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Letters

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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HDB carparks, a main source of noise

By HDB Dweller In the report by Channel News Asia, “Double-glazed windows for HDB flats not necessary to reduce noise: MND“, Senior Minister of State, Lee Yi Shyan was quoted “multi-storey car parks are located between blocks and MRT lines or expressways to act as a noise buffer”. Whilst this may be true at least 15 years ago, this is …

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Is growth always the answer?

By Ian C In a widely televised interview, the Prime Minister of Singapore reiterated the need for continued economic growth in order to “improve lives”. Undoubtedly, many of us do not question the assumption that growth is always good, after all it was what had brought Singapore from Third World to First, and its citizens are now enjoying the fruits …

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Man proposes, only god disposes

By David M As sure as there’s no legal requirement to make known the formation of the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC), there’s no law too that says one must return a lost wallet. It’s all about political integrity or doing the right thing. Critics may debate the various merits and yardsticks for fairness or circumnavigate in circles what constitutes …

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“Why I have come forward”

By Ravi Philemon I was unveiled by the leaders at Singapore People’s Party as their candidate for Hong Kah North today. In introducing me as the candidate, Mrs Lina Chiam said, “the party has fielded a very strong candidate to contest Hong Kah North against the PAP.” I am humbled by the confidence the Party has in me. The journey …

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Did VWO violate constitution by allowing political activities in its premises?

By Ravi Philemon Mr Khaw Boon Wan yesterday unveiled the candidates who will contest in Sembawang GRC at Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI Home). According to news reports, the People’s Action Party (PAP) said that it went ahead with the introduction at the Home because the Party had chosen the venue previously for its ‘Kopi Talk’ with the residents there. …

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