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This is why schools must closeThis is why schools must close Read how the death of a 16 year old teenage girl from coronavirus in France has shocked the Nation. Her mother spoke of the unbearable loss of her daughter, and how the parents had believed like many, that the young would not be affected by the virus. It is important in this crisis to make your own intelligent judgment...

Top scientist: It Is A HUGE Mistake Not To Wear Face MasksTop scientist: It Is A HUGE Mistake Not To Wear Face Masks TOP Chinese Expert Says It Is A Huge Mistake Not To Wear Face Masks! After you read this very instructive article, you will be mad at the very bad and damaging advice that we have been given that there is no need to mask unless you are unwell. I have been shocked at the number of reports I have received from parents...

ICJ and other groups call on authorities to drop investigations under abusive contempt of court law | International Commission of JuristsICJ and other groups call on authorities to drop investigations... The ICJ, Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, CIVICUS and Human Rights Watch today called on Singapore authorities to drop investigations of human rights lawyer M Ravi and two other individuals under Singapore’s contempt of court law and cease their harassment of human rights defenders. On...

Singaporeans must do their part to prevent leaks in fight against virus Singaporeans must do their part to prevent leaks in fight... While I understand that the number of imported Covid-19 cases will rise as Singapore receives more returnees, I am concerned that the number of local Covid-19 infections seems to be rising. That indicates that there are leaks somewhere in our fight against the virus. In Singapore, we have erected three basic layers...

PAP Took Its Eye off the Ball, Don't Do It Again By Calling Election NowPAP Took Its Eye off the Ball, Don't Do It Again By Calling... While the government stayed focused during the initial stages of the outbreak and managed to bring the spread under control, it became complacent and took its eye off the ball. This has resulted in a second wave of infections. For example, in early March, when infections started to dwindle, PM Lee Hsien Loong urged...

Can people refuse to vote because they do not wish to be exposed to the virus?Can people refuse to vote because they do not wish to be... A thought just occurred to me...during GE, a large number of civil servants, especially teachers will be mobilised for polling duties. Can they refuse to work because they want to avoid unnecessary exposure to Covid-19? Can they demand to be provided with masks because there will be some nature of work that may need closer...

Health comes first, Election can wait.Health comes first, Election can wait. It would be highly irresponsible of the PAP to call for a general election in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Large events that attract crowds like sports, church services have already been cancelled or suspended. We call on the PAP to categorically rule out calling a general election until the threat of a community...

NSP: It is 'morally wrong' to hold GE in the midst of 'deadliest virus since SARS'NSP: It is 'morally wrong' to hold GE in the midst of 'deadliest... With the expectation of 200,000 Singaporeans and PRs returning to Singapore within the next few weeks, we are bracing for a surge in confirmed infected cases. Our healthcare facilities and resources face the danger of collapsing. We are on war footing now and we should channel ALL our resources to win this fight at all...

Ong Ye Kung Must Resign!Ong Ye Kung Must Resign! It is absolutely shocking to learn that of the new 73 coronavirus cases today, 18 are linked to a cluster at PCF Sparkletots at Fengshan Blk 126. I stand to be corrected, but I believe this was the same pre-school where a teacher was confirmed to have been infected on 23 March. Initially, they wanted to resume classes...

The Incompetence Is Clear For All To SeeThe Incompetence Is Clear For All To See So why are tuition centers suspended while schools are still allowed to open? And wasn’t it barely over 3 weeks ago when Gan Kim Yong Had Grace Fu encouraged the Catholic Church to resume mass, but the government has now suspended all religious services? And why have a rule restricting gatherings to no more than...

Ong Ye Kung Wants Schools To Reopen But Many Parents Are Against IOng Ye Kung Wants Schools To Reopen But Many Parents Are... Despite the fact that the coronavirus outbreak is still raging in our Nation, with a dramatic spike in the number of cases in the last 1 week alone, Ong Ye Kung still refuses to close schools. Instead,Singaporeans were treated to all sorts of nonsensical reasons given by him as to why schools should remain open.. Many...

Suspend GST, Raise Wages, Lower Rental ate Some SDP Measures to Help S'poreans During COVID19 PeriodSuspend GST, Raise Wages, Lower Rental ate Some SDP Measures... The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a major blow to the global economy. Singapore will also be adversely affected. In dealing with deteriorating economic circumstances, the SDP calls on the government to implement the following five measures immediately: 1. Raise wages. The SDP calls for the wages to be raised for middle-...

MOH: Tighter measures to curb further spread of Covid-19MOH: Tighter measures to curb further spread of Covid-19 The recent spike in imported cases signals a new phase in our fight against COVID-19. The Multi-Ministry Taskforce recently disbarred all short-term visitors from entering or transiting through Singapore, and further curtailed the entry of work pass holders. We have also implemented safe distancing measures within Singapore. ...

Australians Allowed To Access Their Superannuation (retirement fund)Australians Allowed To Access Their Superannuation (retirement... Australians Allowed To Access Their Superannuation To Ease Financial Hardship Caused By Covid-19. The Australian Government is allowing workers and sole-traders to access up to A$ 20 000 of their superannuation( retirement funds), which serves the same purpose as our CPF, if their income or hours worked have fallen by...

Jose Raymond for Potong Pasir SMCJose Raymond for Potong Pasir SMC I hope Potong Pasir (PP) residents give Jose Raymond the honour of serving them. He has been doing his work in PP since the last general elections. I understand he visits residents almost every night after work, and have visited each home more than 3 times (probably more). He is the most hardworking new opposition...

Editorials
新加坡新增42例新冠肺炎死亡1例确诊达844例

新加坡新增42例新冠肺炎死亡1例确诊达844例

新加坡卫生部宣布,当天(29日)新增42例新冠肺炎确诊病例,其中24例为输入病例,18例为社区感染病例,总感染人数上升至844例。新增1例死亡病例(untraced),因新冠肺炎死亡人数上升至3人。 据卫生部已经出台规定,凡是在居家隔离、缺席假、病假期间就医者必须戴口罩,违例者将面临6个月的监禁或1万新元的罚款,或两项并罚。 另外,...
Two police officers infected and 3rd death by Covid-19

Two police officers infected and 3rd death by Covid-19

Two police officers from the Singapore Police Force (SPH) have tested positive for the Covid-19,...
Four young children infected by Covid-19 at PCF Sparkletots...

Four young children infected by Covid-19 at PCF Sparkletots...

Four young children related/at PCF Sparkletots (Fengshan) have been infected by Covid-19, according...
新加坡新冠肺炎确诊病例新增73例,创单日新增纪录

新加坡新冠肺炎确诊病例新增73例,创单日新增纪录

新加坡卫生部25日宣布,过去24小时,新增73例新冠肺炎确诊病例,创单日新增纪录。这些新增病例中,38例为输入病例,35例为本地病例,累计确诊631例。 卫生部长颜金勇今天(25日)在国会发言时指出,随着20万海外新加坡国民陆续返回,在未来几周将出现更多感染新冠肺炎病例。为了应对新冠肺炎疫情,...
新加坡新冠肺炎新增49例累计确诊达558例

新加坡新冠肺炎新增49例累计确诊达558例

新加坡卫生部今天(24日)傍晚公布,截至当天中午12时,新增49例新冠肺炎确诊病例,其中32例是输入病例,确诊总数558例。 卫生部表示,将进一步加强管控措施,所有不听劝告执意出国旅行的人士,如返回后确诊新冠肺炎,治疗费自付。 同一天,跨部门抗疫工作小组宣布,从当地时间26日23时59分起,关闭包括酒吧、夜总会、迪厅、电影院、剧院、卡拉OK在内的所有娱乐场所。同时,所有宗教活动场所也将被关闭。这一禁令将持续到4月30日。此外,禁止10人以上活动。学校、工作场所、零售店要保持安全距离。 跨部门工作小组表示,鉴于近期确诊病例中绝大部分是输入病例,其中以从英美两国最多。为了加强管控,所有从英美入境的人士需实行14天集中隔离。    
Quality disposable mask @$0.92 should you need it

Quality disposable mask @$0.92 should you need it

A few readers have reflected that although disposable masks are available in some outlets in Singapore...
Singapore reports first 2 casualties from Covid-19

Singapore reports first 2 casualties from Covid-19

Singapore has reported its first 2 casualties from the Covid-19 on Friday (20 Mar), according to the...
Italy's death toll from Covid-19 surpasses China's

Italy's death toll from Covid-19 surpasses China's

Italy's death toll from the Covid-19 has surpasses China's national tally, making it the country with...
SARS-CoV-2 can linger in the air for 30 minutes and...

SARS-CoV-2 can linger in the air for 30 minutes and...

The SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus that causes Covid-19 can linger in the air for at least 30 minutes and travel...
Foreigners on STVP to pay for Covid-19 treatments

Foreigners on STVP to pay for Covid-19 treatments

Effective Saturday (7 Mar), foreigners on short-term visit pass (STVP) who seek treatment in Singapore...
Italian cruise ship Costa Fortuna to dock in Singapore

Italian cruise ship Costa Fortuna to dock in Singapore

An Italian cruise ship, Costa Fortuna which was turned away from Thailand and Malaysia over Covid-19...
13 medical workers killed and thousands infected by...

13 medical workers killed and thousands infected by...

At least 13 doctors and nurses have died from Covid-19 and more than 3,000 have been infected in China...
Muhyiddin Yassin appointed 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia

Muhyiddin Yassin appointed 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia

Malay nationalist leader Muhyiddin Yassin has been appointed as the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia. The...
Wuhan re-quarantines discharged Covid-19 patients

Wuhan re-quarantines discharged Covid-19 patients

Authorities in virus city Wuhan have ordered the compulsory quarantine of all Covid-19 patients who were...
SDP's response to Budget 2020

SDP's response to Budget 2020

  On Tuesday (18 Feb), the Singapore Democratic Party released a video depicting their response...
Government orders Facebook to block access to States...

Government orders Facebook to block access to States...

After a failure to comply with an earlier notice to label itself as a Declared Online Location (DOL),...
Singapore confirms 3 new cases, raising total infected...

Singapore confirms 3 new cases, raising total infected...

Singapore has registered another 3 cases of Covid-19 infections, bringing the total tally of infected...
WHO: Advisory on 'when to use a mask' applies 'generally'

WHO: Advisory on 'when to use a mask' applies 'generally'

The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified that its advisory on "when to use a mask" is only a...
First confirmed infection of a medical worker in Singapore

First confirmed infection of a medical worker in Singapore

Singapore has registered its first case of medical worker being infected with the Covid-19. Among...
MOE clarifies it was WHO which said 'no need to wear...

MOE clarifies it was WHO which said 'no need to wear...

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has issued a statement clarifying that their health advisory...
Opinions
A loan is better than a handout

A loan is better than a handout

I prefer the government to give a soft loan to businesses and individuals to cope with the economic downturn,...
I have a question and I do not know the answer

I have a question and I do not know the answer

I have a question and I do not know the answer. I do not pretend that I know the answer too. I appreciate...
If only he had known...

If only he had known...

If only Loong had known it earlier that he is not a specialist like Dr Paul Thambiyah... when he made...
Lightning never strikes twice? For Dr Tan Cheng Bock,...

Lightning never strikes twice? For Dr Tan Cheng Bock,...

Dr Tan Cheng Bock has been compared with Dr Mahathir Mohamad. But the one he more closely resembles –...
Why is Trump being hated everywhere?

Why is Trump being hated everywhere?

Why is Trump being hated everywhere. ? Because Crony Capitalism aka Klaptocracy has spread globally through...
Three key problems with Singapore's current COVID-19...

Three key problems with Singapore's current COVID-19...

There are 3 key problems with Singapore's current COVID-19 strategy (and I am saying this as someone...
How serious can the pandemic be?

How serious can the pandemic be?

According to statistics from the World Health Organization, there were 30,879 deaths out of 663,740 infections...
PAP 4G Leaders Have Lost The Trust Of Singaporeans...

PAP 4G Leaders Have Lost The Trust Of Singaporeans...

Lee Hsien Loong must be living in dreamland when he said that the PAP 4G leaders have gained the trust...
Compelling reasons why an election cannot or should...

Compelling reasons why an election cannot or should...

I asked what are the most compelling reasons why an election cannot or should not be called now. Answers...
Where got mask?

Where got mask?

But can they find any mask?   Goh Meng Seng    
We scraped the barrel and found our election candidate...

We scraped the barrel and found our election candidate...

  Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.    
Social distancing in public transport

Social distancing in public transport

Email exchange with J. Dear Kin Lian With the safe distance measure being put in place , not only...
Covid-19: Coughing is terrorism and other policing...

Covid-19: Coughing is terrorism and other policing...

I kid u not. Int’l media reports that a New Jersey man has been charged with making a “terroristic”...
Two points on Singapore's supplementary COVID-19 Budget

Two points on Singapore's supplementary COVID-19 Budget

Two points on Singapore's supplementary COVID-19 Budget announced today for workers: (1) Unemployment...
Unconstitutional to delay General Election

Unconstitutional to delay General Election

Unconstitutional to delay General Election (GE) and have the President forms caretaker government-Teo...
Politics of fear leading to fear of politics

Politics of fear leading to fear of politics

Recently a WhatsApp message had been making its rounds in the social media. Not to be concerned with...
Singapore would not close schools due to the COVID-19...

Singapore would not close schools due to the COVID-19...

Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong said today that, "If schools are closed, children from lower-income families...
Closing of schools

Closing of schools

There's a good debate on whether the G should close all the schools as the COVID19 spreads through Singapore. On...
Well Played – Bolleh State

Well Played – Bolleh State

One of the most interesting relationships in international diplomacy is relationship between Malaysia...
Caretaker government

Caretaker government

When I heard Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean’s response to MP Christopher de Souza’s question in...
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This is why schools must close

This is why schools must close

Read how the death of a 16 year old teenage girl from coronavirus in France has shocked the Nation. Her...
Top scientist: It Is A HUGE Mistake Not To Wear Face...

Top scientist: It Is A HUGE Mistake Not To Wear Face...

TOP Chinese Expert Says It Is A Huge Mistake Not To Wear Face Masks! After you read this very instructive...
ICJ and other groups call on authorities to drop investigations...

ICJ and other groups call on authorities to drop investigations...

The ICJ, Amnesty International, ARTICLE 19, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, CIVICUS and Human...
PAP Took Its Eye off the Ball, Don't Do It Again By...

PAP Took Its Eye off the Ball, Don't Do It Again By...

While the government stayed focused during the initial stages of the outbreak and managed to bring...
NSP: It is 'morally wrong' to hold GE in the midst...

NSP: It is 'morally wrong' to hold GE in the midst...

With the expectation of 200,000 Singaporeans and PRs returning to Singapore within the next few weeks,...
Health comes first, Election can wait.

Health comes first, Election can wait.

It would be highly irresponsible of the PAP to call for a general election in the midst of the coronavirus...
Can people refuse to vote because they do not wish...

Can people refuse to vote because they do not wish...

A thought just occurred to me...during GE, a large number of civil servants, especially teachers will...
The Incompetence Is Clear For All To See

The Incompetence Is Clear For All To See

So why are tuition centers suspended while schools are still allowed to open? And wasn’t it barely...
Ong Ye Kung Must Resign!

Ong Ye Kung Must Resign!

It is absolutely shocking to learn that of the new 73 coronavirus cases today, 18 are linked to a...
Ong Ye Kung Wants Schools To Reopen But Many Parents...

Ong Ye Kung Wants Schools To Reopen But Many Parents...

Despite the fact that the coronavirus outbreak is still raging in our Nation, with a dramatic spike in...
Suspend GST, Raise Wages, Lower Rental ate Some SDP...

Suspend GST, Raise Wages, Lower Rental ate Some SDP...

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a major blow to the global economy. Singapore will also be adversely...
MOH: Tighter measures to curb further spread of Covid-19

MOH: Tighter measures to curb further spread of Covid-19

The recent spike in imported cases signals a new phase in our fight against COVID-19. The Multi-Ministry...
Jose Raymond for Potong Pasir SMC

Jose Raymond for Potong Pasir SMC

I hope Potong Pasir (PP) residents give Jose Raymond the honour of serving them. He has been doing...
Letters
Singaporeans must do their part to prevent leaks in...

Singaporeans must do their part to prevent leaks in...

While I understand that the number of imported Covid-19 cases will rise as Singapore receives more returnees,...
Singapore can't delay GE forever even amid virus outbreak

Singapore can't delay GE forever even amid virus outbreak

A big question is whether the next general election will be held this year. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic,...
Outbreak has shown best and worst of Singaporeans

Outbreak has shown best and worst of Singaporeans

History tells us it is during a major crisis such as a war or extreme disaster that the beautiful and...
A better way to manage speeding

A better way to manage speeding

When our ruling party government sneezes, the entire population catches a cold. Our ruling party government...
Get businesses to contribute to contingency fund for...

Get businesses to contribute to contingency fund for...

Despite our sound macroeconomic foundation, Singapore's highly open economy is acutely vulnerable to...
Cultivate new mindset to face future crises

Cultivate new mindset to face future crises

It is time for us to take the flu or the common cold seriously. If we wake up with a cough or runny nose,...
Are telcos doing enough to protect consumers from scam?

Are telcos doing enough to protect consumers from scam?

Scam calls have been an issue for Singapore society for the longest time, with elderly citizens often...
Why the spread of covid-19 is slow in Singapore

Why the spread of covid-19 is slow in Singapore

I urge Singaporeans to think rationally. We have 91 covid-19 cases in Singapore. Were all of these...
Hypocrite first thank you WP, now screw you WP

Hypocrite first thank you WP, now screw you WP

HR: I noticed you have not been working for the past 3 years. Can I ask what is the reason? Interviewee:...
Self-sufficency critical to our survival

Self-sufficency critical to our survival

The idea of producing masks in Singapore is a reminder for us to cherish the value of strategic capability...
MP wear a mask to visit an infected person

MP wear a mask to visit an infected person

I am not taking sides but I think Mr GMS does have a point. A ruling party MP has responded to a Facebook...
Singapore should produce its own masks

Singapore should produce its own masks

Foxconn, the maker of Apple's iPhone and other consumer electronics products, is taking the unusual step...
PAP's leadership found wanting in times of the COVID-19...

PAP's leadership found wanting in times of the COVID-19...

The COVID-19 outbreak was an excellent opportunity to cover lost ground by showing off its leadership...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Well Played – Bolleh State

Well Played – Bolleh State

One of the most interesting relationships in international diplomacy is relationship between Malaysia and Singapore. As one commentator said in the 1997, Malaysia and Singapore are like two kids in sandpit who love nothing better to do except hit each other over the head with their plastic spades. The strength and weaknesses... 

Caretaker government

Caretaker government

Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean When I heard Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean’s response to MP Christopher de Souza’s question in parliament (25 March 2020), I was puzzled as to why Dr Tan Cheng Bok had suggested a caretaker government for Singapore when at least 13 months are available for the PAP to call an election. Indeed,... 

Four young children infected by Covid-19 at PCF Sparkletots Preschool

Four young children infected by Covid-19 at PCF Sparkletots Preschool

Four young children related/at PCF Sparkletots (Fengshan) have been infected by Covid-19, according to the latest figures released by Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH). MOH announced on Friday (27 Mar) that it has confirmed and verified an additional 49 cases of Covid-19 infections in Singapore, of which 22 are imported... 

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