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Lee Hsien Yang’s son Li Huanwu and husband Heng Yirui reinvent #AsianValues with their respective families in newly released wedding photograph

A photograph featuring Li Huanwu – one of the grandsons of Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew – and his husband Heng Yirui in the company of their respective families at their wedding recently has surfaced online. The photo, attributed to the couple, was posted on the Dear Straight People and Pink Dot SG Facebook pages on Tue evening …

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How would we know whether or not the government is “doing things right” to begin with if there is no opposition within Parliament to ensure accountability?

While I understand the need for a strong and stable government, I would have to disagree with former Prime Minister, Mr Goh Chok Tong when he disagrees that the role of the opposition should be one of “check and balance” as he feels that means the government is not doing things right. This opinion seems rather contradictory to me. Firstly, …

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Ho Ching’s dual role as PM’s wife and CEO of Temasek should trump her desire for privacy if that is the reason for not divulging her earnings

The nagging question of Ho Ching’s salary as CEO of Temasek Holdings does not appear to be one that is about to disappear into the sunset. Indeed, it appears to be one that is raised periodically by opposition politicians, media outlets and the like. According to reports, it would seem that this is an issue that raises the heckles of …

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How significant is the insignificant “small” in Singapore?

by Joseph Nathan “SMALL” has become the latest catch-phrase of the 4G politicians. It was fashioned by Edwin Tong when he refers to those opposing the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation (POFMA) Bill as “small” the previous week. Just a couple of days ago, Law Minister refers those who commented negatively on his celebrity-driven video on POFMA as “small” …

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Monkeypox infection: It could have been much worse than how it turned out

Five Singapore residents where identified as having come in close contact with the 38-year old Nigerian who had contracted monkeypox prior to his arrival in Singapore on 28 April. They, along with 18 others are under quarantine now. The Nigerian man in question had attended a workshop on 29 and 30 April. However, on 30 April he developed symptoms which …

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Drag queen Becca D’Bus condemns Tosh Zhang’s “gross” and “unprofessional” sudden withdrawal from Pink Dot Ambassador role

Drag queen Becca D’Bus has criticised actor-singer Tosh Zhang’s unilateral decision to withdraw from his role as this year’s Pink Dot Ambassador, following the backlash received by the latter after a string of homophobic tweets from 2010 to 2013 have resurfaced. D’Bus took to Facebook on Sat (19 May) to brand Zhang’s decision to do so before consulting the organisers …

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