Letters

For letters contributed by TOC readers.

The discussion on inequality must extend to rights too
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by Tan Jin Kien Inequality in Singapore has been widely discussed from different angles such as income, wealth, education opportunities and class. However, the conversation still steers clear of another important aspect, which is the equality of rights. While the previously discussed angles Read More

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Govt in overdrive to justify $20M Summit spending
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by Georgia Tong Seems like the focus of our government after the US-N Korea Summit ended is to justify the $20 M poured into the holding it. Could it be because of the negative outcome as most critics said the agreement signed between Read More

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Building a relationship of trust and friendship
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by Tan Kin Lian Straits Times Editor-At-Large, Han Fook Kwong wrote an article in the Sunday Times: “Time for Singapore and Malaysia to discard old stereotypes”. He wrote, “KL’s moves since May 9 polls raise hopes that the country will become a more just soceity based on rules Read More

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Are the people themselves ready to vote in an Opposition?
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by Willy Sum I refer to Ms Jaffar’s Facebook post reproduced on your site a couple days ago, “Is our opposition ready for 2020? I doubt so!”. Before we criticise the various Opposition parties, my assertion to Ms Jaffar’s observation is: “Are the people themselves Read More

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Overturning unfair treaties is part of good statesmanship
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by Dr Ong Hean Teik The decision by the new Pakatan government of Malaysia to renegotiate unfair agreements and to postpone the high-speed railway was derided as unethical and not in keeping with ancient Chinese morality by a Singaporean analyst. In fact, ancient Chinese Read More

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“PMDs belongs on the road and not on our path”
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by Vasanthan Govindasamy (Bob) I was reading the report submitted by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel who had given their recommendations on Personal Mobility Device (PMD) usage on shared paths and footpaths. It’s amazing to read their credentials. Seems like all of them are Read More

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The country has flourished but its soul may have died
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by Raj Singh We, the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build a democratic society, based on justice and equality, so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation. I grew Read More

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“Public hospital that does not treat local referred patients”
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A letter from an “Angry Mom” wrote, “Recently, while trying to see a specialist through a polyclinic referral, I was shocked to learn that Khoo Teck Puat Hospital’s (KTPH) gastroenterology department doesn’t see local referred patients. When I visited its webpage, I found Read More

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Dr Mahathir’s remark on Singaporeans being unhappy, made in good faith
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by Willy Sum As I read of reports unfolding by only a few social media outlets about how S’poreans are purportedly “unhappy” with a passing comment made by the new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad on our political situation here, I can’t Read More

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FAS must stop behaving like it is above other sports
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by Al Tham The arrogance of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is reflected in its comments after failing to make it to the Asian Games 2018. Singapore Under-23 team had failed to gain a nomination from the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) to Read More

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