The Online Citizen

“Homing instinct” requires fundamental shift in mentality

by Bernard In a speech at the 50th Anniversary of Tanjong Katong Secondary School, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong said: “The Government is partly to blame for this state of affairs. The leaders did not believe in glorifying their place in history. They did not name streets, MRT stations, buildings, stadiums and parks after their colleagues who had departed. I think we …

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Give a simple gift this christmas

As we celebrate Christmas – the time of peace, love and giving – let us spare a thought for the less fortunate in our society and in our world. Lets take it upon ourselves to say a nice word, express a smile or even give a simple gift to those around us who are less fortunate – the poor, homeless, …

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A stranger, my friend.

By zyberzitizen He sleeps there every night – rain or shine. Everytime I get home from work, I see him there. Sometimes, he stares into space while drawing on a cigarette. Other times, he is already sleeping. A cat nearby keeps him company, sometimes laying above his head as he sleeps quietly, oblivious to the cold or the warmth. The …

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The Geopolitics of Asian Cyberspace

  This article is taken from FEER. By Ronald Deibert What happens to your request when you click on a link to a website or send an email? For most surfers, the internet experience begins and ends with what happens on the computer screen in front of them. However, if you follow that email or web request as it leaves …

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Income gap tears at Singapore social fabric

By Geert De Clercq SINGAPORE, Dec 18 (Reuters) – When Wee Shu Min, the teenage daughter of a Singapore member of parliament stumbled across the blog of a Singaporean who wrote that he was worried about losing his job, she thought she’d give him a piece of her mind. She called him “one of many wretched, undermotivated, overassuming leeches in …

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Self-regulation of Singapore Blogosphere- Whatever for??

By Dr Huang Shoou Chyuan Dear Friends, Although I have great admiration for people like Yadav, Bernard Leong, Aaron and Gerald, I must come out to confess that I am totally against the idea of self-regulation to our blogosphere. The blogosphere as we know it now, is the last bastion of truly free expression. What was there before there was …

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Ensure GST increase of 2% truly benefit the people

By Melvin Tan Wednesday, 13 December, 2006 The impending increase in Goods & Services Tax (GST) by 2%, announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Parliament on 13 November 2006, is not without my expectation. During the General Elections in April – May 2006 at an election rally speech in Ang Mo Kio GRC, I expressed that “I will …

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Radicality – The Singaporean Youth?

  By Eddie Choo Monday, 11 December, 2006 Numbers may be an indication of Singapore’s economic growth, but numbers will not be able to tell us the social development of our society. The future of every society lies with its youth. It is the youth who will rise and take the reins of leadership, and lead society to the inevitable …

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Freedom Walk

The Singapore Democratic Party, along with some like-minded Singaporeans, commemorated Int’l Human Rights Day by embarking on a Freedom Walk from Hong Lim Park to Queenstown remand prison. You can view pictures of the event here.

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Launch Of “Days Of Being Wild”

Dana Lam and Fong Hoe Fang launched the book, “Days Of Being Wild – Walking The Line With The Opposition” recently at SMU. The book is now available in major bookstores or visit Ethos Books. View photos of the book launch here.

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