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2 Sets Of Law In This Country!2 Sets Of Law In This Country! Property market never did recover in Singapore, although the govt tried hard to hype the market, gave more incentives to allow developers to en-bloc, it is still a sinking ship. As such, to make more money from rental, the number of tenants in the HD-B flat is reduced from 9 to 6. Personally, I had been with my PRC girl...

Are we spending too much on 'surveillance, propaganda and influencing', relative to protecting our systems? Are we spending too much on 'surveillance, propaganda and... I refer to the article “Here’s why we should all be concerned about the hack on SingHealth” (unscrambledsg, Jul 21). It states that “First concern is whether this is just a dress rehearsal for something bigger, something more sinister. Are the culprits just sending a message with this hack? It could be them...

Any Difference Between CHC And 70% PAP Supporters?Any Difference Between CHC And 70% PAP Supporters? After the $50M fraud was uncovered, you still saw large number of CHC members camping outside court to show unconditional  support. And in additional, they still raised money for the court case and appeal. A lot of Singaporeans went online to air their views, mostly negatively, classifying these CHC die hards as sheep...

PAP Politicians And Their Wayang Before General ElectionsPAP Politicians And Their Wayang Before General Elections I refer to "More ministers hit the ground at constituency visit" and had a good laugh. I had never seen my MP since last election, nor did he attends parliamentary sessions. And whenever I see him, it means that General Election is on the cards. More ministers hit the ground, pretending to be humble and listening to...

Only 16% met Full Retirement Sum?Only 16% met Full Retirement Sum? I refer to the article “Almost half of CPF members in 2016 cohort can’t meet Minimum Sum – can only withdraw up to $5,000” (theonlinecitizen, Jul 16). It states that “”For the same (2016) cohort, about 53% of active members met their Full Retirement Sum (FRS) in cash and pledge at age 55 in 2016.”” As...

Ben Davis NS deferment: MINDEF talking rubbish?Ben Davis NS deferment: MINDEF talking rubbish? I refer to the article “Ben Davis has no intention to fulfil NS duties; actions meant to further his professional career: MINDEF” (Channel NewsAsia, Jul 18). It states that “The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) revealed on Wednesday (Jul 18) that Harvey Davis, the father of Fulham footballer Benjamin Davis, “would...

An open letter to  Ben DavisAn open letter to Ben Davis Dear Ben, I am sorry. I am sorry because your faith in our meritocratic and highly efficient society has been misplaced. You had thought to go through the proper channels; to appeal to MINDEF with FAS supporting you. You thought that perhaps MINDEF would be compassionate to your dream, no, our dream. Singapore’s Dream....

How much profits does NTUC Foodfare make – NTUC Fairprice had $380 million profits?How much profits does NTUC Foodfare make – NTUC Fairprice... I refer to the article “HDB, NTUC ensuring affordable food options” (Sunday Times, Jul 15). It states that “The Housing Board and the labour movement are taking steps to tackle the rising cost of living by ensuring food choices stay affordable at hawker centres and coffee shops. Later this year, HDB will look...

What is the proportion of new citizens and PRs in the grassroots?What is the proportion of new citizens and PRs in the grassroots? I refer to the article “Auditor-General report: Lapses in People’s Association’s procurement, welfare assistance management” (Channel NewsAsia, Jul 17). It states that “AGO test checks also revealed that cash gifts and assistance-in-kind given out under grassroots organisations’ welfare assistance schemes...

Is Singapore the only developed country in the world that allows foreigners to come as tourists to look for jobs, and stay when they find one?Is Singapore the only developed country in the world that... I refer to the article “Degree holders face global competition in hunt for jobs” (Straits Times, Jul 9). It states that “argues that increasingly, graduates in many countries will not just compete for graduate-level jobs within their country, but with university graduates from many other countries who are willing...

Senile Citizens Disappeared From TV!Senile Citizens Disappeared From TV! I always remember that PAP will like to parade senior citizens on National TV, especially after hikes. This year alone, we had hikes of various, the mother of all hikes. In the street interviews that PAP like to showcase is some senior citizens saying, "负担得起,才一两毛钱“。 The senior citizens will say they...

ElderShield: $133m claims, $4b surpluses/reserves?ElderShield: $133m claims, $4b surpluses/reserves? I refer to the article “Elderly amputee who was denied Eldershield benefits dies weeks after authorities reconsidered his case” (The Independent, Jul 12). It states that “Former Senior Minister of State for Health Chee Hong Tat responded to Lim that increasing payouts and lowering the claims criterion could...

Report GIC returns in S$ also so that we know CPF % rates are very good & fairReport GIC returns in S$ also so that we know CPF % rates... I refer to the article “GIC records 3.4% long-term return above inflation” (Straits Times, Jul 13). It states that “Its benchmark 20-year annualised real rate of return between April 1998 and March this year was 3.4 per cent above the rate of global inflation. This number was 3.7 per cent for the 2017 financial...

With 4 in 10 earning less than $2,500 or unemployed – do we need such ‘insensitive’ remarks in Parliament? With 4 in 10 earning less than $2,500 or unemployed – do... I refer to the article “Wages rose faster than productivity in recent years: Koh Poh Koon” (Straits Times, Jul 12). It states that “Real wages in Singapore rose faster than productivity in recent years, even though real wage growth should track productivity growth over the long run to be sustainable. As to “From...

What percentage of HDB BTO buyers get the maximum housing grants of up to $80,000?What percentage of HDB BTO buyers get the maximum housing... I refer to the HDB’s three-quarter page color advertisement on page B9 of the Straits Times on 14 July “Owning your first home, a journey worth planning for.” It states that “Did you know? First-time home buyers can own a BTO flat from: 2-room Flexi flats $4,000 3-room flats $112,000 After housing...

Editorials
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...
Dr Poh Soo Kai disputes claim on Operation Coldstore

Dr Poh Soo Kai disputes claim on Operation Coldstore

Dr Poh Soo Kai, the former assistant secretary-general of Barisan Sosialis and a former ISA detainee...
Pritam Singh new Secretary-General of Workers Party

Pritam Singh new Secretary-General of Workers Party

The Workers’ Party (WP) has unanimously elected Mr Pritam Singh as its new secretary-general (Sec-Gen)...
Open letter petitioning for Dr PJ Thum

Open letter petitioning for Dr PJ Thum

There has been an open letter addressed to the chairman of the Select Committee on fake news, MP Charles...
Grace Fu: Workers Party and Sylvia Lim 'low standards'

Grace Fu: Workers Party and Sylvia Lim 'low standards'

Leader of the House, Grace Fu has described the Workers Party (WP) as "low standards" after its Chairman,...
Not PAP supporter: I am fine with budget 2018

Not PAP supporter: I am fine with budget 2018

A self-proclaimed not-PAP supporter has taken to Facebook to express his support for the budget 2018...
Former City Harvest Church fund manager arrested while...

Former City Harvest Church fund manager arrested while...

Former City Harvest Church (CHC) fund manager Chew Eng Heng has been arrested for attempting to leave...
Opinions
Send in the bogeyman to sow doubts and strike fear

Send in the bogeyman to sow doubts and strike fear

A new bogeyman is in town. This time, the object of fear comes in the form of an external threat. Retired...
Hyflux should consider approaching Tom Cruise to sell...

Hyflux should consider approaching Tom Cruise to sell...

Hyflux has been planning to sell Tuaspring at its book value of $1.3 billion since February last year. Obviously...
If words matter, why do they commit blatant flip flops...

If words matter, why do they commit blatant flip flops...

In an apparent U-turn, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will look to negotiate the deferment...
MOM Minister confuses, conceals failure of CPF scheme

MOM Minister confuses, conceals failure of CPF scheme

What do you think?   Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.    
Malaysia undecided on HSR

Malaysia undecided on HSR

So how can Tun say S’pore knows what M’sia wants? Senile. Sad. Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister...
Why does Mindef think that self interest and national...

Why does Mindef think that self interest and national...

Mindef has appeared to defend its decision in rejecting teenager Benjamin Davis' request for deferment...
Mindef should be careful not to spread falsehoods against...

Mindef should be careful not to spread falsehoods against...

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) accused the family of 17-year old footballer...
PAP’s kung fu with tax payers’ money (cont’d)

PAP’s kung fu with tax payers’ money (cont’d)

In response to SDP’s chairman’s views quoted in PAP’s kung fu with tax payers’ money. Even...
The Deterioration Of Peoples' Association

The Deterioration Of Peoples' Association

In 2014, PA budget was $665,222,779 and by 2018, their budget is almost $1 billion! I refer to the news...
Temasek should disclose hundreds of million$/billion$...

Temasek should disclose hundreds of million$/billion$...

Temasek’s FY2018 annual report disclosed in footnotes Wealth Added (WA) bonuses paid for a single...
I have a job and a roof over my head, I am satisfied...

I have a job and a roof over my head, I am satisfied...

This is the prevailing sentiment for many Singaporeans. Regimes and ruling parties are in control...
PAP’s kung fu with tax payers’ money

PAP’s kung fu with tax payers’ money

PAP knows how to make yr money its money and make you grateful for it spending money on you. Those...
Why did GIC conceal its cash position since FY2014?

Why did GIC conceal its cash position since FY2014?

GIC made ‘cash’ disappear by combining it with a different asset class. Former President KFC and...
Even PAP voters don’t trust the PAP to tell the truth

Even PAP voters don’t trust the PAP to tell the truth

A recent comment on TRE set me thinking NotMyProblem: July 8, 2018 at 11:30 am (Quote) Keep information...
The Government sending out confused and contradictory...

The Government sending out confused and contradictory...

Honestly, it is like the government does not have a clue of what it actually wants to achieve. Of course...
Why I not KPKBing about MediShield Life

Why I not KPKBing about MediShield Life

… while he feels that MediShield Life is inadequate in terms of making healthcare affordable to the...
PAP MP Gan and MOM Minister Teo continue with wayang...

PAP MP Gan and MOM Minister Teo continue with wayang...

Fact: CPF scheme is a complete failure because the majority of Singaporean members are unable to meet...
Where else do generals get to be feted as top dogs...

Where else do generals get to be feted as top dogs...

On August 1, former general Neo Kian Hong succeeds former general Desmond Kuek as CEO of SMRT. There...
High Salaries Or Laws May Prevent Corruption Acts But...

High Salaries Or Laws May Prevent Corruption Acts But...

The fall of the Najib Regime in Malaysia clearly showed the effects the corrupt individuals can have...
PAP – A party of institutionalised sexism

PAP – A party of institutionalised sexism

The People's Action Party (PAP) has had a history of treating men and women unequally. Perhaps this is...
Snippets
Tean Lim: The Lesson From Malaysia

Tean Lim: The Lesson From Malaysia

I attended a most instructive and enlightening talk by Mr Tian Chua from Pakatan Harapan, held at SDP’s...
New Malaysia' makes Singapore look outdated

New Malaysia' makes Singapore look outdated

Over two months after Mahathir Mohamad's election in Malaysia, the political reverberations for Singapore...
SDP brings opposition parties together to hear Pakatan...

SDP brings opposition parties together to hear Pakatan...

The SDP held a forum this afternoon where opposition parties came together to hear how the Pakatan Harapan...
Procedural amendments of laws against 'vexatious litigants'...

Procedural amendments of laws against 'vexatious litigants'...

International Human Rights lawyer M. Ravi has voiced his disagreement with the Ministry of Law's proposal...
Water and Electricity Price Hikes: Trust is not what...

Water and Electricity Price Hikes: Trust is not what...

The recent fee hikes on water and electricity are hitting Singaporeans especially hard and in more ways...
SDP Warning: Ensure Structral Safety of HDB Blocks...

SDP Warning: Ensure Structral Safety of HDB Blocks...

A decorative panel fell 40 storeys from an HDB block in Bendemeer Road "with a loud crash” next to...
They Never Saw A Price Hike They Did Not Like

They Never Saw A Price Hike They Did Not Like

I just read an article in CNA which gives the clearest indication yet Singaporeans will be hit with...
The position and allowance of a NCMP is nothing to...

The position and allowance of a NCMP is nothing to...

As a former Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, it feels kinda surreal to have a PAP politician 'envy'...
SIA went out of its way to make the experience horrifying...

SIA went out of its way to make the experience horrifying...

On the 8th of June, I was flying back via Singapore Airlines (SQ 516) to Calcutta with my parents (both...
Is our opposition ready for 2020? I doubt so!

Is our opposition ready for 2020? I doubt so!

It ain't easy to put up a fight to the incumbents when they only rear their heads during the General...
Joint statement of President Trump and North Korean...

Joint statement of President Trump and North Korean...

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un...
Lim Biow Chuan: I don’t reply to comments on TOC...

Lim Biow Chuan: I don’t reply to comments on TOC...

Last Friday (8 Jun), it was reported on TOC that MP Lim Biow Chuan had made a controversial Facebook...
In Singapore, remember history before signing a deal...

In Singapore, remember history before signing a deal...

Let me take a crack at answering the question on the minds of every TV host, pundit, journalist and think-tanker,...
How to Part With a Girl if You Feel Sorry for Her

How to Part With a Girl if You Feel Sorry for Her

One day, when I was a little boy, I met a dog. It was dirty, emaciated, with a pitiful look. It came...
What to do When a girl is Visiting You for the First...

What to do When a girl is Visiting You for the First...

If it seems to you that the most hellish experience is for the first time to speak with a girl who you...
How not to Exchange Friendship for a Girlfriend

How not to Exchange Friendship for a Girlfriend

In his life, a man must face three problems: the girl's jealousy towards her friends, the resentment...
SDP Questioned the HSR-1MDB in 2016; PAP must be Held...

SDP Questioned the HSR-1MDB in 2016; PAP must be Held...

In July 2016, the SDP questioned the agreement between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur over the high speed...
Pro-PAP fanpage spreads misinformation about GST cuts...

Pro-PAP fanpage spreads misinformation about GST cuts...

"Fabrication about The PAP", a pro-establishment Facebook fanpage is creating much confusion amongst...
Careshield: Stop Making Public Health a Profit-Making...

Careshield: Stop Making Public Health a Profit-Making...

The government's introduction of the Careshield Life medical insurance scheme will deepen the financial...
Looking Beyond the HSR: Considering Contractual Damages,...

Looking Beyond the HSR: Considering Contractual Damages,...

The Mahathir Government’s decision to scrap the High-Speed Rail (HSR) with Singapore is disappointing,...
Letters
Are we spending too much on 'surveillance, propaganda...

Are we spending too much on 'surveillance, propaganda...

I refer to the article “Here’s why we should all be concerned about the hack on SingHealth” (unscrambledsg,...
Any Difference Between CHC And 70% PAP Supporters?

Any Difference Between CHC And 70% PAP Supporters?

After the $50M fraud was uncovered, you still saw large number of CHC members camping outside court to...
2 Sets Of Law In This Country!

2 Sets Of Law In This Country!

Property market never did recover in Singapore, although the govt tried hard to hype the market, gave...
What percentage of HDB BTO buyers get the maximum housing...

What percentage of HDB BTO buyers get the maximum housing...

I refer to the HDB’s three-quarter page color advertisement on page B9 of the Straits Times on 14 July...
What is the proportion of new citizens and PRs in the...

What is the proportion of new citizens and PRs in the...

I refer to the article “Auditor-General report: Lapses in People’s Association’s procurement, welfare...
PAP Politicians And Their Wayang Before General Elections

PAP Politicians And Their Wayang Before General Elections

I refer to "More ministers hit the ground at constituency visit" and had a good laugh. I had never seen...
Only 16% met Full Retirement Sum?

Only 16% met Full Retirement Sum?

I refer to the article “Almost half of CPF members in 2016 cohort can’t meet Minimum Sum – can...
An open letter to  Ben Davis

An open letter to Ben Davis

Dear Ben, I am sorry. I am sorry because your faith in our meritocratic and highly efficient society...
Ben Davis NS deferment: MINDEF talking rubbish?

Ben Davis NS deferment: MINDEF talking rubbish?

I refer to the article “Ben Davis has no intention to fulfil NS duties; actions meant to further his...
How much profits does NTUC Foodfare make – NTUC Fairprice...

How much profits does NTUC Foodfare make – NTUC Fairprice...

I refer to the article “HDB, NTUC ensuring affordable food options” (Sunday Times, Jul 15). It...
Is Singapore the only developed country in the world...

Is Singapore the only developed country in the world...

I refer to the article “Degree holders face global competition in hunt for jobs” (Straits Times,...
Senile Citizens Disappeared From TV!

Senile Citizens Disappeared From TV!

I always remember that PAP will like to parade senior citizens on National TV, especially after hikes....
Report GIC returns in S$ also so that we know CPF %...

Report GIC returns in S$ also so that we know CPF %...

I refer to the article “GIC records 3.4% long-term return above inflation” (Straits Times, Jul 13). It...
With 4 in 10 earning less than $2,500 or unemployed...

With 4 in 10 earning less than $2,500 or unemployed...

I refer to the article “Wages rose faster than productivity in recent years: Koh Poh Koon” (Straits...
ElderShield: $133m claims, $4b surpluses/reserves?

ElderShield: $133m claims, $4b surpluses/reserves?

I refer to the article “Elderly amputee who was denied Eldershield benefits dies weeks after authorities...
Grab suicide case

Grab suicide case

I am not writing this article to gain any sympathy, there is no point doing so. I would like to reveal...
What are the statistics that relate to Singapore ‘looking...

What are the statistics that relate to Singapore ‘looking...

I refer to the article “‘New Malaysia’ makes Singapore look outdated‘” by Bridget Welsh, associate...
Teachers parking kept by schools: Why never tell us...

Teachers parking kept by schools: Why never tell us...

I refer to the article “Parliament: Charging teachers for parking will result in revenue of $8 million...
The Illusion Of Wealth Driven By Debt In Singapore

The Illusion Of Wealth Driven By Debt In Singapore

The concept of wealth in Singapore is upside down. Instead of championing entrepreneurship & innovation...
Are our public service policies really helping Singaporeans?

Are our public service policies really helping Singaporeans?

I refer to the article “Public servants urged to view service through citizen’s eyes” (Straits...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Why did GIC conceal its cash position since FY2014?

Why did GIC conceal its cash position since FY2014?

GIC made ‘cash’ disappear by combining it with a different asset class. Former President KFC and current President Milo Gao/Kosong have pretended there are no issues despite such ‘funny’ business. (Image below posted on FB) Click to enlarge Any accountant care to enlighten?   Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.          Read More →

Only 16% met Full Retirement Sum?

Only 16% met Full Retirement Sum?

I refer to the article “Almost half of CPF members in 2016 cohort can’t meet Minimum Sum – can only withdraw up to $5,000” (theonlinecitizen, Jul 16). It states that “”For the same (2016) cohort, about 53% of active members met their Full Retirement Sum (FRS) in cash and pledge at age 55 in 2016.”” As I understand... 

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