Daily SG: 20 Feb 2012

(Cartoon Credit: SG-Quitters)

This is Singapore. There is no free Press
– Journalism.sg: Hard landing: TREmeritus welcomed into the open with defamation threat
– New Asia Republic: Social media not immune to legal development, says Lawyer
– The Temasek Times: PM Lee sends lawyer’s letter to Richard Wan, editor of Temasek Review Emeritus
– Under The Willow Tree: K Shanmugam should “Come clean with the people”
– Unbranded Bread n Butter FB: The curious case of Alex Tan

Budget 2012
[Read the background story here]

– Yahoo: Budget 2012 round-up: Singapore to reduce foreign worker inflow
– TOC: Budget 2012: An Analysis (Part 1)
– My Little Corner: Direct Benefit for Households in Budget 2012
– sgentrepreneurs: What entrepreneurs should know about Singapore Budget 2012
– Prata Politics: The Facepalm of Increasing CPF Contribution Rates for Old Folks
– guanyinmiao’s musings: The Budget: Helping Singaporeans With Disabilities, And Assisting Children From Low-Income Households
– Feed Me To The Fish: No Hair but Got Heart?
– Ravi Philemon: Income growth in some sectors cannot be tied to productivity growth
– Diary of a Singaporean Mind: Budget Tweaks : Small fixes for big problems….
– The Temasek Times: Budget 2012 affirms government’s commitment to build an inclusive society
– Singapore Notes: A Trojan Horse Of Sorts
– Tan Kin Lian: Let all purchases be GST-deductible to help smaller companies
– National Solidarity Party: Response to Budget 2012
– Singapore Democrats: GST exemption – you’ve got to be joking!

Yaw-Gate — Hougang MP expelled from Party
[Read the background story here]

– Article 14: Bye Yaw, and now for the By-Election
– New Asia Republic: Legitimacy of a Good Hougang Wife who can cook
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: YawGate: Only Lau Wang Lin comes out with credit
– Loh and Behold: Mr Yaw, Be a Man!
– Yawningbread: Good faith calls for early by-election
– Today: The value of a by-election
– InSing: ‘Lookouts’ loiter outside Yaw’s home

Educate Our Youth
– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: Q&A: IQ vs EQ in SG Limpeh?
– The Kent Ridge Common: Of the Same Cloth: On the Review of NUS Law’s Admission Procedures

Strangers in a Strange Land
– flâneurose: The remarkable Singaporean work ethic
– The Temasek Times: “More dogs than humans in Singapore” – NUS PRC student’s comments spark outcry
– Diary of a Singaporean Mind: Oh, Sim Ann, what are you trying to say?
– TRE: Two thousand scholarships worth $36 million are awarded to foreign students each year

Defending OUR Lion City
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Contemplating The Length Of Service (National Service Survey)

– Singapore Sojourn: Stringing Along
– Today: What retirement living should be [Thanks Adrian]

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