Current Affairs

I am a patriot

Too often, here in Singapore, patriotism is defined as adherence to the law, or to the Government’s dictates. Step outside these demarcated lines and you risk being portrayed as or accused of being ‘un-patriotic’.
What is patriotism?
Who defines what patriotism is?

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Boring propaganda

The boring thing about NDP is that the story is the same. It’s the same old fairy tale of how Singapore climbed from third world to first by overcoming tons of obstacles and adversities under the capable leadership (of the PAP). It gets really boring to hear the same old propaganda every year. Aaron Ng

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No teeth, but a sharp tongue

Whether the human rights body we establish will have teeth, I don’t know. But it would certainly have a tongue, and I hope it would have a sharp tongue. Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo (TODAY)

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Going Swedish

We have decided our first baby will have a Swedish passport, and not a Singapore one. Heng Siew Cheng (Ms) (Straits Times forum)

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Open debate

To be able to speak to so many lawyers without you being able to respond. You can see what a few weeks in Government has done to my approach to open debate. Law Minister K Shanmugam, on why he accepted invitation to speak at NUS law graduates’ convocation (Straits Times, July 16, H8)

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