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The beginnings of The Online Citizen

The beginnings of The Online Citizen

Trivia about the beginnings of The Online Citizen… The name was conjured at Glenda Han’s pub in Boat Quay. I believe that pub was called The Camel (in French). That was where my friends in the WP and I would hang out. (This was in 2006, when I was a WP member.) I had 2 names on the shortlist, after weeks of throwing... 

A+ for Authoritarianism

A+ for Authoritarianism

Singapore will soon take another step towards becoming a totalitarian state with the introduction of the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill, or FICA, in Parliament last Monday. Independent Singaporean journalist Kirsten Han analyzes the problems with the bill effectively here. As she summarizes, The official narrative... 

Purging Unparliamentary Language

Purging Unparliamentary Language

I am glad that Vivian Balakrishnan has apologised to Leong Mun Wai for his disparaging comments about the latter in parliament yesterday. But the rules of the game require the apology to be tendered in Parliament,where the disparaging remarks were made, and not through a telephone call or on Facebook. At the next session of... 



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