Monthly Archives: June 2008

Month: June 2008 Article by Law Sin Ling (NSP): Singapore Press – Rushing To Infernal Self-Condemnation

From: Law Sin Ling 29 June 2008 Singapore Press – Rushing To Infernal Self-Condemnation Sg_Review ORIGINALLY POSTED AT: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Sg_Review/message/4770 It was not pleasant news for Sunday, or any day. A life was lost through yet-to-be-determined circumstance. Murder was insinuated by the newspaper. The reporter was not obliged to sanctify the incident. He opted instead to let loose a devilish instinct

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Month: June 2008 Activists are upbeat and will continue speaking up for Singaporeans

Far from being downcast, the 18 activists who have been charged with taking part in an assembly and procession without a permit are showing that they were made of sterner stuff. Their upbeat mood suggests that they are keen and ready to continue speaking up for Singaporeans through the Tak Boleh Tahan! campaign. The activists are charged for conducting a

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Month: June 2008 Tak Boleh Tahan! protesters and observers charged

The group of activists who protested outside the Parliament House on 15 Mar this year has been charged with two offences under Section 5(4)(b) of the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance Act) Chapter 184: participating in an assembly as well as a procession without a permit in a public place. Each offence carries a penalty of fine of up

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Month: June 2008 5 years may be all it takes to SAVE Singapore

Written by Ng E-Jay 26 June 2008 Once again, MM Lee Kuan Yew has unleashed his old, tired brand of propaganda. He told around 650 participants of a dinner forum at the Shangri-La Hotel on Wednesday that one freak election result is all it will take to wipe out Singapore’s success. This is an old refrain that he has used

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Month: June 2008 Point/Counterpoint: Has HDB’s public housing policy been a success?

Point: A cohesive nation, thanks to the HDB by Betsy Pisik, Straits Times US Bureau published in the Straits Times, 25 June 2008 (Summary of ST article) IN SOME countries, an apartment can be the heart of the family, or just a place to store clothes and a bed. In others, it is the unattainable dream, a symbol of security

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Month: June 2008 A litany of security lapses by the Ministry of Home Affairs

Written by Ng E-Jay 24 June 2008 “The cure to all this talk is really a good dose of incompetent government,” Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew told the Straits Times on 5 Apr 2007 while speaking on the subject of Ministerial pay and the grouses people had over them. This year, we got that “dose of incompetent government” from the

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Month: June 2008 Government does not make money from ERP? Yeah right.

Written by Ng E-Jay 23 June 2008 The headline in the Straits Times newspaper screamed “Govt doesn’t make money from ERP”. I cringed. As I expected, the points raised in the article were mostly hogwash. The article begins with Labour Chief Lim Swee Say’s lament that he pays a hefty sum on ERP charges because he passes through many gantries

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Month: June 2008 PAP’s Organizing Secretary hits out at WP in latest edition of Petir

The PAP’s Organising Secretary (Special Duties), Dr Ng Eng Hen, has hit out strongly at the Worker’s Party, in particular, its Secretary-General Low Thia Khiang, in the latest edition of Petir, the official PAP magazine. In an article entitled “Credible Opposition: Taking A Clear Stand”, Dr Ng Eng Hen, who is also the Minister for Education and Second Minister for

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Month: June 2008 Why I dissented to the Bloggers’ proposals on the Regulation of Hate Speech on the Internet

Written by Ng E-Jay 20 June 2008 On 18 April, a group of 13 bloggers, which included myself, submitted a paper to the Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts entitled “Proposals for Internet freedom in Singapore”. The paper outlines the various defects in current media laws and regulations governing internet content in Singapore, such as instituting vague restrictions which

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