Gentlemen,


You will be constructing cases for and against the motions set below. They are based on issues that have garnered significant national attention in recent years.

As a future leader and a contributing member of society, you should be able to understand all sides of the issues before coming to form an opinion.


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Lower Sec Topics
1. THW, as the Singapore Government, nationalize public transport.
For:
www.todayonline.com/business/privatisation-will-allow-smrt-sharpen-focus-rail-service-analysts

https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/07/08/the-case-for-nationalization-of-singapores-train-network/

Against:
https://www.quora.com/Why-is-nationalisation-a-bad-idea

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/our-railways-are-a-disaster-but-nationalisation-would-only-make-the-situation-worse-a7222561.html

2. THW ban homeschooling in Singapore.


For:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-sinister-side-of-homeschooling

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-26-bill-in-west-virginia-would-ban-homeschooling-treat-it-as-child-abuse.html

Against:

http://www.businessinsider.sg/why-kids-should-get-homeschooled-2016-8/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/home-schooling-vs-public-schooling-making-the-right_us_57d277c3e4b0f831f7071a82

3. THW legalize euthanasia in Singapore.

For:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1121585/

https://www.theguardian.com/society/joepublic/2009/jul/01/euthanasia-assisted-suicide-uk

Against:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503426&objectid=11978689

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/20/legalising-assisted-dying-would-be-a-failure-of-collective-human-memory-and-imagination

4. THW abolish the death penalty for capital crimes in Singapore.

For:

https://idebate.org/debatabase/law-crime-policing-punishment-philosophy-ethics-life/house-supports-death-penalty

http://www.icomdp.org/arguments-against-the-death-penalty/

Against:

https://www.intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/abolish-death-penalty

www.edeb8.com/debate/THW+abolish+the+death+penalty+in+the+United+States/

5. THW ban all forms of smoking in Singapore.

For:

http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/smoking-ban-public-areas-orchard-road-kicks-july-1-nea

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/commentary-smoking-is-an-archaic-habit-with-no-place-in-modern-s-8759872

Against:

http://www.todayonline.com/commentary/singapore-should-aim-be-smoke-free-not-just-smoke-lite

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2003/aug/07/shopping.health

6. THW include women in National Service.

For:

http://lkyspp2.nus.edu.sg/ips/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/05/TODAY_The-Case-for-Women-in-National-Service_151013.pdf

http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/national-service-for-women-time-to-change-mindset

Against:

http://refocusing.blogspot.sg/2013/10/national-service-not-for-women.html

http://ndru1.blogspot.sg/2013/06/should-women-serve-national-service.html

7. THW remove all racial quotas in Singapore’s public housing.

For:

https://www.99.co/blog/singapore/ethnic-integration-policy/

https://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2011/02/17/race-issues-in-singapore-is-the-hdb-ethnic-quota-becoming-a-farce/

Against:

https://sgthinker.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/why-the-ethnic-integration-policy-is-mostly-a-good-idea/

https://singabloodypore.wordpress.com/2006/02/14/ethnic-integration-policy-on-public-husing-vital-for-social-stability/

8. THBT Singapore should introduce a minimum wage.

For:

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-should-have-minimum-wage-says-economist-lim-chong-yah-8928862

http://www.transitioning.org/2012/03/22/7-reasons-why-we-must-implement-minimum-wage/

Against:

http://thesmartlocal.com/read/minimum-wage-in-singapore

http://www.jeraldinephneah.com/minimum-wage-singapore/