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Singaporeans, Retirement & Old Age

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Singapore’s retirement scene is evolving, and more and more people will be retiring later in their lives. Some things need to change to adapt to this trend. …read more

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Source: Mr Wang

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Fastest Way to Lose the People’s Confidence

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Should the media adopt Dr Lee’s model of “Nation Building?” Is its current strategy of dealing with feedback the most optimal? What should we make of Dr Lee’s latest “robust” reply? Kway Teow Man cooks up another delicious recipe …read more

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Source: Kway Teow Man

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What Makes You, You?

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

I would never have thought of it this way, but Dr Lee’s comments have far reaching implications on national identity. Xenoboy ruminates and forces us into a deep self examination …read more

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Source: Xenoboy; Submitted by: Des Lim

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to believe in what we hear or see

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

“And with one stroke, they completely wiped away everything that Hsienloong had said for the last few years and during the election.” Strong words, and more. Redbean gives his take on Dr Lee’s comment. …read more

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Source: My Singapore News

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Tell the truth, but not the gotchas.

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Dr Lee, are you listening? Kleb has responded to your comment on the Mr Brown issue! …read more

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Source: Kleb

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Dr Lee Boon Yang Speaks Up

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Dr Lee Boon Yang (finally) says something about the Mr Brown incident. Interestingly enough, one of the comments he made was, “[if MrBrown] had posted the same comment on his blog, we’ll treat it as part of the internet chatter and we would have just let it be!” IS hopes to make the internet a bit more organised so the government will take the blogosphere more seriously. …read more

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Source: Channelnewsasia, submitted by Kleb

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Sort out the PR already!

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Miss Izzy (aka SarongPartyGirl) catches up with the rest of the blogosphere regarding the Mr Brown issue …read more

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Singapore buys Malaysia, Malaysia bombs Singapore

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Singapore is an interesting topic for the Malaysian press, and perhaps Singaporeans should pay more attention to what Malaysians are saying about us. …read more

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Online/Offline | Bridge/Breach

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan drew a clear line between mainstream media and the internet. According to him, there is a divide between the online and offline worlds. But what is the nature of this so-called divide, and does it really exist? Molly gives her opinion on these questions, and more …read more

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What Really is at Stake?

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Yet another article on the MrBrown issue. But this time, instead of just freedom of expression, Leslie Wee feels that the incident points towards structural changes in Singapore’s economy, changes that perhaps will have a profound impact on the nation’s future …read more

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Is Singapore in danger of polarisation?

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Lest IS be accused of being partisan, here’s a blog note that actually says some decent things about the Singapore government. There’s more than a grain of wisdom posted here on ‘A Grain of Sand’ …read more

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From AcidFlask to MrBrown: How the Govt could do better

Posted by inspir3d on July 13, 2006

Subsequent to recent events, the government and the online community has been said to be in danger of “discriminating against each other.” Kevin Lim thinks that this can be averted, and proposes some suggestions towards a more harmonious government-citizen relationship …read more

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