Monthly Archives: February 2012

Month: February 2012 Leaders should persuade, not silence, our critics

Singapore Democrats 27 Feb 2012 The recent threats of defamation suits by PAP’s leaders against Mr Alex Au and the editors of Temasek Review Emeritus (TRE) is another blow to freedom of speech in Singapore. For years, the Singapore Democratic Party has been the target of attacks from the ruling party and the media it controls. In addition, blogs and

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Month: February 2012 Current civil defamation laws are in urgent need of reform

To see a classic example of how lop-sided civil defamation laws are, we need only go back to the late 1990’s when former NKF chief T.T. Durai sued then NKF volunteer Archie Ong and aero-modelling instructor Piragasam Singaravelu for alleging that he had flown first class and that under his charge, NKF has squandered monies.

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Month: February 2012 PM Lee’s lawyers send letter to TRE editor Richard Wan

Excerpt from the Straits Times, 20 Feb 2012 Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday sent a lawyer’s letter to the editors of the TR Emeritus (TRE) sociopolitical website, asking for a post alleging cronyism in the appointment of Madam Ho Ching as head of Temasek Holdings to be taken down. Madam Ho is PM Lee’s wife.

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Month: February 2012 WP sets a high bar for the conduct of politicians

In the party statement (English version) which was read out by Ms Sylvia Lim, WP stated that Mr Yaw had failed to account to the party and the residents of Hougang, and in so doing, had broken the trust and faith of both the party and the people.

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Month: February 2012 SDP supports Govt’s idea to build eldercare centres

SDP Media Release 13 February 2012 The Singapore Democrats support the Government’s proposals to build an eldercare centre in Woodlands and a block of flats for the aged at Toh Yi. This is because as our population ages, more and more elderly people will be in need of care and that care will need to come from the communities where

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Month: February 2012 Remain Focused, Singaporeans!

Online prostitution, extra marital affairs and other juicy stuff can attract gossips, divert and distract Singaporeans’ focus. The MSM is helping the pap to divert Singaporeans’ eyes from important matters to juicy vices.

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