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PMD ban evidences poor policy planning modelPMD ban evidences poor policy planning model The furore caused by the ban on personal mobility devices (PMDs) on footpaths has left me to conclude that the Government still has lots to ponder over when it comes to stakeholder engagement and consensus building in policy making. That the food delivery riders - some 7000 of them based on reported numbers - were...

Bird brain Singaporeans; the DabbawalasBird brain Singaporeans; the Dabbawalas I admired how the modern day Dabawalas, the PMD food delivery drivers up in arms and showed their braveries against the ministers to defend their black hole, no future job being threatened on the Government banning of the e-scooter.But when come to CECA they showed their cowardice. Why can't they ever think that CECA...

Trade-in grant the wrong way to address E-scooter situationTrade-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 fund to help delivery riders switch from e-scooters, Nov 9). Taxpayers' money has been called upon again, as in the earlier incentive for early disposal of non-UL2272 certified e-scooter ($100 incentive for early disposal...

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...

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
Why a Singaporean First policy is beneficial

Why a Singaporean First policy is beneficial

I read a statement from a PAP minister reported in the Straits Times five years back. The minister stated...
Three new phenomenons which may affect the out come...

Three new phenomenons which may affect the out come...

There are several new phenomenons happening in the country right now which may influence the outcome...
What is this incompetent 4G PAP leadership doing about...

What is this incompetent 4G PAP leadership doing about...

Singapore's non oil domestic export (NODEX) has plunged 12.3% last month, making it the eighth straight...
Small pool of footie players is no excuse for mediocrity

Small pool of footie players is no excuse for mediocrity

FT has a story on Athletic Bilbao. It shows up FAS and S’pore: a small catchment area is not excuse...
Lessons from Tanjung Pilai by-election

Lessons from Tanjung Pilai by-election

Malaysia's ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan has lost to the opposition Barisan Nasional at the Tanjung...
PAP’s economic incompetence

PAP’s economic incompetence

Singapore’s non-oil export shrank 12.3% in October, from an 8.1% drop in September. These results are...
Opposition parties should focus on HDB and CPF issues,...

Opposition parties should focus on HDB and CPF issues,...

Opposition parties should pool their resources and turn 2 issues – HDB and CPF/(reserves) into our...
The PAP government should never become a popular sucker...

The PAP government should never become a popular sucker...

Senoko Energy Limited (SEL), formerly known as Senoko Power Limited, is seeking government aid of between...
HK protests: Surreal moments

HK protests: Surreal moments

Once-peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations are transforming into violent confrontations. Neither side...
Shameless Bukit Buttocks PAP MP Murali blows own trumpet

Shameless Bukit Buttocks PAP MP Murali blows own trumpet

Thanks to SDP’s Dr Chee , PAP MP Murali has been forced to apologise more than 10 days after a fire...
Is there a need to ban PMDs on pavements?

Is there a need to ban PMDs on pavements?

I wish to give my views on the decision to ban PMDs from using the pavements. I think it is a wrong...
Are PAP town councils finding the easy way?

Are PAP town councils finding the easy way?

I consider padlocking the Bukit Batok fire hose reel cabinets to prevent vandalism incident to be another...
Elections just months away, opposition needs to get...

Elections just months away, opposition needs to get...

In the last 10 years, 5 new political parties were set up. For a small country like Singapore, and with...
Thoughts on new citizens

Thoughts on new citizens

PAP MP Ang Hin Kee had graced a new citizen ceremony event in AMK GRC on Wednesday (13 Nov). Singapore...
We need to think of the social good

We need to think of the social good

The future for Singapore is bleak. On one hand, we have a PAP govt that implement policies that...
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?...
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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...
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...
Letters
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...
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...
Sticky & Recent Articles

A perspective on suffering, dying and death (Part 2)

A perspective on suffering, dying and death (Part 2)

By Chong C F, a 3rd year medical student at the Flinders University, Australia.   All the major religions in the world acknowledges dying and death as a crucial period in the life of man. Though their individual tenets may vary, all agree that life should be let go of naturally when it is obvious that it has passed its sustainable... 

A perspective on suffering, death and dying (Part 1)

A perspective on suffering, death and dying (Part 1)

By Chong C F, a 3rd year medical student at the Flinders University, Australia Does suffering have any meaning? Regardless of your answer, most of us, when faced with a personal crisis, will try to find some meaning in it in order to make sense of things, in order to relieve our suffering, in order to be able to “move... 

New YPAP CEC to focus on use of new media to engage young Singaporeans

New YPAP CEC to focus on use of new media to engage young Singaporeans

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM-NKEzRo6s&hl=en&fs=1] From CNA: “Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Teo Ser Luck will be the new chairman of YP.” “Going forward, the committee aims to focus on issues like using new media to better... 

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