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· September, 2006

Stories about Singapore from September, 2006

Singapore and Hong Kong: ban FEER

29 September 2006

The Far Eastern Economic Review's editor blogs about the decision of singapore government to ban the magazine: “It has explicitly warned that not only is the Review Publishing Company forbidden from importing or distributing the Hong Kong-based monthly, but Singaporeans will also commit a criminal offense if they import or...

Malaysia: Narrow Minded Political Group

27 September 2006

Shianux writes about the lack of basic economics knowledge among the UMNO political party members in Malaysian province of Johor. Johor is the province that borders Singapore. Johor UMNO is asking the federal government to cancel all projects like the proposed bullet train between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore that might...

Singapore: Neighbourly Tiff

25 September 2006

The blogger at Blowin’ in the Wind writes about the latest tiff between former Malaysian prime minister Mahatir and former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore: Illegal Workers

14 September 2006

Moe Moe encounters illegal workers being chased by police in a busy Singapore street and remembers her own experience as a illegal worker in another country “When you work illegally, you are always kind of scared. I mean, you can't trust your colleagues, you are afraid you will be found...

Five years on from 9/11, the world remembers

12 September 2006

The mainstream media in many countries have been preoccupied with events in the United States to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon on 9/11 2001. But the repercussions of these events have spread across the globe and people far beyond New York...

Another Indonesian Minister Blog and a Mourning Week

9 September 2006

As I wrote here, Indonesian Housing Minister Yusuf Asy'ari becomes the second Minister to start blogging after Minister of Defense Juwono Sudarsono went blogging a few months back. His blog post is written bilingually in English and Bahasa Indonesia. Harry Sufehmi, one of Indonesian blogger, is fortunate enough to be...

Singapore: Foreign Classmates and Grades

5 September 2006

Cheahchuwen feels that Singaporean engineering students are having a hard time competing with foreign classmates. “But, tell me, how is a typical Singaporean undergrad in Engineering going to get decent grades with all overwhelming numbers of foreign scholars/students? From my estimation, there's probably only 40% of Singaporeans, and the rest...

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