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Making laws accessible to the layman

As a layman when it comes to law, I welcome the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) move to simplify the language and presentation of 6,000 of Singapore’s Statutes.

SUPPER CLUB | PAUL TAN

Paul Tan: There is a lot to be discovered in S'pore literature

In Part Two of this Supper Club interview, Mr Paul Tan explains what is being done to get Singaporeans to know their own writers and artists, his love for literature and his mission to promote the arts in...

SUPPER CLUB | PAUL TAN

Paul Tan: Different voices, each in their own write

Poet Paul Tan is helming his last Singapore Writers Festival this year. But unlike the past three success stories, this year’s event was entangled in the recent National Library Board (NLB) controversy when...

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.

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

Paul Tan: Different voices, each in their own write

Poet Paul Tan is helming his last Singapore Writers Festival this year. But unlike the past three success stories, this year’s event was entangled in the recent National Library Board (NLB) controversy when Singapore writer Ovidia Yu pulled out from its steering committee. Her move was to...

Paul Tan: There is a lot to be discovered in S'pore literature

In Part Two of this Supper Club interview, Mr Paul Tan explains what is being done to get Singaporeans to know their own writers and artists, his love for literature and his mission to promote the arts in his new role as deputy chief executive officer of the National Arts Council.

 

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