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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Regulation of electric scooters in Singapore

by Oliever Tan Dear ministers and respective ministries: Not a day goes by without me experiencing a near-hit with an errant e-vehicle rider on a footpath or open pedestrian plaza. It just happened again this morning – an e-scooter blazing at maximum speed missed me by an arm’s length while I stepped out of a store. There was only a …

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Nparks throws last minute notification on Protest Event against Reserved Presidential Election

Organisers and speakers of the protest event on this Saturday, have been sent a letter from the National Parks Board (NParks) just five days before the actual event, indicating that they require police permits for their speeches. The planned protest event was meant to debate on various contentious issues in regards to the upcoming Reserved Presidential Election and had eight speakers lined …

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Absurd that citizens are not allowed to speak on race issues while racialised bill passed to create distress on populace

by Khan Osman Sulaiman Writ for the Reserved Presidential Election has been issued by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday and preparations had been made to carry out our speech at Hong Lim Park this coming Saturday to voice our concerns over the racialised Presidential Election. However, we are informed last minute by the National Parks that we will require police …

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Mdm Halimah’s slogan “Do Good Do Together”?

Mdm Halimah Yacob unveiled her campaign slogan at the NTUC Centre on Tuesday (29 August) and introduced the members of her campaign team. The former Speaker of Parliament and People’s Action Party Member of Parliament announced that her campaign slogan is “Do Good, Do Together”. She said, “It allows us together as one people to come together and do what …

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TODAY to revert to Temasek Holdings; has media liberalisation really succeeded?

What little independence Singapore’s second-most widely read English daily had may now be reduced even further. On August 25, Mediacorp and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) announced that SPH will divest its stakes in Mediacorp Press, the company that publishes TODAY (I’ll just conflate the two from here onwards). This announcement was, naturally, overshadowed by the announcement that, from October onwards, …

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Writ of Election issued for Reserved Presidential Election 2017

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has issued the Writ of Election for the Presidential Election on Monday afternoon. The date of nomination day for candidates in the election is set on 13 September. The nomination will be held at the auditorium of the People’s Association, 9 King George’s Avenue. As announced in Parliament earlier this year, the upcoming Presidential Election will be …

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AGC’s seemingly selective prosecution of individuals for Contempt of Court

Just this Wednesday, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal by Dr Tan Cheng Bock who sought to contest the legitimacy and timing of the upcoming reserved Presidential Election. And if one were to read the social media comments made following the verdict,  you would see comments such as those below: “Expected lah. This is Singapore all judges is under PAP …

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Fair and just society? The statistics say otherwise

By Leong Sze Hian The consistent rhetoric of “a fair and just society” over the years, should be assessed by way of the statistical outcomes to ordinary Singaporeans, and in comparison with international norms and standards I refer to the article “Pre-school moves continue effort to build ‘fair and just society’ ” (Straits Times, Aug 26). Talking about “a fair and …

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