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Posted by inspir3d on September 16, 2006

“The Battle of Singapore?” (AsiaMedia) “The moral imperative for the world’s rich to do all it can reasonably do for the world’s poor is axiomatic. Any argument to the contrary triggers eyebrow-raising questions about what it means to be a caring human being and what constitutes the core requirements for being a responsible member of the human race.”

“Hard-line stance against civil society voices does Singapore no good” (Singapore Patriot) “The IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings (“S2006″ in local lingo) were supposed to be Singapore’s opportunity to showcase its progressiveness and efficiency to the financial leaders of the world. Unfortunately the current dispute over the participation of accredited civil society organisations (CSOs) threatens to diminish much of the hard work that the government and people of Singapore have put in to make this mega event a success.”

“Legally Speaking” (Kitana) “Acording to the SPF media release, in which it clarified that the three men including Seelan Pillay, had not been arrested, but had voluntarily agreed to be interviewed by the police, the alleged charge is said to be under s 151A of the Penal Code, which reads…”

“Censorship 101” (Snapshots of Life) “In this posting, I will attempt to paraphrase, to the best of my lousy English abilities, what Dr Balaji Sadasivan said in his speech during the forum and the questions and responses in the Q&A thereafter.”

“Impact of International Students in NUS/NTU/SMU” (Hui Chieh @ SA) “In what ways and to what extent–if at all–has the local student been adversely affected by the influx of international students in the local universities over the past decade? It’s a topic I blogged about before on the old site. But a recent post at KTM’s pushed me to take another look at the statistics, look up information that I now have access to (think NUS library), and to update my attempted analysis in the hope that discussions could be fruitfully furthered by tying it to known public domain data.”

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