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Singapore should produce its own masks Singapore should produce its own masks Foxconn, the maker of Apple's iPhone and other consumer electronics products, is taking the unusual step to produce surgical masks, which is not its core business. Foxconn has about one million workers in mainland China. It argues that the masks are needed to protect its workers as a precautionary measure against the...

PAP's leadership found wanting in times of the COVID-19 outbreakPAP's leadership found wanting in times of the COVID-19 outbreak The COVID-19 outbreak was an excellent opportunity to cover lost ground by showing off its leadership capabilities. Sadly, and naturally, leadership was found wanting. On the contrary, it shot its own foot with idiotic utterings, bizarre actions and inertia. The chief clown created the greatest faux pas with the...

SDP's Young Democrats Push for Meaningful and Decisive Action on Climate Change in SingaporeSDP's Young Democrats Push for Meaningful and Decisive Action... The government "talks a good game" but continues to drag its feet over implementing urgent and meaningful measures that would mitigate climate change, Ms Min Cheong, youth member of the SDP, said today at the launch of the party's climate change policy. The launch was streamed live on Youtube and FB this afternoon....

M Ravi sets up law firm in Myanmar as regional officeM Ravi sets up law firm in Myanmar as regional office In a unique collaboration with domestic human rights and commercial lawyers, renowned international human rights lawyer, M. Ravi enters the Myanmar market to meet the rising legal needs of the business and non-government (NGO) community in Myanmar and the Indo-Chinese region. Mr Ravi is a prominent international human...

SDP Calls on PAP to Scrap Plans to Hike GST to 9 Percent, Now is Not the TimeSDP Calls on PAP to Scrap Plans to Hike GST to 9 Percent,... With the spread of the novel coronavirus, the SDP calls on Singaporeans to come together to help contain the virus by heeding public health warnings and advice. We acknowledge and appreciate the hard work of public health experts and recognise that this will be a trying few weeks ahead for all of us. This is also...

Need for better control over panic buyingNeed for better control over panic buying The Government could have done better by holding a meeting with supermarket operators before they announced the raising of the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (Dorscon) to orange (No risk of shortage of essential food, household items, Feb 8). This would have allowed all parties concerned to prepare in advance...

There is more to life than 2019-nCoVThere is more to life than 2019-nCoV While everyone is seized with nCoV and engaged in battling this serious medical outbreak, there is more to life than nCoV. In MOT, we press on with the expansion of our MRT network. TEL1 opened last week. Today, LTA has just signed a contract with Korea’s Hyundai Rotem Company to place our order for 62 trains for the...

Where are all the 'sufficient' masks?Where are all the 'sufficient' masks? I am a senior citizen (Merdeka Gen) with many illness such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Heart problem. This afternoon I went to Bedok North Centre to try to buy some face masks. I was shock that NTUC, Guardian and several Medical shops do not have any face mask available. The government said the we have sufficient...

We should bite the bullet and shut the Airshow for this roundWe should bite the bullet and shut the Airshow for this round We should bite the bullet and shut the Airshow for this round. A simple company meeting at Grand Hyatt Hotel has turned us into an unofficial "WUHAN VIRUS HUB of international transmission". If this Airshow becomes another example of Hub of International Transmission, we might face blockade of travel between Singapore...

MP Cheng Li Hui on why she wore a maskMP Cheng Li Hui on why she wore a mask One of our residents here at Tampines East is a confirmed patient of the nCoV. I visited the patient’s block again today, to support the cleaning done by the Tampines Town Council. I also stopped by the quarantined home briefly, and dropped the family a card with the CC’s contact details should they need help. I...

Do they believe their own propaganda?Do they believe their own propaganda? PAP leaders and Ministers keep saying you don't need to wear mask if you are not unwell. At the same time propaganda machine works over time to brainwash Singaporeans that mask is ineffective in prevention of infection, etc etc... BUT their own MPs are most honest with their actions... Do they believe their own...

SDP Draws Up Climate Change Policy, Calls Out PAP for Doing too LittleSDP Draws Up Climate Change Policy, Calls Out PAP for Doing... If you don't want to read all of the 39 pages of our climate change policy, here's a summary. What seems to be the problem and what's it to us? As the climate change crisis confronting our planet deepens, Singapore will not be spared its consequences. With rising global temperatures, polar ice-caps will melt and...

Coronavirus: Confusion over different approaches takenCoronavirus: Confusion over different approaches taken The Ministry of Health has been sending out notifications and taking out advertisements to inform the public to avoid wearing a mask if they are well. In contrast, Macau announced earlier this week that anyone who wishes to take public transportation, including buses and taxis, must don face masks. The Macau government...

High Court reserves judgement on TOC POFMA appealHigh Court reserves judgement on TOC POFMA appeal The High Court on Thu (6 Feb) reserved its judgement on The Online Citizen’s (TOC) appeal against Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s correction direction under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA). The correction direction was made pertaining to an article published on TOC regarding...

A 'reactive' PAP government does not give confidence in times of crisisA 'reactive' PAP government does not give confidence in times... I am not a doctor but somehow my gut feelings tell me that there is something not right about the government's rationale that face masks should only be used when one is ill. It is akin to saying that when riding your motorbike, you put on the safety belt and helmet only when you meet with an accident. Or workers at...

Editorials
Singapore confirms 3 new cases, raising total infected...

Singapore confirms 3 new cases, raising total infected...

Singapore has registered another 3 cases of Covid-19 infections, bringing the total tally of infected...
WHO: Advisory on 'when to use a mask' applies 'generally'

WHO: Advisory on 'when to use a mask' applies 'generally'

The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified that its advisory on "when to use a mask" is only a...
First confirmed infection of a medical worker in Singapore

First confirmed infection of a medical worker in Singapore

Singapore has registered its first case of medical worker being infected with the Covid-19. Among...
MOE clarifies it was WHO which said 'no need to wear...

MOE clarifies it was WHO which said 'no need to wear...

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has issued a statement clarifying that their health advisory...
SDP calls out 2 Facebook accounts for posting

SDP calls out 2 Facebook accounts for posting "copy...

In a Facebook post on Thursday (13 Feb), the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) called out 2 Facebook accounts...
Sacrifices of medical workers battling Covid-19 in...

Sacrifices of medical workers battling Covid-19 in...

Other than risk being infected and killed by the deadly Covid-19, medical workers in infected cities...
Getting hold of masks in Singapore

Getting hold of masks in Singapore

With the expected increase in outbreak of the Covid-19 in Singapore, a few readers have emailed TR Emeritus...
Where did the Wuhan travellers went before the lockdown?

Where did the Wuhan travellers went before the lockdown?

A group of British researchers have generated a predictive global risk map for the likely spread of Covid-19...
Work passes revoked for 2 who entered Singapore without...

Work passes revoked for 2 who entered Singapore without...

Two work pass workers have had their passes revoked by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for entering the...
Singapore the most Covid-19 infected city outside China

Singapore the most Covid-19 infected city outside China

Singapore is now the most infected city outside of mainland China, after the island city announced another...
United Kingdom's Covid-19 'super carrier' has recovered

United Kingdom's Covid-19 'super carrier' has recovered

The British businessman who became known as a "super-spreader" of the COVID-19 said on Tuesday (11...
Senior medical practitioners advise Singaporeans to...

Senior medical practitioners advise Singaporeans to...

Four medical practitioners in Singapore have come together to issue a friendly health advisory , advising...
Singapore may register first death from Covid-19 infection?

Singapore may register first death from Covid-19 infection?

With 8 confirmed Covid-19 patients in intensive care, health authorities (MOH) in Singapore have warned...
Hundreds of medical workers in China infected by Covid-19

Hundreds of medical workers in China infected by Covid-19

Hundreds of medical workers in China have been infected by the Covid-19 and at least 6 have died,...
Japanese evacuees from Wuhan infected after initially...

Japanese evacuees from Wuhan infected after initially...

Two citizens evacuated from Wuhan, the epicentre of a Covid-19 outbreak have been diagnosed with...
Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) renamed to SARS-CoV-2...

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) renamed to SARS-CoV-2...

The Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) that has wrecked havoc in China and dozens of countries around...
2019-nCOV virus could remain dormant for up to 24 days

2019-nCOV virus could remain dormant for up to 24 days

Top medical researchers in China have discovered that the incubation period for the Novel Coronavirus...
Supporting TR Emeritus without making a donation

Supporting TR Emeritus without making a donation

Following the loss of a major advertiser and falling advertisement revenues, the team at TR Emeritus...
Novel Coronavirus infects 27 foreigners in China and...

Novel Coronavirus infects 27 foreigners in China and...

At least 27 foreigners in China have been infected with the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV) or...
50% of Singaporean households have absolute faith in...

50% of Singaporean households have absolute faith in...

It appears that about 50% of Singaporeans households have absolute faith in the ruling party to look...
Opinions
So much hassle to use DBS Remit

So much hassle to use DBS Remit

I wanted to send some money to a manufacturer in China through DBS Remit. I have to create an payee...
Wuhan virus: Look on the bright side

Wuhan virus: Look on the bright side

So DBS, our biggest bank, has lowered its 2020 GDP growth forecast for Singapore by 28% from 1.4% previously...
Roy Ngerng: Why Bloomberg's praise of the Singapore...

Roy Ngerng: Why Bloomberg's praise of the Singapore...

Bloomberg praised Singapore's coronavirus management but the reality is very different on ground...
Get everyone to have a temperature screen once a week

Get everyone to have a temperature screen once a week

This is what I gathered from reading many sources. When a person is infected with the coronavirus,...
Wuhan virus: Why investors are not panicking

Wuhan virus: Why investors are not panicking

Unlike the anti-PAP cybernuts who rushed to hoard rice and instant noodles investors are not panicking...
Can ISA detention reform a radical 17-year-old?

Can ISA detention reform a radical 17-year-old?

The recent detention without trial of a 17-year-old boy shocks me. He has not even been enlisted into...
It's a rather good virus

It's a rather good virus

I’m currently living in a region under siege. Ever since the 2019 Coronavirus, which started in...
Dr. Tambyah's interview with CNA puts our 4G leaders...

Dr. Tambyah's interview with CNA puts our 4G leaders...

I was impressed watching Professor Paul Tambyah sharing his professional knowledge about the COVID-19...
An alternative approach to temperature screening

An alternative approach to temperature screening

When DORSCON Orange was activated, workplaces have to activate temperature screening of their workers....
Using conventional strategy (Multi-Ministry Task Force)...

Using conventional strategy (Multi-Ministry Task Force)...

To set up a Task Force, co-chaired by two ministers and advise by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee...
Difference between opposing the PAP and being anti-PAP

Difference between opposing the PAP and being anti-PAP

The former disagree with “The PAP is always right”, always willing to challenge the PAP on issues...
MOH should not inflate polyclinic consultation fee

MOH should not inflate polyclinic consultation fee

I hope MOH could clarify the cost/"full amount" of polyclinic consultation fee of about $48. Please take...
What is the impact of coronavirus being airborne?

What is the impact of coronavirus being airborne?

There is a post that the coronavirus is now airborne. The experts said that the spread through surface...
More should be done to help taxi drivers in times of...

More should be done to help taxi drivers in times of...

Earlier today, I was at a petrol station and I had a brief chat with a taxi uncle while waiting for...
Malaysia considering restricting Singaporeans visitors

Malaysia considering restricting Singaporeans visitors

If Malaysia really does this to Singapore, don't think they won't if the number of confirmed cases...
Are we adopting the correct strategy to deal with the...

Are we adopting the correct strategy to deal with the...

I listened to this video  where health minister Gan KY explaining about the coronavirus. I was...
Why has M$ strengthened against S$?

Why has M$ strengthened against S$?

Last week, the Singapore dollar fell below the RM3 mark for the first time in about a year after our...
Use hotels for quarantine

Use hotels for quarantine

30,000 workers from China will be returning to Singapore after the Chinese New Year holidays. Some of...
Kiasu? Get hold of the king mask

Kiasu? Get hold of the king mask

Don’t bother with surgical masks. They are BS. There are masks and then there are masks. The...
Get ready for food rationing

Get ready for food rationing

The minister for health issued DORSCON orange. It led to a panic with many people rushing to buy and...
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SDP's Young Democrats Push for Meaningful and Decisive...

SDP's Young Democrats Push for Meaningful and Decisive...

The government "talks a good game" but continues to drag its feet over implementing urgent and meaningful...
M Ravi sets up law firm in Myanmar as regional office

M Ravi sets up law firm in Myanmar as regional office

In a unique collaboration with domestic human rights and commercial lawyers, renowned international human...
SDP Calls on PAP to Scrap Plans to Hike GST to 9 Percent,...

SDP Calls on PAP to Scrap Plans to Hike GST to 9 Percent,...

With the spread of the novel coronavirus, the SDP calls on Singaporeans to come together to help contain...
There is more to life than 2019-nCoV

There is more to life than 2019-nCoV

While everyone is seized with nCoV and engaged in battling this serious medical outbreak, there is more...
We should bite the bullet and shut the Airshow for...

We should bite the bullet and shut the Airshow for...

We should bite the bullet and shut the Airshow for this round. A simple company meeting at Grand Hyatt...
MP Cheng Li Hui on why she wore a mask

MP Cheng Li Hui on why she wore a mask

One of our residents here at Tampines East is a confirmed patient of the nCoV. I visited the patient’s...
Do they believe their own propaganda?

Do they believe their own propaganda?

PAP leaders and Ministers keep saying you don't need to wear mask if you are not unwell. At the...
Covid-19 infections in Hubei (16 Feb @0900 hours)

Covid-19 infections in Hubei (16 Feb @0900 hours)

The Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreak in China rages on, as more are infected with the virus that’s spreading...
Covid-19 infections in China (16 Feb @2040 hours)

Covid-19 infections in China (16 Feb @2040 hours)

The Covid-19 outbreak in China rages on, as more are infected with the virus that’s spreading faster...
Covid-19 infections worldwide (17 Feb @0640 hours)

Covid-19 infections worldwide (17 Feb @0640 hours)

The Covid-19 outbreak rages on, as more are infected with the virus that’s spreading faster than...
SDP Draws Up Climate Change Policy, Calls Out PAP for...

SDP Draws Up Climate Change Policy, Calls Out PAP for...

If you don't want to read all of the 39 pages of our climate change policy, here's a summary. What...
High Court reserves judgement on TOC POFMA appeal

High Court reserves judgement on TOC POFMA appeal

The High Court on Thu (6 Feb) reserved its judgement on The Online Citizen’s (TOC) appeal against Home...
Judge: Court is constrained by what legislation compels

Judge: Court is constrained by what legislation compels

High Court Judge Ang Cheng Hock has ruled against the SDP in the MOM’s POFMA action against us over...
PM Lee: We will continue to monitor the coronavirus...

PM Lee: We will continue to monitor the coronavirus...

I have received many messages from you expressing concerns about the Wuhan coronavirus. I fully understand...
SMOS Lam Pin Min: There is sufficient supply of masks...

SMOS Lam Pin Min: There is sufficient supply of masks...

Earlier today, I joined Seah Kian Peng to visit one of our warehouses to check on our masks stockpile. We...
Letters
Singapore should produce its own masks

Singapore should produce its own masks

Foxconn, the maker of Apple's iPhone and other consumer electronics products, is taking the unusual step...
PAP's leadership found wanting in times of the COVID-19...

PAP's leadership found wanting in times of the COVID-19...

The COVID-19 outbreak was an excellent opportunity to cover lost ground by showing off its leadership...
Need for better control over panic buying

Need for better control over panic buying

The Government could have done better by holding a meeting with supermarket operators before they announced...
Where are all the 'sufficient' masks?

Where are all the 'sufficient' masks?

I am a senior citizen (Merdeka Gen) with many illness such as Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Heart...
Coronavirus: Confusion over different approaches taken

Coronavirus: Confusion over different approaches taken

The Ministry of Health has been sending out notifications and taking out advertisements to inform the...
A 'reactive' PAP government does not give confidence...

A 'reactive' PAP government does not give confidence...

I am not a doctor but somehow my gut feelings tell me that there is something not right about the...
Telemedicine can help prevent local outbreak

Telemedicine can help prevent local outbreak

I was president of the Singapore Medical Association 17 years ago during the severe acute respiratory...
Handling of the Wuhan crisis does not give confidence...

Handling of the Wuhan crisis does not give confidence...

After much radio silence, PM Lee gave a press conference while in Davos to say that Singaporeans...
Minister Gan's track record does not give confidence...

Minister Gan's track record does not give confidence...

As Minister of Health, Gan Kim Yong has overseen some of the worse cock-ups in our medical system....
Are the authorities doing enough to prevent the spread...

Are the authorities doing enough to prevent the spread...

It was reported in Bloomberg that not all who are affected by the Wuhan virus showed symptoms of fever....
Is the label 'divisive force' a bogeyman to take the...

Is the label 'divisive force' a bogeyman to take the...

The latest label being thrown at Singapore citizens - from a Minister no less  are - "divisive force"...
Despite the witholding of data, we must fight on to...

Despite the witholding of data, we must fight on to...

The government's consistent refusal to be transparent and reveal data that affects the well being...
Minister Chan's statistics lead us to more questions...

Minister Chan's statistics lead us to more questions...

Minister Chan Chun Sing revealed that 17% of new jobs went to PRs, whilst they make up a total of...
An economy on steroids will break down sooner or later

An economy on steroids will break down sooner or later

Does PM Lee Hsien Loong think that increasing immigration and inflow of foreign workers the best way...
Why should Singpaoreans and PRs be lumped together...

Why should Singpaoreans and PRs be lumped together...

Why did the government lump Singaporeans and PRs together when tabulating statistics for local employment? So...
Sticky & Recent Articles

AWARE Old Guard should adopt the PAP system to entrench themselves in positions of power

AWARE Old Guard should adopt the PAP system to entrench themselves in positions of power

By Fang Zhi Yuan The recent power grab in AWARE by an unknown group of young turks who managed to oust most of the Old Guard through a simple majority vote at its AGM has become a contentious issue in the leading woman advocacy group in Singapore. 150 or so members of AWARE have called for an EGM to take the new committee to... 

Perak twists and turns remain murky

Perak twists and turns remain murky

By Shannon Teoh from The Malaysian Insider Perak’s political imbroglio has more twists and turns than the Sungai Perak that meanders lazily through the silver state and is getting murkier by the minute as lawyers say the recent Federal Court’s decisions have not cleared the matter. PAS legal advisor Mohamed Hanipa Maidin... 

Photo Gallery: Geylang Serai Market Management Committee Office

Photo Gallery: Geylang Serai Market Management Committee Office

Background: On 17 April 2009, we sent a field reporter down to Geylang Serai temporary market to interview its committee members. Unfortunately, there is nobody in the office and so we asked him to make use of the opportunity to take a few photos of the surroundings. It does appear that there is general state of hygiene is... 

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