Weekly Roundup: Week 22

“It is like letting a fox loose in the chicken coop!”
Constance Singam

“..there is a culture of collective historical amnesia amongst Singaporeans.”

“These frightful harridans, how dare they believe they should marry to get something out of marriage?”
Magical Chicken

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

The passing of Dr Goh Keng Swee
– TOC: Thank you for doing your best – a tribute to Dr Goh Keng Swee
– Dee Kay Dot As Gee: Singapore is forever indebted to Dr Goh Keng Swee
– i have succumbed to peer pressure: Let’s not forget who the rapists are.
– The Star: Goh leaves behind some unanswered questions [Thanks Gerald]
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Our Collective Historical Amnesia: Failure Of “National Education”
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: MM Lee’s Eulogy..
– ST Forum: Separation from Malaysia: How crucial was Dr Goh’s role?

Singaporeans are fed, up with progress!
– TOC: Will we have a smaller electricity bill?
– My Little Corner: Inflation is up 3.2%
– SingStat.gov: The CPI in Apr 2010 rose by 0.9% over Mar 2010 due mainly to higher costs of transport, housing and “recreation & others”. Excluding accommodation costs, the CPI went up by 0.9%. [PDF]
– Tan Kin Lian’s Blog: Minimum wage
– TOC: Workers cheer NWC recommendations?
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Singapore’s Economic Recovery Not Without Costs

We are against capital punishment
– covered in his blood: Yong Vui Kong loses appeal – It’s up to the politicians now [Thanks paul]
– singularity industries: The Value Of Life
– covered in his blood: Christians and the Death Penalty – Just not Mandatory [Thanks Paul]
– For Want of a Better Title: Yong Vui Kong v PP [2010] SGCA 20

Re education
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Are teachers overworked?
– Flying Low: A Teacher’s Job
– Growing your tree of prosperity: My views on how Singapore can adopt the Liberal Arts.
– ST Forum: Student community projects should serve real needs

Strangers in a Strange Land
– TOC: 6,700 S’poreans’ foreign spouses denied long-term visit pass or PR each year
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: DBS: Another FT goof

Singaporeans, a dying breed
– Singapore Life and Times: Where are the young ones?
– Trapper’s Swamp: That sound you hear is the collective jerking of knees
– Barnyard Chorus: A nation of WTF [Recommended]
– ST Forum: Is S’pore a nation of spoilt princesses?

Twilight in Paradise
– ST Forum: Changing pay-cut mindset: Govt-linked firms must take lead
– ST Forum: Pay cut for older workers: What’s SIA’s policy?

National Service
– I’m getting personal: Conscription
– Singaporean Skeptic: Do you really think Malaysia is out to get you?
– Mr Wang Says So: “But I Didn’t Tell A Lie … I Just Didn’t Tell The Whole Truth” – The SAF
– TOC: Costa Rica – a nation without an army
– ST Forum: Ambassador replies to MM’s remarks about Costa Rica
– Gerald Giam: MINDEF’s culture of secrecy
– Singaporean Skeptic: Senile Minister doesn’t get it.

Truth, Justice, and the Singapore Way
– Gerald Giam: Is Clause 258 really a reproduction of a section of the Evidence Act?
– Yawning Bread: Compounding the question of compounding offences
– Only “objective” and “factual” political films please, we’re Singaporeans: Ex-detainee Vincent Cheng barred from speaking in history seminar [event info]

– TOC: CPF: can’t withdraw more at 55 even with property pledge?

Housing Singaporeans
– My Little Corner: Releasing more reserve sites may not lower the cost for buyers

Mother Tongue
– Magnet Moon: Did Singapore government deliberately dilute Mother tongue?
– My Very Own Glob: How do you say U-turn in your mother tongue?

Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
– Musings From the Lion City: Landmark Going
– The Long and Winding Road: Having to bid farewell to another old friend?
– The Malaysian Insider: KL agrees to vacate historic Singapore train station
– Free Malaysia Today: Did Najib swap KTM land to settle RM363b debt?
– The Long and Winding Road: Blood and politics at the Cape of Stakes
– Bernama Shahrir: Ridiculous To Pretend KTM Land In Singapore Is Malaysian Territory
– The Star: A good deal for Malaysia
– My Sinchew: The bilateral relations

Healthcare & Healthcare Providers
– The Gigamole Diaries Lapses in audit? Suggest they check if MOE’s budget for medical education has been appropriately used.
– The Gigamole Diaries: MRSA infection rates in Singapore hospitals

Little Green Dot
– ST Forum: Face up to the green fact

– Loyalty is Orange: The Orenji Headlines: Get excited about the YOG damnit!

– Thinker, Writer, Magus, Man: Our Daily Sacrilege [Recommended]
– Irreligious: City Harvest rectifying plagiarised articles [Thanks Terence]
– It’s all about Amelioration: Knowledge is Strength المعرفة قوّة، العلمُ قوّة [Recommended]
– under a Pipala Tree: A choice Vesak [Thanks Danny]
– TVD: TVD’s Picks: Cheat Pastors? ZOMG

Daily Discourse
– TOC: State’s decisions threat to secular society
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: Weekend Thoughts..
– Laïcité: Karma and the Just World Fallacy
– The Rot Within: Attrition
– The Temasek Review: Making a Case for Public Referendums
– Seelan Palay’s Blog: Internet Control and Auto-regulation in Singapore (PDF)
– The Temasek Review: PAP’s classic three-fold propagandist tactic to brainwash unsuspecting Singaporeans
– Only “objective” and “factual” political films please, we’re Singaporeans: 23 years after Operation Spectrum : Ex-detainees recall mental and physical abuses
– Trapper’s Swamp: Violence on the news underlines need for voluntary community service
– The Temasek Review: Inter-Korea conflict may endanger Singapore’s investments in Northeast China
– Gerald Giam: Need a seat? Just ask for it!
– The Observer sleeping with Mr Depression & Mr HIV: “Human Rights” VS ‘Human’ Rights.
– TOC: Int’l non-governmental coalition launches campaign to divest ST Engineering of $1 billion
– Sgpolitics.net: My awakening: political education of an ordinary Singaporean student
– I’m getting personal: Whose side are you on?
– The Asia File: Britain did not give aid to Singapore
– Loyalty is Orange: The Death of Online Gaming
– TOC: Electricity, Unemployment, Healthcare, CPF : Why is transparency of statistics so important?
– TOC: Opacity from MAS concerning some foreign stock counters
– department of crappy engineering: eat with your family everyday

Life, the universe and everything
– TOC: A refreshing way to engage bloggers
– Subba’s Serendipitous moments: Can trauma be healed?
– EcoWalktheTalk: President’s Cancer Panel: Environmental causes of cancer underestimated [Thanks Bhavani]
– Abdillah Zamzuri: Rusticity In Modern Singapore
– blankanvas: 100% LOVE. 100% MINI.
– Cooler Insights: A Visual Tour of Shanghai World Expo
– Webs@Work: BBC: The Virtual Revolution
– funny little world: More Reflections on Bangladesh – Being A Woman
– Loh and Behold: Learning Chinese
– Empty Vessel: On being mono-skilled
– funny little world: funny little world wins blog awards!
– deadpris: Blogger “begging” for breast implants
– WIT at TheTransitCafe: Inside Marina Bay Sands
– Wild Shores of Singapore: Any crude on our shores? (26 May)
– Small steps for Social PR: Singapore’s upload speeds slower than Mongolia and Laos #$!
– The Asia File: It’s what’s on the inside that counts: a review of Singapore’s casinos
– Wild Shores of Singapore: What is being done about the oil spill? (27 May)

– Balderdash: Survey on Gen Y
– Otterman speaks: Come enjoy the atmosphere at the Assisi Hospice Charity Fun Day on Sunday 29 May 2010
– SGEntrepreneurs: Events For The Week – 29 May-5 Jun

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