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Category: Archives While Malaysia’s government is forced to embrace change, our government still resists change

Written by Ng E-Jay 19 September 2011 A very significant political development happened in Malaysia last week. On Thursday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA) would be completely repealed, along with the 1969 Emergency Ordinance which also allows for detention without trial. According to PM Najib’s press release (attached at the bottom

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Category: Archives Let us unite and set our sights on the future general election

28 August, 2.30am Some people are now attacking Tan Jee Say’s supporters in online forums, accusing them of robbing victory from Dr Tan Cheng Bock and handing victory to Dr Tony Tan. It is very unfortunate that some people choose at this moment to be so divisive and to play partisan politics in such a petty manner. This is a

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Category: Archives Loosen stranglehold before providing political education

(This article originally appeared in The Online Citizen) Written by Ng E-Jay, for TOC 20 Dec 2009 with inputs from Andrew Loh In the latest edition of Petir, the People’s Action Party’s bi-monthly party magazine, Law Minister K Shanmugam warned party members that younger voters could erode the PAP’s political dominance if they are not convinced that Singapore needs strong

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Category: Archives Ministry of Law contradicts District Judge over whether political criticism in Singapore is a crime

The Ministry of Law has issued a statement which contradicts a recent judgment made by District Judge Ch’ng Lye Beng who presided over the case of 3 SDP CEC members charged with illegally distributing pamphlets at Raffles City Shopping Centre on 10 Sep 2006. The flyers questioned ministerial salaries and highlighted the denial of political rights to Singaporeans. They also announced the Empower Singaporeans March and Rally that was to be held the following week on 16 Sep 06 during the WB-IMF meeting.

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Category: Archives Have wages kept up with soaring HDB flat prices?

As an example of how HDB flat prices have soared, a three-room flat in Queenstown in 1964 cost $6,200, but would fetch at least $200,000 today. This translates into a 32.3 times gain over a 45 year period, or around 8 percent compounded annually.

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Category: Archives The banana and your HDB flat

By the Singapore Democrats 10 Dec 2009 One stall sells bananas for 50 cents each. Another prices them at $1 but posts a sign: “Buy One Get One Free!” Who do you buy from? Unfortunately many shoppers are attracted to the latter. It is this psychology that the PAP preys on when it says that HDB flats are subsidized: Jack

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