August 28, 2008
Siew Kum Hong said:
Another reason that has been cited is that a by-election would distract Singaporeans from the pressing issues posed by a slowing economy and rising inflation. This was also the reason cited when Dr. Tay Eng Soon passed away in 1993.
Sir, surely this argument cannot stand. It implies that voting and elections are luxuries, that they are really just so much fun and games to be left for good times, and inappropriate and unnecessary in bad times. It suggests that the right of voters to be represented by the team they have elected, is in reality a privilege and not an entitlement. It means that the principle of representative democracy is not fundamental to our society, and can be waived by the Government of the day when deemed inexpedient.
I think that cannot be right.
Recommended by at82: "Voting is our right, not a privilege. "
September 17, 2007
October 15, 2005
Recent Runes said:
One other thing that caught our attention was the soft-shelled crab. Amazing. It was first cooked and then wrapped in a egg concoction Ramly-burger style...
All in all, the dinner was most enjoyable. The resturant had a spectacular view of Jurong Island as well as the western part of Singapore. I mean, hey, free parking, no corkage, wonderful view, lot's of meat, what's not to like?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Never knew there was a 70's themed resturant in Jurong Hill"
June 16, 2005
At the very edge of the International District lies the Bishan neighborhood, an odd mix of Chinese and Western influences. The neighborhood is a hodgepodge of tight alleyways and wide main streets filled with Chinese signs and banners and several small street vendors.
I don't know if anyone realised this yet. I don't recall seeing the game in Singapore. Then again, I've not been in the country the past few months. Anyway, it seems that in the MMORPG The Matrix Online, two of the towns in the international district are BISHAN and JURONG. Grober buzz eh?