Featured Articles

Unfair treatment during NS (update)Unfair treatment during NS (update) I wrote to TR Emeritus previously about the unfair treatment issue and this is an update to the stupid system our government has created. After dropping out of course for months, J has still not been able to stay out as his unit required him to do ad-hoc work. Meanwhile he says that many clerks and storemen from the HQ...

The 2 issues which the opposition can use to rally for support in GE2019/20The 2 issues which the opposition can use to rally for support... I’ll give you my feedback and observations which I believe 90% of all Singaporeans share in our current times. The two biggest CLEAR anger-inducing injustices which the PAP will not do anything about that will give the opposition a leverage in the coming election are: 1. Good jobs going to FTs 2. Our HDB flats become...

PPP: Policy Views on Use of Personal Mobile Devices (PMD)PPP: Policy Views on Use of Personal Mobile Devices (PMD) 1) In view of the unprecedented social uproar on the ban of E-Scooters from footpath which has become very divisive socially, People's Power Party see the need to present our Policy Views and Proposal of Solutions to resolve this issue as soon as possible. 2) First, we must recognize that PMD will be a valuable technological...

Chee Writes to Murali as SCDF Serves Notice on Town Council for Fire-Safety Violations Over Bukit Batok FireChee Writes to Murali as SCDF Serves Notice on Town Council... Dr Chee Soon Juan has written to the PAP MP for Bukit Batok, Mr Murali Pillai, following the findings of the SCDF that fire safety measures were violated at Blk 210A. The SCDF has issued Fire Hazard Abatement Notices (FHANs) to the Jurong Clementi Town Council (JCTC) following investigations after a fire broke out at the...

SDP: Explore Alternative Ways Rather Than Ban PMD Use; Don't Penalise Responsible UsersSDP: Explore Alternative Ways Rather Than Ban PMD Use; Don't... The ban on personal mobile devices or PMDs have caused much unhappiness among its users especially those who depend on such devices for a living, for example, food deliverers. This is a difficult situation because of accidents caused by PMD riders on footpaths in the past that have resulted in injuries and even death....

Medically-unfit serviceman deserve our full respectMedically-unfit serviceman deserve our full respect This story happened 2 years ago and it shows that given the right support, medically unfit serviceman can contribute their fair share to the nation. Not every man is meant to be a soldier, especially since the rigours of soldiering are not everyone's cup of tea. A friend of mine found it tough to adjust to the pace of his...

Open letter to Minister Lam Pin MinOpen letter to Minister Lam Pin Min Dear Minister Lam Pin Min, Change to motorbike they say. Change to bicycle they say. Find new jobs they say. Get educated they say. The government and our fellow Singaporeans can say whatever they want but have they ever spare a thought on those who legitimately depend on PMDs for their livelihoods? To be frank,...

SCDF: We Are Investigating Matter Over Fire Equipment at Bukit Batok and Will Take Action Against Town Council If Non-Compliane is Found SCDF: We Are Investigating Matter Over Fire Equipment at... The SCDF says that it has done a follow up with the Town Council following a report made by Dr Chee Soon Juan with regards to the residents’ feedback that the fire hose reel on the floor was not working during the time a fire broke out at Bukit Batok on 1 November 2019. The SCDF told Dr Chee that fire safety measures...

Singaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians from IndiaSingaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians from... I got retrenched last year, my position was re-defined and given to foreign talent. After working 32 years in that company in a managerial position, now I am a security guard in a hotel. My last drawn salary was $12k a month. I am earning $1.8k a month. I am very keen to attend and support the above event but I am on duty...

Manifesto of the People's Power PartyManifesto of the People's Power Party Prior to the 2011 General Elections, TOC had organized a political forum with most of opposition parties' leaders in attendance. A member of the audience asked me a question on PAP's stance on using HDB flats as retirement assets. My short retort is that our HDB flats are meant to be our home, and not an investment to fund...

Prof Tommy Koh's Article on SG PMETs: My Personal Encounter on State of Qualified PMETs in SingaporeProf Tommy Koh's Article on SG PMETs: My Personal Encounter... This email was sent to the SDP recently. The author, while permitting us to publish it, prefers to remain anonymous. Except for a few obvious typos, we herewith publish it as-is: Dear Sir, The Jobless PMET crisis is worse than I myself imagined whereby Employers, Recruitment Agencies, the government agencies themselves...

A backdoor trick that the CECA permitsA backdoor trick that the CECA permits CECA allows Indian Companies to have “Intra corporate” transfers. All companies have to do is to recruit Indian workers back at their Indian Office and then transfer the workers to the Singapore office. These people can even bring their dependents over and work in Singapore. This is a loophole which allows them to...

Clifford Theseira's Predicament Sums Up Everything That's Wrong With the CPF SystemClifford Theseira's Predicament Sums Up Everything That's... When the CPF system was started in 1955, it had a laudable goal – to help workers put a little of their wages aside for retirement. The current system manipulated by the present generation of PAP leaders have turned the scheme into a nightmare for Singaporeans, and Clifford Theseira's case highlights the problems. First,...

SDP maintains leadership at party conference as it stands ready for GESDP maintains leadership at party conference as it stands... The composition of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the SDP remained largely unchanged following party elections at its 19th Ordinary Party Conference held this evening at its headquarters. Prof Paul Tambyah was re-elected Chairman and Dr Chee Soon Juan as Secretary-General. The following were also elected into...

We need to relook our open door policies before anything elseWe need to relook our open door policies before anything... Recently, the government released a catchy video entitled "A Royal Conundrum". The video depicted how a cook in the royal family was given the chance to tap on the "adapt and grow" programme to increase her worth. Although it seems to be a clever initiative by the government is actually just a gimmick. Ultimately, the...

Editorials
DPM Heng says that mainstream media should be 'trusted...

DPM Heng says that mainstream media should be 'trusted...

Together with Ministers S. Iswaran and Zaqy Mohamad, DPM Heng Swee Keat visited the SPH news centre on...
Video of DPM Heng fumbling in Parliament goes viral

Video of DPM Heng fumbling in Parliament goes viral

A 1 minute and 13 second long video posted on Facebook page Malu.SG has gone viral, with more than 42,000...
SDP's John Tan barred from standing in General Elections

SDP's John Tan barred from standing in General Elections

On Wednesday (6 Nov), the High Court dismissed an application by Singapore Democratic Party (SDP)...
Could an opposition coalition be in the works?

Could an opposition coalition be in the works?

On Saturday (2 Nov), Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) chief Dr. Tan Cheng Bock had a one-and-a-half...
Social activist Gilbert Goh organises protest against...

Social activist Gilbert Goh organises protest against...

Reflecting on Ramesh Erramalli's rant against a condominium security guard, social activist Gilbert Goh...
3 months and $400 for a 'guaranteed' Diploma from Uptron...

3 months and $400 for a 'guaranteed' Diploma from Uptron...

Less than a week after J P Morgan Executive Director Ramesh Erramalli was in the news for his aggressive...
Please format and punctuate your comments (Reminder)

Please format and punctuate your comments (Reminder)

Recently, we have noticed a few new readers who like to post long comments in a post but neglecting to...
A tale of 2 politicians - one quotes and the other...

A tale of 2 politicians - one quotes and the other...

Last Sunday (13 Oct), DPM and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was at a PAP event commemorating the International...
Workers Party' trio found liable for damages suffered...

Workers Party' trio found liable for damages suffered...

Many would say "expectedly", the trio from Workers Party  (WP), Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim and Pritam...
Are we less than a month away from the General Elections?

Are we less than a month away from the General Elections?

Last month (4 Sep), it was announced that the Prime Minister has announced the formation of the Electoral...
CNB officer charged for assaulting man to extort confession

CNB officer charged for assaulting man to extort confession

Last Friday (4 Oct), an officer with the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) was charged with three counts...
Cisco defends its supposedly 'lazy and rude' Security...

Cisco defends its supposedly 'lazy and rude' Security...

Cisco has on Monday (7th Oct) issued an official response to Mr Terence Wong, the reader who has accused...
What are the factors affecting the next General Election?

What are the factors affecting the next General Election?

In a July survey by Blackbox, 890 respondents were polled as to what their biggest concern would be for...
PM Lee proceeds to 'Davinder' chief editor of The Online...

PM Lee proceeds to 'Davinder' chief editor of The Online...

Keeping to his promise to sue should The Online Citizen (TOC) not apologise by Wednesday (4th Sept),...
ELD announces the formation of the Electoral Boundaries...

ELD announces the formation of the Electoral Boundaries...

In a press release on Wednesday (4 Sep), the Elections department announced that the Prime Minister has...
The Online Citizen will not comply with PM Lee's demands

The Online Citizen will not comply with PM Lee's demands

The Online Citizen (TOC) has on Wednesday (4th Sept) responded to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's warning...
PM Lee's warning letter to The Online Citizen

PM Lee's warning letter to The Online Citizen

On Sunday (1st Sept), the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) issued a warning letter to the editor of The...
Funding target met for appeal to Appellate Court

Funding target met for appeal to Appellate Court

Ms Ten Leu Jiun Jeanne-Marie has on Monday (26th Aug) informed TR Emeritus (TRE) that she has managed...
Opinions
No point asking the PAP to help the poor, as they operate...

No point asking the PAP to help the poor, as they operate...

ITE and some polytechnic graduates in Singapore earn low salaries. Starting salary for ITE graduates...
Forget what Chan Chun Sing claims about giving investor...

Forget what Chan Chun Sing claims about giving investor...

In my accountability speech at Hong Lim Park earlier in the year, I mentioned Indian Telco Bharti...
Why I disagree with PM Lee's defence of the Reserved...

Why I disagree with PM Lee's defence of the Reserved...

"How would the minorities feel, if year after year, the President of Singapore is almost always a Chinese?...
Why delivery riders prefer e-scooters

Why delivery riders prefer e-scooters

Long before writing Cannot use e-bicycles meh? Now got PAP govt help, I’ve always wondered about the...
Will we see headlines such as this with the ill-conceived...

Will we see headlines such as this with the ill-conceived...

On Nov 4, the Government banned personal mobility devices (PMD) from footpaths. The ban kicked in...
PAP - the obnoxious old man with too much power

PAP - the obnoxious old man with too much power

Like an obnoxious old man, they think they are always right, they do not tolerate criticisms and they...
Gatecrashing the MPS of clueless PAP Ministers

Gatecrashing the MPS of clueless PAP Ministers

I have taken the trouble to "gatecrash" two PAP MPS. The first one was held by Mr. Chee Hong Tat at...
Telling the people in advance is integrity

Telling the people in advance is integrity

I disagree with Heng Swee Keat when he said that telling the people in advance that GST will go up from...
Adopting a supportive mindset

Adopting a supportive mindset

When someone takes the trouble to analyze a problem and to offer a solution, it is useful to adopt a...
Singapore’s PMD ban is symptomatic of the underlying...

Singapore’s PMD ban is symptomatic of the underlying...

(1) The PMD ban puts Singapore back into a position where there is a wide chasm in accessibility to transportation...
New blood in SPP: 20 years too late

New blood in SPP: 20 years too late

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) held its first meeting...
Japanese have a different way to manage their hotels

Japanese have a different way to manage their hotels

I am now staying at the Royal Nikko Hotel in Taipei. It is a Japanese brand hotel and runs along Japanese...
Is the PAP government attempting to cow Singaporeans...

Is the PAP government attempting to cow Singaporeans...

Was Chan Chun Sing, with his comments on Singapore’s Free Trade Agreement with India - the Comprehensive...
Indefinite detention is torture

Indefinite detention is torture

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs press release of 23 October 2019, three domestic workers who...
Is the new Parliamentary facial recognition a waste...

Is the new Parliamentary facial recognition a waste...

It was recently reported that the Parliament Secretariat will introduce a facial recognition system to...
Cannot use e-bicycles meh? Now got PAP govt help?

Cannot use e-bicycles meh? Now got PAP govt help?

Finally after  UK got this right, S’pore wrong, LTA: What a lot of bull and Another reason to ban e-scooters,...
The Taiwanese government helps their people while the...

The Taiwanese government helps their people while the...

A Taiwanese family in need can get a maximum of NT$180,000 (S$8050) a year in subsidies to help hire...
Election issues

Election issues

1) Reserved Election: Do Singaporeans feel this was a political ploy to prevent Tan Cheng Bock from becoming...
Loading...
Snippets
PPP: Policy Views on Use of Personal Mobile Devices...

PPP: Policy Views on Use of Personal Mobile Devices...

1) In view of the unprecedented social uproar on the ban of E-Scooters from footpath which has become...
Exponential Growth of Newly-Rising Christian Denomination...

Exponential Growth of Newly-Rising Christian Denomination...

Despite the increasing number of people turning to atheism all over the world, an unprecedented phenomenon...
Chee Writes to Murali as SCDF Serves Notice on Town...

Chee Writes to Murali as SCDF Serves Notice on Town...

Dr Chee Soon Juan has written to the PAP MP for Bukit Batok, Mr Murali Pillai, following the findings...
SDP: Explore Alternative Ways Rather Than Ban PMD Use;...

SDP: Explore Alternative Ways Rather Than Ban PMD Use;...

The ban on personal mobile devices or PMDs have caused much unhappiness among its users especially...
BetVision - The main sponsors of Team Singapore at...

BetVision - The main sponsors of Team Singapore at...

Taoyuan, Taiwan – BetVision is the major sponsor of Team Singapore at the upcoming IFMP Asia Nations...
Manifesto of the People's Power Party

Manifesto of the People's Power Party

Prior to the 2011 General Elections, TOC had organized a political forum with most of opposition parties'...
Clifford Theseira's Predicament Sums Up Everything...

Clifford Theseira's Predicament Sums Up Everything...

When the CPF system was started in 1955, it had a laudable goal – to help workers put a little of their...
SDP maintains leadership at party conference as it...

SDP maintains leadership at party conference as it...

The composition of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the SDP remained largely unchanged following...
It is ridiculous and a mockery of our democracy for...

It is ridiculous and a mockery of our democracy for...

It is ridiculous and a mockery of our democracy for un-elected and losing candidates of GE to be...
CPF Board Writes to SDP to Seek Contacts of Retirees;...

CPF Board Writes to SDP to Seek Contacts of Retirees;...

The CPF Board wrote to the SDP asking for the contact details of the two individuals whom Dr Chee Soon...
Fighting poverty through sharing and caring – a forum...

Fighting poverty through sharing and caring – a forum...

In the course of helping the poor and needy here, I discovered – much to my pleasant surprise – many...
SBS Transit’s move to move to refer wage dispute...

SBS Transit’s move to move to refer wage dispute...

The decision of public transport operator SBS Transit Ltd to refer a recent wage dispute case filed by...
SPP's new Central Executive Committee

SPP's new Central Executive Committee

The Singapore People's Party held its Ordinary Party Conference (OPC) yesterday evening. At the OPC,...
CIPC Funding

CIPC Funding

This Barrier-Free-Access (BFA) ramp at Blk 108 Bedok Reservoir Road has been a long time in coming. First...
The PAP wants political parties to refrain from using...

The PAP wants political parties to refrain from using...

Referring to an SDP video, the Elections Department says that “political parties should refrain from...
Letters
Unfair treatment during NS (update)

Unfair treatment during NS (update)

I wrote to TR Emeritus previously about the unfair treatment issue and this is an update to the stupid...
The 2 issues which the opposition can use to rally...

The 2 issues which the opposition can use to rally...

I’ll give you my feedback and observations which I believe 90% of all Singaporeans share in our current...
Medically-unfit serviceman deserve our full respect

Medically-unfit serviceman deserve our full respect

This story happened 2 years ago and it shows that given the right support, medically unfit serviceman...
Open letter to Minister Lam Pin Min

Open letter to Minister Lam Pin Min

Dear Minister Lam Pin Min, Change to motorbike they say. Change to bicycle they say. Find new...
SCDF: We Are Investigating Matter Over Fire Equipment...

SCDF: We Are Investigating Matter Over Fire Equipment...

The SCDF says that it has done a follow up with the Town Council following a report made by Dr Chee Soon...
Singaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians...

Singaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians...

I got retrenched last year, my position was re-defined and given to foreign talent. After working 32...
Prof Tommy Koh's Article on SG PMETs: My Personal Encounter...

Prof Tommy Koh's Article on SG PMETs: My Personal Encounter...

This email was sent to the SDP recently. The author, while permitting us to publish it, prefers to...
A backdoor trick that the CECA permits

A backdoor trick that the CECA permits

CECA allows Indian Companies to have “Intra corporate” transfers. All companies have to do is to...
We need to relook our open door policies before anything...

We need to relook our open door policies before anything...

Recently, the government released a catchy video entitled "A Royal Conundrum". The video depicted how...
Jobs for foreigners, NS for Singaporeans?

Jobs for foreigners, NS for Singaporeans?

J P Morgan Director Ramesh Erramalli reportedly earns $66,000 monthly including an allowance of $13,000!...
Was GRC created more towards religious line rather...

Was GRC created more towards religious line rather...

Was GRC created more towards religious line than a minority line? The GRC scheme came into effect...
Will voting for Dr. Tan Cheng Bok help in better policy...

Will voting for Dr. Tan Cheng Bok help in better policy...

Do You notice that whenever GE is near, the MIWs will suddenly become pro-active and seem genuinely interested...
EZ Link should improve its customer service

EZ Link should improve its customer service

I sent a feedback to EZ Link on 30 September: Dear Ez Link I download the app and tried to read my...
Not enough good jobs for locals

Not enough good jobs for locals

That day my friend told me about this very worrying trend of more and more jobs being temporary basis. Many...
Did the leaders of YALE-NUS lie?

Did the leaders of YALE-NUS lie?

I wrote to Yale's president after Alfian Sa'at shared his version of events about the cancellation...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Diversion tactic of Chan Chun Sing and the truth about CECA

Diversion tactic of Chan Chun Sing and the truth about CECA

Chan Chun Sing has made Strong statements against those who had criticized PAP’s signing of CECA with India. He said that CECA does not exempt Indian PMETs from going through the formal application of E-Pass or S-Pass. He is right about that – but nobody is claiming that CECA waived off such requirements! What we... 

Singapore: Bottom of class in Asean

Singapore: Bottom of class in Asean

Don’t believe me? Look at this table where MNCs relocating from China are going to. To be fair, S’pore’s a developed city-state while the rest of Asean are third-world countries: including Malaysia. Btw, table also shows that PeenoyLand and Indonesia are “shithole” countries as far as manufacturing investments are... 

Prompt response but bad communication

Prompt response but bad communication

My Starhub app has three mobile numbers My main number was shown in the app as #2. The default number, on loading the app, was another number. I had to change to the main number each time that I need to check on my data plans. It was troublesome but I tolerated it for a year. One day, I sent a feedback to Starhub to allow me... 

Sponsored Content
Member Services
Self-SupportMembers Login
Sponsored Advertisement

Search On TR Emeritus
Sponsored Advertisement

Most Recent Comments
  • lying pap S$m thieving liars: when it comes to S$m there is no saint, not a single one, especially pap folks whose...
  • The Other Hard Truths: Simply put, everything that the Dowager touches turns into shit. And Singaporeans are made to...
  • Homeless Cat: Best President: The people only want the best President. They don’t care about his or her race or...
  • Police CLOSE DOWN: Use SCOOT to deliver instead?
  • mike: I disagree with you! Regime change may be first step but not really can ‘guarantee’ independent...
  • I Too Kana Ill Treatment: Me too kana ill treatment in NS. Now I grow up, I want to kill those who ILL treat me and I...
  • Dr. Chan: ‘White Horses’ voting for PAP is understandable. But if you are a conscript and family members...
  • Best President: The people only want the best President. They don’t care about his or her race or religion.
  • TruBlu: Whatever! Why sgs must go around delivering food for a living? Why cant the govt return decent paying jobs to...
  • About rulers and the ruled: Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. said: “The best of your leaders are those whom you love and...
  • Harder Truths: No despot ever thinks he is wrong. No point talking to him. If he is not shown the door now then he...
  • My Smart Doggie: @NotMyProblem: My doggie also don’t like to poop on the free newspapers. So I try putting...
  • Don't Lie Pinky: If we are really concerned that A Malay should take turn to be the President, then since the first...
  • Harder Truths: I saw a PMD rider with a T-shirt sporting the words ‘Will kill for food’ on a delivery...
  • Harder Truths: Mr Magoo also said he has 20/20 eyesight. Will you let him drive you anywhere?
  • Harder Truths: The problem is not the PMD per se – this is just an inanimate object. The people riding it are...
Announcements
Advertisements
Advertisements
Visitors Statistic
Latest Statistic