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Fundamental flaw in POFMAFundamental flaw in POFMA The State and its Organs must not be the judge whether there is malicious intent to besmirch the reputation of the organs of the state as in the case of the views expressed by members of the public of perceived bias or double standards in exempting a person from holding a massive public gathering when most such gatherings...

It seems like it is better to be a panda in SingaporeIt seems like it is better to be a panda in Singapore Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) assists average about 300 homeless cases each year - which it defined as people who have no means of accommodation. If the government can plan and build Jewel Changi Airport at a cost of $1.7 billion, then it should be able to plan and provide these homeless people a roof...

Something is not rightSomething is not right 1. We have overall budget surplus of over 2 billion dollars. But GST will still be increased to 9%. 2. We were told numerous times that the gov will tackle the high cost of living but Singapore is still perched at the top of the list for most expensive cities to live in the world. 3. We scored high on Corruption Perceptions...

Singaporean Workers Having Their Lunches StolenSingaporean Workers Having Their Lunches Stolen Peoples Voice notes with sadness IBM’s decision to close its plant in Tampines and to relocate the manufacturing of the IBM product done at Tampines back to Poughkeepsie in New York. There is little doubt that the move was encouraged by the Trump administration’s policies of making American companies relocate their...

The SDP Deeply Regrets Appeal Court's DecisionThe SDP Deeply Regrets Appeal Court's Decision The Court of Appeal has dismissed Dr Wong Souk Yee's appeal against the High Court's decision not to compel a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC. This is troubling. The seat was vacated in 2017 by former PAP MP Halimah Yacob to take the position of President. The decision whittles down yet more rights of Singaporean...

Progress Singapore Party Symbol approvedProgress Singapore Party Symbol approved I am pleased to announce that the party symbol for the Progress Singapore Party has been approved and I am delighted to share it with you. Our Party symbol is in the form of a palm tree signifying growth, purpose, strength and life. The tree has 5 fronds and the trunk is in the shape of a person. The person-shaped...

PAP Government made three fundamental errorsPAP Government made three fundamental errors 1) It allowed the use of CPF (retirement) money on HDB flats which are basically depreciating assets because of the 99-year lease. 2) It told Singapore earlier that the price of HDB flats would never go down. As a result, there was a property bubble when flats in the resale market were selling at a higher price than...

ICA's statement on supposed 'deal' with Alex TanICA's statement on supposed 'deal' with Alex Tan Alex Tan, the editor of States Times Review and its spin-offs, the Singapore Herald and Singapore Hereld, has remained outside of Singapore on an expired passport. He had submitted a new passport application to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), from overseas. ICA has processed his passport application....

Guide to what you can or cannot write about in Singapore?Guide to what you can or cannot write about in Singapore? … when the Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) before Parliament is passed ... - any Minister or his appointed Competent Authority, can determine what is a falsehood (and that it is also in the public interest to make the order)? The penalty is up to 10 years jail and a fine of up to $1 million …...

Lax enforcement of rules a shame to SingaporeLax enforcement of rules a shame to Singapore This PAP government is very good at passing legislations and laws in Parliament because of their absolute majority advantage. We have laws against many offences and irresponsible behavior. But laws on their own, if they are not backed up with serious and regular ground enforcement efforts, is a toothless tiger at best. Examples...

SDP Proposes Non-Open Market Flats to Address HDB's 99-Year Lease CrisisSDP Proposes Non-Open Market Flats to Address HDB's 99-Year... Non-Open Market, or NOM, flats that do not include land costs in their price should be introduced into the public housing system in Singapore. This idea was raised at the SDP's launch of its housing policy Housing A Nation: Holistic Policies For Affordable Homes. Party Vice-Chairman, Mr John Tan, and Treasurer Mr Bryan...

The new Fake News law is to instill fear in our minds so as to encourage self-censorshipThe new Fake News law is to instill fear in our minds so... Compared to democratic countries, Singapore’s proposed anti-fake news law: 1. Gives broad sweeping powers to the PAP ministers Any ministers can issue an order under the law in response to a news they deem as fake. 2. Defines “fake news” using vague and ambiguous notions Under the law, fake news is...

The frustrations of PMETs being marginalizedThe frustrations of PMETs being marginalized Met and heard the frustrations of PMETs being marginalized. Pitiful cases such as a 48 year old man out of job for 1.5 years after being retrenched from his previous work in logistics. Outcompeted by foreign PMETs. He has 4 children to feed and now works odd jobs to make ends meet. Fearful, angry and afraid for his family’s...

Open letter to PM Lee regarding budgetOpen letter to PM Lee regarding budget Dear Prime Minister Lee, Recently at the opening of the Sengkang General Hospital, you spoke about the aging population of Singapore. You spoke about how the healthcare spending was “unsustainable” and that for future health funding, some “hard choices” on health spending needed to be made. MOH’s budget...

Anyhow Chongkong Tuasprings!Anyhow Chongkong Tuasprings! First, let me start of by saying that I am not an investor of Hyflux, nor am I part of their staff. That being said, I don't think what the government plans to do to them is fair or right. Basic principles. You want something, you pay for it. You don't just take it be force. If I were to go and take something that doesn't...

Editorials
WP's claims in 2015 that PAP would increase GST after...

WP's claims in 2015 that PAP would increase GST after...

Speaking in Parliament on 1 Apr, Minister for Law and Home Affairs K Shanmugam said that the new Law...
Self-exiled Alex Tan returning to face the music?

Self-exiled Alex Tan returning to face the music?

The former editor of now-defunct States Times Review (STR) and current editor of Singapore Herald...
Interesting segments from Tean Lim's Rally speech

Interesting segments from Tean Lim's Rally speech

Peoples Voice organised a live rally recently asking the question of "Where is the Accountability in...
Retrenched PMETs on the rise while observers say government...

Retrenched PMETs on the rise while observers say government...

According to a labour market report released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday, PMETs accounted...
Temasek-owned SingPost to divest US e-commerce business...

Temasek-owned SingPost to divest US e-commerce business...

After several social media sagas on its service standards, Bloomberg reported on Wed (13 Mar) that Singapore...
GIC invests $700 million in Bharti Airtel after Moody's...

GIC invests $700 million in Bharti Airtel after Moody's...

The Asia Times reported last week (8 Mar) that Singapore’s Government Investment Corporation will...
Singapore purchases fighter jets described as '$1.4...

Singapore purchases fighter jets described as '$1.4...

It was reported that Singapore is looking to purchase four F-35 fighter jets, with an option for eight...
Nurse sentenced to 12 weeks jail for assaulting man...

Nurse sentenced to 12 weeks jail for assaulting man...

A nurse was sentenced to 12 weeks' jail after punching an elderly resident at the SPH-owned Orange Valley...
Netizens upset that appeals from grassroots advisers...

Netizens upset that appeals from grassroots advisers...

Speaking at the Committee of Supply debate for the Ministry of Home Affairs, WP MP and Vice-Chair...
Grassroots leader involved in unprovoked assault on...

Grassroots leader involved in unprovoked assault on...

The mainstream media reported (3 Mar) that a grassroots leader is under investigations and currently...
No conflict of Interest for Auditor-General to be Minister’s...

No conflict of Interest for Auditor-General to be Minister’s...

Speaking in Parliament on Thursday (28 Feb), Minister-in-Charge of the Civil Service Chan Chun Sing said...
Apex Court rules that CGH's negligence had cause woman's...

Apex Court rules that CGH's negligence had cause woman's...

The Court of Appeal (CA) ruled on Tuesday (Feb 26) that a patient with lung cancer would have been...
Contacting TR Emeritus with a free Gmail email address

Contacting TR Emeritus with a free Gmail email address

Please be informed that effective immediately, we will NOT be answering any emails addressed to TR Emeritus...
Businessman donates 'meaningful sum' towards TR Emeritus'...

Businessman donates 'meaningful sum' towards TR Emeritus'...

We are pleased to announce that a local businessman has donated a "meaningful sum" towards TR Emeritus's...
Members of Progress Singapore Party revealed

Members of Progress Singapore Party revealed

The office-holders and some members of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) which Dr Tan Cheng Bock has...
A Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year 2019

A Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year 2019

.   The [email protected] Emeritus would like to   wish all our Chinese readers   A Happy...
Confidential information of 14,200 individuals diagnosed...

Confidential information of 14,200 individuals diagnosed...

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Monday (29th Jan) that confidential information of 14,200 individuals...
Where was the Defense Minister when Aloysius Pang was...

Where was the Defense Minister when Aloysius Pang was...

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National...
Dr Tan Cheng Bock ‘is the leader Singapore deserves’

Dr Tan Cheng Bock ‘is the leader Singapore deserves’

Lee Hsien Yang, the youngest brother of PM Lee Hsien Loong has praised former People’s Action Party...
Six NSFs, an NSman and a regular serviceman have died...

Six NSFs, an NSman and a regular serviceman have died...

In a statement released late on Wednesday (23 Jan) night, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) confirmed...
Opinions
Hyflux: Good Friday cruxification

Hyflux: Good Friday cruxification

Christ and the two thieves were not the ones crucified yesterday. Yesterday (yes on a public holiday),...
This is what Singaporeans do not realise

This is what Singaporeans do not realise

I was sued by the Singapore prime minister, fired from my job for political reasons and later the police...
Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking Truth to Power

As the noose tightens around truth telling that brings to light incompetence, greed, cronyism, and arrogance:...
Sold off to the GLC’s and we are paying for it

Sold off to the GLC’s and we are paying for it

As I have been focusing on the Changi Airport, here are extracts from Changi Airport Group (CAG) 2009/10...
Unemployment figures for Singaporeans likely to be...

Unemployment figures for Singaporeans likely to be...

The unemployment rate of Singaporeans has increased for the past 5-6 years. Everyday, we encounter young...
Where are the writers?

Where are the writers?

The Singapore government's proposed anti-fake news law has been heavily criticized by local and international...
What about the pink elephant in the corner, DPM Teo?

What about the pink elephant in the corner, DPM Teo?

I couldn’t but think the above, when I read in the constructive, nation-building CNA: Despite their...
Billion-dollar cost overruns par for the course for...

Billion-dollar cost overruns par for the course for...

  Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.    
How does T5 airport cost tens of billions?

How does T5 airport cost tens of billions?

Changi Airport averaged a little over 5.46 million passengers and 32,000 flights per month in 2018. Before...
Singaporean CPF members own self guarantee own self

Singaporean CPF members own self guarantee own self

  Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.    
Students end up seeking help at the Institute of Mental...

Students end up seeking help at the Institute of Mental...

It is so very sad to learn that our students end up seeking help at the Institute of Mental Health or...
Financial management in Singapore is worrying

Financial management in Singapore is worrying

So, Malaysia and China are going to build 648k of a rail link connecting Port Klang across the country...
Microsoft & Chinese workers make Jack Ma eat bitter

Microsoft & Chinese workers make Jack Ma eat bitter

Enabled  by US technology (See How Microsoft is subverting China), young Chinese tech workers...
Under PAP, Singapore can only go downhill

Under PAP, Singapore can only go downhill

Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.    
Quality tourists over quantity is new STB's chief mantra?

Quality tourists over quantity is new STB's chief mantra?

I refer to the Straits Times article on 15 April 2019 "Quality tourists over quantity is new STB's chief...
Make redress easier under fake-news Bill?

Make redress easier under fake-news Bill?

The Straits Times headline on 7th Apr read "Make redress easier under fake-news Bill". Deputy Speaker...
A Poet Laureate of Singapore?

A Poet Laureate of Singapore?

We're proud to announce that Gaudy Boy's Poetry Book Prize co-winner The Experiment of the Tropics by...
Without corporate discipline, competent leadership...

Without corporate discipline, competent leadership...

SPH has just reported a 25.7% drop in 2Q19 earnings to S$29.7 million, with a 5.2% decline in revenue....
Singapore is 2nd most expensive city To buy A home...

Singapore is 2nd most expensive city To buy A home...

In the Global Living Report 2018 released by global estate agent firm CBRE, Singapore has been named...
The reality of voters voting out governments is not...

The reality of voters voting out governments is not...

In a state media interview with Channel News Asia (CNA), Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K. Shanmugam...
Snippets
Singaporean Workers Having Their Lunches Stolen

Singaporean Workers Having Their Lunches Stolen

Peoples Voice notes with sadness IBM’s decision to close its plant in Tampines and to relocate the...
The SDP Deeply Regrets Appeal Court's Decision

The SDP Deeply Regrets Appeal Court's Decision

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Dr Wong Souk Yee's appeal against the High Court's decision not to...
Progress Singapore Party Symbol approved

Progress Singapore Party Symbol approved

I am pleased to announce that the party symbol for the Progress Singapore Party has been approved and...
ICA's statement on supposed 'deal' with Alex Tan

ICA's statement on supposed 'deal' with Alex Tan

Alex Tan, the editor of States Times Review and its spin-offs, the Singapore Herald and Singapore Hereld,...
SDP Proposes Non-Open Market Flats to Address HDB's...

SDP Proposes Non-Open Market Flats to Address HDB's...

Non-Open Market, or NOM, flats that do not include land costs in their price should be introduced into...
The new Fake News law is to instill fear in our minds...

The new Fake News law is to instill fear in our minds...

Compared to democratic countries, Singapore’s proposed anti-fake news law: 1. Gives broad sweeping...
The frustrations of PMETs being marginalized

The frustrations of PMETs being marginalized

Met and heard the frustrations of PMETs being marginalized. Pitiful cases such as a 48 year old man...
When Singaporeans were not ready

When Singaporeans were not ready

When Singaporeans were not ready, we moved our people out from kampongs and into public housing blocks. When...
Li Shengwu on the ‘contempt of court’ case against...

Li Shengwu on the ‘contempt of court’ case against...

An update on my case: The Singapore AG’s attempts to retroactively apply new rules were not successful...
What went wrong with Hyflux?

What went wrong with Hyflux?

34,000 retail investors invested a total of $900 million in the Hyflux preference shares and perpetual...
Wealth of our politicians versus the struggles of everyday...

Wealth of our politicians versus the struggles of everyday...

This article is an interesting read. PM Lee &...
SDP's Answer to the HDB 99-year Lease Calamity

SDP's Answer to the HDB 99-year Lease Calamity

Following the successful launch of our cost of living policy, the SDP will be presenting our housing...
Local groups call for greater freedom of expression...

Local groups call for greater freedom of expression...

We are a group of citizens who are deeply troubled by the mounting charges that social worker and human...
SDP Launch 10-Point Plan to lower Cost of Living

SDP Launch 10-Point Plan to lower Cost of Living

As one of the most, if not the most, expensive cities in the world, the rising cost of living in...
FLD: Leong Sze Hian faces defamation case

FLD: Leong Sze Hian faces defamation case

Blogger and human rights defender Leong Sze Hian is facing defamation proceedings brought against him...
Where Is The Accountability In Singapore? Hong Lim...

Where Is The Accountability In Singapore? Hong Lim...

Where Is The Accountability In Singapore? Hong Lim Park Rally - 16 March 4-7 pm! Are you asking the...
Unity is Strength

Unity is Strength

I will like to first thank Lynda Ethan for providing valuable feedback. She said: "I feel all the...
Musing of newbie politician...

Musing of newbie politician...

Yesterday my 7 year-old gave this little piece of crumpled appointment letter to me. While I knew...
Here's How We can Lower the Cost of Living: SDP's Policy...

Here's How We can Lower the Cost of Living: SDP's Policy...

The SDP will propose concrete ways on how to keep the cost of living down for Singaporeans. This will...
Changes to Secondary Education

Changes to Secondary Education

A number of fundamental changes to the way our students are taught at secondary school has been the highlight...
Letters
Fundamental flaw in POFMA

Fundamental flaw in POFMA

The State and its Organs must not be the judge whether there is malicious intent to besmirch the reputation...
It seems like it is better to be a panda in Singapore

It seems like it is better to be a panda in Singapore

Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) assists average about 300 homeless cases each year -...
Something is not right

Something is not right

1. We have overall budget surplus of over 2 billion dollars. But GST will still be increased to 9%. 2....
PAP Government made three fundamental errors

PAP Government made three fundamental errors

1) It allowed the use of CPF (retirement) money on HDB flats which are basically depreciating assets...
Guide to what you can or cannot write about in Singapore?

Guide to what you can or cannot write about in Singapore?

… when the Protection From Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) before Parliament is passed...
Lax enforcement of rules a shame to Singapore

Lax enforcement of rules a shame to Singapore

This PAP government is very good at passing legislations and laws in Parliament because of their absolute...
Open letter to PM Lee regarding budget

Open letter to PM Lee regarding budget

Dear Prime Minister Lee, Recently at the opening of the Sengkang General Hospital, you spoke about...
Anyhow Chongkong Tuasprings!

Anyhow Chongkong Tuasprings!

First, let me start of by saying that I am not an investor of Hyflux, nor am I part of their staff. That...
CPF Medishield Life Horror Show Is On!

CPF Medishield Life Horror Show Is On!

Last GE, Minister of Health was going to give power to the govt to take money directly from your bank...
Heng is making a joke out of meritocracy and democracy

Heng is making a joke out of meritocracy and democracy

We should call for a national referendum! We have been instilled with the notion that meritocracy...
Getting real on housing, part 1: 99 year leasehold...

Getting real on housing, part 1: 99 year leasehold...

Truth 1: A 99 year leasehold condominium will be returned to the government at the end of 99 years, like...
Caution From The Venezuelan Example

Caution From The Venezuelan Example

I was looking through the news on the internet and this piece of news troubled me greatly. It is about...
Is a huge defence budget at the expense of a healthcare...

Is a huge defence budget at the expense of a healthcare...

So, Shanmugam posted something on his Facebook page, comparing Finland with us in terms of sustainable...
Irresponsible to allow old people to use CPF savings...

Irresponsible to allow old people to use CPF savings...

The liberalisation of CPF to enable elderly people to buy older flats that was recently announced in...
Big problem with the way justice is perceived to be...

Big problem with the way justice is perceived to be...

There’s a big problem with the way justice is perceived to be executed in Singapore, especially when...
NEA owes a duty to Punggol residents to clarify impact...

NEA owes a duty to Punggol residents to clarify impact...

I have given repeated feedback to REACH about Punggol housing estate which is just a few kilometres...
Citizen's dividend

Citizen's dividend

The Merdeka package and the earlier pioneer package are important policy promulgations that recognise...
Merdeka Generation Package more like the 'Sick and...

Merdeka Generation Package more like the 'Sick and...

Merdeka Generation Package its a “Makan You” Budget the way I see it. Out to lure and trumpet...
Does CPF expect me to die in three months therefore...

Does CPF expect me to die in three months therefore...

CPF is our life time savings for retirement. It is our money saved with CPF. I was asked to retire...
 Skeptical of PAP's sudden decision to cut the Foreign...

Skeptical of PAP's sudden decision to cut the Foreign...

I am sceptical about the reasons of the recent budget announcement on Foreign Worker (FW) quota cut that...
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