Monthly Archives: April 2013

Oppression and threats will not destroy our spirit

If you find it suffocating lately, it may not be the haze but quite likely it is due to the oppressive tactics by our government to suppress views that are critical of them and their policies. I had been hopeful … Continue reading

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Double Standards In Singapore: Only The Government Can Win

Originally posted on The Heart Truths:
Do you remember when Member of Parliament (MP) Seng Han Thong who in December 2011 had been asked about the SMRT train breakdowns that he had remarked, “I noticed that the PR mentioned that some of the staff…

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Who says our kids can’t learn dialects and multi-languages at the same time?

Are our kids incapable of learning dialects and Mandarin at the same time? Our government thinks so. Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat said recently at a dialogue session that learning “dialects will burden school kids more” which makes it clear … Continue reading

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Mahbubani on “What is governance?”

Originally posted on The GOVERNANCE blog:
Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, responds to Francis Fukuyama’s “What is governance?”: Francis Fukuyama has done the West an enormous favor with his…

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Xenophobia? Clean up your own act before making accusations

With the Singapore court defending the retention of 377A which criminalises sex between homosexuals, I just want to tell our government this… a. Stop being homophobes. b. Stop being racist in some of your national policies (you know which races … Continue reading

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