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The fight for democracy in Asia is alive and well
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Chee Soon Juan This opinion piece is part of the Silver Lining Series written by members of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), an organization of liberal and democratic parties in Asia, to celebrate its 25th Anniversary this 2018. For Read More

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$1 billion may sound like a huge amount in GST vouchers but in reality, does it really help the average Singaporean?
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

As the Goods & Service Tax (GST) is set to increase to 9 per cent beyond the next General Election, the government has unveiled a raft of sweeteners to make the journey seem less arduous. The Straits Times has announced via an attractive Read More

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The role of religion in fighting inequality
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Farouq Fareez Inequality in all its forms is significantly one of the main issues in the world today. It represents a state of not being equal particularly in status, rights, and opportunities; and a concept that lies at the very core of Read More

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Is Lee Hsien Yang’s departure from Singapore permanent?
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

It was announced on Thursday that Lee Hsien Yang (LHY), estranged younger brother to current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LHL) would be stepping down as chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Although the Ministry of Transport was quick to pay Read More

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Banks should offer more support to victims of fraud
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

Cyber security and internet fraud have been on the rise globally for a number of years now. With many aspects of our personal lives increasingly being transacted online and especially with the growth of online banking, this is an issue that needs to Read More

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Our responsibility towards ex-offenders
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss I read with a mixture of intrigue, cheer and dismay the letter from Mr Sunny Lee, Director, Media Relations, Community Partnership and Communications Group, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) captioned “Score focused on securing jobs for ex-offenders” published in The Straits Read More

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‘Proud of What, Exactly?’
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singaporeans are encouraged to be proud of Singapore being the host of the ‘historical’ Trump-Kim summit by commentators in the local press but what exactly should one be proud of? by Alfian Sa’at I thought I would be indifferent to this clown show Read More

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A Truly Historic Summit
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jung-kyu Kim The summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un has captured the world’s attention. To watch the two flamboyant leaders – who have exchanged such colourful insults as the “Rocket Man” and the “mentally deranged US dotard” – come together Read More

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AG and the legacy of rotten durians
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by Tan Wah Piow How many durian lovers in Singapore are aware that the present Attorney-General Lucien Wong had, on 8 January 2018, used the imagery of the most famous Malaysian durian Mao Shan Wang to describe the work of the Attorney General’s Read More

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GE14: Sheer lucky coincidences or brilliant yet subtle social media strategising by PH?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Sharala Axryd, Founder of The Center of Applied Data Science With Malaysia’s 14th General Election done and dusted, the nation now stands proud after hitting several major milestones simply by expressing our democratic rights. We now have the world’s oldest elected government Read More

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