Month: June 2010

Low birth rate

This is an ST forum letter by Mr Tan Kin Lian (blog). An edited version of this letter was published in Straits Times Online on 29 June 2010. A Straits Times editorial entitled “A case of try and try again” (28 June 2010) reported on the many failed attempts to arrest the declining birth rate […]

Flood: NSP calls for committee of inquiry

Press release by the National Solidarity Party. Dear Sir/Madam, Setup A Committee of Inquiry to look into improving drainage & weather warning system NSP shares the frustration and disappointment of many Singaporeans whose lives have been severely disrupted by the reoccurring floods in recent days. The Ministry of Environment and Water Resources under Minister Dr […]

Clogged culvert explanation holds no water

Source: ST Forum, 26 June 2010 YESTERDAY’S flash floods, the second in just over a week, clearly suggest that the PUB’s ‘clogged culvert’ explanation (‘Blocked drain blamed for Orchard Road flood’; June 18), does not, pardon the pun, wash. Even if the Orchard Road deluge worsened because of a clogged culvert, how does one explain […]

Floods again today! What excuse will PAP give now?

By the Singapore Democrats 25 June 2010 When Bukit Timah Road flooded in 2009, Environment Minister Yaacob Ibrahim told us it was a once-in-50-years freak incident. When Orchard Road was flooded, the problem was debris in a culvert blocking the water flow. Always an excuse, never acknowledgement of failure of planning. This morning’s floods — […]

Ex-WP candidates starting new party

Source: Straits Times, 24 June 2010 FORMER Workers’ Party (WP) electoral candidates Ng Teck Siong and Chia Ti Lik are setting up a new political party ahead of the next general election. It is called Socialist Front. The duo heads a list of 10 names who filed an application last month with the Registry of […]

World Cup Fever Starts To Cool

Source: Socialist Appeal, 15 June 2010 By Steve Jones After months of build up, the World Cup is finally underway. As it approaches the end of the first week, in what is a month-long bloated competition, something has become rather clear. Hype is everything. The build up itself seemed to involve endless adverts on television […]

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