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HDB ethnic quota: Small or very big problem?HDB ethnic quota: Small or very big problem? I refer to the HDB’s reply “Most flat sellers are able to secure buyers from eligible ethnic groups” (Straits Times Forum, Sep 20) to the letters by Ms J. M. Daniel, Mr Raj K. M. and Mr William Gomez (Flexibility needed for minority-race flat owners, Sept 7; Medical bills loom, but unable to sell flat, Sept 12; and HDB...

Only pilots’ union not with NTUC?Only pilots’ union not with NTUC? I refer to the article “Operating pressures strain SIA-pilots relations” (Straits Times, Sep 18). It states that “While management-union relations became less acrimonious after 2003, there continued to be disagreements between the airline and Alpa-S – one of four unions that represent SIA workers and the only...

MARUAH Calls for Repeal of Section 377A of the Penal CodeMARUAH Calls for Repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code As a human rights organisation, MARUAH is disconcerted by the Government’s position not to take steps at this time to repeal section 377A of the Penal Code. We find this decision bewildering, disappointing and disturbing, for the reasons that follow. Section 377A Entrenches and Promotes Discrimination against...

SDP raises serious questions about Select Committee recommendationsSDP raises serious questions about Select Committee recommendations The recommendations made by the Select Committee on dealing with fake news are troubling. The call for alternative news sites to adopt the professional journalistic standards of the “mainstream media” (taken to mean the Singapore Press Holdings and MediaCorp) to ensure “fairness, accuracy and integrity in reporting”,...

Minister: Need foreign IT talent, but IT unemployment 2nd highest?Minister: Need foreign IT talent, but IT unemployment 2nd... I refer to the article “Minister Ong wants to import more FT programmers while NUS produces paltry number of IT grads” (theonlinecitizen, Sep 22). It states that “In an interview with Bloomberg on Wed (19 Sep), Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said Singapore needs to bring in foreign talent in areas including software...

Falsehoods recommendations: Government give reasons not to disclose?Falsehoods recommendations: Government give reasons not to... I refer to the article “Strong trust in public institutions essential to combat fake news: Select Committee” (Channel NewsAsia, Sep 20). It states that “Transparency, for example, includes the swift communication of information in response to online falsehoods, the reasons for any Government action against online...

Why does the Government continue to be in a state of denial on the 99-year lease issue?Why does the Government continue to be in a state of denial... I refer to the article “HDB resale flats to become less attractive, as buyers look for better store of value: Credit Suisse report” (Todayonline, Sep 19). It states that “Stating that the proposed Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (Vers) is “not a panacea” to the public housing lease decay issue, a Credit...

Elections rules that defy common sense!Elections rules that defy common sense! I refer to the article “SDP QUESTIONS LATEST AMENDMENT TO ELECTION RULES REGARDING BALLOT BOXES” (Sep 17). It states that “The proposed amendment to the Parliamentary Elections Act (PEA) regarding ballot boxes announced last week raises troubling questions. The amendment provides for the Elections Department...

Why can’t the Government give a yearly remuneration history of the different grades of Ministers?Why can’t the Government give a yearly remuneration history... I refer to the article “ESM Goh Chok Tong reiterates he is not paid a ministerial salary” (Straits Times, Sep 18).It states that “Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has reiterated that he does not receive a ministerial salary.“I shall use this opportunity to debunk public perception that I am paid a ministerial...

Yesterday's blackout should not be taken lightly, and PAP Ministers should be accountableYesterday's blackout should not be taken lightly, and PAP... The black-out early yesterday morning (18th Sep) was massive, and it affected hundreds of thousands of people. It was also something that the authorities could not cover-up and I definitely do not take what happened lightly. To begin, this year to date, our electricity tariffs have increased very substantially already...

SDP questions latest amendment to election rules regarding ballot boxesSDP questions latest amendment to election rules regarding... The proposed amendment to the Parliamentary Elections Act (PEA) regarding ballot boxes announced last week raises troubling questions. The amendment provides for the Elections Department (ELD) to disregard the vote count for a polling station if the votes in a sealed ballot box is lost or destroyed before the ballots...

Hawker food: Another bad joke?Hawker food: Another bad joke? I refer to my RI classmate, Han Fook Kwang’s article “Who will save hawker food?” (Straits Times, Sep 16). It states that “One earlier idea which tried to do so was to allow social enterprises, which are not-for-profit, to operate some of the newer hawker centres. There are now seven such centres run by NTUC...

Ministers’ pay falsehoods: Government is to blame?Ministers’ pay falsehoods: Government is to blame? I refer to the article “Government debunks online ‘falsehoods’ on ministerial salaries” (Channel NewsAsia, Sep 17). It states that “The Government has moved to debunk what it described as “falsehoods” about ministerial salaries that have been circulating recently. The Factually website, which is managed...

Chief Clown Of Circus Seeking Advice!Chief Clown Of Circus Seeking Advice! I am the chief clown of an international circus and I am seeking advice for the running of this circus. My wife is the monkey in the circus and I am the clown. My plan is for my wife to manage the circus but I am ultimately the boss.We did try to hire a puppet for the CEO position but the puppet wanted his own puppet show....

Open letter to NUS regarding Henry YeungOpen letter to NUS regarding Henry Yeung To NUS, NUS Geography, FASS Dean Office, and to Mr Henry Yeung, As you may already be aware, the internet is already well-informed that the individual arrested in the Maserati-saga is Mr Yeung. He has been caught driving against traffic, endangering the lives of fellow drivers and pedestrians, and displaying road rage....

Editorials
7 in 10 Singaporeans think that Ministers are being...

7 in 10 Singaporeans think that Ministers are being...

Just how disconnected was ESM Goh Chok Tong’s comments on Ministerial salaries? The answer may come...
Unemployment in Singapore rises, while retrenchments...

Unemployment in Singapore rises, while retrenchments...

According to MOM figures released on Thursday (13 Sep), Singapore's labour market showed sings of slowing...
Police investigates post of Singapore flag shown being...

Police investigates post of Singapore flag shown being...

The police are investigating a Facebook post which allegedly disrespected the Singapore flag, that...
Lawsuit against Worker's Party MP set to be heard in...

Lawsuit against Worker's Party MP set to be heard in...

After a closed-door hearing in the High Court on Monday (13 Aug), civil lawsuits brought against WP MPs...
Academic dismisses proposed opposition coalition as...

Academic dismisses proposed opposition coalition as...

Expectedly, an academic has dismissed a proposed opposition coalition to be led by Dr Tan Cheng Bock...
Dr Tan Cheng Bock invited to lead opposition coalition

Dr Tan Cheng Bock invited to lead opposition coalition

Singapore may see the likes of an opposition coalition like the Pakatan Harapan in Malaysia in the...
American professor Christopher Balding losses job

American professor Christopher Balding losses job

Christopher Balding, an American professor of business and economics at HSBC Business School, Peking...
2018 World Cup Free Online Streaming Channels

2018 World Cup Free Online Streaming Channels

For the benefit of those who are unwilling to pay for viewing of the 2018 World Cup or go to a nearby...
A country’s fortunes is not tied to any political...

A country’s fortunes is not tied to any political...

"Dr Mahathir’s stunning win in Malaysia, and subsequent success at governing the country, has hopefully...
Dotard cancels Singapore Summit with Rocket Man

Dotard cancels Singapore Summit with Rocket Man

Probably much to the dismay of the ruling party, US President Donald Trump (aka Dotard) has cancelled...
Google (Singapore)'s Bullshit?

Google (Singapore)'s Bullshit?

TR Emeritus ( TRE) is hoping to contact a real and living human being at Google (Singapore) if possible,...
TR Emeritus cleared of Malware allegation

TR Emeritus cleared of Malware allegation

We are pleased to inform our readers that TR Emeritus (TRE) has been cleared by StopBadware, an independent...
Independent review of TR Emeritus' for alleged Malware

Independent review of TR Emeritus' for alleged Malware

We refer to our notice on Sunday (13th May) titled "TR Emeritus blocked by Google’s Chrome browser". Please...
TR Emeritus blocked by Google's Chrome browser

TR Emeritus blocked by Google's Chrome browser

It has been brought to our attention that since 13th May, readers visiting TR Emeritus (TRE) using Google's...
Ousted premier Najib to be investigated

Ousted premier Najib to be investigated

Malaysia's Prime Minister (PM) Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed that he had instructed that ousted...
Ousted premier Najib to step down as head of Umno and...

Ousted premier Najib to step down as head of Umno and...

It is believed that lightning never strikes twice, but unfortunately for Malaysia's former premier...
Malaysia's ousted Prime Minister to run-road? (updated)

Malaysia's ousted Prime Minister to run-road? (updated)

Barely 3 days after leading Barisan Nasional to its worst electoral defeat ever in Malaysia's GE...
International media's reaction to Malaysia's GE 14

International media's reaction to Malaysia's GE 14

Few Malaysians would have thought they would live to see this day – the defeat of the formidable Umno-led...
Pakatan Harapan set to form new federal government...

Pakatan Harapan set to form new federal government...

Despite vote counting in Malaysia's GE 14 still ongoing, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister...
Testing of crypto mining script on TR Emeritus (completed)

Testing of crypto mining script on TR Emeritus (completed)

Please be informed that we are currently beta-testing an authentic and non-malicious version of a crypto...
Opinions
Big News, not fake news but half-baked News – ezbuy

Big News, not fake news but half-baked News – ezbuy

If you read that following news from the Straits Times, does it give you a false and wrong impression...
So what if the electricity market has been liberalised?...

So what if the electricity market has been liberalised?...

As a citizen and a consumer, I read with jubilation that consumers will be able to choose their electricity...
Singaporeans Becoming Poorer And Losing More Rights...

Singaporeans Becoming Poorer And Losing More Rights...

Poor Singaporeans competing for their lunches with millions of FTs invited by PAP (Minister Ong said...
Public housing grants and subsidies benefit PAP more...

Public housing grants and subsidies benefit PAP more...

Singaporeans should not continue to be fooled by PAP with regard to public housing grants and subsidies. For...
Good that PM makes time for travel vlogger

Good that PM makes time for travel vlogger

But first, a story about a Crazy Rich African planning to bring US$16.5m in cash to shop here. When...
Singapore Is Finished Anyway...

Singapore Is Finished Anyway...

Today just published an article to ask fresh grads to further downgrade their expectations and dream....
NTUC Foodfare acquires Kopitiam = Monopoly?

NTUC Foodfare acquires Kopitiam = Monopoly?

I  refer to the article “NTUC Enterprise to buy Kopitiam and subsidiaries for undisclosed sum by year’s...
Wrong to criticize Workers Party for not defending...

Wrong to criticize Workers Party for not defending...

Recently, it was reported in the news that the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods had released...
Five takeaways from the fake news committee recommendations

Five takeaways from the fake news committee recommendations

The Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods has put up 22 recommendations. Here are five quick...
Can we watch and do nothing while the PAP government...

Can we watch and do nothing while the PAP government...

When your government attacks your fellow citizen with such voraciousness, you have to think carefully...
Be your own hatchet man

Be your own hatchet man

The report of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods is exceedingly disturbing....
Ex-PM’s money obsession causing PAP problems

Ex-PM’s money obsession causing PAP problems

Over the weekend I read: Finance, like law, is a profession that attracts a lot of reasonably intelligent,...
Are Singaporeans 'crybabies' who get the government...

Are Singaporeans 'crybabies' who get the government...

Vlogger Nuseir Yassin, also known as Nas Daily, has branded Singaporeans “crybabies” for taking him...
The only way for the seat warmer Prime Minister to...

The only way for the seat warmer Prime Minister to...

Every now and then, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong throws a spanner in the works just to let...
Before the next GE, you have to ask if your MPs served...

Before the next GE, you have to ask if your MPs served...

I refer to Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong's clarification that he does not receive a salary despite...
Poverty is used by the government to win votes?

Poverty is used by the government to win votes?

Poverty is a powerful tool which can used by those in power. A cycle of handing out cash freebies is...
What PM, PAP can learn from very rich tech entrepreneur

What PM, PAP can learn from very rich tech entrepreneur

And by so doing make sure that S’pore will remain a de facto one-party state forever and day: though...
Kevin Kwan – NS defaultor but making it good abroad

Kevin Kwan – NS defaultor but making it good abroad

Yet another heavyweight Singaporean making it good abroad after defaulting his national service liability...
Disappointing that the PAP could continue to be so...

Disappointing that the PAP could continue to be so...

The arrogance of the PAP government under Lee Hsien Loong's premiership has disappointed me a great deal....
How fast will the value of Singapore's public housing...

How fast will the value of Singapore's public housing...

According to the government, under the Lease Buyback Scheme (LBS), if your flat has a value of S$450,000...
Snippets
MARUAH Calls for Repeal of Section 377A of the Penal...

MARUAH Calls for Repeal of Section 377A of the Penal...

As a human rights organisation, MARUAH is disconcerted by the Government’s position not to take steps...
SDP raises serious questions about Select Committee...

SDP raises serious questions about Select Committee...

The recommendations made by the Select Committee on dealing with fake news are troubling. The call...
SDP questions latest amendment to election rules regarding...

SDP questions latest amendment to election rules regarding...

The proposed amendment to the Parliamentary Elections Act (PEA) regarding ballot boxes announced last...
Three years after GE2015, how much has your life changed?

Three years after GE2015, how much has your life changed?

It is exactly three years ago today since the last General Elections was held, on 9-11 in 2015. Are...
Why Is Forex the Best Market to Trade in 2019?

Why Is Forex the Best Market to Trade in 2019?

Forex, or foreign exchange, market is probably the best market to trade in 2019. Traders are always...
PAP MP Seah Kian Peng should apologise and resign

PAP MP Seah Kian Peng should apologise and resign

PAP MP Seah Kian Peng, a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods...
SDP Calls Out Out-of-Touch and Out-of-Ideas PAP Ministers

SDP Calls Out Out-of-Touch and Out-of-Ideas PAP Ministers

Things are too expensive? Buy cheap infant milk formula. Meals too costly? Eat at hawker centres...
NTUC Foodfare imposes more than $2k ancillary charges...

NTUC Foodfare imposes more than $2k ancillary charges...

Last week (28 Aug), Makansutra food guru KF Seetoh published a write-up on his blog revealing the sorry...
PAP MP Seah Kian Peng's unfounded allegations are distracting...

PAP MP Seah Kian Peng's unfounded allegations are distracting...

In a Facebook post, PAP MP Seah Kian Peng talked about the recent meeting some Singaporeans had with...
MP Seah finally apologises to SDP but not the rest

MP Seah finally apologises to SDP but not the rest

Writing on his Facebook page today (3 Sep), MP Seah Kian Peng finally capitulated and apologised to...
Wild insinuations about the SDP to distract Singaporeans...

Wild insinuations about the SDP to distract Singaporeans...

In a Facebook post, PAP MP Seah Kian Peng talked about the recent meeting some Singaporeans had with...
Poh Soo Kai: I, for One, have Chosen to Support the...

Poh Soo Kai: I, for One, have Chosen to Support the...

Dr Poh Soo Kai, one of the few surviving leaders from the Barisan Sosialis (BS), called on Singaporeans...
Lim Tean's response to PM Lee's NDR speech

Lim Tean's response to PM Lee's NDR speech

My fellow Singaporeans, I am sure by now that many of you have had the chance to watch Lee Hsien Loong’s...
About CPF

About CPF

I don’t post much online. But I feel a need to voice this out because I’m really upset about my situation...
Please step down and stop dragging this country deeper...

Please step down and stop dragging this country deeper...

I am a born and bred Singaporean. My grandfather was here long before Singapore’s independence, when...
Has the PAP government pressed the panic button,  announcing...

Has the PAP government pressed the panic button, announcing...

You’ve seen posters, bumper stickers, T-shirts and all kinds of merchandise with the words, Keep Calm...
Vers and Hip II: More Snake Oil from PAP

Vers and Hip II: More Snake Oil from PAP

PM Lee Hsien Loong's suggestion of the Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (VERS) and Home Improvement...
After 53 years of nation building, it is bloody tragic...

After 53 years of nation building, it is bloody tragic...

I have argued consistently that the leaders of a country should be well-paid and Singapore gets it right,...
Disappointing that PM Lee has not used the NDR to clarify...

Disappointing that PM Lee has not used the NDR to clarify...

I would like to comment on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally. He had conveniently...
Transcript of SDP's NDP 2018 speech

Transcript of SDP's NDP 2018 speech

A very good afternoon to you dear friends and fellow Singaporeans, Let me first thank you for...
Letters
HDB ethnic quota: Small or very big problem?

HDB ethnic quota: Small or very big problem?

I refer to the HDB’s reply “Most flat sellers are able to secure buyers from eligible ethnic groups”...
Only pilots’ union not with NTUC?

Only pilots’ union not with NTUC?

I refer to the article “Operating pressures strain SIA-pilots relations” (Straits Times, Sep 18). It...
Minister: Need foreign IT talent, but IT unemployment...

Minister: Need foreign IT talent, but IT unemployment...

I refer to the article “Minister Ong wants to import more FT programmers while NUS produces paltry...
Falsehoods recommendations: Government give reasons...

Falsehoods recommendations: Government give reasons...

I refer to the article “Strong trust in public institutions essential to combat fake news: Select Committee”...
Why does the Government continue to be in a state of...

Why does the Government continue to be in a state of...

I refer to the article “HDB resale flats to become less attractive, as buyers look for better store...
Elections rules that defy common sense!

Elections rules that defy common sense!

I refer to the article “SDP QUESTIONS LATEST AMENDMENT TO ELECTION RULES REGARDING BALLOT BOXES”...
Why can’t the Government give a yearly remuneration...

Why can’t the Government give a yearly remuneration...

I refer to the article “ESM Goh Chok Tong reiterates he is not paid a ministerial salary” (Straits...
Yesterday's blackout should not be taken lightly, and...

Yesterday's blackout should not be taken lightly, and...

The black-out early yesterday morning (18th Sep) was massive, and it affected hundreds of thousands of...
Hawker food: Another bad joke?

Hawker food: Another bad joke?

I refer to my RI classmate, Han Fook Kwang’s article “Who will save hawker food?” (Straits Times,...
Ministers’ pay falsehoods: Government is to blame?

Ministers’ pay falsehoods: Government is to blame?

I refer to the article “Government debunks online ‘falsehoods’ on ministerial salaries” (Channel...
Chief Clown Of Circus Seeking Advice!

Chief Clown Of Circus Seeking Advice!

I am the chief clown of an international circus and I am seeking advice for the running of this circus....
Open letter to NUS regarding Henry Yeung

Open letter to NUS regarding Henry Yeung

To NUS, NUS Geography, FASS Dean Office, and to Mr Henry Yeung, As you may already be aware, the internet...
The granting of 20,000 new citizens a year is making...

The granting of 20,000 new citizens a year is making...

I refer to the article “Unemployment rate for SG citizens inching up as FT employment continues to...
Ministers’ bonus: 4 easy criteria?

Ministers’ bonus: 4 easy criteria?

I refer to the article “Parliament: Political office holders received average performance bonus of...
Facebook's planned $1 billion data center in Singapore

Facebook's planned $1 billion data center in Singapore

Last week (6 Sep 2018) it was published that Facebook is spending $1 billion on its first data center...
Is our Government the least caring one in the world?

Is our Government the least caring one in the world?

I refer to the articles “Why HDB flat dwellers have the best of both worlds” and “HDB resale market...
The cure for our HDB woes?

The cure for our HDB woes?

Some suggestions for mitigating what is arguably, the mother of Singaporeans’ problems – their HDB...
Don’t you think the HDB wayang should stop?

Don’t you think the HDB wayang should stop?

I refer to the article “Factually and legally wrong’ to say HDB flat buyers not owners but renting:...
Open letter to PM Lee: Family is gift and an integral...

Open letter to PM Lee: Family is gift and an integral...

Dear Prime Minister, In our lives, moral values are the headlights on a dark road. Imbued into us...
PAP MP apologises to SDP

PAP MP apologises to SDP

I refer to Mr Seah Kian Peng and K. Shanmugam's recent outburst against some Singaporean activists meet-up...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Big News, not fake news but half-baked News – ezbuy

Big News, not fake news but half-baked News – ezbuy

If you read that following news from the Straits Times, does it give you a false and wrong impression that ezbuy is a registered company based in Singapore? [ LINK ] SINGAPORE – The founder of Singapore-based online shopping platform ezbuy.sg has engaged in a war of words with Alibaba’s founder and president Jack... 

HDB ethnic quota: Small or very big problem?

HDB ethnic quota: Small or very big problem?

I refer to the HDB’s reply “Most flat sellers are able to secure buyers from eligible ethnic groups” (Straits Times Forum, Sep 20) to the letters by Ms J. M. Daniel, Mr Raj K. M. and Mr William Gomez (Flexibility needed for minority-race flat owners, Sept 7; Medical bills loom, but unable to sell flat, Sept 12; and HDB... 

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