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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,...

The PAP is managing the economy poorly, and is clinging onto the glory of the pastThe PAP is managing the economy poorly, and is clinging onto... The PAP is managing the economy poorly right now. Look at the report on the Future Economy of Singapore and it will make you shudder. This confirms what everyone thinks - we are going back to the past and the PAP will not be able to save us from a changing world. Just look at the influx of foreigners in the country....

District judge dismisses M Ravi’s application to refer Daniel De Costa’s criminal defamation case to High CourtDistrict judge dismisses M Ravi’s application to refer... A district judge on Wed (27 Nov) has dismissed lawyer M Ravi’s application to bring a constitutional challenge pertaining to his client’s criminal defamation case to the High Court. District Judge Christopher Tan, during the open court hearing, decided that the issue “does not merit” a referral to the High Court. In...

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 exercise. From his social media account, I saw that he was travelling in business class on a commercial airline (Air New Zealand). Another friend, a junior NSF officer, also travelled in business class to an overseas...

Editorials
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...
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...
Opinions
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....
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...
MOE tries to fool Singaporeans, cover up pro-FT policy

MOE tries to fool Singaporeans, cover up pro-FT policy

ST article “1 in 16,000 students here is a scholarship holder from India: MOE” @ https://www.straitstimes.com/…/1-in-16000-students-here-is-…. ST:...
Without patriotism, there can be no good governance...

Without patriotism, there can be no good governance...

There are obvious discrepancies in some of our Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) that are detrimental to the...
Is Singapore wise to align itself militarily to the...

Is Singapore wise to align itself militarily to the...

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen was quoted as saying in today’s newspaper that the "US engagement in South...
Government has failed to regulate Grab for the greater...

Government has failed to regulate Grab for the greater...

Grab fares are now more and more expensive. I realise that Grab has recently increased its fares, and...
What our men's softball team can teach the FT-friendly...

What our men's softball team can teach the FT-friendly...

The Singapore Men’s Softball team’s won a historic gold medal in the SEA games today, upsetting the...
Thoughts on the GST as a regressive tax

Thoughts on the GST as a regressive tax

What is Singapore actual GST system? Is the present 7% tax a true percentage of the actual taxes that...
Words of wisdom from Thailand's richest man, to our...

Words of wisdom from Thailand's richest man, to our...

In an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post in Paris, Thailand's richest man Mr Dhanin Chearavanont...
Majulah Singapura; Why change ours - Why was it not...

Majulah Singapura; Why change ours - Why was it not...

Our National motto is “Majulah Singapura ” which is the title of our National Anthem. Our National...
Addressing Singapore’s key public housing problems:...

Addressing Singapore’s key public housing problems:...

Background and introduction: Singapore has a stellar reputation in having achieved the most extensive,...
Expiry of NETS Flash card

Expiry of NETS Flash card

Someone complained to me that his money in the NETS flash card was confiscated on the expiry of the card. He...
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Snippets
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...
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...
Letters
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...
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...
Sticky & Recent Articles

The Tan Yong Soon cooking fiasco: what lessons it hold for both the government and blogosphere

The Tan Yong Soon cooking fiasco: what lessons it hold for both the government and blogosphere

By Fang Zhi Yuan, Senior writer It was supposedly an innocuous travelogue about his family holiday in Paris, France. When Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources Mr Tan Yong Soon accepted the Straits Times’ invitation to write about his experiences at the prestigious french cooking school,... 

Is it so difficult for our leaders to say a simple ‘sorry’ ?

Is it so difficult for our leaders to say a simple ‘sorry’ ?

By Fang Zhi Yuan, Senior writer The recent Tan Yong Soon fiasco has drawn polarizing opinions from two different camps. While the majority of netizens lampooned and condemned Tan for being insensitive and callous in flaunting his wealth in a national paper, some defended his travelogue as an innocuous sharing of one’s... 

“Decisive” budget does not address long-term inadequacies in the corporatist model

“Decisive” budget does not address long-term inadequacies in the corporatist model

By Eugene Yeo and Jeremy Koh PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has described the $20.5 billion Resilience Package as a ‘very decisive Budget’ that aims to help see Singaporeans through the difficult economic times ahead. Much has been said about the Budget lately with most PAP ministers and MPs, labor union leaders,... 

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