Daily Archives: 2018-07-15

Judging the judicary – The Unsaid and the Unsayable

by Teo Soh Lung We had a very interesting lecture on the above subject by Dr Kevin Tan yesterday. Many of us who blog don’t really spend a lot of time on the words we use online. Even if we are exceedingly cautious as Alex Au was, there is no guarantee that we will not get into trouble with the …

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No to deferment for Singaporean footballer Ben Davis 

Singapore’s male sportsmen will never be able to succeed at the world stage if the Ministry of Defence’s stand on National Service deferment remains. A few days after it was announced that English Premier League side Fulham FC had signed 17-year old Singaporean Ben Davis on a professional contract, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced that it has rejected …

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Having children and getting married have nothing to do with studying

It would appear that the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) will be offering free modules to part time students who marry or have children during their course of study. While I understand Singapore’s desperate push to encourage more babies,  I wonder if this is taking a step too far in the wrong direction. Firstly, bringing a child up responsibly does …

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MINDEF draws flak for rejecting Benjamin Davis’ NS deferment application

Despite becoming the first Singaporean footballer to sign a professional contract with a top-tier English Club, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced on Sunday (15 Jul) that it was unable to grant a deferment to football player Benjamin Davis. Earlier, the 17-year-old had joined Fulham on a two-year scholarship agreement. “I will enjoy the achievement and success so far, but now it …

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