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Tale of 2 NTU Profs: One gets tenure while the other doesn’t

Associate Professor Kumar Ramakrishna from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological Univerity (NTU) wrote an opinion piece published in Straits Times on Wednesday (‘Operation Coldstore and the perils of academic misinformation’, 4 Apr). He defended the government’s position with regard to Operation Coldstore in 1963 while at the same time trying to discredit Dr PJ Thum. …

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RSIS academic accuses Dr Thum of spreading “misinformation” about Singapore history

Tenured Associate Professor Kumar Ramakrishna from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at NTU wrote an opinion piece on ST yesterday (‘Operation Coldstore and the perils of academic misinformation’, 4 Apr) attempting to discredit Dr PJ Thum. According to his profile on RSIS website, Ramakrishna is also Head Policy Studies, as well as Coordinator of the National Security …

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Dr Toh Chin Chye did not ask Govt to enact new laws to tackle “fake news”

Early in Jan this year, Parliament set up the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods to examine matters with regard to “fake news”. Among the various matters, the committee is supposed to propose any specific measures, including legislation, that should be taken to tackle “fake news”, especially those that come from online sources. “Fake news” have been around even before …

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Massive increase in premium rates for Medishield rider – SGs liable to be arrested for not paying premiums

In Parliamentary debates earlier this month (Mar 2018), Senior Minister of State for Health Chee Hong Tat announced that new Integrated Shield plan riders must feature co-payment of at least 5 per cent. Insurance companies will later stop offering the current zero co-payment schemes to new applicants. The Integrated Shield plan riders are part of the national health insurance scheme …

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