Tiffany Gwee

NLB withdraws two “non pro-family” books after complaints

By Tiffany Gwee A post on the Facebook page of a group calling itself, “We are against PinkDot in Singapore”, has attracted controversy. The post was apparently an email reply from the National Library Board (NLB) indicating that two books have been removed from library shelves as they were deemed to be not “pro-family”. The two children’s books in question …

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A call for compassion, dialogue and mutual understanding on LGBTQ issues

By Tiffany Gwee A number of organisations and individuals have come together to back a statement that called for “compassion, dialogue and mutual understanding on LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning) issues”. The statement, released on 22 June, currently has 11 organisations and 248 individuals backing it. It was written in response to the Wear White campaign that was organised by …

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Lifestyle blogger warned to remove blogpost after raising awareness about misrepresenting company

By Tiffany Gwee Earlier this month, Singapore-based business and lifestyle blogger Ms. Grace Tan recently blogged about receiving a letter in the mail from a company known as ‘Singapore Company Register’. Her blog post is entitled “Singapore Company Register – Business Owners BEWARE!” The company asked for “verification” of her website. It stated in the mail that if she does …

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Teens Counselled for “Removing” Empty Ballot Boxes

By Tiffany Gwee The two 17 year-old students who discovered and removed five empty ballot boxes last year have been issued advisories and counselled by the Police for “unauthorized removal” of the boxes. The ballot boxes were supposedly used in the last Presidential election back in 2011. Follow-up to the Incident in 2013 The empty election ballot boxes were actually …

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Can New NS Benefits Outweigh the Cost of Time?

By Tiffany Gwee (Click here to review the full list of recommended changes) The Committee to Strengthen National Service (CSNS) has proposed 30 new changes to help enhance soldiers’ experience in the Armed Forces. Some of these changes include more time allocated to train for the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT), the introduction of the new SAF Volunteer Corps, and …

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Recent Vandalism Cases – A Cause for Concern?

By Tiffany Gwee Words related to the recent talk about CPF had been found scribbled on a number of bus stop signs and pavements. Photos of the graffiti have been making their rounds on the internet. All instances of vandalism share a similar message – they are all in support of blogger Roy Ngerng, who was recently sued by Singapore’s Prime …

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Spot an attractive person on the train?

By Tiffany Gwee Have you ever seen someone that caught your eye on the train on the way back from work and wanted to share his picture with everyone else on the Internet? Well, with this website, you actually can send in his/her photo along with your ‘dirtiest fantasy’ of that stranger on the train you were ogling at.   …

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