Letters

For letters contributed by TOC readers.

Should Singaporeans pay for news?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Gene Kam Commenting on the Today Online article, “Getting Singaporeans to pay for news”, Kam wrote on his Facebook page, The author ends her piece with: “News organisations have the mammoth task of providing credible and up-to-date information, run a profitable business, and Read More

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Letter of objection to proposed amendments of Film Act: Draconian and outrageous to waive need of warrant to enter and search premises
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is a letter written by a member of the public to the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) about the proposed amendments to the Film Act and cc to The Online Citizen. Dear Ms Lee Ee Jia: I am registering my objection to certain Read More

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Mr Khaw should consider stepping down for sake of his health and commuters
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Tan Kwong Moh Transport Minister, Mr Khaw Boon Wan wrote on his Facebook saying that he turned 65 on Dec 8, but he felt like a 70 years old man because of the unresolved MRT woes. Does it mean that he may step down Read More

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Open letter to MHA for the statistics of police officers taken to task over complaints
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

An open letter addressed to Minister K Shanmugam and his personal assistants and press secretaries. Dear Minister and to whom it may concern, I read with great interest in regards to the post published by Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam Read More

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Appalled by Paulin Straughan’s poorly-developed and myopic views on fertility trends in Singapore
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Dr Robin Chee Ming Feng I am appalled by Paulin Straughan’s poorly-developed and myopic views on fertility trends in Singapore (“Let’s not condemn Singaporeans to extension”, A24, ST 17-11-2017). I find it disturbing as a Sociologist myself that she would denounce the focus on Read More

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Things always happen after Khaw opens his big mouth
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Chen GJ 15 November morning, I was riding the MRT towards Joo Koon from Pioneer. I was at the front cabin of the train that almost reached Joo Koon MRT. At exactly 8.20 am, there was a loud bang, and a violent Read More

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WP achieved progress in spite of adverse political environment
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Tan Kwong Moh The Workers’ Party just celebrated its 60th anniversary on 3 Nov 2017 and launched a Commemorative Book (WALKING WITH SINGAPORE), to commemorate its achievements and progress for the past few decades. At the same time, Mr Low Thia Khiang Read More

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Top-down approach cannot fix SMRT culture issue
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by David Sim Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, in his parliamentary speech, advocated a top-down approach to fix the negative work culture prevalent in SMRT. (“Right culture starts from the top”; 7 Nov) Indeed, the top management must set the right direction for the Read More

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A more emphatic policy for senior and pioneer drivers from GRAB
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is a letter sent by Mr Lawrence Tay, a taxi driver under GRAB to the company on 13 October. No response has been received from GRAB by the driver till date. Dear Grab Congratulations on the remarkable speed with which you have capture Read More

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Head of MHA should reflect on himself before lamenting on his officers being abused
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Willy Sim I refer to your article: Public’s response to intended legal framework to protect police officers, “Respect needs to be earned, not asked or bought” regarding the needless need for Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to further enhance legislation to an already lopsided Read More

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