WP Youth Wing elections set new tone for youths in politics

By Choo Zheng Xi It was not so long ago that the single most familiar refrain of opposition politicians was a constant complaint about a ‘climate of fear’ surrounding politics. If the Workers’ Party Youth Wing (WPYW) elections were any gauge, this cloud of fear seems to have largely been dispelled. Held last Sunday at the WP headquarters, the elections …

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A good speech – but some points to keep in mind

By Andrew Loh As usual, the prime minister’s National Day Rally speech was not short of good, upbeat news. Nothing surprising in that. If one were to take a look at past speeches, it has always been so. I still remember then prime minister Goh Chok Tong’s speech in 2003, in the midst of an economic downturn, when he said: …

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Income gap tears at Singapore social fabric

By Geert De Clercq SINGAPORE, Dec 18 (Reuters) - When Wee Shu Min, the teenage daughter of a Singapore member of parliament stumbled across the blog of a Singaporean who wrote that he was worried about losing his job, she thought she’d give him a piece of her mind. She called him “one of many wretched, undermotivated, overassuming leeches in …

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Self-regulation of Singapore Blogosphere- Whatever for??

By Dr Huang Shoou Chyuan Dear Friends, Although I have great admiration for people like Yadav, Bernard Leong, Aaron and Gerald, I must come out to confess that I am totally against the idea of self-regulation to our blogosphere. The blogosphere as we know it now, is the last bastion of truly free expression. What was there before there was …

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