Yawning Bread

Gay and political social and cultural issues from a Singaporean point of view.

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  • guw-102 Same-sex love in classical Indian literature

    yawningbread.org 11 Dec '13, 8am

    It must be noted that in pre-colonial India, not a single person was ever executed for homosexual behaviour. In contrast, gays were vilified, tortured and/or executed. In 1860, the anti-sodomy law came into being and incorporated in the Indian Penal Code (Section 377). While this prov...

  • yax-444 The mess that is our presidency

    yawningbread.org 23 Apr '11, 4pm

    The government's reply was an empty one (see the excerpt from the Straits Times on the right). Basically it said that the policy on state funerals was "still evolving" and is decided on a case-by-case basis by the Prime Minister and the cabinet. You'd notice that it completely failed ...

  • yax-968 Independent investigation needed over Tang's kidney transplant

    yawningbread.org 14 Apr '16, 1am

    The kidney reportedly came from Tan Chor Jin, who was hanged at dawn on Friday, 9 January 2009. While there is no formal confirmation of this, Tang received his kidney the same day. Kidney transplants are not everyday events. According to the newspaper [1] , a family spokesman said th...

  • yax-754 Teacher unaccountably terminated

    yawningbread.org 09 Feb '16, 11am

    Privately, I suspected it would be an uphill task, though I'm sure that he too was not so naïve as to think it would be an easy thing to achieve. All I could do was to encourage him to document every step of the process. Documentation has a power that is often underestimated. I am gla...

  • guw-143 Is there really a race called 'Malays'?

    yawningbread.org 05 Jan '16, 5am

    Written by a Professor of National University of Singapore. Cost S$32 (about). It reflects anthropologists' view that there is no such race as the "Malays" to begin with. If we follow the original migration of the Southern Chinese of 6,000 years ago, they moved into Taiwan, (now the A...

  • yax-713 Research controversy risks Singapore's credibility

    yawningbread.org 26 Jun '14, 11am

    The last statement gives a clue as to what A*Star may be striving for: an integrated biomedical sector, where the bottom line is really industry and its contribution to Singapore's economy. A*Star is not in it for pure research or even for medical applications alone, unlike what Lee W...

  • imp-360 Lee Hsien Loong's speech on Section 377A

    yawningbread.org 23 Feb '12, 8am

    There is a range of views. There is also a range of degrees to which people are seized with this issue. Many people are not that seized with this issue. And speaking candidly, I think the people who are very seized with this issue are a minority. For the majority of Singaporeans - thi...

  • yax-357 Here's hoping Today doesn't become yesterday

    yawningbread.org 03 May '14, 11am

    One has to be careful how much credence to give to bulletin board “news”. The story making the rounds this week about a management shake-out in the newsroom of ‘Today’ is probably exaggerated. The only thing that I know is definitely correct is that Rahul Pathak has quit as Deputy Edi...


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