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Singapore’s National Service obligations need clarity in a global world

by Daniel Yap, Yahoo News Singapore He was born and educated in Thailand, served in the Royal Thai Army and is no longer a Singapore citizen. Yet Ekawit Tangtrakarn, 24, now faces a potential jail term of nine weeks for … Continue reading

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‘Practical ability is just as important as intellectual skills.’ How far is this true in your society? (model essay: N17 A-level GP exam)

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Then they came for Peppa Pig

By Josh Rogin Columnist, The Washington Post May 3, 2018 Most Americans have never heard of Peppa Pig, the cartoon star of a British television show for preschoolers, which Chinese censors started purging from Internet apps and Chinese social media … Continue reading

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The 89th Academy Awards offered drama of its own

Prospero The Economist Feb 27th 2017 by N.B. IT IS a pity that the 89th Academy Awards will be forever remembered for that last-minute bungle. Presenting the Oscar for best picture, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong … Continue reading

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All signs point to Brexit, says EU expert

Cheong Suk-Wai Senior Writer, Sunday Times Singapore Published Jun 19, 2016, 5:00 am SGT Very powerful about-turns in Britain in the past 40 years have convinced EU expert Douglas Webber that Britons will vote to leave the regional grouping on … Continue reading

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Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it

One of the most important articles I have ever read on the issue of mental health. Human beings and their minds are far too complex for their problems to be solved by the narrow biochemical approach favoured by many psychiatrists. …….. … Continue reading

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‘Flying wind mills’ and nuclear waste: The future of energy?

I was quite stunned when I read this article today. There are so many exciting ongoing scientific developments and research projects to combat climate change – it is truly amazing and for an environmentalist like me, deeply heartening. I wonder if it’s possible … Continue reading

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