Monthly Archives: September 2011

Month: September 2011 Time to free up Singapore’s media

The Singapore government, over the years, has made numerous refinements and calibrations to existing laws and policies, so that the government continues to have very flexible tools at its disposal to stifle or intimidate as it sees fit.

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Month: September 2011 Former detainees: Abolish the ISA

A statement issued by Singapore’s former ISA detainees We welcome Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s announcement that his government would repeal the Internal Security Act (ISA) and the Emergency Ordinance. He said the changes are aimed at “having a modern, mature and functioning democracy which will continue to preserve public order, ensure greater civil liberties and maintain racial harmony.” We

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Month: September 2011 While Malaysia’s government is forced to embrace change, our government still resists change

Written by Ng E-Jay 19 September 2011 A very significant political development happened in Malaysia last week. On Thursday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that Malaysia’s Internal Security Act (ISA) would be completely repealed, along with the 1969 Emergency Ordinance which also allows for detention without trial. According to PM Najib’s press release (attached at the bottom

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Month: September 2011 AWARE disagrees with Mr Lee Kuan Yew

ST forum page 13 September 2011 THE stark choice between motherhood and professional advancement presented in Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s comments to Ms Joan Sim is not new (‘A PhD’s fine, but what about love and babies?’; last Tuesday). In 1983, he said: ‘We shouldn’t get our women into jobs where they cannot, at the same time, be mothers.’ In

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Month: September 2011 1983 SBC propaganda drama serial about National Service

This youtube video features the theme song of the 1983 Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) propaganda drama serial about National Service, entitled 新兵小传 (Diaries of National Service). Starring Huang Wenyong (黄文永), Jeffrey Wong (王昱清) and Ang Puay Heng (洪培兴), this mandarin drama serial was aired during SBC prime time and was watched by over a million chinese-speaking Singaporeans.

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Month: September 2011 Dr Tony Tan as president defies common sense

Singapore Democrats 30 August 2011 The SDP cautioned Singaporeans against electing Dr Tony Tan as President of Singapore because Dr Tan is very much a part of the system designed to shield the financial reserves from the people’s scrutiny, in particular the operations of the GIC (see here and here). Dr Tan was at the helm as deputy chairman of

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