Opinion

Letter: False green efforts at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

by Michelle Lee My daughter came back from school today and I was informed that drinks in paper disposable cups would cost $0.10 more in school due to an environmentally friendly initiative. I am very surprised why Ngee Ann Polytechnic is taking such measures to mark up the cost of food and drinks to students. Why are drinks not being …

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Is the POHA an instrument for debtors to get away?

by Roger Rajan on behalf of JMS Rogers The Protection from Harassment Act, (POHA) was enacted in 2014 to provide a range of criminal and civil remedies against harassment, and civil remedies for false statements of facts. POHA has been an important legislative tool in protecting victims of harassment by giving them effective redress. If you take a detailed look …

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No personal attacks against Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, criticise govt policies and ideologies instead: Playwright Alfian Sa’at

In the aftermath of the Yale-NUS saga, playwright Alfian Sa’at has encouraged the public to refrain from making personal attacks and “derogatory comments” against Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, following the latter’s comments in Parliament on Mon (7 Oct). In delivering his speech on the cancellation of the Yale-NUS programme and guiding principles for educational institutions in Singapore, Ong quoted part of …

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Yale-NUS criticised for allegedly scapegoating playwright Alfian Sa’at over programme cancellation

Yale-NUS College’s cancellation of the “Dissent and Resistance in Singapore” programme has attracted much controversy and criticism from academicians, as well as practitioners in media and the arts. The programme, which has been since renamed “Dialogue and Dissent in Singapore”, was scheduled to be run by Alfian and programme manager Tan Yock Theng of NUS. It was originally slated to …

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