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Test everyone for quicker reopening of economy Test everyone for quicker reopening of economy The Government is right to open up the economy gradually as there are expected to be further asymptomatic Covid-19 cases in the community. But a gradual opening will be at a tremendous cost to the economy, employees and business owners. What's more, even after the economy gradually opens up, there will still be asymptomatic...

SDP Outlines Fair Access to Electorate in Coming Crucial GESDP Outlines Fair Access to Electorate in Coming Crucial... DPM Heng Swee Keat says that the sooner the General Election is held, the quicker Singapore can deal with the Covid-19 situation. It is unfortunate and even dangerous for the elections to be seen as an inconvenience to be gotten over with rather than a critical moment for the nation to come together to decide on...

State Media Organ TODAY Admits Fake News in article regarding JBJ and Reform PartyState Media Organ TODAY Admits Fake News in article regarding... Our letter to the Editor of TODAY Online yesterday received a response. To remind readers my letter referred to an article published in TODAY dated 24 May 2020 entitled “Members who resigned, were expelled ‘no big deal’ for Progress Singapore Party: Tan Cheng Bock”. TODAY said in the body of its article ; “Back...

Fake News published by TODAY OnlineFake News published by TODAY Online Today I and Andy Zhu Laicheng, the Chair of the Reform Party. sent the following letter to the Editor of TODAY Online: 26 May 2020 The Editor TODAY Online Mediacorp Campus 1 Stars Avenue Singapore 138507 Dear Sir On 24 May 2020 an article that in the online edition of your newspaper entitled “Members...

PAP Needs To Wipe The Smile Off Their Faces And Take This SeriouslyPAP Needs To Wipe The Smile Off Their Faces And Take This... At a time when We are facing the greatest crisis in modern times, why are many millions of dollars being spent on a meaningless fun pack for NDP? There are many thousands of small and micro-businesses which are hurting and facing financial wipe-out because of this pandemic. There are many self-employed who are struggling...

Forum: The world has changed with the pandemic. Can Singapore?Forum: The world has changed with the pandemic. Can Singapore? The spike of Covid 19 infections among our foreign workers living in cramped and poorly-ventilated dormitories has exposed not only the country’s addiction to and exploitation of low-wage workers. It has also put the spotlight on the inequitable social and political structure on which the Singapore economy is built. This...

Was Surbana Jurong awarded a financial contract or were they doing this voluntarily or non profit out of good will?Was Surbana Jurong awarded a financial contract or were they... Can someone please verify? I'm NOT gonna say anything as fact cause of you know what rule. But is this accurate? I googled it. You can also double check. 1( Surbana Jurong helped to set up the temp facilities. 2) The CEO of Surbana is Teo Eng Cheong 3) He is the husband of Josephine Teo. Was Surbana Jurong awarded...

Persistent gaps in communication and medical care for quarantined migrant workersPersistent gaps in communication and medical care for quarantined... UPDATE: Persistent gaps in communication and medical care for quarantined migrant workers 1) Workers in dorms and community recovery facilities continue to face difficulty in getting access to crucial medication/medical care for new and chronic issues, including in emergencies such as blood pressure spikes. Accounts...

SDP: Here's How We Fund Our Programmes to Help Our VulnerableSDP: Here's How We Fund Our Programmes to Help Our Vulnerable For the longest time, the PAP has accused the opposition of not coming up with alternative ideas to take Singapore forward. Then the SDP drew up a series of policy positions (see here) some of which the PAP has even adopted (see here). Deprived of this platform of criticism, the ruling party's refrain has morphed...

Dropping masks after circuit breaker period is unwiseDropping masks after circuit breaker period is unwise It is irresponsible and unwise for Mr Eric J. Brooks to call for masks not to be worn after June 1 (Reconsider need to wear masks beyond circuit breaker period, May 13). Mr Brooks has completely missed the point in arguing that making hawkers wear masks will not prevent food poisoning, when the intended purpose of implementing...

SDP Proposes Retirement Income to Help Elderly Cope and Ease Burden on their Working ChildrenSDP Proposes Retirement Income to Help Elderly Cope and Ease... The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has made even more obvious the problems faced by our elderly and retirees and, by extension, the financial burden placed on the younger working generations. Poverty among the elderly in Singapore is significant. Much of this is the consequence of the PAP depriving our retirees of...

Are Residents Paying for $1,000 fine committed by the CondominiumAre Residents Paying for $1,000 fine committed by the Condominium ‘Four residents were fined on 20 April 2020 for not practising safe distancing in their condominiums and a management corporation or MCST for not closing its common facilities. In this instance, the residents should know better the consequences of not practising safe distancing. However, I am concerned over the...

Close down useless stat boards like science centre singaporeClose down useless stat boards like science centre singapore Looking at the way Singapore Government spends its money, I think there is a lot of room for improvement. There are many statutory boards that can be privatised and should belong to the private sector,such as Science Centre Singapore. Science centre singapore is a statutory board under MOE. I attached their annual report....

Demise not due to Covid-19 is growingDemise not due to Covid-19 is growing The list of Covid19 positive patients whose demise is recorded as not due to Covid19 is growing. 1. A 44-year-old male Bangladeshi (Case 16370) who died on 5 May 2020. He was admitted to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital on 29 April and treated for a heart attack, and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on the same day. Cause...

Seven Grievances with Grab - from a PHV driverSeven Grievances with Grab - from a PHV driver I am a PHV driver and this is not an easy period for us. However, our "hell period" has been going on for a while now. Even before this right, Grab has been pulling many dirty tricks to push down our wages and exploit our labour. I am now urging all to grab drivers to share this article if they agree with my opinion so...

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Test everyone for quicker reopening of economy

Test everyone for quicker reopening of economy

The Government is right to open up the economy gradually as there are expected to be further asymptomatic...
Dropping masks after circuit breaker period is unwise

Dropping masks after circuit breaker period is unwise

It is irresponsible and unwise for Mr Eric J. Brooks to call for masks not to be worn after June 1 (Reconsider...
Close down useless stat boards like science centre...

Close down useless stat boards like science centre...

Looking at the way Singapore Government spends its money, I think there is a lot of room for improvement....
Are Residents Paying for $1,000 fine committed by the...

Are Residents Paying for $1,000 fine committed by the...

‘Four residents were fined on 20 April 2020 for not practising safe distancing in their condominiums...
Seven Grievances with Grab - from a PHV driver

Seven Grievances with Grab - from a PHV driver

I am a PHV driver and this is not an easy period for us. However, our "hell period" has been going on...
Analysis of Josephine Teo’s updates in Parliament...

Analysis of Josephine Teo’s updates in Parliament...

• JT >> Authorities’ sight early on in the COVID-19 outbreak in Singapore at the start of the...
Will we see another holocaust?

Will we see another holocaust?

On 27 april Health Minister, Mr. Gan kim Yong announced that only 21,000 migrant workers being tested....
Numbers Don’t Lie, Smart Politicians Do!

Numbers Don’t Lie, Smart Politicians Do!

The COVID-19 numbers by themselves are meaningless because they are dependent upon the following factors: 1....
PM's Labour Day Speech

PM's Labour Day Speech

Saw the PM , Lee hsien loong giving the labour day speech on April 30, shocking to see our PM in a horrible...
Does Masagos Zulkiflee really doing his job as a

Does Masagos Zulkiflee really doing his job as a "...

Home based business are the staple income of the poor especially the divorcee. Sad to say majority of...
Masagos reflects how out of touch PAP Ministers are...

Masagos reflects how out of touch PAP Ministers are...

1. Mr Masagos earns over $50k a month. 2. He doesn't understand what it feels like when your only...
This Coronavirus pandemic has shown us their true colours

This Coronavirus pandemic has shown us their true colours

Before the coronavirus, there was still some part of me that felt that there was still some redeeming...
An Open Letter to the Singapore Government and to Fellow...

An Open Letter to the Singapore Government and to Fellow...

The current lockdown created a lot of stress and unhappiness to many Singaporeans. The incomes of many...
The problem will never be solved if we have a greedy...

The problem will never be solved if we have a greedy...

There are still alot domitaries in Singapore not being checked! The Government had just announced...
You are wrong. But we are not going to tell you the...

You are wrong. But we are not going to tell you the...

I refer to the following article. 1) The POFMA issued specifically states that claims saying that...
Effective Women Leaders in this Pandemic — Ho Ching

Effective Women Leaders in this Pandemic — Ho Ching

It has been very clearly demonstrated in terrible plague of Biblical proportions that women are better...
NTUC Fairprice why eggs no stock online?

NTUC Fairprice why eggs no stock online?

I have been trying to buy eggs from NTUC Fairprice online for several days without sucess. All varieties...
PAP a bunch of salesmen

PAP a bunch of salesmen

I quit my job as a bio lab technician cum bio relief teacher as I was greedy, night and day I was planning...
Better for people to wear face masks when in a group...

Better for people to wear face masks when in a group...

It has been established that a person infected with the coronavirus may have no symptoms but can be infectious...
Grand welcome for healthy food

Grand welcome for healthy food

Over these years, the eating behaviour of consumers has noticeably changed. With the great amount of...
Opinions
Be honest for once

Be honest for once

If conditions in the dorms are not the cause or main cause or whatever-cause of the outbreak, then the...
Why I preferred the communist party system of China

Why I preferred the communist party system of China

Most people criticized the system in China where the Communist Party is entrenched in the country's constitution....
It’s hair-raising and spine-chilling that our Trade...

It’s hair-raising and spine-chilling that our Trade...

The Trade and Industry Minister was trying to make the point that Singapore cannot survive without international...
Tell me honestly, cross your heart

Tell me honestly, cross your heart

PAP want an early General Election, to get a mandate? Please lah…. arrh but then. Please tell me...
Highly mileading claims by dormitories operator

Highly mileading claims by dormitories operator

The rate of return of 6.57% from it’s worker’s dorm business, as claimed by Centurion Corp, is highly...
It is such a simple game that even my uneducated grandmother...

It is such a simple game that even my uneducated grandmother...

The official hint that the government may decide in the second week of June on whether Circuit Breaker...
Is it Fiduciary Suicide to Give Out Our Hard Earned...

Is it Fiduciary Suicide to Give Out Our Hard Earned...

It was reported that a sum of $35 million provided as wage subsidies to 32 commercial firms had been...
Values

Values

Values, not for what it is worth but the principles that help us to decide what is right and wrong. 80/20...
Covid-19 has stressed social fault lines?

Covid-19 has stressed social fault lines?

Grace Fu should check whether certain local’s “visceral reaction” is due to racism or the perceived...
More incentives for foreigners to motivate them to...

More incentives for foreigners to motivate them to...

I read an online news this morning that a certain foreign student has asked the Singapore government...
Continue using foreign migrant workers

Continue using foreign migrant workers

As expected, employers are pleading their cases to continue using foreign migrant workers. The reasons...
Don't forget the Hippos

Don't forget the Hippos

The current geopolitical scene today is dominated by two elephants, namely the USA and China. The USA...
Why the Government Is So Desperate to Rush This Election

Why the Government Is So Desperate to Rush This Election

Lee Kuan Yew and his son Hsien Loong have never been less than utterly ruthless in crushing any threat...
Singaporeans should stop pretending we know what’s...

Singaporeans should stop pretending we know what’s...

  Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.    
The Difference Between Strong Decisive Leadership And...

The Difference Between Strong Decisive Leadership And...

New Zealand has had no new cases of coronavirus for 7 straight days, and there is now only 1 active case...
Smile for Solidarity

Smile for Solidarity

Holding a one-person protest for just enough time to take a photograph gets you into trouble in Singapore....
Running on empty, the PAP is incredibly able to pull...

Running on empty, the PAP is incredibly able to pull...

The gas tank is empty. The same old story is repeated, the same old tricks and tactics are regurgitated. But...
An alternative response to the covid-19 pandemic

An alternative response to the covid-19 pandemic

Someone asked me how I would have responded differently to the covid-19 pandemic, in the context of what...
What kind of DPM are you?

What kind of DPM are you?

You mean without the election, you cannot rally people together for a cause? What kind of DPM are...
Taking the risk with a new government

Taking the risk with a new government

Our ministers bristle when criticised for lack of productivity, relying instead on cheap labour to get...
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Editorials
Wishing all Nurses a Happy and Safe Nurses Day

Wishing all Nurses a Happy and Safe Nurses Day

To the nurses who are some of the biggest heroes out there, working and braving the deadly SARS-CoV-2...
Total 23,336 COVID-19 cases with 876 new infections...

Total 23,336 COVID-19 cases with 876 new infections...

The Ministry of Heath (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 876 cases of COVID-19: Imported...
Additional 753 COVID-19 cases totaling 22,460 as of...

Additional 753 COVID-19 cases totaling 22,460 as of...

The Ministry of Heath (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 753 cases of COVID-19: Imported...
Another healthcare worker 768 new COVID-19 cases totaling...

Another healthcare worker 768 new COVID-19 cases totaling...

The Ministry of Heath (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 768 cases of COVID-19: Imported...
Two more healthcare workers 741 fresh COVID-19 infections...

Two more healthcare workers 741 fresh COVID-19 infections...

The Ministry of Heath (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 741 cases of COVID-19: Imported...
Two deaths 788 new COVID-19 cases totaling 20,198 as...

Two deaths 788 new COVID-19 cases totaling 20,198 as...

The Ministry of Heath (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 788 cases of COVID-19: Imported...
Another healthcare worker infected 632 new COVID-19...

Another healthcare worker infected 632 new COVID-19...

Another healthcare worker has been infected by COVID-19 according to the latest situation report...
Are our healthcare workers adequately protected against...

Are our healthcare workers adequately protected against...

Our Covid-19 healthcare front liners are some of the biggest heroes out there, working and braving the...
Another 3 medical workers infected 573 new COVID-19...

Another 3 medical workers infected 573 new COVID-19...

At least 3 more medical workers have been infected by COVID-19 according to the latest situation...
Another death 657 new cases 18,205 total COVID-19 infections...

Another death 657 new cases 18,205 total COVID-19 infections...

As of 3rd May 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 657...
Former Workers Party chief in Intensive Care Unit

Former Workers Party chief in Intensive Care Unit

Former Workers' Party (WP) chief Mr Low Thia Khiang is currently hospitalised and in the Intensive Care...
More death 447 new COVID-19 cases totaling 17,548

More death 447 new COVID-19 cases totaling 17,548

As of 2nd May 2020, 12 pm, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 447...
Snippets
SDP Outlines Fair Access to Electorate in Coming Crucial...

SDP Outlines Fair Access to Electorate in Coming Crucial...

DPM Heng Swee Keat says that the sooner the General Election is held, the quicker Singapore can deal...
State Media Organ TODAY Admits Fake News in article...

State Media Organ TODAY Admits Fake News in article...

Our letter to the Editor of TODAY Online yesterday received a response. To remind readers my letter referred...
Fake News published by TODAY Online

Fake News published by TODAY Online

Today I and Andy Zhu Laicheng, the Chair of the Reform Party. sent the following letter to the Editor...
PAP Needs To Wipe The Smile Off Their Faces And Take...

PAP Needs To Wipe The Smile Off Their Faces And Take...

At a time when We are facing the greatest crisis in modern times, why are many millions of dollars being...
Forum: The world has changed with the pandemic. Can...

Forum: The world has changed with the pandemic. Can...

The spike of Covid 19 infections among our foreign workers living in cramped and poorly-ventilated dormitories...
SDP: Here's How We Fund Our Programmes to Help Our...

SDP: Here's How We Fund Our Programmes to Help Our...

For the longest time, the PAP has accused the opposition of not coming up with alternative ideas...
Persistent gaps in communication and medical care for...

Persistent gaps in communication and medical care for...

UPDATE: Persistent gaps in communication and medical care for quarantined migrant workers 1) Workers...
Was Surbana Jurong awarded a financial contract or...

Was Surbana Jurong awarded a financial contract or...

Can someone please verify? I'm NOT gonna say anything as fact cause of you know what rule. But is...
SDP Proposes Retirement Income to Help Elderly Cope...

SDP Proposes Retirement Income to Help Elderly Cope...

The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has made even more obvious the problems faced by our elderly and...
Demise not due to Covid-19 is growing

Demise not due to Covid-19 is growing

The list of Covid19 positive patients whose demise is recorded as not due to Covid19 is growing. 1....
无能却傲慢:公众抨击杨莉明处理客工冠病疫情不当

无能却傲慢:公众抨击杨莉明处理客工冠病疫情不当

杨莉明于2018年5月出任人力部长。 她有两年的时间来深入了解新加坡外籍工人的生活条件,并采取措施加以改善。新加坡外籍工人约有30万人居住在拥挤的宿舍里。 她彻底地、可耻地失责。 2020年2月,在第一个客工被证实感染新冠肺炎后,杨莉明被拍到与国家发展部长黄循财巡视一间客工宿舍。 今年4月,该宿舍出现了一个感染群。 杨莉明有两个月时间处理冠病可能在拥挤的宿舍里爆发的问题。 她再次无动于衷,而这次失误造成宿舍客工的感染人数激增到一万多人。 她对接二连三失责的反应,表现在她最新的部长声明——毫不掩饰的傲慢。 “我还没有遇到一个客工要求道歉。” 人们对这种轻蔑的说法的反应,说得客气点,是没礼貌的。 4月初,当客工宿舍出现感染群时,政府行动缓慢,只是在公众对客工宿舍肮脏的生活条件表示强烈抗议的几天后才开始重新安置工人。 在2月和3月之间,人道主义组织已经拉响了警报,说由于居住环境拥挤,这些宿舍可能成为感染群热点。 这是后见之明吗? 4月21日,杨莉明表示,提高外籍工人的生活水平“与成本无关”。 这项声明似乎与4月7日《海峡时报》刊登的声明相矛盾,她在4月初的声明中说: “每次我们试图提高标准时,雇主们都会喊说——这些都是额外成本,最终必须转嫁他人。”他们问人力部,‘人们准备好付更多的钱了吗?’” 新加坡公众无法忍受的是杨莉明在失责时表现的傲慢。 对许多新加坡人来说,他们是刚刚才知道这些外劳的恶劣生活条件。 然而,杨莉明却巧妙地避开了对他们目前悲惨处境的任何指责。 当被问及究竟是什么让她花了这么长时间才发现问题时,杨莉明在4月初说: “我的团队已经在夜以继日地工作。他们在前线处理有时非常紧张的情况。请不要用指责打击他们的士气。他们应该得到善待。” 换句话说,不要随意指责——卫生部长颜金勇对新加坡中央医院丙型肝炎爆发的拙劣处理也有类似的反驳。 现在,在国际社会的谴责下,人力部正在迅速修建新的设施来安置病患。 尽管杨莉明在人力部已经有两年经验,但她仍然固执地拒绝承认自己在冠病危机中手足无措。 如今,90%的病例来自客工宿舍,在感染人数激增的情况下不得不封城(新加坡政府称之为“阻断措施”),杨莉明仍然认为没有理由道歉。 即使客工不应该得到道歉,新加坡人应该得到吧?     作者:Redwire...
MOH should disclose how many tests were conducted each...

MOH should disclose how many tests were conducted each...

This Is A Big Worry! Peoples Voice is not comforted at all by the announcement of the 447 official...
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Offer of olive branch by AWARE President Josie Lau Meng Lee failed to convince sceptics; Old Guards gathering troops to fight back

Offer of olive branch by AWARE President Josie Lau Meng Lee failed to convince sceptics; Old Guards gathering troops to fight back

By Eugene Yeo In spite holding out an olive branch to disgrunted AWARE members during her interview with CNA “Talking Point” last Saturday, many remained sceptical of the agenda of new AWARE President Josie Lau. During the interview, Ms Josie Lau says her priority is to reconcile members of the Association of Women... 

The new leadership at AWARE has done great disservice to the organization and to all Singaporean women

The new leadership at AWARE has done great disservice to the organization and to all Singaporean women

Written by Ng E-Jay 20 April 2009 The new President of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE), Ms Josie Lau Meng Lee, has told the media that she hopes for reconciliation with existing members following the highly controversial leadership change on March 28, and that an extraordinary general meeting (EOGM)... 

Letter from AWARE about EGM agenda

Letter from AWARE about EGM agenda

“With reference to the 24th AGM of the AWARE duly convened on 28th Mar 09, the members present and voting had, by majority vote, decided to discuss the Proposed Constitutional Amendments at an EGM to be convened by the duly elected ExCo 09/10″[email protected] or call 67797137.“ The documents relevant to the above meeting... 

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