Month: September 2008

SDP’s policy paper on National Service

Written by the Singapore Democrats Introduction National Service, or army conscription in Singapore, was first introduced in 1967 due to pressing issues such as national security after Singapore’s “forced” independence in 1965. In 1971, the British completely pulled out of Singapore. It has been 41 years since the introduction of NS. Since then the world […]

GIC’s hasty investments in Citigroup and UBS may yield mediocre returns for a considerable period

Written by Ng E-Jay 26 Sept 2008 Mr Ng Kok Song, chief investment officer of GIC, told a press conference on Tuesday that the timing of GIC’s investments in Citigroup and UBS “could have been better”, but reiterated that he was “confident” both investments would offer long-term returns. (ST, “GIC achieves 4.5% annual returns”, 24 […]

SDP responds to NSP candidate Goh Meng Seng: Is it’s website really losing readers?

EDITOR’S NOTE: In an article published by Lianhe Zaobao entitled “窥探网络世界”, or “Exploring the Blogosphere” on Saturday 20 Sept, NSP candidate Goh Meng Seng was quoted as saying that SDP’s web site was rapidly losing readership. Goh Meng Seng also insinuated that it was due to SDP’s extreme viewpoints. SDP has provided a firm rebuttal […]

Who is the real PAP mole: unraveling the conspiracy theories in Singapore’s blogosphere

EDITOR’S NOTE: On 20 Sept 2008, Lianhe Zaobao ran an article entitled “窥探网络世界”, or “Exploring the Blogosphere”. It was written by 游润恬 (Ms You Lun Tian). This is an English translation of the article which my friend did. This translation, as well as the original Chinese article, are also found at Wayangparty.wordpress.com. Mr Brown (Blogger […]

Police ban on Tamil language discussion at Speaker’s Corner proves the liberalization is mere tokenism

Written by Ng E-Jay 22 Sept 2008 If the public ever needed concrete proof that the recent liberalization of Speaker’s Corner for demonstrations is mere tokenism on the part of the authorities which hardly returns Singaporeans their basic rights, we should look no further than the banned event which was supposed to be held last […]

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