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MORE FITTING TO NAME AIRPORT AFTER LEE KUAN YEW

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2013 - 10:41pm

I AGREE with Mr Ronald Lee Yew Kee ("Name Sports Hub venues after athletes"; Nov 20) that there will be bigger and more befitting things to name after Mr Lee Kuan Yew than the new stadium. One such facility is Changi Airport. At some opportune time in the future, we should consider renaming it Lee Kuan Yew International Airport, in the manner of John F. Kennedy International Airport, which was known as Idlewild Airport until 1963, when its name was changed in memory of the late United States president.


CURBING ONLINE DEBATE SERVES NO ONE

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2013 - 10:06pm

A week after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke of “fighting back” against trolls online, the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) applied to the court to initiate actions against blogger Alex Au. The AGC sought judicial permission to charge the 61-year-old blogger with contempt of court for two articles he wrote in October. Judge Belinda Ang granted leave to the AGC to take action on only one of the articles.


AUSSIE DRUG BUST: JAILED SINGAPOREAN FAILS IN APPEAL BID

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2013 - 9:50pm

A Singaporean jailed over one of Australia's biggest drug busts has lost his bid for more time to appeal against his sentence. Koh Keng Chuan, 33, had been sentenced to 161/2 years' jail by the Sydney District Court back in June 2011, after pleading guilty to knowingly taking part in supplying 2,272kg of liquid Ecstasy, reports The Straits Times.


VIETNAM GOVERNMENT TO FINE PEOPLE FOR FACEBOOK STATUS THAT TALKS BAD ABOUT THEM

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2013 - 8:54pm

Vietnam has intensified a crackdown on online dissent with a new decree that threatens fines of several thousand dollars for anybody criticising the government on Facebook. The legislation, which will come into force in January, looks set to further narrow the space for online expression in a country already branded an “enemy of the Internet” by Reporters Without Borders.


LE QUOC QUAN, ALEX AU AND A WARNING FROM FACEBOOK

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2013 - 8:47pm

Baey Yam Keng, MP for Tampines GRC and self-styled Minister of Selfies posted this image to Facebook earlier in the week in reference to a session on social media he held for “senior Vietnamese government officials”. Why the Vietnamese government need to learn about social media by coming to Singapore was never explained, in fact a more compelling case could be made for the PAP seeking to learn from the hardline stance taken against internet freedoms in Hanoi. Recent developments in the High Court against Alex Au unfortunately throw this question into stark relief.


THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2013 - 8:38pm

On Sep 11, 95-year-old Mdm Loke (陆带好) ended it all by leaping from her HDB flat in Bukit Merah. Her loving caregiver said she had a fall in July and was hospitalized for three weeks. It is speculated that she decided not to burden her children any further. As a Samsui woman, she had worked from dawn to dusk for 50 cents a day, hauling bricks and construction equipment. Imagine what the “subsidised” hospital bills might look like to her. She had sacrificed her youth for better days, but the migrant from Guandong who came ashore at age 18 only found that “life was harder when I got here.”


IQ, NOT AGE SHOULD DETERMINE WHETHER YOU GET TO VOTE

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2013 - 8:30pm

I think it’s time we evolve past the arbitrarily chosen age limit for stuff like voting, parental consent ect. But my focus today is going to be on voting. First we must try to understand why and how the magic ’21/ 18 year old rule.4 It all starts with society acknowledging that not every member of society should have the right to vote. Some were deemed A) ‘mentally unsound’. Others were labelled as B) criminals and barred from voting too. The last, and largest group people decided to bar were C) ‘kids’.


WHY MORE S’POREANS ARE QUESTIONING ABOUT NS THESE DAYS

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2013 - 6:34pm

National Service was the suture that gave us our protective armor. We believed in it, the historical circumstances provided the rationale and emotions for it. You are not a nation unless you have an army. It was 2 decades after WW2, Vietnam war was ongoing, Sukarno was expansionary, and Malaysia didn’t like LKY too much. The National Service (Amendment) act was passed on 14 March 1967. 1. Defense: a. do we need such a high defense expenditure relative to GDP? b. are we defending our territorial integrity versus our extension of international influence or in fact a proxy for other powers? c. has the regional political and economic realities changed to the degree that NS as a conscription needs to be revisited?


FOREIGN EP HOLDER ALLOWED TO STAY IN SG DESPITE BEING JOBLESS AND GETTING INTO FIGHTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 November 2013 - 5:33pm

Dear Tan Chuan-Jin, We are a group concerned citizens, I would like to clarify the regulations of employment of Employment Pass holders in Singapore. Mr Karl Nikolay of passport no: xxxxxxx residing in xx Jalan Daud holds an employment pass in Singapore but has been out of work for sometime. He has lived in singapore for many years and has changed jobs on many occasions. Recently he has been terminated from his job but continues to be a resident in Singapore. 


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