Letters

Thoughts from a local secondary school teacher

As an adult watching the election unfold, I cannot say I am proud of some of our leaders. I am sure many of you are able to see that there is obvious bullying, intimidation, mud-slinging and even character assassinations. Are these not the exact traits of the very same bullies that we will always be quick to put down or speak up against in correction?

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The irony in this photo

The photo below was contributed by one reader who is too young to vote. Just wanted to post this photo with the upcoming General Election around the corner. I myself am too young to vote, but how I wish I could.

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Making Singapore our happy home through GE2015, post-SG50

The following letter was sent in by a reader. This is home truly, where I know I must be Where my dreams wait for me, where the river always flows This is home surely, as my senses tell me This is where I won’t be alone, for this is where I know it’s home By now, you should be very …

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The Conundrum of Cosmetic Interventions

The following letter was sent in by Sharon Wong. I have been working as an advisor to a number of government organizations for more than a decade and would like to share some observations regarding what is currently happening in our country. At the recent National Day Rally, I noticed something I have felt for a number of years. In …

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Open letter to Law Minister over comments on Islamisation

The letter below was sent by one of TOC’s readers addressing Mr K Shanmugam who was the Minister of Law and Foreign Affairs before Parliament was dissolved last month. TOC wrote to Mr K Shan for a response on 29 August but has not received any reply from him.  By Faris Osman Abdat Dear Honourable Minister You took offense at …

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The unheard heroines

The letter below was sent in by one of TOC’s readers  By a single mother As the nation’s getting ready for the upcoming GE, touching on topics/concerns on ever-rising cost of living, housing issues, senior citizens, medical costs, foreign talents, etc… Has anyone stopped for a second and think about the community of single mothers? Small community though but they …

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Pointers for General Election 2015

The below is a letter sent into TOC by one of our readers By David Deng I remember once how Dr Ng Eng Hean wanted to sue a professor to say it’s Government fault on employing too many foreigners based on some data. Dr Ng only stopped his threat of a legal suit when the Professor mentioned that the data …

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Blue versus White

The following letter was sent in by a group of readers who works at CBD. We sat down with our families on the live broadcast of the National Day Rally Speech, eagerly anticipating to what the future holds for our next generation. The following statement caught us by surprise… “If we close our doors to foreign workers, our economy will …

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The importance of volunteering with the opposition parties

The following letter was sent in by reader David Tan. I have a message that I urgently want to share. The time has come for us to do our part for Singapore. We must not repeat the mistakes of 2011. At the last general elections in 2011, 39.9% voted for the opposition and this resulted in the opposition winning 6 …

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What is responsible voting?

The following is a letter sent in by reader Lim NT. To some, elections are about the future of Singapore. We play a part in giving the right people the mandate to lead us, to keep Singapore exceptional. Hence, we should vote for individuals who can take on important roles in the government. Even if we were to accept this …

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