Letters

For letters contributed by TOC readers.

Open letter to Singapore government from a gay Singaporean son
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Nathan Lee Dear PM, DPM, Ministers, MPs, NMPS and Dr Tan, I write to you today with a heavy heart. I have been and always will be a Singaporean Son. Someone who has done his part to play a constructive role in Read More

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Former Foreign Affairs Minister’s editorial historically inaccurate
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Zubin The recent editorial by former Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo that claimed that traditional society like China is more resistant to populism than the West is riddled with errors and misleading assertions. It fundamentally ignores the past two centuries of Chinese Read More

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The gloomy prospects of Singapore in hands of untested elites
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Sum Wee Lee I refer to recent online postings such as these: Nurul Story & Yusyairah Yusreen appealing public help for countless displaced families in our supposed First World Country! https://www.facebook.com/yusyairahyusry/posts/1436335709760296 While I am happy that many have risen to the occasion Read More

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A letter from a student of SOTA, “School Of The Resigned”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Submitted by a student of SOTA There has been much discussion surrounding School of The Arts, Singapore (SOTA) ever since the controversial news of a student’s “memorial” artwork hit the papers. It has been evident from the responses of students within the school Read More

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Amazing lack of empathy at meet-the-people session
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A reader was at the nearby table during a Meet-the-People session, and felt that he had to share the amount of misunderstanding and amazing lack of empathy during the session. (Readers of this post can treat it as it as a work of fiction Read More

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Why fix the practice of “choping” when it’s not broken?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Liew Yeng Chee After reading many so-called points from the opponents of the “first come, first chope” system in the media, I still did not see any good argument to thrash the system. For that I have communicated with Dr William Wan( the General Read More

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Sungei road market vendors deeply disappointed with response by Minister Masagos in Parliament
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is a letter from, Mr Koh Ah Koon, the Chairman of the Association for the Recycling of Second Hand Goods, who wrote to the Straits Times forum. This is in response to the statement made by Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli Read More

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Sparing a consideration for local food culture and tradition
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A open address to Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam by Chung Deming, first published on his Facebook page. Dear Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam Sir, I kindly reference to the conversation we had briefly half a year ago @ Timbre +. You kindly asked if I had Read More

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Proposals to promote Singapore’s future economy, cannot work without addressing root cause of non-productivity
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Robert Teh Minister of Finance, Heng Swee Keat’s proposals to promote a future economy cannot work. This is because unless he is prepared to tackle the root cause of our lack of productivity and innovation, we will continue to be stuck in Read More

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A reply to “False justifications for water price increase”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Ng Yew-Kwang, Winsemius Professor in Economics, Nanyang Technological University An article by Colin in ‘The Online Citizen’ argues that my justification for the recently announced 30% increase in water price is false/wrong, partly because the media reports on my interviews were rather Read More

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