"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."-- Benjamin Franklin.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Extend campaigning period

Mar 29, 2011
Extend campaigning period
CAMPAIGNING is important in a general election because politicians would seek to reach out to their constituents and correspondingly canvass for votes on polling day.
Election campaigns serve a myriad of purposes.

Conned lawyer fails in suit against ex-colleague

Conned lawyer fails in suit against ex-colleague
ST- 29 Mar2011
K. C. Vijayan, Law Correspondent
A LAWYER who accused a former colleague of misleading her into investing in a $64 million scam has had her case dismissed by the High Court.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tanjong Pagar to get a facelift

Published on Mar 20, 2011
Tanjong Pagar to get a facelift
MM Lee unveils 5-year masterplan for area, promising slew of enhancements
 By Zakir Hussain
MINISTER Mentor Lee Kuan Yew on Saturday unveiled a five-year master-plan for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas single-member constituency.

Are new PAP candidates really sincere?


What if one day, when I tell her my troubles or voice concerns at some of the policies during the meet-the-people session or in my neighborhood (that is if I still manage to see her after the elections); would she brushed off by saying I want to be different and trying to being anti-establishment?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saved again by SCDF paramedics

Saved again by SCDF paramedics
Letter from Gerald Yong 05:05 AM Mar 26, 2011
I am proud to have witnessed the Singapore Civil Defence Force grow from strength to strength. I wish to pay my compliments especially to the paramedics.

Lee Kuan Yew (7/2010): No amount of engineering can prevent flooding

Lee Kuan Yew: No amount of engineering can prevent flooding
July 22nd, 2010 | Author: Your Correspondent
It has become a standard modus operandi of the PAP to bring their self-proclaimed “forecaster extraordinarie” to the frontline whenever the ministers found public pressure to great to cope on their own.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Two 'Desmonds' work the ground

Two 'Desmonds' work the ground
04:46 AM Mar 14, 2011
SINGAPORE - As General Election fever heats up, two Desmonds - People's Action Party's (PAP) Desmond Choo as well as Singapore Democratic Alliance's (SDA) Desmond Lim - worked the ground yesterday in the respective constituencies that they are eyeing.
Hosting a block party for Hougang residents, PAP's Mr Choo said about three to four of every 10 households invited him into their homes for a chat.
"The feeling that I get is a very warm one," said Mr Choo, 32, who is second adviser to Hougang grassroots organisations.
"They are very open to sharing their issues with us and some even invited me over for dinner, so I think that is a very good sign."
Meanwhile, the SDA's Desmond Lim - who has expressed interest in contesting Punggol East - met residents at Rivervale Crescent.
Besides distributing pamphlets, Mr Lim also went on house visits.
URL http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110314-0000056/Two-Desmonds-work-the-ground
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Why S'pore should back Timor Leste

Mar 14, 2011
Why S'pore should back Timor Leste
MR BARRY Wain highlighted how Indonesia is pushing for inclusion of Timor Leste in Asean while Singapore was cited as leading the objectors ('Timor Leste's bid to join Asean faces objections'; last Thursday).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Owner gets nod to split penthouse

Owner gets nod to split penthouse
ST 14Mar2011:
Rarely granted approval means he may reap extra $300,000 from sale of 2 units.
THE owner of a penthouse duplex has won rarely granted approval to subdivide his unit into two separate apartments.
The penthouse at Horizon Towers can now be sold as two individual units, potentially reaping the owner about $300,000 more than if it was sold as a single home.

Tackle agents seeking dual rental commissions

ST Forum:
Mar 16, 2011
Tackle agents seeking dual rental commissions
THE article by Ms Jessica Cheam last Saturday was timely ("When your agent does not act in your interest").
Although the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has banned dual representation, where the same agent cannot represent both buyer and seller, in a sales and purchase agreement, it has said nothing about a rental agreement.
Recently, I purchased a property with tenancy. There was no formal rental agreement between the previous owner and the tenants. When I asked the agent representing the previous owner if he could draft a rental agreement for me and the existing tenants, he boldly asked the tenants for a commission.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chiam calls attention to upkeep of state land

3/10/2011: Home Parliament: Chiam calls attention to upkeep of state land [The Straits Times]
OPPOSITION MP Chiam See Tong yesterday called on the Government to put up signs on state land to indicate which government agency is in charge of its maintenance. The Potong Pasir MP noted that when residents in his ward saw dirty or poorly maintained areas, they assumed it was because the town council, which he heads, “did not pay enough attention".

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Patent for cab display unit revoked

Mar 11, 2011
Patent for cab display unit revoked
Device is neither new nor inventive, says High Court
By K.C. Vijayan
A COMPANY that supplies rooftop electronic display units for Comfort cabs had its patent for the product revoked after a judge held that there was nothing new or inventive about it.
Mr Khek Tai Ting, who set up sole proprietorship Soon Heng Digitax in 2000, had registered the patent for the units, which are used to indicate if the taxi is on hire, busy or on call.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Need versus greed

Need versus greed
If greed dominates, economic growth will deplete the world's resources, driving us to a violent struggle for survival
05:55 AM Mar 05, 2011
by Jeffrey D Sachs
India's great moral leader Mohandas Gandhi famously said that there is enough on Earth for everybody's need but not enough for everybody's greed. Today, Gandhi's insight is being put to the test as never before.
The world is hitting global limits in its use of resources. We are feeling the shocks each day in catastrophic floods, droughts and storms - and in the resulting surge in prices in the marketplace. Our fate now depends on whether we cooperate or fall victim to self-defeating greed.