February 10, 2010
Sounds like they are setting up a prop desk. Word on the street is that they will still pay their people very little. Also given Temasek’s traditional top down approach, I wonder how they are ever going to get a research edge when they have a high propensity to ignore the opinions of junior people.
It also sounds like Ho Ching finally got her margin account size increased ; )
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Madam Ho finally decided she wants Singapore to be a giant hedge fund"
July 13, 2009
Rights for Some People
Should someone who teaches human rights back human rights for all people?
That's the question being raised by some students at New York University's law school, who are upset that a visiting professor in the fall semester, slated to teach human rights law, is Thio Li-ann of the National University of Singapore, an outspoken opponent of gay rights. Thio has argued repeatedly and graphically that her country should continue to criminalize gay sexual acts.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "don't know where to hide our face - please take her, we don't want her back"
May 04, 2009
This has being taken down until we have concrete evidence that this is not a fabricated information.
March 15, 2007
Yawning Bread said:
Firstly, the language used does not include the word "homosexuality", let alone "homosexual orientation". Instead it deploys spin, speaking of "homosexual lifestyle", thus suggesting that homosexual orientation is not integral to a person and reversible, much like other lifestyle matters, e.g. consuming too much transfat or wearing tinted contact lenses. I'm sure I don't have to repeat that such a view flies in the face of scientific consensus today. This deliberate framing of the issue in such scientifically unsupported terms immediately renders the integrity of the statement-makers -- church leaders donning the cloak of moral guides -- suspect.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Yet another instance of how ONE religion wants to force feed its beliefs on an entire country."
January 20, 2007
Thio's presence in the parliament could perhaps bring out both conservative and liberal views on not just homosexuality but the role of religion in public policy. In this present global climate where religion is making a comeback in politics, even secular Singapore is no safe harbour.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Extremist religious views have just entered Parliament."
November 25, 2006
This year, my friends and I will be running publicity in the blogsphere to raise awareness that each of us can make a difference to the under privileged.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "While most of us are still asleep in bed, there's a bunch of people out training to run the marathon to thank fund-givers and increase awareness of the needy."
May 16, 2006
I was at the 7-Eleven store at Ginza Plaza when I noticed a poster on the sale of a 'vibrating sex ring' by Durex.
This guy caveman right, go back to your cave la. If he goes to Japan or Hong Kong, you can be damn sure he is gonna die from a heart attack after seeing the amount of AV porno shops there
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "that such people can exist in singapore and demand the imposition of their religious values on the public space with no regard to the fact that not all others subscribe to their values, its censorship at best and an inquistion at worst."
February 15, 2006
The Legal Janitor said:
People often say one thing, and do another. Religious fundamentalists should be no stranger to this phenomenon (they do the same thing). It is no accident that the abstract from the study quoted by Edmond Eh Kim Chew uses the phrase ‘reported rates of condom use‘.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Yet another religious fundamentalist trying to pull the wool over everyone's eyes by presenting research in a wildly misleading way."
November 06, 2005
SG Entrepreneurs said:
Teaching fundraising is a challenging task. It can also be a painful exercise if the students keep making the same mistakes over and over again. The way to teach this is not to waste an hour lecturing the "dos" and "don'ts" in fundraising because the student will forget about ninety percent of the material after the lecture... The best way to teach them about the subject is to employ the role-playing approach.
Recommended by shianux: "Top-notch advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in Singapore on how to get sponsorship. Note the importance of adopting a principled and firm approach."
September 20, 2005
juz brennan said:
The hearing-impaired are a special group of people who listen with their eyes and feel with their hearts. I love being with them because they look and feel younger than their age. There's a certain kind of innocence surrounding these special people - an impression that is etched deep down in my heart.
Recommended by brennan: "In fact, the event didn't get a lot publicity. It is very unfortunate as the hearing-impaired community is shrinking with the advance of medicine, which discovers this disability of a baby and have it 'fixed' soon after that. We all should be aware that there are such people and despite being hearing-impaired, they are able to accomplish everyday tasks too."