Monthly Archives: October 2011

Month: October 2011 Japan versus Singapore: Why our economic direction is unsustainable

Our ruling party has basically put our economy on an unsustainable path. We have grown our economy basically by population expansion. This cannot go on indefinitely. There will come a stage when we cannot reclaim any more land (at risk of breaching international waters) and our population cannot grow anymore.

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Month: October 2011 Back To The Past

The ISA is a very blunt instrument. It is claimed to have been used sparingly but that is not a good reason to retain it. No hardcore terrorist is going to be deterred by it. It only terrifies the ordinary people and turns them into apathetic citizens.

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Month: October 2011 Why is the government so afraid of ex-detainees?

Why is the government so afraid of the truth? Why is the government so afraid of the ex-detainees that it censors their views, bans videos made about them, and even tries to forbid people from giving them a platform to raise their views?

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Month: October 2011 What Everyone Is Too Polite to Say About Steve Jobs

(Source) In the days after Steve Jobs’ death, friends and colleagues have, in customary fashion, been sharing their fondest memories of the Apple co-founder. He’s been hailed as “a genius” and “the greatest CEO of his generation” by pundits and tech journalists. But a great man’s reputation can withstand a full accounting. And, truth be told, Jobs could be terrible

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Month: October 2011 No use saying sorry to people during polls, says Malaysia PM Najib

By Yuen Meikeng The Star/Asia News Network Monday, Oct 03, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR — Barisan Nasional should not be afraid to admit its mistakes and must work to correct them, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Najib, who is Barisan chairman, said there was no use apologising to the people during the general election. “If something is not

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