Month: January 2009

Inaccurate to say MDA issued take-down notices to

A comment from a reader of my personal website Dear E-Jay, The citation of Fridae (”… MDA issued take-down notices to for depicting incest…”) is inaccurate. At the material time, had a “forum” section where members of the public could post material or information. The “take-down” notice issued by MDA referred to […]

Shameful piece of legislation

By the Singapore Democrats 28 Jan 2009 Original link Unbenownst to most Singaporeans — as well as police officers apparently — the Government quietly passed subsidiary legislation a few years ago to ban all forms of political activity. Under the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance)(Assemblies and Processions) Rules, permits are required for a group […]

Will our business-centric budget benefit GLCs and big businesses more than consumers and working class citizens?

Written by Ng E-Jay 26 Jan 2009 A day after Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered the 2009 Budget Speech in Parliament, the mainstream press was all over the shop heaping praise on the “bold”, “generous” and “decisive” budget that “scores on superlatives”. The Finance Minister told Parliament that Budget 2009 will deliver a Resilience Package […]

My take on the key highlights of Budget 2009

Written by Ng E-Jay 23 Jan 2009 Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam delivered the 2009 Budget Speech at 3.30pm in Parliament on Thursday, 22 January 2009. He told Parliament that this year’s budget, aimed at helping Singapore through the worst recession since independence, is a significantly expansionary budget that will put us in deficit to the […]

No longer a cosy park for residents

ST Forum Letter by Madam Yuki Chan, 21 Jan 2009 ST link I LIVE at Jalan Chempaka Puteh where the Government had thoughtfully built a cosy, little park for residents. When the foreign workers came, I subscribed to the the Government’s call to accept foreign workers in our neighbourhood. I was open to sharing this […]

The Control of Election Campaigning

Written by Dr Wong Wee Nam 18 Jan 2009 He who knows his own side of the case, knows little of that. — John Stuart Mill In April 2006, just before the Singapore General Election, the PAP government decreed a ban on political podcasts. The reason given by the Minister for Information, Communications and the […]

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