Stories about Singapore from August, 2009
The Online Citizen, a citizen media outlet of Singapore reports on a Bangladeshi labor, who was physically abused repeatedly by his Singaporean employer and denied 5 months salary. He held on to Singapore’s justice system, but the justice he got was deportation from the country and the employer got away...
He is a Singaporean taxi driver, blogger, and PhD holder from Stanford University. Singapore netizens describe him as the “most educated taxi driver in the world.” His name is Dr. Mingjie Cai.
Tan Kin Lian believes taxi fares must be regulated and standardised in Singapore
Myanmar opposition leader and global democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for violating the terms of her detention. Suu Kyi’s conviction was condemned by world leaders, Burmese activists, and also bloggers. Twitterers based in Southeast Asia also reacted to the “harsh” sentence
Two prominent Singapore politicians have been debating and exchanging strong views on various national issues. The two politicians are not debating on national TV but on Facebook.
Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement expressing disappointment that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar was found guilty and sentenced to three years hard labour. But the Ministry also recognized the “significant gestures” by the Myanmar Government
Singapore's Foreign Minister has been criticized for issuing “incorrect” statements about Myanmar. The Minister has answered his critics by posting a reply on Facebook.
Activists are questioning the installation of CCTV cameras at Speaker's Corner, which is considered as Singapore's only freedom park.
Oikono writes about the impact of the rising population of foreigners who work and settle in Singapore.
The Temasek Review has an article comparing the National Day celebrations in Singapore and Switzerland.