Author Archives: Andrew Loh

About Andrew Loh

A co-founder of The Online Citizen in December 2006, Andrew’s writings have been reproduced in other publications, including the Australian Housing Journal. He was nominated by Yahoo Singapore as one of Singapore's most influential media persons in 2011.
Law Minister helps accused man find a lawyer
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“I don’t think people will therefore assume that I or the lawyer condone cruelty to animals,” Law Minister, K Shanmugam, said in a Facebook post on Sunday. He was referring to his involvement in helping to find a lawyer for the man accused Read More

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His leg is rotting but he refuses help, despite pleas from family and friends
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In a rather heartbreaking story, 64-year old Mr Lim is refusing medical help to treat his suspected gangrenous left leg, leaving family and friends worried and helpless. Mr Lim’s plight was first reported by The New Paper (TNP) on 3 January, and he Read More

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GIC’s pay-for-volunteering scheme gets criticised
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In what is already turning out to be a controversial initiative one day after it was announced, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore, or GIC Pte Ltd, is handing out cash grants to students who do volunteer work for Read More

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The AEC’s agreement on free flow of skilled labour needs careful attention
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A momentous thing just happened – but perhaps few have paid any attention to it. After almost 10 years of negotiation, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was finally brought into existence on Thursday. The agreement to establishment the trade pact was signed by Read More

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WP town council to go back to court – again
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The Workers’ Party-run town council, Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), is seeking the Court of Appeal’s assistance in the appointment of accountants to manage its accounts and books. The Straits Times reports on Saturday that “the application was made after the Housing Board (HDB), Read More

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Bird tied outside window, left dangling
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The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) group has urged members of the public to “refrain from harming our native species and provided ways to prevent them from entering your premises.” In a posting on its Facebook page on Saturday (2 January), the Read More

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Wish for 2016 – less Calvin Cheng, more Tharman Shanmugaratnam
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If there is one lesson we can all learn from 2015, as far as political debate is concerned, it is that we need more engagement of the kind from Tharman Shanmugaratnam, and less (in fact, none) of that from Calvin Cheng. To this Read More

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Online and mainstream media should show care in reports: former school principal
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The former principal of Shuqun Secondary School, where a “bullying incident” had taken place in September, has penned an online Facebook post urging the online and mainstream media to show greater care in their reports. Mr Chia Hai Siang, who was the principal Read More

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Upbeat but cautious message from PM Lee
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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s new year message is one of confidence and hope, but also caution. It is not an unexpected message, given the occasion – a nation celebrating the dawn of a new year – and Mr Lee being the leader Read More

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Grandpa Vivian
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54-year old Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vivian Balakrishnan, is now a grandfather – and just as the old year of 2015 came to an end. Posting on his Facebook page just past midnight on Thursday morning, Dr Vivian announced the birth of his Read More

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