Weekly Round Up: Week 45 (5 Nov – 9 Nov 2012)

5 Nov 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– petulantchild: And the competition starts now
– Arra’s World: First World Wayang, Third World Lynching
– guanyinmiao’s musings: Education In Singapore: Student-Led Conferences
– Lew Yan Liang: $5 an hour job – Can survive?
– Today: Why are Finland’s schools successful?

Defending OUR Lion City

– Military Studies at RSIS: Measuring Military Strength, How Much is Enough, and does Singapore Need Conscription?

$84,000 per annum income as a Cabby?

– The Void Decker: Maria Almenoar and the $7,000 hole she dug

Hougang By-Elections

– Prata Politics: Vellama and Ravi Lose Case, Yet Win, Donation Where
– Publichouse: She did not fight for herself
– Yahoo: Hougang resident spared from bearing legal costs

A Vote for Change?

– Leong Sze Hian: An analysis of the SDP Housing Plan
– Tan Kin Lian: Affordable housing – a new category of HDB flats
– Senang Diri: The magic of 2016: Winning hearts and minds for General Election 2016
– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: Countering the PAP’s justifications

“Human Rights? Are They Bankable”? – Lee Kuan Yew, 1984

– TOC: SMU Cancels Launch and Opening of ‘Handa Centre for Global Governance and Human Rights’ amid Centre’s name of ‘Human Rights’ in the title
– Today: SMU pulls plug on human rights centre
– Where Bears Roam Free: Shanmugam unwittingly confirms ISA is against Human Rights

6 Nov 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– The Heart Truths: The Government has Up Its Game. Will You Match Up?
– Singapore Matters: Hopes for “Our Singapore, Our Voices” = Hopes for ‘National Conversation”
– Publichouse: Building families with bricks, not straw

A Vote for Change? SDP’s Housing Policies

– Sgthinker: Well done SDP for your housing policy plan!
– My Singapore News: Am I disappointed with SDP’s NOM?
– Bertha Harian : Housing options
– The Void Decker: HDB, the ball is in your court
– Sgpolitics.net: Get the basics of public housing right
– iProperty: Property appreciation versus Home ownership
– TOC: The deleterious effects of high property prices
– Yahoo: SDP proposes dual property market system
– Singapore Democratic Party: GIC economist: SDP housing plan “excellent”

Gender Equality!

– Singapolitics: Darul Arqam disputes sexist allegations
– Where Bears Roam Free: Islamophobia on wife-beating – much ado about nothing
– Abdillah Zamzuri: Traditional vs Modern Society – Islam

$84,000 per annum as a Cabby?

– Bertha Harian : That $7,000 cabby
– Musings From the Lion City: Why The Angst?

7 Nov 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– guanyinmiao’s musings: On Xenophobia And Public Transportation: An Open Letter
– Five Stars And a Moon: Less job creation? So what?

A Vote for Change?

– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor : NSP: Not in hibernation, but beavering away
– Singapolitics: SDP’s Non-Open Market flats: Experts give their take
– [Old Post] Gerald Giam: WP Forum Speech: We can make public housing affordable again
– Ravi Philemon: Preventing the relentless escalation of HDB prices
– Money Smart: Non-Open Market Housing: Would SDP’s Housing Plan Work?
– Jeremy Chen’s Website: On Buffer Stock Management and the Broader Policy Imperative (SDP Public Housing Plan Series) [Thanks Jeremy]
– Singapore Armchair Critic: The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. Or is it?

Truth, Justice, and the Singapore Way

– Article 14: The end of another judicial era

We are against capital punishment

– #spuddings: Some thoughts from an activist the government doesn’t listen to

8 Nov 2012

Alvin Tan Jye Yee

– Loh and Behold: Not Disclosing Punishment is as Good as No Punishment
– Bertha Harian: Reply please

Strangers in a Strange Land

– Leong Sze Hian: Premium Employment Pass: Was only $34,000?

National Conversation #oursgconv

– Five Stars and a Moon: The Legend of Work-Life Balance
– Today: Kids don’t divide our resources, they multiply our joy

A Vote for Change?

– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: LKY gets kicked in the balls
– Jeremy Chen’s Website: This SDP Public Housing Plan… What’s Really New? (SDP Public Housing Plan Series)
– YawningBread: Time we had real public housing
– Singapolitics: WP wants to reach out to minorities

9 Nov 2012

National Conversation #oursgconv

– A Singaporean says: What’s the point of HRT?
– Musings from Singapore: Op-ed in Malaysiakini today: Peaceful revolutions in Malaysia and Singapore
– My Singapore News: Calling the thinkers for Natcon
– Bertha Harian : Getting the full picture
– Support Site for the Unemployed & Underemployed: Why NUS trains up IT students from Myanmar when so many local IT PMETs are jobless?

Alvin Tan Jye Yee

– Scrutinizing the Singapore government: Bloody Joker
– SINGAPORE SHORT STORIES: Alvin Tan’s punishment: 5 reasons why NUS should disclose
– Singapore Notes: The Vagueness Of Law
– Today: Use resources to help S’porean undergrads: Ngiam [Thanks Adrian]

A Vote for Change?

– Goh Meng Seng: HDB Housing Policy Revisit
– Sgpolitics.net: SDP responds to Lee Kuan Yew on housing
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: Why history is not on the side of the PAP and WP
– Today: Taming the market with targeted cooling [Thanks Clarence]

Trade Union? What Trade Union?

– Leong Sze Hian: Jobs: Great stories of 1 worker only?

Hougang By-Elections

– Singapolitics: By-election case: How significant is “no cost” ruling?

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