The accepted narrative is that one man single-handedly transformed Singapore from a fishing village into what it is today (even though I’m not sure if what it is today is better than a fishing village). The rest will be buried in the footnotes of history. Lest we forget, here is a list of those sacrificed… Read More »
Spotted this banner along the junction of Queen Victoria Street and Des Voeux Road in Central. At least people in Hong Kong can voice out if they think they are screwed. How about you, Singaporeans? Help spread the word!
I know you’re fully invested (who wouldn’t be, with all that money dangling in front of you?), but Janil Puthucheary, no one will vote for a person who doesn’t care about his father’s sufferings. You’d better watch these banned videos of the speech by Dr Lim Hock Siew, filmed by Martyn See, and go probe… Read More »
If you have been following this blog, you will notice that I haven’t updated for a while. The reason is simple. Access to my Blogger account has been blocked since May 15 by the Great Firewall of China, perhaps in anticipation of the Tiananmen anniversary on June 4. (The proxy server that I have been… Read More »
From a post titled “Service Outage (a note from the USA)” by Tim Dickinson at Rolling Stone: Dear World, The United States of America, your quality supplier of ideals of liberty and democracy, would like to apologize for its 2001-2008 service outage. The technical fault that led to this eight-year service interruption has been located.… Read More »
The brouhaha over the Olympic torch relay isn’t about Tibet. Nor human rights. It’s about geopolitics. For an interesting take, read “Why Washington Plays ‘Tibet Roulette’ With China“. Related stuff:Turning China into a whipping boyMyth and Reality of TibetWhy do you hate us so much? Technorati Tags: China Tibet human rights Olympic torch geopolitics opinion… Read More »
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Bruce Einhorn, Asia regional editor in BusinessWeek’s Hong Kong bureau, wrote a heavily politicised article on China’s snowstorm in which he suggested that “with millions stranded by snowstorms and infrastructure problems, antigovernment protests are likely”. Having recently relocated to Shenzhen and as someone who hails from a country where leaders are arguably elected, all I… Read More »
I was trying to do some research this morning and I realised that Wikipedia is also censored by the Chinese authorities. I wonder if there’s any way to circumvent this. And I thought now that I’m in Hong Kong, my surfing troubles would be a thing of the past. But no! The supposedly “broadband” Internet… Read More »
Here’s the translation of a famous 1976 poem by Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller: When the Nazis came for the communists,I remained silent;I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats,I remained silent;I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists,I did not speak out;I was not a… Read More »