently invited the Minister for Law and Home Affairs, Mr K. Shanmugam, to have a conversation on issues important to Singapore’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The Minister visited the Oogachaga office in Chinatown, and agreed for the meeting to be recorded on film. Oogachaga is a community-based, non-profit, professional counselling support and personal development organisation working with LGBT+ …

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Cost of wedding banquets soaring in Singapore

by ValuePenguin.sg If you are planning to get married soon, there's an uncomfortable fact that you need to be aware of: the cost of wedding in Singapore is rising extremely quickly. What's even more interesting is that this is occurring amidst trouble in the overall food and beverage sector in the country and the economy is expected to be "sluggish" in the months ahead. …

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Going beyond symbols, honoring Lee Kuan Yew

by Benedict Wu The Straits Times recently published an article by Harvard Belfer Center Fellow Derwin Pereira on June 24th entitled “Symbol of the Singapore story”. In the piece, Mr Pereira compared the 38 Oxley Road house to that of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hall and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. He suggests that these buildings serve important historical significance, …

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Servant Leadership? The answer to the world’s leadership issues?

by Lt Commander (Ret) John Moi, RMN Servant Leadership is simply applying leadership principles by serving others before self. It is a philosophy and practice of leadership that achieves results for their organizations by giving priority attention to the needs of their counterparts and those they serve. In another simple interpretation, servant-leaders are said to be serving stewards of their organization’s …

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