Current Affairs

BTO: 32 months to build – Really?

(Part 3 of the Singapore Census 2010 series) by Leong Sze Hian Going by the volume of postings, comments and debate on the internet, the one statistic in the recently released Singapore Census 2010, that is arguably the most contentious, is that the number of single Singaporeans is on the rise. According to the article “Number of single Singaporeans on …

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RP makes its stand against the Mandatory Death Penalty

“If it were really straightforward that death penalty means no crime, and no death penalty means high crime, then I for one would not hesitate to vote for the death penalty and to oppose those idealists who seek to oppose it,” declared Reform Party member Jeanette Chong Aruldoss. She was speaking at the Reform Party rally ‘Rally with Reform’ on …

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BREAKING NEWS: PMO REAFFIRMS POSITION ON TOC

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has reaffirmed its position that TOC is a political association. In an email sent to TOC’s Acting Chief Editor Joshua Chiang and founders Choo Zheng Xi and Andrew Loh, the PMO asserted that TOC is “not a passive website”, as it ”has organized online and offline campaigns to change legislation and Government policies, a forum for local politicians, and …

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Ceriph: A birdhouse for words

By Danielle Hong Like many of us, Ivan Ang, 30, understands the allure and contentment derived from the written word. Two years ago on a trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, he managed to write a complete volume of poems inspired by the ongoing footloose voyage. Unlike many of us, he has actually published his work (albeit in prose) in the young …

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RP rally: A little bit of everything

by Rachel Chan What could Singaporeans expect from the opposition party founded by the late Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam? Would they try to raise anti-incumbent sentiment amongst the audience? Or would they spend more time outlining alternative policies? It was a little bit of both. The Reform Party rally, held at Speaker’s Corner on a rainy Saturday afternoon, continually questioned the …

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We must save humanity – Dr Jacques Attali

By Ravi Philemon “We are not out of the crisis yet”, said Dr Jacques Attali, a professor, writer and economist (named by the Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world), at the recently concluded public talk organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and titled “Is the Global Economy Still in Crisis?” In his talk …

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We are not vulnerable? They can besiege you. You’ll be dead

The following is an excerpt from the Straits Times’ report on 16 January 2011 which is based on 16 interviews with Minister Mentor Lee Kwan Yew depicting his views on Singapore and being a Singaporean: Clockwise, from right) MM Lee, his press secretary Yeong Yoon Ying, ST reporter Rachel Lin, deputy review editor Chua Mui Hoong, deputy editor Zuraidah Ibrahim, …

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ST undermines its credibility… again

by Joshua Chiang In the Sunday Times’ article (‘Young S’poreans keen to hear MM Lee’s views’; Jan 16), it was reported that 27 year-old young entrepreneur, Cheo Ming Shen, paid $10,000 for MM Lee’s book, ‘Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going’ during a pre-launch on 14 Jan. He was quoted as saying that the Minister Mentor was …

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Reform Party leader pledges to fulfil father’s vision

by Deborah Choo and Joshua Chiang photos by Terry Xu, Joshua Chiang and Chong Woon Hian The Reform Party does not want to be a mere ‘voice’ in parliament but to form the next government of Singapore even if it takes ‘a hundred years’.  Party leader Kenneth Jeyaretnam articulated this vision at a rally at Hong Lim Park on a wet …

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Face To Face videos: Media

The following is from the third and last section of the political forum Face To Face, held on the 16th of December 2010. This section focuses on the media.

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