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Letters

“Scandalising the Judiciary”

by Judy Tan I read with regret, the convictions of civil rights activist Jolovan Wham and the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)'s John Tan over their comments on the State of the Judiciary here. This would not have occurred in other comparable Developed Nations and it is either you're a First World Country or not, there are no two ways about …

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NCCS must understand what it means to support 377A

by T.W Tan Nearly 11 years ago, I wrote a letter, concerning my feelings about homosexuality, Section 377A and Singapore Christians’ response to these matters. Pertaining to the arguments stated in the letter, I continue to stand by most of the issues that I addressed in 2007. Furthermore, it troubles me that, years later, some local Christians still hold on to …

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Section 377A doesn’t make sense, politically, logically and morally

by Shiro I think most people have beat this point into the ground by this point - but the idea of Section 377A doesn't make any sense. Politically, 377A is only avidly advocated for by religious groups. There is no major active non-religious group against its repeal, which technically means that 377A isn't defending any major opinion - it's defending …

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Our government was the best

by Sol Someone asked me, "Is the (not our) government working for us?". I say they used to work very well, given that our economic achievement was a miracle and we were often a role model for developing countries back in the 90s to 00s. We reaped the benefits from that era of glory and glamour and have become complacent, …

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Institutionalised opposition

by Jim Yap I refer to the Workers' Party Secretary General, Mr Pritam Singh's comment of wanting to become one of the numerous Institutions and High-Level Committees that we already have in the Country, as carried over from a report by "Mothership". I am puzzled of Mr Singh's gestures as I understand Singaporeans grievances to be directed against those very …

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By allowing medical tourism to flourish while citizens deprived of healthcare, is irresponsibility by govt at the highest level

by Simon Lim The news on Sunday that Ministry of Health (MOH) had put a stop to foreign patient referral contracts with local government hospitals must have shocked and angered many Singaporeans. Unlike private hospitals, government hospitals operate using taxpayers' monies and their first priority must always be directed towards Singaporeans' healthcare interests and well-being. But now we know better. …

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Is our government still working for us?

by Sol I am a Singaporean, born-in-Singapore citizen. I have loved this country all my life until recently. My dad's pro-PAP stance and his take on politics had a huge influence on my positive perception until I grew older and experienced the downside of life - sometimes wondering if it was a direct impact of our government policies. Many issues …

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A referendum for 377A Repeal

by Dr Huang Shoou Chyuan We are told that repeal of Section 377A of the Penal code has the potential to divide Singapore and split us into 2 irreconcilable camps. However keeping it unchanged is deemed a violation of the rights of a not insignificant percentage of Singaporeans. Repealing it, unfortunately, would offend conservative citizens who claim guidance from their ancient …

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