Daily SG: 21 Feb 2012

(Cartoon Credit: The Sketch Times)

Budget 2012
[Read the background story here]

– Blogging for Myself: Budget 2012
– Musings from the Lion City: The Disappointing Budget
– Sgpolitics.net: Budget 2012 should have more economic stimulus, direct cash assistance for needy
– TOC: Budget 2012: An Analysis (Part 2)
– New Asia Republic: 包容强国的预算,能给国人一个起码的文明吗?
– Teo Soh Lung’s FB: Minister Shanmugam’s genuine concern for the man in the street?
– BBC: Are Singapore’s poor better off?

This is Singapore. There is no free Press
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: The Evolution of the PAP’s Strategy to the New Media
– Under The Willow Tree: PM Lee’s Lawsuit Threat is a Serious Strategic Mistake
– New Nation: Reader says Temasek Review Emeritus deserves to be sued

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

– Temasek Times: WP to field Png Eng Huat in Hougang by-election?
– Crisis Communication in the Era of Social Media: Workers’ Party: Yaw Shin Leong Saga
– TOC: How would Hoh Kah Leong interpret Goh Chok Tong’s resignation after being elected in GE 1991?
– Trash Thoughts: Low Thia Kiang’s Poor Judgement [Thanks Lilian]
– Publichouse: Stop the frenzied feeding
– Leesjuatnpat’s World: Why this by-election in Hougang is another test for PAP’s failure!
– 花豹: 刘程强的政治精算与李显龙的对策 [Thanks Cheng]

– Encountering Urbanization: HDB Photos Circa 1975
– Propertyguru: Silver housing bonus to boost HDB resale market

Strangers in a Strange Land
– The Enquirer: SO WHAT’S YOUR VIEW ON TERRY?* [Thanks Amy]
– TRE: NUS confirms investigation into PRC scholar ‘dogs’ remark

Educate Our Youth
– Blogging for Myself: Educators damaged reputation
– Where Bears Roam Free: PE, the next pressure cooker for schools?
– Wall Street Journal: Why East Asian Students Are Superior

Daily Disclosure
– Yours Toothfully by Dr Chan Joon Yee: The Old Normal?
– Tan Kian Lian: Differences between a general statement, a judgment and personal attack
– Gintai: Don’t discriminate or stereotype
– New Asia Republic: Modern Singapore: The Price of Freedom

“Oh My God!”
[Read the background story here]

– Ah Heng Writes: The Buddha Would Have Said: “Everyone, Calm Down.” [Thanks YH]
– Sze Zeng: Who is intolerant in Singapore? Any idea how to be tolerant here?
– Everything Also Complain: Thailand is a place of ‘little true joy’
– Yawningbread: Crusades are conflicts by another name [Thanks Jialiang]

A Vote for Change
– Political Writings: 1911: Lessons For S’pore’s Opposition

– BBC: In pictures: Singapore Airshow [Thanks Adrian]

– Hun Boon’s Blog: Tan Kin Lian’s TABS taxi booking idea actually makes sense

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