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"
January 15, 2009
Being a maid is a shameful thing. But working as a chambermaid is not. Huh?
To bring fear, you give me a glimpse of what happens if we have a bad government. Now with recession, you encourage my grandmas, aunties and perhaps even mother to work as chambermaids.
Maybe it's because the government can no longer feed them. Or perhaps the wonderful retirement plan (ie CPF) is a ticking bomb waiting to blow up in our faces.
So this scenario begs the questions:
Am I paying millions for a bad dose of government already? If yes, why am I still paying?
Aren't the women in Singapore working as chambermaids akin to being maids in foreign countries? Is there really a difference then?
Recommended by at82: "Are we getting our bad dose of government already?"
August 21, 2006
I also believe in responding in turn to what the Government said in their letter, but my Humour column was suspended immediately after their letter was printed. Perhaps Mediacorp/TODAY did not stand by what they published?
Recommended by Kenny Sia: "WHY IS THIS ARTICLE INTERESTING?!
Nabeh, even Singapore Prime Minister said mrbrown is a very talented man liaw, still not interesting enough for you meh?!"
January 04, 2006
going out with me must like book in advance coz my usual replies are "cannot la, got training". hur hur. but i didn't regret a single bit :) i'm pretty much proud of my achievements and i think i shall concentrate more on my studies for my final sem. but say only la. i might just end up spending more time in the canoe than with my books.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Someone who trained on a daily basis for years before winning her first medal and making it big (make that VERY BIG - World Championships hor don't paray paray) in her sport. Inspirational for those aspiring sportswomen among us. Dare to dream! Nothing is too great!"
October 13, 2005
Edwin Chew said:
The troops have been gathered…another campaign has been launched.
She is tanned, has a tattoo and most of all is a gal with a nice character. The “Dong Mei Campaign” started on the 09 Oct 05.
Yesterday I made the first strike by telling her I liked her. The conversation might have started out really mundane and things looked bleak, but by the end of the conversation, I would say I ended with a minor victory.
Meanwhile Shattered: This Is Extremely Infantile comments:
This is a cheap trick used by men. Be warned. Apparently on some occassions, men who use their penises to think can get rather smart. It remains to see how smart this guy can get but yes, penis headed guys will use your friends to get to you.