Weekly Roundup: Week 01

Weekly Roundup 01

In memory of JBJ: 5 Jan 1926 – 30 Sept 2008
5pm today at St Andrews Cathedral

“Unlike the authorities of other countries who spoke to the victims to see what can be done to help them, MAS kept its distance. MAS refuses to conduct direct investigations.. Our leaders stepped forward to blame the victims for their plight.. This incident showed how extraordinary our leaders are for they acted differently from the leaders of every other country where the problem occurred. This incident shows clearly where our leaders will stand when Singaporeans suffer from misfortune.”
Diary of A Singaporean Mind

“As a country obsessed with nation-building and the great Singapore story, local education is invariably intertwined with national education. From the sheer competence of the PAP, the evil of the communists, the stupidity of the Barisan Socialists, we are taught one specific narrative of our history. From authoritarian classrooms to being told what subjects to study (and what to drop), we are taught the value of strict hierarchy and maintaining the status quo.”

“It is high time Singapore (or rather the Goverment) stop boasting to be one of the market leaders when you cannot even take charge in a small little red dot.”
Endoh’s Dungeon

This week’s roundup and recommended reads after the break.

Tribute to Emeritus Professor Wong Hock Boon
– nofearSingapore: Tribute to Emeritus Professor Wong Hock Boon
– a writer’s blog: Prof Wong Hock Boon – Father of Paediatrics

High Notes and Mini Bombs
– Tan Kin Lian: Speaker’s Corner, 27 Dec 2008 – Speech [Vids@ Sg Enquirer]
– Sg Enquirer: Lawyer Mr Leonard Loo’s briefing to investors at Hong Lim Park, 27 December 2008
– Sgpolitics: Tan Kin Lian’s final rally for investors at Speaker’s Corner: The authorities have done little to help investors
– Wayang Party Club: Tan Kin Lian castigates the authorities for lack of accountability during last minibond rally at Hong Lim Park
– Sg Enquirer: Last minibond rally at Hong Lim Park with class action suit looming over the horizon
– Singaporean Skeptic: One Protest at Raffles Place is more Effective than a Hundred Protests at Hong Lim Park
– TOC: Where is accountability, where is fairness? [Photos]
– Tan Kin Lian’s Blog: Seminar for Minibond Investors
– Endoh’s Dungeon: DBS – Dreadful Bank Services
– Sgpolitics.net: At least one more lawyer is willing to fight for Singaporean investors

Town Councils Lose $12M Public Funds
– Sgpolitics.net: Town Councils prepare for greater disclosure

2008 Roundup, 2009 Countdown
– Simple is the Reason of My Heart: Things to watch out for in Singapore 2009
– The Void Deck: Driving Me Crazy in 2008
– Journalism.sg: The best news in Singapore journalism in 2008: our list
– The Secret Political Blog: The World and Singapore: Top 5 international events in relation to Singapore
– TOC: 2008: The year of the blogger-activist
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: An extraordinary year for our extraordinary leaders….
– Feed Me To The Fish: Hello 2009, Goodbye “Honest Mistakes”! [Recommended]
– Singapore Life and Times: Never brought to mind
– The Void Deck: Sit Down, Sit Ins in 2009?
– Singapore Politics: Singapore Journalism’s Greatest Hits 2008: Good News for News Media
– Singapore Fountain Pen: 2009 Singapore Marina Bay NY Countdown: A Blast! [Thanks Lem]
– TOC: PM’s New Year Message
– My sketchbook: Goodbye 2008, hello 2009
– Simple is the Reason of My Heart: Ten Web & Tech Events to Look Out for in 2009

2008 Roundup, 2009 Countdown @ Hong Lim Park
– A L V I N O L O G Y: 2008/09 New Year Countdown @ Hong Lim Park
– Sgpolitics.net: SDP’s New Year Countdown: Another impressive display of solidarity
– Sgpolitics.net: My speech at Hong Lim Park on 31 Dec 2008
– Tan Kin Lian’s Blog: In memory of Mr. J. B. Jeyaretnam
– News Release by UncleYap: Opposition fighters counted down to 2009 & Remembered Mr. JBJ

The Day The Singapore Flyer Stood Still [credit to vinyarb]
– Talk Rock: Who is running Singapore Flyer? Fucking monkeys, is it?
– Empty Vessel: Singapore Flyer – this wheel needs a new spin
– The Lycan Times: Video: Drama at the Singapore Flyer
– My sketchbook: Outing at Singapore flyer

Transport Fare Hikes Not Linked To Oil Prices?
– Bernard Aw’s Blog: The cost of Public Transportation [Thanks Bernard]
– The Lycan Times: Daily Discourse – 1.5% GST = Free Public Transport?
– Singapore Enquirer: Interview with Macpherson residents on transport fares

– Tan Kin Lian’s Blog: Avoid retrenchment
– Hear Ye! Hear Ye!: New tricks possible from an old dog?
– Bernard Aw’s Blog: Did the stronger Singdollar worsen the Singapore economy?
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Economic Miracles and Illusions….
– Mr Wang Says So: Miscellaneous Musings on the Financial & Economic Crisis
– JUST STUFF: The Tragedy of the Commons

GIC, Temasek State Funds Investments
– My Singapore News: Wishful thinking or wicked intent?

One-Party to Rule Us All
– a blog day’s work: Persecution after polls

Do We Have Strong Leaders
– TOC: The opposition in 2009 – time to get united

Freedom, Choice and a place for my Voice
– Workers’ Party @ Parliament: On Jail Term For Unlawful Assembly: 23 Oct 2007

Hong Lim Park
– Sgpolitics.net: New Year’s Eve Countdown at Hong Lim Park
– Wayang Party: Tan Kin Lian’s continued liaisons with SDP may prove more to be a hindrance than help

Lee vs Chee
– Princess from the Planet of Venupitarius: Who is John Tan?

– EastStop: Bottom in Singapore Housing still Far Off
– Singapore Enquirer: HDB launches 2 new BTO projects in Choa Chu Kang, Punggol

– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Happy New Year and the 1st PAP gift arrives!
– Everyday’s Life in a Snapshot: 2009 Goodie No. 1 = really mean testing

Strangers In a Strange Land
– Anonymous_X: 3 Rogues Employers involved in ‘troubling’ MOM because of their foreign workers’ salary issue
– Feed Me To The Fish: MOM’s Joke

Public Transportation Issues
– The Edge: Why Taipei’s MRT trumps Singapore’s

SG Press rank 141 and falling
– Wayang Party: Chua Mui Hoong: An incorrigible spin doctor take on 2009

Burma Protests
– Singapore Indian Voice: MOM forces Burmese to leave Singapore due to pro-democracy views

– groundnotes: Pruning and Trimming Singapore Students [Recommended]

Re Education
– The Fire in My Life: SP: I want, I can! [Thanks ecko]

Good Grief, what Bad Service
– Vexillum II: One Bad Service On the Bund

Daily Discourse
– Mathia Lee: Thorny issues with Sex
– StaticVariable: Where to
– Wayang Party Club: Political space in Singapore unlikely to expand beyond mere tokenism
– Aussie Pete: Jail Again After Too Many Strokes Of The Cane
– Singapore Social Activist: Growing Income Gap Threatens Social Fabric [Recommended]
– The Lycan Times: Random Thoughts

Life, the universe and everything
– Yesterday..Today..Tomorrow: MPH
– FwD: New Stock Market Terms [Thanks ad8cents]
– AngryAngMo: Singapores Best AND Free NYE Parties 2008
– God’s wonderful creation: Mysterious patch reefs of Singapore
– Mathia Lee: The fallacy of “Be faithful” as a safe sex message
– Wild Shores of Singapore: Stars on Sembawang Beach?
– Wet Calamari: The Doll Affair 2008 event report
– JUST STUFF: My reflections on the first decade of blogging – Darkness 2009
– Aussie Pete: Test Driving The Audi A8
– Dee Kay Dot As Gee: Things to note while doing online booking for a 3D movie at Cathay
– Singapore Fountain Pen: Getting Lost At Mount Faber [Thanks Lem]
– The Fire in My Life: Advertlets forgot that there is 30/12/08? [Thanks ecko]

– Moving Higher In Souped-up Heuristically Agon Moment: Raised As A Pack of Wolves

Singapore Out Of AFF Suzuki Cup
– Redsports: Sore losers burn Vietnamese flag and beat up rival supporters after second leg semi-final loss to Vietnam

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