Month: January 2010

Inadequate Public Transportation

The public transport companies have been increasing their fees steadily over the years, in response to the rising price of oil and the overall rising cost of labour. Or at least, that is what they claim. However, service standards such as train frequencies have in fact dropped, as Mr Goh Meng Seng, a member of […]

Jaslyn Go: Thoughts on the TBT Trial

The End Is Near – TBT Trial By Jaslyn Go 22 Jan 2010 As we approach the last tranche of our TBT trial, there are alot of emotions build up for myself and my fellow co-defendants. It was not easy to come this far, let alone still carrying on in this long and draining trial. […]

Discriminatory job ads on the decline? That is but the tip of our problems.

Written by Ng E-Jay 22 January 2010 According to a report recently released by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (Tafep), discriminatory job advertisements such as those unfairly specifying the preferred race or gender of the job applicant without explaining why those characteristics are necessary for the job, are on the decline. The Straits […]

AlJazeera’s video report on Singapore’s liberal immigration policy

AlJazeera interviews former NMP Siew Kum Hong, Jolovan Wham from Humanitarian Organization for Migrant Economics (H.O.M.E.), and Dr Dawn Dekle from the Singapore Institute for International Affairs on Singapore’s liberal immigration policy. Notable views: The Government (has) put in place a set of very liberal policies, and did not anticipate the predictable outcome of private […]

Electoral Fairness, Not Patronage!

Written by Ng E-Jay 14 January 2010 (I originally wrote this article for The Online Citizen.) In his article entitled “A masterstroke?” (Jan 9), TODAY correspondent Loh Chee Kong argued that the recent proposal of allowing more NCMP seats might fragment the opposition and diminish the lure of trying to capture a GRC. Loh argued […]

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