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Letters

Stat boards and agencies should file police reports on rampant vandalism

By Phillip Ang (A version of this letter was sent to the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and other ministries and agencies) I refer to the police report filed against The Independent Singapore, Teo Soh Lung and Roy Ngerng by the Elections Department (ELD). I applaud the ELD for taking the initiative and hope that every statutory board and government organisation …

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Open letter to Pastor Lawrence Khong of FCBC

The below is an open letter sent by Nicholas Lim, founder and Facebook administrator of GLBT Voices Singapore to Pastor Lawrence Khong of Faith Community Baptist Church, in an attempt to reach out for a dialogue to bridge the differences between Mr Khong’s flock and LGBT community. Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Khong issued a statement on his public fanpage about the …

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Should foreign companies be allowed to partner with National Day Parade?

By Jacky Winson Sim, Founder of BeProud SG Recently, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a statement stating that foreign entities should not fund Pink Dot, citing the government’s general position has always been that foreign entities should not interfere in our domestic issues, especially political issues or controversial social issues with political overtones. This reminds us of our National Day Parade, an …

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Former Singaporean S-league player killed in Bangkok

By Isaac Chew Dear Singaporeans, I am writing on behalf of the grief stricken friends and family of my dearest best friend, Sivaneswaran. He was killed on the 28th of May 02:50am in an apartment in Bangkok which he shared with his lover and 4 years old son. Initial post mortem shows ‘Cerebral Anoxia’ (lack of oxygen to the brain), …

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Why I would choose an elite dating app!

By Ashley T. Recently, TechInAsia featured a new dating app for the Singapore market called Ivory. The anonymous developers of the app say it is for the ambitious and the high-achievers (and even denied on Twitter that it’s for elites) – but let’s call a spade a spade. This is an app for the elite of Singapore, and a platform to …

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Petition: Cease all investigations against Teo Soh Lung and Roy Ngerng

Statement signed by 140 individuals to call upon the authorities to ensure the immediate return of all confiscated property to Teo Soh Lung and Roy Ngerng  who are currently being investigated for alleged violation of the Parliamentary Election Act, as it is wholly inappropriate for police investigations of such an intimidating and intrusive nature to take place. The statement also calls …

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What action did Election Department take in response to PAP candidates’ posters at Nee Soon GRC?

Below is a letter sent to the Election Department on Tuesday evening. Dear Sir, I quote TheOnlineCitizen (TOC) from their article available on this link http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/09/are-the-paps-mini-posters-in-nee-soon-grc-allowed/ “The display of posters and banners advertising for a candidate or group of candidates during the campaign period must comply with the conditions listed in the Returning Officer’s permit for such display of posters …

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Singlish is recognized, but not by Singapore

By Benjamin Goh The last two weeks created much buzz about Singlish after 19 Singlish words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary and Gwee Li Sui’s piece in the New York Times. This was not the first time Singlish gained international attention, but in a post-SG50 climate, the Singlish “problem” was dealt with a new sense of urgency, interest, …

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Disturbed to learn of the merciless execution of Kho Jabing

By Sum Wee Lee I am very disturbed to learn of the merciless execution by our government, of a Malaysian yesterday despite legal objections doing so and after last minute attempts to scrutinize various doubtful points in the case was flatly dismissed without even obtaining their due processes. What is also particularly abominable not to mention alarming, is the fact …

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