Comment on the Ministerial Salary Review


On Wednesday, the Ministerial Salary Review, headed by Gerard Ee, unveiled its recommendations to the government with a new pay formula for all office holders. Amongst the new measures the committee suggested are: reducing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's annual salary by 28% from its 2010 level to S$2.2 million dollars (US$1.7 million). President Tony Tan, who primarily holds a ceremonial position, may see his annual salary slashed by 51% to S$1.5 million.

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Faces of Slut Walk 2011


"We are proudly taking a stand against sexual violence and the bully tactics of victim-blaming, as we are tired of being oppressed by slut-shaming; of being judged by our sexuality and feeling unsafe as a result. This is not just a “women’s issue” nor is it just a “men’s issue”; it is everyone’s issue. We seek to challenge the thinking that it is acceptable to live in a victim-blaming society as we do, where we are taught “don’t get raped,” instead of, “don’t rape” - quote from Slut Walk SG FB page:

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Occupy Wall Street Public Forum


Human Rights organization MARUAH organized public forum to educate Singaporeans about the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement and why we as a nation should care about this movement that is slowly spreading around the world. Maruah president Braema Mathi, P.E. Candidate Tan Jee Say and Leong Sze Hian spoke about the implications of OWS, taking the time to explain things from a financial, economical and human rights perspective.

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Impact of Social Media


FreshGrads photographer covered the forum at the National University of Singapore on 31 October. The forum, titled, "The impact of New Media on Politics and Youths", was organised by the university's Democratic Socialist Club.

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Juveniles on death row in the States


Mr Kazama, a photographer based in New York City, was here on 26 October 2011 to present his photographs and his story about his subjects – juveniles on death row in the States – in a private, via invitation only event jointly organized by Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign and We Believe in Second Chances.

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