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Nursing homes eating Government payouts?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Govt Payouts a grey area for nursing homes” (ST, Aug 23). http://www.cpf.gov.sg/imsavvy/infohub_article.asp?readid={734381012-6184-4790874719}&print=1 I think for a destitute and penniless person, it may be a blow to their well being, if we deny them of even these “once in a long time” luxury. The purpose of such periodic Government payouts as I …

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Face to face with Seelan Palay (Part Two)

In Part 2 of an hour-long interview with Seelan Palay, TOC asks about his relationship with the SDP, and what he thinks of public perception of his activism. You can read Part One here. By Joshua Chiang People often associate you with the Singapore Democratic Party. Are you a full-fledged member of the SDP? No I never was. Various political …

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Face to face with Seelan Palay (Part One)

The first in a series of intimate interviews with people who have made an impact in Singapore's socio-political scene, The Online Citizen meets up with Seelan Palay to talk about his time in jail, his family and Dr Chee Soon Juan.

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James Gomez on political future: “I don’t back down in a fight”

By Deborah Choo TOC recently caught up with local civil society activist and perennial politician Dr James Gomez, a perennial force in Singaporean politics for over a decade. In this exclusive interview, Dr Gomez gives TOC readers a sneak peek into what kind of political party he sees himself fitting into, what he sees as the key issues of the …

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TOC’s queries on work safety regulations – MOM responds

On Sep 8, we ran a video showing a worker entering a flooded manhole without any safety device and asked whether there was any breach of work safety rules. (click here – https://theonlinecitizen.com/2010/09/is-this-a-violation-of-worksite-safety-rules/) The Ministry of Manpower responded today with the following letter. Dear Mr Loh, We thank you for your useful feedback on 8 Sep 2010. We take the …

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STB wants offices to waste electricity for F1 ‘wayang’

– By Gangasudhan – Green Drinks Singapore received a tip-off today that at least one office building in the city has been ‘encouraged’ by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to leave their lights on during the 3 days of F1 races in order to “facilitate a captivating night-view of Singapore City for international TV broadcast and photography”. In an email …

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SDP’s Young Democrats celebrate Liberal Solidarity Week

Kirsten Han – The International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY) website states that the Singaporean government “is of a clear-cut authoritarian nature and controls its people like a modern day Big Brother.”1 Jarrod Luo, Honorary Secretary of the Young Democrats, thinks that many Singaporeans would be shocked by this assessment. “The people don’t know,” he says, explaining that due to …

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