Current Affairs

Politics and Ethnicity: Framing Racial Discrimination in Singapore

Launch of “Politics and Ethnicity: Framing Racial Discrimination in Singapore” The media and members of the public are invited to a forum to mark the launch of the 15 page report Politics and Ethnicity: Framing Racial Discrimination in Singapore written by Dr. James Gomez and published by the Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies Vol 28, No 2. Date: Saturday, 12 …

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Why are less applying for BTO?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Slower take-up for build-to-order flats in Yishun” (ST, Feb 8). The article states that “the two projects at Yishun, featuring 1,548 flats ranging from two-room to five room units, got 1.8 times as many applicants as there were flats on offer…this showing pales in comparison to a December BTO launch for …

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Reform Party introduces new member Gilbert Goh

PRESS RELEASE 09/02/2011 The Reform Party www.thereformparty.net The Reform Party is delighted to announce that following on from a very successful Rally it has received a large boost to its membership. Mr Kenneth Jeyaretnam, Secretary General of The Reform Party said, “Every member is unique and vital to our fight for democratic representation but we are particularly delighted that Mr. …

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Yong Vui Kong: MARUAH sends appeal to the President

Please see below for an appeal letter from MARUAH to President S.R. Nathan on the case of Yong Vui Kong. —————————————————– 9th February 2011 To: His Excellency President S.R. Nathan Office of the President Orchard Road, Istana, Singapore 0922 Via email Your Excellency, As we await the decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal on Yong Vui Kong’s appeal, MARUAH …

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The multi-individual society

The following is an excerpt of an article posted on Indianexpress.com on 9 February 2011. by Pratap Bhanu Mehta David Cameron’s speech on “state multiculturalism” at the Munich Conference has evoked sharply contrasting responses. Some see in the speech an attempt to rescue liberalism from its counterfeit cousin, multiculturalism. Others see an enactment of the same narrow politics that produced …

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Pragmatitis

This article was first posted on The Offline Citizen. by Joshua Chiang You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need. – Mick Jagger Everyone makes compromises. It cannot be helped. That’s life. Unless you are a dogmatic idealist, you will find out sooner or later that reality often …

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Housing Singapore

The following is an article by Very Fine Commentary posted on 7 February 2011. by Hou Shi Hang Free market or government intervention? It depends on your priorities. Despite the strong stance of the Washington Consensus against government intervention, it is not a logical inevitability that governments will mess up the distribution of goods and services. It is merely a …

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Multiculturalism, not PAP’s race-based policies

The following article was published on SDP website on 5 February 2011. by James Gomez The changing racial demographics and rise in inter-ethnic marriages clearly point to the need to move towards a truly multicultural Singaporean Singapore where policy making is not race based. Genuine multiculturalism in Singapore should extend equitable status to different ethnic and religious groups when it …

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