Monthly Archives: April 2008

Month: April 2008 Government to give $3b worth of handouts in 2008 – My take

Today I received a flyer from my town council in my mailbox, stating the Government will give slightly over $3b worth of handouts in 2008. In particular, there will be: $865 million of Growth Dividends $300 million of Workfare Income Supplement $560 million of GST Credits and Senior Citizens’ Bonus $200 million of U-Save, S&CC and rental rebates $100 million

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Month: April 2008 Bloggers submit Proposals for Internet freedom in Singapore to Minister for Information, Communication & the Arts

A group of bloggers have submitted a paper entitled “Proposals for Internet freedom in Singapore” to Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts. The paper points out the various defects in current media laws and regulations governing internet content in Singapore, such as instituting vague restrictions which gives authorities too much leeway in interpretation of the

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Month: April 2008 SDP to take Tak Boleh Tahan! campaign to HDB heartlands

20 April 2008 Singapore Democrats Following the protest outside Parliament House on 15 Mar 08, the Singapore Democrats is ready to take the Tak Boleh Tahan! campaign to HDB housing estates to win the support of the people. Starting with Toa Payoh on May Day, the SDP will spread the message of the PAP’s continued exploitation of workers in Singapore.

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Month: April 2008 Proposals for Internet Freedom: Bloggers for Internet Deregulation

Proposals for Internet Freedom submitted by the Blogger 13 Group. 21 Apr 2008 A group of bloggers have submitted a paper entitled “Proposals for Internet freedom in Singapore” to Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts. The paper points out the various defects in current media laws and regulations governing internet content in Singapore, such as

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Month: April 2008 Where Are the Potential Prime Ministers?

Written by Dr Wong Wee Nam 16 April 2008 The Malaysian General Elections has just ended and Abdullah Badawi has continued as the Prime Minister. But he is now having problems keeping the job. This is because there are many who want to take over. Even Anwar Ibrahim, who is not even an elected Member of Parliament, is eyeing the

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Month: April 2008 The iceberg of Singapore politics

Written by Ng E-Jay 12 April 2008 Icebergs partially float on water with the top part jutting out of the water’s surface because ice is around 9% less dense than water. Some icebergs are huge, and only a small fraction of their total volume is visible above water. The rest is submerged beneath the water’s surface, its true destructive force

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Month: April 2008 My take on high rice prices and soaring commodity prices in general

Soaring prices of agricultural produce, especially rice, have hit headlines recently. CBOT rice futures hit an all-time high of US$20.50 per hundredweight several days ago, and Thai rice prices hit a 25-year high of US$475 per tonne in February. Despite intense concern over these escalating prices of agricultural produce, I feel prices could have peaked for now. The Goldman Sachs

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