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Letters

Smoothen rough edges for future open mobilisations

by Seashell, It was heartening to see the operational readiness of Singaporean men some weekends ago, with most air force servicemen reporting back to their air bases within a few hours of activation I shall not speculate whether this open mobilisation was due to the ongoing dispute between Singapore and Malaysia or it was pre-planned. One will not know unless you …

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Schools, not just clubs, can be snobbish too

by Seashell The incident at Singapore Cricket Club recently, where a domestic worker was barred from admission, reminded me of a similar discriminatory practice at my secondary school – Chung Cheng High School (Yishun) – earlier this year. I had a junior – graduated about three years ago – who returned to his alma mater as an alumni to assist …

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Open letter to Dr Tan Cheng Bock: Forget uniting the opposition, instead seek to coalesce and unite the people’s anger, frustrations, cries and disbeliefs

by Law Kim Hwee Dear Dr Tan, it has been four months since the 28 July, SDP-initiated discussion to form a new opposition coalition. But there appears to be no progress since. If our past is prologue, the formation of any alliance is dead in the water. The 2001 Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA) made no meaningful headway with only Mr …

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Is incompetent leadership within MINDEF the cause of training deaths?

by Simon Lim There is no question that national defence will always be needed and relevant to Singapore.  But, as a parent and a former National Serviceman (Full-time) myself, I am greatly saddened to read about the passing of yet another one of our soldiers due to a training accident. When parents bid their sons goodbye and see them drafted …

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Smokers are not criminals

by Jackie I was born in the 70s, when Singapore was still a growing country. My parents are hardworking honest people who had to work more than 12 hours a day to feed our family of 6. Growing up, I was often left alone with my siblings and though we took care of each other, we had to grow up …

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Malaysian Prabu, one of possible 4, executed by Singapore disappointingly this week

Singapore should follow Malaysia in Abolishing Death Penalty as we strive for a Death Penalty free ASEAN Region. by Charles Hector, for and on behalf of MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) is very disappointed that Singapore, which is just one of 4 countries, still conducting execution for drug offences in 2017, has on …

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Lessons to be learnt from AHTC trial for the opposition

by Heron I disagree with Mr Augustine Low's commentary on how the Opposition have had its wind knocked out through the AHTC trial. It should instead serve as lessons from which the Opposition can learn from. I have distilled four lessons for Opposition candidates to mull over as the next General Election comes into view. Lesson 1: Opposition wards should …

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