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PAP MP Tan Wu Meng attacked by resident during MPS, light injuries sustained
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Jurong GRC MP Tan Wu Meng is reported to have been attacked by a resident during his Meet-the-People (MPS) session in Clementi on Monday night (16 April) and was left with light injuries. Dr Tan told local media that he was talking to Read More

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Lift ban on films on ex-detainees, says filmmaker
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by See Tong Ming, Martyn In their opinion piece “History is not the preserve of historians” (ST, April 10), Mr Desmond Lee and Dr Janil Puthucheary emphasized that “the history of Singapore is a matter of concern to all Singaporeans because it is our Read More

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Report to FAS notes turning off of flood lights at instruction of MP, Lee Bee Wah says it is untrue.
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Member of Parliament for Nee Soon South Lee Bee Wah has denied that she instructed the lights to be turned off for the match which took place on Tuesday, 10 April. Er Dr Lee wrote on her Facebook page saying that the said Read More

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The Death of the Singapore Dream
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by Benjamin Cheah I grew up on the Singapore Dream. Study hard, get good grades, go to a good school, get a good degree, get a good job. Be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, some high-status PMET with an enviable pay package and guaranteed Read More

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Poh Soh Kai: “We must learn from history and not myths, history that is grounded in the events and realities of the time”
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Former Barisan Sosialis assistant secretary-general and ISA detainee, Dr Poh Soo Kai issued a response to the claim by Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam that Operation Coldstore was mounted on grounds of “national security” at the hearing before the Parliamentary Read More

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Minister Chan encourages SMEs to “fully exploit” opportunities in South-Western China even as world becomes aware of Chinese Accounting Fraud
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by Kwok Fangjie While in Chongqing last Thursday (12 Apr), Minster Chan Chun Sing spoke at a seminar organised by the Singapore Business Federation. There, he said that the two countries have made good progress on the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI), the third project bilateral Read More

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Football match abandoned because of PAP MP Lee Bee Wah?
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A Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Centre of Excellence U-19 match between Warriors FC and a FAS U-19 side was abandoned in the 69th minute on Tuesday (10 April) because of alleged instructions given by Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC Lee Read More

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Are Singaporeans able to retire with escalating medical costs, low CPF interest and expiring HDB flats?
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by Kwok Fangjie On Friday (13 Apr), a netizen wrote to former NTUC Income Chief Tan Kin Lian asking if average Singaporeans would be able to retire after news that older HDB flats are a “ticking time bomb”. This is because the value of a Read More

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Caltex responds to viral Facebook post about BMW driver allegedly forcing old pump attendant to pay for his petrol
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Caltex, an international petrol station chain, has responded to a Facebook post uploaded by a member of the public about how a senior pump attendant was compelled to pay for a driver’s petrol after the driver insisted that he did not ask for Read More

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Joint Statement of Civil Society Organisations to the ‘AICHR High Level Dialogue on Managing Freedom of Expression in the Information Age
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We, the undersigned civil society organisations with a consultative relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), welcome the initiative of the representatives of the AICHR from Indonesia and Malaysia on organising the ‘AICHR High Level Dialogue on Managing Freedom of Read More

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