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POLITICS 360

Rise and rise of Speakers' Corner

In less than two months, the Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park will celebrate its 14th anniversary.

Party like there's no tomorrow?

With flags going up on buildings, aeroplanes buzzing above our heads and streets being closed for parade rehearsals, it's that time of the year when we bring out the red-and-whites for National Day.

Why I don't wear my baju kurung on Racial Harmony Day

It was Racial Harmony Day on Monday – which made me recall my time in school and why I never wore my baju kurung on the one day a year saris, qipaos and baju kebayas would mingle in school stairways all...

SUPPER CLUB | PHILIP JEYARETNAM

Philip Jeyaretnam: SG50 party with no cynics? No way

Acclaimed lawyer and writer Philip Jeyaretnam believes that even the cynics and dissenters have a role to play as Singapore reflects on its ever-changing sense of identity amid preparations for the country’...

Count on me, Singapore ... in a national crisis too?

It has been a week since the crash of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) MH17 over Ukraine. Even as recovery efforts are still in progress, a quick scan of the front pages of major newspapers and news websites...

News and Features

Jul 25, 2014 04:37 PM

Guaranteed rates of CPF due to GIC pooling of funds

If the GIC managed CPF funds as a separate pool, and not together with other government assets, the interest rates that the Government has committed to would be unsustainable, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam told Tuesday’s CPF forum. Mr Tharman was responding to questions from...

Jul 16, 2014 08:41 PM

Singasnaps: The perseverance edition (July 10-16)

Perseverance was on display in the past week, in social media posts of local politicians here. Some had shared pictures of themselves having a meal with their Muslim friends and residents, who have been fasting from sunrise to sunset during the Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan. There were also...

Jul 11, 2014 07:05 PM

PM Lee asks courts to rule on damages in defamation

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has made an application for the High Court to rule in his favour in his defamation suit against blogger Roy Ngerng, without going through a full trial.

Jul 9, 2014 09:17 PM

'Restrictions on dialect not for all communication platforms'

Dialect is not prohibited on all communication channels, said Minister of State for Education and Communications and Information Sim Ann on Wednesday.

Jul 9, 2014 04:23 PM

Syrian conflict a security concern, some S'poreans have joined fight

The conflict in Syria now in its third year is a security concern for many countries, including Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean told Parliament on Wednesday.

Supperclub

Philip Jeyaretnam: SG50 party with no cynics? No way

Acclaimed lawyer and writer Philip Jeyaretnam believes that even the cynics and dissenters have a role to play as Singapore reflects on its ever-changing sense of identity amid preparations for the country’s 50th birthday next year. The 50-year-old, who is co-chairman of the SG50 committee...

Lim Tit Meng: Seeing the beauty and meaning of science

Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng’s passion for science is palpable. As chief executive officer of Science Centre Singapore, the 54-year-old has helped revitalise the annual Singapore Science Festival. This year’s edition started on Friday and ends on Aug 3. But occasionally, his good intentions...

 

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