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Who is Indranee to tell us to be grateful?

At a recent Parliament session, Indranee Rajah, a senior minister of state said “We should be grateful that a person of such standing has agreed to dedicate himself to the public cause” in reference to Ex-MP MP Hri Kumar Nair’s … Continue reading

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On Integrity, Hypocrisy & Setting Bad Examples at Bukit Batok By-election

For those who are unaware, the persecution of SDP’s chief Dr Chee Soon Juan has been going on for over 20 years! And the PAP leaders are still at it, doing their unethical best to demonise this man without any … Continue reading

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Govt and MSM declare “war” on bloggers and alternative media?

At a time when the credibility of the PAP-government and mainstream media is at an all-time low, both of them appear to have joined hands to declare war on alternative media and Singaporean bloggers.  Over the past couple of years, … Continue reading

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ST’s Red Herring Commentaries that Divide the People

I was flabbergasted when I read a commentary today by the Sunday Times which was also carried on ST’s political website Singapolitics. Not because the writer took cheap swipes at critics of the G but by the very shoddy arguments … Continue reading

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Why is our government treating us like the enemy?

Like many fellow Singaporeans I am outraged and deeply saddened. Outraged by how our government seems to treat us like the enemy in the way it keeps trying to suppress and control us and saddened that their oppressive actions have … 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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Singapore is Bigger than PAP

In the wake of Workers’ Party Lee Li Lian’s stupendous victory in Punggol East by-election, it is timely to remember what was once said by an ex-civil servant when he warned PAP of its elitist excesses and power obsession: Former … Continue reading

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Singaporeans unhappiest in the world? Take control and shape our happiness

It must be such a slap in the face for the PAP-run government to read the latest Gallup Poll findings that found Singaporeans to be the least positive, unhappiest people in the world. And this is on top of being … Continue reading

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Has Singapore become an Orwellian state with the most emotionless people in the world?

Singapore has scored a depressing first, as having the most emotionless people in the world according to a Gallup Poll of over 140 countries. The methodology of this poll can be questioned and one should not over generalise based on … Continue reading

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Yale, Singapore, and the Business of Liberal Arts – In Plain Sight

Yale, Singapore, and the Business of Liberal Arts – In Plain Sight. An interesting commentary on the unhealthy role of self-censorship in Singapore and its union with Yale. Hopefully, the students will be discerning and courageous enough not be trapped … Continue reading

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