Month: October 2008

Call a spade a spade

Written by Ng E-Jay 22 October 2008 The Lehman-linked structured products fiasco seems to have reached some kind of crescendo, with investors demanding due compensation and attending public events like those organized by Mr Tan Kian Lian at Speaker’s Corner the last two Saturdays, as well as MAS struggling to play catch-up with Hong Kong […]

Protests do not lead to anarchy

Written by the Singapore Democrats (at 14 October 2008 Original Blog Link For decades freedom of assembly, aka protests, have been taboo in Singapore. Any call for demonstrations is met with words like “chaos” and “destruction” being thrown about will-nilly. Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the ultimate scare-monger, said that when people are allowed to […]

Singapore Democrats: F1 and our future

Written by the Singapore Democrats, 08 Oct 2008 As the souped-up engines roared and the fancy cars burned rubber on our roads, one in four Singaporeans turned up enthusiastically to watch the racing spectacle, making it a sport for the people with real mass appeal. Yes, that’s what happened in 1966 when the Singapore Grand […]

Singapore Democrats: Let our students grow

Written by the Singapore Democrats 06 October 2008 The recent student anger that erupted at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) over censorship of political news brings to focus a long neglected issue in our nation’s universities – the wholesale de-politicisation of our students. Student life in Singapore has been reduced to organising beauty pageants, jams […]

Goodbye, dear friend

Written by Dr Chee Soon Juan 03 October 2008 Original Link Dear Mr Jeyaretnam, I visited you one last time on Tuesday. I’ve never seen you so peaceful and contented. This is such a change from all the years that we’ve been working together. I remember how bitter we felt sitting in your rented apartment […]

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