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Online Falsehoods: Some things are better left unsaid and some laws are better left untouched

Step into the echo chamber of local politics and you’ll hear the familiar voices of our activists expressing concerns that the government has yet again upped its ante on muffling dissent in Singapore through the implementation of Fake News...

Singapore still languishing in its colonial past with Section 377a

For a country that has made great strides in economic success and boasts herself as a nation with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, Singapore is still lagging in its implementation of human rights. We...

Thum treading in deep political waters

Thum Ping-tjin, the man who swam across the English Channel found himself in deep political waters after crossing the narrow Straits of Johor to meet the strongman of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamed. Dr Mahathir, who is now doing his...

American journalists will not be cowed and what we can learn from them

In the land of the free, the free press has come under frequent attacks, often without any reprisals, from an administration that considers the press the enemy of the people. And this very notion of a biased press corps...

Rights-Based issues soar in the Philippines, while it takes a back seat in Singapore

Jose Martin, Chairman of the Commission on Human Rights in Manila cuts a striking figure. He has a slight limp and walks with a cane and speaks rather emotively about the human rights violations in the Philippines. The pain...

What else can ASEAN do to deescalate the South China Sea conflict?

  The new Chinese hegemony in Asia Pacific poses both opportunities and risks for member states of ASEAN. China’s Belt and Road initiative promises new economic frontiers and some South East Asian countries are only too willing to concede to...

SDP’s Coalition of the Willing

There is strength in numbers and any effort to bring the otherwise fragmented opposition in Singapore under an umbrella organisation must be lauded. But some cynics were out to denounce Dr Chee Soon Juan’s effort to build a coalition...

Singapore Pools launches online betting service despite criticisms

Singapore Pools today (25 Oct) launched its online betting service. The other gaming company which was granted exemption from the Remote Gambling Act (RGA), Singapore Turf Club, said that it plans to launch its online service on 15 Nov. Singapore Pools...

Woes of the middle class

By Augustine Low Not much has changed in the last ten years since this piece was first published. Some great points here to think and ponder about. What exactly are we fighting for? Middle-class parents walk a constant tightrope. One the...
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The healthcare system in Singapore is praised for being one of the most efficient in the world. The way...
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Couple arrested after leaving dead child at accident scene

A couple, the male in his 30s and the female in her 20s were arrested by the police in the state of Negeri Sembilan,...

Netizen asks for advice concerning sister-in-law who treats their mum ‘like a slave,’ manipulates their brother

“SIL treats my mum like a slave, eyes my dad’s money and influences my brother the same way,” a netizen wrote on the NUS...

Jamus Lim meets Sengkang couple who chose to be childless due to high cost of living, says this is not ‘inevitable’

At a house visit this week, Jamus Lim met a couple in Sengkang who have been married for ten years and have chosen not...

Lawrence Wong pledges that “Singaporeans and Singaporean workers are at centre of everything we do”. NSMen are core of this centre, never ever forget...

And so Singaporeans are getting better acquainted with their next Prime Minister Lawrence Wong. He just delivered a speech not only spelling out some...
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