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Why I do not have an ounce of pity for the PMD rider who got a 'Kungfu kick'Why I do not have an ounce of pity for the PMD rider who... Here are the reasons why I do not have an ounce of pity for the PMD rider who got kicked by the Cisco Officer. 1) He recklessly beat red light and could have been hit by a vehicle and could have died. Innocent people (the driver or rider who hit him) might go to jail, mind you. 2) The PMD rider is a reckless ****....

Officer who gave 'Kungfu kick' to PMD rider suspendedOfficer who gave 'Kungfu kick' to PMD rider suspended On 10 December 2019 at 6.40pm, two Certis CISCO Auxiliary Police Officers were carrying out enforcement duties along Bedok Reservoir Road and Bedok Reservoir View. They encountered a Personal Mobility Device (PMD) user who endangered public safety by riding on the road at high speed. The rider ignored repeated...

Application filed to question if prosecution of Daniel De Costa is contravention of Article 12 of the ConstitutionApplication filed to question if prosecution of Daniel De... An application has just been filed with the State Court on Wednesday (11 Dec) by lawyer, M Ravi on behalf of his client, Daniel De Costa to have De Costa’s criminal defamation case to be stated in the High Court to raise the question as to whether the prosecution of De Costa is a contravention of the equality provision...

Marsiling resident expresses discontent over lack of action on municipal issueMarsiling resident expresses discontent over lack of action... We met ex-Navy man, Mr Phua who revealed that we are the first political party to have ever visited him. He then shared that he had pleaded to the incumbent MP to have lifts installed at his side of the block. “I have fed back to him but for the past 8 years, nothing was done. I am getting old & I never know...

I am very disappointed with the government for allowing so many foreigners to come in and take our jobsI am very disappointed with the government for allowing so... I spoke with an old Friend recently who was fired from his job again, only to find out they were replacing him with a worker from our neighbour up North. Ok lor, like that lor, hire people who just want to come in earn triple. Many Hardworking Singaporeans may not even have jobs yet, and yet local supermarkets are hiring...

RSF's statement on the use of POFMA by the Singapore governmentRSF's statement on the use of POFMA by the Singapore government Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the totalitarian aspects of Singapore’s new, highly controversial “anti-fake news” law, under which the authorities issued two directives ordering “corrections” to Facebook posts within the space of a week. The “corrections” are posted on a government web...

North Indian Doctors unable to connect with Tamil speaking Pioneer Generation patients at AMK HospitalNorth Indian Doctors unable to connect with Tamil speaking... Recently I came across an article on the eroding of Tamil language and culture in Singapore due to an unprecedented influx of non-Tamils into Singapore, as Singapore fulfils its “obligation” to the notorious Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). I checked with my native Singaporean Indian friends and...

Electoral reform promises to change Malaysian politicsElectoral reform promises to change Malaysian politics The victory of the Pakatan Harapan coalition in last year’s Malaysian general elections — the country’s first-ever change of government via an electoral process — raised widespread expectations for long-suppressed reform. One area in particular need of attention is the electoral process itself. It is widely accepted...

Understanding Singapore society and the case for increasing taxes for the ultra-richUnderstanding Singapore society and the case for increasing... In Singapore, there are approximately 2.4 million people who are employed by SMEs - enterprises with annual sales turnover of less than $100 million and a staff strength of less than 200 workers. This is the essential group of people who make up the middle class - which can be further divided into upper-middle class,...

Paul Tambyah Asks Google to Explain Ban of Political Ads in S'porePaul Tambyah Asks Google to Explain Ban of Political Ads... Google has banned political advertising in Singapore following the SDP's attempt to purchase ads on its platforms. SDP's Chairman Paul Tambyah wrote to the company to enquire about its shocking policy. In his email to Google CEO Mr Sundar Pichai, Dr Tambyah said that such ads ensure that "Singaporean voters are not deprived...

My parents skimped to pay my school feesMy parents skimped to pay my school fees I hope the Ministry of Education (MOE) sticks to its longstanding practice to withhold original Primary School Leaving Examination results slips due to unpaid school fees in spite of the outcry from netizens and political activists capitalising on the situation. In fact, MOE was gracious to have given the photocopy of...

My wish for the upcoming GE - citizens taking control of policies My wish for the upcoming GE - citizens taking control of... We don't have to be worried of a non-PAP government. We need to be more worried of a PAP super-majority in parliament as we currently have, or even worse, when parliament becomes a "PAP only" meeting before 1981. We cannot let the few decide the fate of the many at the same time stop the downward spiral and breakdown...

Disappointed that MP did not respond to query on increasing nursing home costsDisappointed that MP did not respond to query on increasing... Some six months ago, the nursing home where my mum is staying increased the daily charge by $1 from $70 to $71. It was only last month that the government had decided to absorb the 7% GST charges on the nursing home services. I just received a letter from the nursing home informing me that the daily charge will be...

Appeal for education minister to waive off unpaid school fees and return result slip to studentsAppeal for education minister to waive off unpaid school... (sent via email) Dear Mr Ong Ye Kung Minister for education 28 Nov 2019 Re: Withholding of examination result slip due to unpaid school fees Thanks for your efforts in ensuring that all Singaporeans have a solid basic education free of the burden of having to pay school fees even though they are many who are...

Penalising children for their parents’ failingsPenalising children for their parents’ failings Does MOE really believe that it is right to punish or humiliate children for the failings of their parents? This is the same ministry which provides $238 million a year in scholarships and tuition grants for foreigners in Singapore (https://www.todayonline.com/…/moe-spends-s238-million-yearl…). “Our educators,...

Editorials
Straits Times draws flak for grading Team Singapore...

Straits Times draws flak for grading Team Singapore...

A ‘Team Singapore Report Card’ published by Straits Times on how athletes have performed on the...
Donnie Yen: Singapore's property prices are 'not cheap'

Donnie Yen: Singapore's property prices are 'not cheap'

On Monday, the IP Man Pavilion at One Tampnies Hub was opened by Hong Kong action star Donne Yen. At...
Active Mobility Enforcement Officer seen taking down...

Active Mobility Enforcement Officer seen taking down...

In a video that has been widely circulated via Whatsapp, an Active Mobility Enforcement Officer was...
Victim in Bukit Batok fire dies from her injuries

Victim in Bukit Batok fire dies from her injuries

According to a Facebook post by Singapore Democratic Party Secretary-General Dr. Chee Soon Juan on Tuesday...
Gilbert Goh assisting police in an investigations into...

Gilbert Goh assisting police in an investigations into...

In a Facebook post on Friday (6 Dec), social activist Gilbert Goh said that he was at the Cantonment...
Two PAP-run Town Councils score 'Amber' rating for...

Two PAP-run Town Councils score 'Amber' rating for...

In a press release on Thursday (Dec 5) by the Ministry of National Development, two PAP-run town councils...
New rendition of National Anthem to be broadcast on...

New rendition of National Anthem to be broadcast on...

On Sunday (1 Dec), Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Grace Fu announced  that the National...
Gilbert Goh sets up fund for needy students who have...

Gilbert Goh sets up fund for needy students who have...

Following the recent saga where a needy student had his PSLE certificate withdrawn due to outstanding...
MINDEF clarifies why SAF officers are flying business...

MINDEF clarifies why SAF officers are flying business...

MINDEF has issued a clarification to a media enquiry on why SAF officers are flying business class to...
As the PAP celebrates its 65th anniversary, how will...

As the PAP celebrates its 65th anniversary, how will...

The People's Action Party  (PAP) celebrated its 65th anniversary on Thursday (21 Nov) after being founded...
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...
Opinions
GE2020 is a conscious choice if the people still want...

GE2020 is a conscious choice if the people still want...

The govt will the raise goods and services tax (GST) from 7% to 9% sometime between 2021 and 2025. This...
The courage to abide by truths and to stand up for...

The courage to abide by truths and to stand up for...

I have always admired Suu Kyi. She is (or was?) my hero. But recent events have blown a cognitive fog...
Lessons from the landslide victory of the British conservative...

Lessons from the landslide victory of the British conservative...

Early this morning, Asia woke up to the news that the Conservative government of Prime Minister Boris...
Singapore housing proposals and solutions

Singapore housing proposals and solutions

Just compare what the opposition parties are offering Singaporeans in terms of housing policies, with...
Giving away $238 million scholarships every year to...

Giving away $238 million scholarships every year to...

Enough has been highlighted to Ministry of Education (MOE) on the plight of a PSLE student, whose exams...
Save our Hawkers and our elderly poor

Save our Hawkers and our elderly poor

I am writing about 2 important issues facing our society. Many foreigners and our elites may not care...
Why I feel the Certis Cisco enforcement officer did...

Why I feel the Certis Cisco enforcement officer did...

In the recent “Kungfu kick” video, many netizens must have seen that PMD rider's blooded face and...
CECA punishment for daft Singaporeans

CECA punishment for daft Singaporeans

Singaporeans and their children are harshly and cruelly punished by this vicious one side trade agreement...
Do not be jealous of permanent residents who made a...

Do not be jealous of permanent residents who made a...

Many Singaporeans are unhappy that many permanent residents made a profit when they sell their HDB flats...
Educators must not condone humiliation of students

Educators must not condone humiliation of students

What do you think?   Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.    
Our extremely expensive primary school education

Our extremely expensive primary school education

According to MOE, the funding for each primary school student amounts to about S$12,000 annually. Students...
HDB lease decay - real or not?

HDB lease decay - real or not?

There is a lot of discussion about the HDB lease decay. I will now add my view. The HDB lease decay...
Say NO to PAP policies penalising our children

Say NO to PAP policies penalising our children

What do you think?   Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.    
Who is right? Singtel or Vodafone?

Who is right? Singtel or Vodafone?

Recently SingTel doubled down on India. It said it remained optimistic about prospects in India and...
Celebrating our local sportsmen and decrying PAP's...

Celebrating our local sportsmen and decrying PAP's...

Sports at the individual level helps to inculcate discipline, teamwork and grit in a person. Sports at...
The government's track-record of enacting laws targeting...

The government's track-record of enacting laws targeting...

I am concerned that there have been 3 instances of Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation...
How much money spent on foreign students is excessive?

How much money spent on foreign students is excessive?

The withholding of certificates from students who have outstanding school fees must push Singaporeans...
Is it fair for the Police to call Gilbert Goh for questioning?

Is it fair for the Police to call Gilbert Goh for questioning?

The Police called Gilbert Goh for questioning concerning the rally that he held in Hong Lim Park. I was...
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Officer who gave 'Kungfu kick' to PMD rider suspended

Officer who gave 'Kungfu kick' to PMD rider suspended

On 10 December 2019 at 6.40pm, two Certis CISCO Auxiliary Police Officers were carrying out enforcement...
Application filed to question if prosecution of Daniel...

Application filed to question if prosecution of Daniel...

An application has just been filed with the State Court on Wednesday (11 Dec) by lawyer, M Ravi on behalf...
Marsiling resident expresses discontent over lack of...

Marsiling resident expresses discontent over lack of...

We met ex-Navy man, Mr Phua who revealed that we are the first political party to have ever visited him....
RSF's statement on the use of POFMA by the Singapore...

RSF's statement on the use of POFMA by the Singapore...

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the totalitarian aspects of Singapore’s new, highly...
Electoral reform promises to change Malaysian politics

Electoral reform promises to change Malaysian politics

The victory of the Pakatan Harapan coalition in last year’s Malaysian general elections — the country’s...
Paul Tambyah Asks Google to Explain Ban of Political...

Paul Tambyah Asks Google to Explain Ban of Political...

Google has banned political advertising in Singapore following the SDP's attempt to purchase ads on its...
Forced Conversion that Violates Human Rights Becomes...

Forced Conversion that Violates Human Rights Becomes...

On 19 November, Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR) from Italy and Human Rights Without Frontiers...
Artificial intelligence in 2020

Artificial intelligence in 2020

Since the advancement of technology, computers are evolving every day. Nowadays, most networks can carry...
Penalising children for their parents’ failings

Penalising children for their parents’ failings

Does MOE really believe that it is right to punish or humiliate children for the failings of their parents?...
District judge dismisses M Ravi’s application to...

District judge dismisses M Ravi’s application to...

A district judge on Wed (27 Nov) has dismissed lawyer M Ravi’s application to bring a constitutional...
Speech by Tan Kin Lian on PMD ban at Hong Lim Park...

Speech by Tan Kin Lian on PMD ban at Hong Lim Park...

I am not a PMD rider. But today, I like to stand united with PMD riders and speak against the ban on...
PMD ban evidences poor policy planning model

PMD ban evidences poor policy planning model

The furore caused by the ban on personal mobility devices (PMDs) on footpaths has left me to conclude...
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...
Letters
Why I do not have an ounce of pity for the PMD rider...

Why I do not have an ounce of pity for the PMD rider...

Here are the reasons why I do not have an ounce of pity for the PMD rider who got kicked by the Cisco...
I am very disappointed with the government for allowing...

I am very disappointed with the government for allowing...

I spoke with an old Friend recently who was fired from his job again, only to find out they were...
North Indian Doctors unable to connect with Tamil speaking...

North Indian Doctors unable to connect with Tamil speaking...

Recently I came across an article on the eroding of Tamil language and culture in Singapore due to an...
Understanding Singapore society and the case for increasing...

Understanding Singapore society and the case for increasing...

In Singapore, there are approximately 2.4 million people who are employed by SMEs - enterprises with...
My parents skimped to pay my school fees

My parents skimped to pay my school fees

I hope the Ministry of Education (MOE) sticks to its longstanding practice to withhold original Primary...
My wish for the upcoming GE - citizens taking control...

My wish for the upcoming GE - citizens taking control...

We don't have to be worried of a non-PAP government. We need to be more worried of a PAP super-majority...
Disappointed that MP did not respond to query on increasing...

Disappointed that MP did not respond to query on increasing...

Some six months ago, the nursing home where my mum is staying increased the daily charge by $1 from $70...
Appeal for education minister to waive off unpaid school...

Appeal for education minister to waive off unpaid school...

(sent via email) Dear Mr Ong Ye Kung Minister for education 28 Nov 2019 Re: Withholding of...
The PAP is managing the economy poorly, and is clinging...

The PAP is managing the economy poorly, and is clinging...

The PAP is managing the economy poorly right now. Look at the report on the Future Economy of Singapore...
Why do SAF officers fly business class to exercises?

Why do SAF officers fly business class to exercises?

An army officer I knew from my national service days was travelling to Australia recently for a military...
Is CECA really beneficial for Singapore?

Is CECA really beneficial for Singapore?

I would like to call into question the benefits that CECA has to Singapore, namely: 1) Increased trade...
We have been taken for ride by the reserved presidency

We have been taken for ride by the reserved presidency

Mdm Halimah Yacob took the oath of office on 13th September 2017, ostensibly as an honour to the Malays,...
Bird brain Singaporeans; the Dabbawalas

Bird brain Singaporeans; the Dabbawalas

I admired how the modern day Dabawalas, the PMD food delivery drivers up in arms and showed their braveries...
Trade-in grant the wrong way to address E-scooter situation

Trade-in grant the wrong way to address E-scooter situation

I see the $7 million e-scooter Trade-in Grant as part of a very disturbing trend in policy making ($7m...
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...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Interview with elderly residents living in Bishan North: Do they want to retire in Singapore or JB ?

Interview with elderly residents living in Bishan North: Do they want to retire in Singapore or JB ?

Prologue: On 11 February 2008, Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan suggested in Parliament that Singaporeans who are unable to afford putting their aged parents in private nursing homes in Singapore may consider sending them to Johor Bahru instead where the price is lower. What do our elderly folks think of Mr Khaw’s proposal... 

Discussion series to foster interaction with our readers

Discussion series to foster interaction with our readers

Dear readers, As part of our continued efforts to foster more interaction between our readers and to promote a diversity of views from both ends of the political spectrum, we will be starting a series of discussions on current affairs under our “Daily Musings” section. Please feel free to contribute your views, thoughts... 

When will “spin”ster Dr Chua spin another story for us again ?

When will “spin”ster Dr Chua spin another story for us again ?

By Eugene Yeo Wherever you go these days, be it the kopitiams, markets, internet cafes, restaurants or pubs, the topic of the day will invariably turn to the castastrophic losses suffered by our SWFs, Temasek and GIC, which at last count, is over SGD $100 billion dollars. Tongues have been wagging on how the government manage... 

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