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It's about who decides what's right or wrong

You would never have thought there could be so much flap over a children's book about two penguins.

Let's not open the doors to 'culture wars'

A friend once told me how excited she was to take part in a demonstration during her travels in America, because she had never seen or experienced one here.

POLITICS 360

Online petition a new tool to put issues on agenda

When news emerged that the National Library Board (NLB) had removed three children's story books with homosexual themes from its shelves, those opposing the move launched petitions to call for the books to...

NLB and the Erosion of our Secular Morality

The National Library Board’s (NLB) decision to remove and pulp the three children’s books deemed to offend Singapore’s “pro-family” norms has reignited the age-old contest between Church and State, and more...

SUPPER CLUB | LIM TIT MENG

Lim Tit Meng: I meant no disrespect to women

In Part Two of this Supper Club interview, Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, CEO of Science Centre Singapore, discusses the letter to his staff that got him into trouble after women’s group Aware nominated...

News and Features

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.

Jul 9, 2014 04:08 PM

KL has reassured Singapore over reclamation concerns: MFA

No reclamation is currently taking place on Malaysia's two controversial projects near Singapore, said Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli on Wednesday.

Supperclub

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...

Lim Tit Meng: I meant no disrespect to women

In Part Two of this Supper Club interview, Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, CEO of Science Centre Singapore, discusses the letter to his staff that got him into trouble after women’s group Aware nominated it for a sexism award. He also talks about his struggles with the English language from...

 

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