I have no doubt that, as other countries have experienced, there will come a time in Singapore’s history when executions will not be viewed, as some put it, ‘trade-offs’ for our ‘hard stance on drugs’ and ‘drug free society’ but will be seen for what they truly are – an illogical, barbaric and ultimately ineffective form of punishment. And when that day comes, which side of history would you be on?
What would happen if every ASEAN country united today to form a United ASEAN Superstate? What would that country look like?
More than 200 civilians were reportedly killed in a single airstrike on Mosul, as the United Nations warns the worst was yet to come for those still trapped in the Iraqi city. Some 230 bodies of mostly women and children were pulled from three adjoining houses in the Jadida neighbourhood of west Mosul where ISIS fighters are still active.
6 years on, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station is still leaking. The facility’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) recorded “record high levels of radiation” inside a damaged reactor.
Dogs are wonderful creatures. Man’s best friends have been, deservedly, showered with endless praise. From the story of Hachiko to … More
Race relations have come a long way since the dark ages of communal riots and racial tensions. For the past 50 years, meritocracy has been the cornerstone on which race relations were built upon.
An age old myth that has been drilled into the heads of every Singaporean from birth is the notion that we owe Singapore’s success to our model of governance. Or to put it more bluntly, the one-party domination of the PAP that made such progress possible. This myth is constantly being expounded by the political establishment and the mainstream media.
With fewer and fewer WW2 veterans still alive, the link to the greatest generation is gradually slipping away with each passing year. The surviving few carry with them incredible tales of hardship, suffering and survival. One of them is a 98 year old British Army veteran, Fergus Anckon.
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