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Will a “Fajar generation” emerge in Singapore ever again?

Will a “Fajar generation” emerge in Singapore ever again?

OPINION In his speech made at the launch of the book - "The Fajar generation", former ISD detainee Dr Poh Soo Kai noted wryly that while Singapore was colonized by "white men" before independence, it is now colonized by the "men in white" in reference to the ruling PAP. "Fajar", which means "dawn" in Arabic, was the name of... 

Law Society President SC Michael Hwang on Apathy and Independence in the Singapore legal fraternity

Law Society President SC Michael Hwang on Apathy and Independence in the Singapore legal fraternity

This was the speech delivered by the (Law Society) President SC Michael Hwang at the Edu Dine dinner on 14 August 2009. We are often accused of not looking beyond our own narrow interests and the interests of our clients, and this is one kind of apathy. But apathy is a Singaporean trait not confined to lawyers, and even when... 

听写也疯狂

听写也疯狂

作者:李卖蚬 老李自认所谓的错误,是他当初以为学生们都能掌握双语??!! 哇噻!这样你还能怪他吗?那可是个有理想的错误呀!简直就像是个Honest Mistake了。不是吗? 但。。是吗?那是造成今天学生讨厌中文,中文水准低落的主要原因吗? 我认为他的错误是把新加坡的中文母语生态环境严重的破坏了。而且那是只凭他个人的经验与取向,这才是疯狂的。。但是,这错误他会承认吗? 老李很认真似的说,“我的结论是没有任何一个人能以同样的程度来掌握好两种语文。如果你认为自己可以,那是在自欺欺人。。” 谁在自欺欺人呢?... 



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