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Honour in Singapore – About executive director Jason Wong

“Honour in Singapore” is a mini series by TOC following the recent formation of the Honour (Singapore) non-profit organisation, made up of distinguished individuals closely related to the government and a far-right Christian group. The series will explore some of their profiles, and bring to light what the group meant by “promoting a culture of honour and honouring” in Singapore. By Ghui When local non-profit organisation …

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“We never acted in any way to subvert the security of our country”

Remembering 18 April 1988, the 26th Anniversary by Teo Soh Lung On 18 April 1988, nine former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees who were released just a few months earlier, issued a joint statement. That morning, I remember picking up a call from a foreign journalist who wanted to confirm the authenticity of the statement. She asked if I had …

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10Q – Interview with Vincent Wijeysingha on civil society in Singapore

TOC speaks with Dr. Vincent Wijeysingha on his views on civil society in Singapore. Dr. Vincent Wijeysingha, 43 was a member of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) 2010 to 2013. He served as the party’s Treasurer and stood as a parliamentary candidate for the party 2011 general election. He was also Singapore’s first openly gay politician. Later in August 2013, Wijeysingha announced that he was resigning from the SDP, stating …

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LKY – decades of excellence, fair share of mistakes

By Ghui Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew is never far from the headlines. Ever since he took the reins of power, some fifty-odd years ago, his name has been inextricably linked to Singapore. Despite having stepping down as Prime Minister for over two decades, he has remained a fixture on the political scene, first as Senior Minister then as …

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Empowering Foreign Entrepreneurs

By Yap Shi Wen ­Empowering Foreign Entrepreneurs in Singapore Singapore has always been considered as a global business hub. Consistently ranked as one of the most economically liberal, innovative, competitive and business-friendly nations by global bodies such as the World Bank and World Economic Forum, it also has the highest trade-to-GDP ratio in the world, at 407.9%, an indicator of …

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Prof Lim Chong Yah’s proposals are timely and should be implemented

~ By Ng E-Jay ~ Professor Lim Chong Yah, the Albert Winsemius Chair Professor of Economics at Nanyang Technological University and one of the key architects who helped overhaul Singapore’s economic system and wage system in the late 1970s, has spoken out very strongly against the current malaise plaguing low income earners in Singapore. He has also proposed raising the …

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Future media: Revolving door of the Centre

~by: Howard Lee~ Pole positions of the media When I spoke to Viswa Sadasivan about his views from the Singapore Press Club’s forum on media coverage during the elections, he spoke at length about the historical establishment of the right and the re-emergence of the left through online media. But it would be simplistic of us to immediately assume that online …

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TAN JEE SAY – A MAN WITH THE PASSION TO SERVE

excerpted from Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss’ blog ‘In My Own Words‘: — I hear that some people who saw the exchange (between Tan Jee Say and Tony Tan on Face to Face 2) are saying that it was “unpresidential” for TJS to have “lost his cool” at TT’s interjectory remarks. But other people are also asking: was it dignified for TT to …

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Ex-detainee Vincent Cheng barred from speaking in history seminar

Former detainee Vincent Cheng has been prohibited from speaking at the NUS History Seminar to be held on June 4th at the National Library. The organiser NUS History Society has apologised to Mr Cheng and offered to read his speech at the event. Over the phone, Cheng told me he was not surprised and is looking forward to speak when …

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