Weekly Roundup: Week 21

“..every Singaporean worth his or her salt would agree that justice must not only be done, but be seen to be done.”
Pritam Singh

“I cannot find the words to adequately express the disappointment and anger that I feel.”

“Read, search, understand, analyze, then judge. As a citizen of Singapore, you owe it to yourself.”

“The only Renaissance that appears to be happening is that of conservatism.”
Ho Rui An

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

We are against capital punishment
– TOC: Prejudicing a fair trial? The Yong Vui Kong case [Recommended]
– funny little world: Reserving the right to kill blindly.
– Rachel Zeng: Pondering on…
– Trapper’s Swamp: Mandatory death penalty ruled constitutional
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Generalisations With Capital Punishment In Singapore
– New Asia Republic: Death penalty serves no demonstrable criminal justice purpose, says international NGO
– Jacob 69er: Singapore Court of Appeal upholds State-sanctioned murder of Yong Vui Kong
– Singabloodypore: Yong Vui Kong to be Hanged
– funny little world: First world facade, third world reality?
– Musings From the Lion City: The Law Was Applied
– TOC: Death Penalty for drug offences decline but hundreds still executed
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Generalisations With Capital Punishment In Singapore
– Rachel Zeng: Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign statement on dismissal of Yong Vui Kong’s appeal
– Balderdash: Another merry-go-round (on Drugs, the Death Penalty for Trafficking, and working towards Goals other than Ideals)
– singularity industries: The Value Of Life

Countdown to Elections
– Chemical Generation Singapore: Leaky Leak Stories
– Sgpolitics.net: The PAP system works? Then why are so many leaving?

Housing Singaporeans
– Gerlad Giam: WP Forum Speech: We can make public housing affordable again [Vid]
– TOC: Workers’ Party Youth Wing Youthquake HDB public forum
– Trapper’s Swamp: What are we, chopped liver?
– Yours Truly Singapore: Mr Minister, a nice home with nice view now please
– TOC: Singaporeans’ rights to social security and public housing

Mother Tongue
– ST Forum: No apology for cornering Govt: WP chief
– Dee Kay Dot As Gee: Did our Education Minister gave us the wrong impression?
– The Star: Caught in a linguistic dilemma
– Trapper’s Swamp: It is political, like it or not, continued
– FOOD fuels me to talk: PM, give adult S’poreans better chance
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Rethinking Singapore’s Linguistic Education

Strangers in a Strange Land
– The Temasek Review: What the PAP don’t get it: The half-truths about immigration
– funny little world: Reflections on Bangladesh – Reciprocity
– The Gigamole Diaries: Singapore population growth
– MHA: Oral Answer to Parliamentary Qns (a) how many applications for Long Term Visit Passes, both new and for renewal, were received and what were the respective success rates; (b) what was the no. of applications for PR and how many were successful; (c) what was the no. of applications for SG citizenship and how many were successful; and (d) whether the rejections in each category were in response to the strong sentiments expressed by Singaporeans that there are too many foreigners in SG, 18 May 2010
– TOC: Impossible to determine if fewer foreigners were accepted
– Trapper’s Swamp: Anecdotal evidence vs anecdotal evidence
– Dee Kay Dot As Gee: The quitter quits Singapore
– Chemical Generation Singapore: Foreign Talent and Workers in Qatar (sounds like Singapore too)

Singaporeans, a dying breed
– Trapper’s Swamp: True gender equality benefits men and women
– The Temasek Review: 8 reasons why Singaporeans should just leave Singapore

Re edcuation
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Singapore’s Education System: Balance Creativity, Pragmatism And Ambition
– ST Forum: Style without substance for kids?

ERPains, Trains & Automobiles
– department of crappy engineering: media’s fairness on fare

Healthcare & Healthcare Providers
– The Gigamole Diaries: Ethics of prophylaxis

The Beautifulexpansive Game
– Singapore Life and Times: Kick around
– TOC: A world cup for the red-green giants (only)

– pinkdot.sg: Pink Dot 2010: From the heart
– TOC: Pink dotted!
– Thinker, Writer, Magus, Man: The Problem with Pink Dot
– Irreligious: Thorn in the Christian flesh
– My Very Own Glob: Pinkdot 2010
– pinkdot.sg: Views from our Balloon Cam
– TOC: Families speak out – Pink Dot 2010
– Sam’s thoughts: A Pink Dot for Singapore

The passing of Dr Goh Keng Swee
– Sgpolitics: Words of tribute and remembrance for Dr Goh Keng Swee
– Singapore Alternatives: A Tribute to a National Icon – Dr. Goh Keng Swee
– Tan Kin Lian: Dr. Goh Keng Swee’s immense contribution to Singapore
– The Gigamole Diaries: Good leader, or a bad follower….?
– Loh and Behold: So Goh Goes
– Zach’s Thought Blot: Goh-ing Forth from the Past
– The Temasek Review: Why Singaporeans do not owe Goh Keng Swee or other PAP leaders a “debt” of gratitude

– Irreligious: Buddhist brochure promoting ‘polite bigotry’?
– Cheat Grace: Plagiarism again? [via Irreligious]
– Barnyard Chorus: Drawing Mohammed
– Irreligious: So who copied who?
– Loyalty is Orange: Question proselytizing, but do not dismiss it

Daily Discourse
– It’s all about Amelioration: The Price of Being Egocentric [Thanks Nabs]
– New Asia Republic: Medical misinformation a concern [Thanks D]
– TOC: The Conservative Renaissance – Part 1 [Recommended]
– Leona’s Blog: Khairy Sulaiman’s Arrest Reveals Seamy Side of Singapore’s Gender Politics
– New Asia Republic: National conversations: monopoly no more [Thanks D]
– TOC: The conservative renaissance – part 2 [Recommended]
– Gerald Giam: Criminal Procedure Code: Tilting the law in their own favour
– Yours Truly Singapore: PM Lee on nepotism and his father’s legacy
– The Temasek Review: Four Major Hurdles Faced By Our Jobless Matured PMETs [Recommended]
– The Rot Within: “Realizing” Filial Piety [Recommended]
– TOC: Singapore – A Nation or merely a State?
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Farewell To Wet Markets? Farewell To Provision Shops?
– Moving Higher In Souped-up Heuristically Agon Moment: Peranakans are Half-Caste?
– The Temasek Review: Professor Bradley Freeman’s proposal to Media Development Authority
– Trapper’s Swamp: No due process please, we’re Singaporean
– TOC: Bloggers – enemies of the State? (Part One)
– ambiguity: 3 Attempts In A Day
– ambiguity: Small Penis Syndrome
– Loh and Behold: Yeo’s Yo-yo
– motochan: On Philip Yeo and his “Storm in an ‘Apple’ Teacup”
– Seelan Palay’s Blog: Dissent leads to creative thinking that is essential for productivity

Life, the universe and everything
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Euro : Govt Intervention in the works?
– Angela Leow Gray: StreetWars Singapore shot down after first week [Thanks DK]
– Anonymous_X: A visit to Universal Studios Singapore (definitely will be a regular there!) [Thanks wacky_artz]
– Moving Higher In Souped-up Heuristically Agon Moment: Singapore AIDS CandleLight Memorial 2010
– The Long and Winding Road: The “bright” lights of Prince Edward Road and the Polytechnic by the sea
– All about money: More doomsday scenario..
– Balderdash: Mac Sucks – 17th May 2010
– WIT at TheTransitCafe: Video hasn’t killed the rock band, but could it kill text?
– boo-n-bouquet: Irony of Tiger Airways
– The Kent Ridge Common: Singapore Arts Fest 2010 – Between You and Me
– Wild Shores of Singapore: NEW blog – Cyrene Exposed!
– The Long and Winding Road: The gateway to the roads that lay to the south of Singapore

– Dee Kay Dot As Gee: Apply for your NDP 2010 tickets NOW!
– SGEntrepreneurs: Events For The Week – 15-22 May
– Eros Coaching: Free Workshop: How to Release Stress and Tension
– Small steps for Social PR: “Live” streaming of Samsung’s bada developers day in Singapore
– Jacob 69er: {New Book} Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock

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