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Caution From The Venezuelan ExampleCaution From The Venezuelan Example I was looking through the news on the internet and this piece of news troubled me greatly. It is about incidents in Venezuela, which has a centrally planned, socialised healthcare system. It was mentioned that patients who opposed the dictatorial Maduro regime were denied healthcare by government doctors. I think...

PAP Feeling Pressure from SDP: NTUC Annouces Price-FreezePAP Feeling Pressure from SDP: NTUC Annouces Price-Freeze Three days after the SDP launched our policy on tempering the cost of living in Singapore, the NTUC announces that it will freeze prices for 50 household products and reduce them for another 50 items from now until 30 June 2020. This is the clearest sign yet that the PAP is feeling the heat of the SDP's policy where...

SDP Launch 10-Point Plan to lower Cost of LivingSDP 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 Singapore is a central concern for the people. This was the SDP's focus in this afternoon's launch of our policy A Better Life For All: Lowering the Cost of Living In Singapore. Despite PM Lee Hsien Loong's to “work...

Is a huge defence budget at the expense of a healthcare justifiable?Is a huge defence budget at the expense of a healthcare justifiable? So, Shanmugam posted something on his Facebook page, comparing Finland with us in terms of sustainable healthcare. Apparently he read a Reuters article in which the entire Finland cabinet Ministers resigned because they could not deliver on their healthcare promise. He used that as an example of why healthcare in...

FLD: Leong Sze Hian faces defamation caseFLD: Leong Sze Hian faces defamation case Blogger and human rights defender Leong Sze Hian is facing defamation proceedings brought against him by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. The court action was brought on the basis that Leong Sze Hian posted on a Facebook an article published by a Malaysian media outlet. Leong Sze Hian is a prominent...

Where Is The Accountability In Singapore? Hong Lim Park RallyWhere Is The Accountability In Singapore? Hong Lim Park Rally Where Is The Accountability In Singapore? Hong Lim Park Rally - 16 March 4-7 pm! Are you asking the following? a) Why Ng Eng Hen is still Defence Minister after all the deaths of NS men during training; b) Why is Gan Kim Yong still Health Minister despite all the debacles and fiascos such as the Hep C deaths, Health...

Irresponsible to allow old people to use CPF savings to buy old flatsIrresponsible to allow old people to use CPF savings to buy... The liberalisation of CPF to enable elderly people to buy older flats that was recently announced in Parliament by Lawrence Wong. In my opinion, this is a most irresponsible and despicable policy. It is suicidal to say the least. To begin with, old people do not have many more economically productive years left in them....

Unity is StrengthUnity is Strength I will like to first thank Lynda Ethan for providing valuable feedback. She said: "I feel all the points the Oppo raised are good but impact not there... so a joint Election Campaign as to why Oppo is fighting for a seat is to save the country from further deterioration... which is true and has a deeper impact. I think...

Big problem with the way justice is perceived to be executed in SingaporeBig problem with the way justice is perceived to be executed... There’s a big problem with the way justice is perceived to be executed in Singapore, especially when you consider the treatment of socio-political activist Jolovan Wham and the group of foreign workers who held a sit-down protest outside the old CPF building in the CBD area. Wham held up a sign outside the State Court...

NEA owes a duty to Punggol residents to clarify impact of living near Pasir GudangNEA owes a duty to Punggol residents to clarify impact of... I have given repeated feedback to REACH about Punggol housing estate which is just a few kilometres away from the sprawling Pasir Gudang petrochemical complex. Long term exposure to the fumes will no doubt raise concerns about the possibility of ill-health. But until now, the National Environment Agency couldn't...

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 she was appointed class monitoress some weeks ago, I didn't know that it was such a formal process that warrant the issuing of a Letter of Appointment. There is this little paragraph in it that goes: "Leadership is...

Here's How We can Lower the Cost of Living: SDP's Policy LaunchHere'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 take place in a major policy announcement which will be unveiled next Saturday, 16 March. The rising cost of living is a major concern for Singaporeans. Already one of the most expensive cities in the world, the PAP...

Changes to Secondary EducationChanges to Secondary Education A number of fundamental changes to the way our students are taught at secondary school has been the highlight for me in Parliament today. The changes are welcomed and as Minister Ong spoke, my memory took me back to Telok Blangah close to 30 years ago. Two issues in particular came back to me as if it were yesterday. When...

Citizen's dividendCitizen's dividend The Merdeka package and the earlier pioneer package are important policy promulgations that recognise that there is monetary value contributed by citizens to the wealth of this country. The mere fact of living and working here has contributed to the money value of this place. If there was nobody living in this place,...

Ong Ye Kung Adopts SDP's Proposal to Abolish StreamingOng Ye Kung Adopts SDP's Proposal to Abolish Streaming In announcing that the Education Ministry will abandon streaming by 2024, Mr Ong Ye Kung has shown that the PAP is following the SDP's lead again. In our policy proposal Educating for Creativity and Equality: An Agenda for Transformation, the SDP wrote: “Therefore under the SDP’s education plan, the PSLE will...

Editorials
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...
Et tu, Ministry of Health?

Et tu, Ministry of Health?

It appears that the Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) may not be the only statutory board with disingenuous...
Netizens urge Dr Tan Cheng Bock to 'make Singapore...

Netizens urge Dr Tan Cheng Bock to 'make Singapore...

Netizens are taking to the Internet to urge Dr Tan Cheng Bock to "make Singapore great again", after...
Opinions
Are MPs Interested In Their Jobs?

Are MPs Interested In Their Jobs?

This picture tells a thousand words about the disgraceful attendance of our present MPs in Parliament. It...
Revealing the past convictions of the man who drove...

Revealing the past convictions of the man who drove...

It has recently been reported that lawyers in Singapore are divided over a police statement on the past...
HoHoHo: StanChart CEO learning from our ministers

HoHoHo: StanChart CEO learning from our ministers

He also gets a free pass from Temasek. FT reports that StanChart is facing an investor rebellion over...
Temasek concealed a $2 billion loss in 2016?

Temasek concealed a $2 billion loss in 2016?

Phillip Ang * The author blogs at LikeDatOsoCanMeh.    
Are our elected MPs being reduced to paper pushers...

Are our elected MPs being reduced to paper pushers...

The on-going Bicentennial Celebration has uncovered many new truths that debunked what we, as a nation,...
The Tuaspring tender

The Tuaspring tender

Someone shared this article which provides more details about the Tuaspring tender. This was the project...
PAP propping up prices of older resale HDB flats before...

PAP propping up prices of older resale HDB flats before...

In 2013, PAP drastically reduced the amount of CPF usage for HDB flats with less than 60 years’ lease. The...
Liberalise CPF to buy HDB flats

Liberalise CPF to buy HDB flats

The liberalisation of CPF to enable elderly people to buy older flats that was recently announced in...
The story of Mr. Lim Kee Khoon

The story of Mr. Lim Kee Khoon

My wife and I were shocked when we heard of Mr Lim Kee Khoon’s story from a friend. I just spent...
When a Cabinet Minister has to play with words, you...

When a Cabinet Minister has to play with words, you...

I refer to Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s claims that lease decaying does not mean that HDB flats...
Asset Enhancement Bubble Burst

Asset Enhancement Bubble Burst

PAP government no longer dares to mention these key slogan which they used so intensively from the 1990s...
Elections are coming, just drop them and go

Elections are coming, just drop them and go

Singapore's general election will in all likelihood be held this year. You don't have to wait until...
Genius of the PAP

Genius of the PAP

Why the PAP wins and wins. It’s not repression. Nor is it looking after S’poreans very well. It’s...
Decision has to be taken by PM

Decision has to be taken by PM

A Vietnamese girl studied and graduated from National University of Singapore and worked as a nurse for...
Heng Swee Keat’s story about old HDB flats shows...

Heng Swee Keat’s story about old HDB flats shows...

The government narrative for decades was that HDB flats would continue to grow in value, giving Singaporeans...
On worthless HDB flats, $10 is also value

On worthless HDB flats, $10 is also value

Sure, public HDB flats will still have value. Question is, what value? S$10 is value. S$100 is also value. Did...
Is MINDEF’s budget properly disclosed?

Is MINDEF’s budget properly disclosed?

Not sure if this (edited table below) is proper disclosure by MINDEF.  Breakdown on amount spent on...
Are the lives of foreign construction workers in Singapore...

Are the lives of foreign construction workers in Singapore...

I am writing this posting with a heavy heart after sighting the Straits Time's report on 10 Mar 2019...
Understanding the HDB mess

Understanding the HDB mess

Current Public Housing Policy in Singapore centres around the Housing and Development Board (HDB). The...
'Pay as you throw' idea is a book-smart, dumb-in-practice...

'Pay as you throw' idea is a book-smart, dumb-in-practice...

I read with interest NEA's new "Pay as you Throw" idea of leveraging on RFID technology to monitor and...
Snippets
PAP Feeling Pressure from SDP: NTUC Annouces Price-Freeze

PAP Feeling Pressure from SDP: NTUC Annouces Price-Freeze

Three days after the SDP launched our policy on tempering the cost of living in Singapore, the NTUC announces...
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...
Ong Ye Kung Adopts SDP's Proposal to Abolish Streaming

Ong Ye Kung Adopts SDP's Proposal to Abolish Streaming

In announcing that the Education Ministry will abandon streaming by 2024, Mr Ong Ye Kung has shown that...
Statement by Jolovan Wham on his latest alleged offence

Statement by Jolovan Wham on his latest alleged offence

The Singapore police force has deliberately mischaracterised the photo I took on December 13 in which...
SDP Accepts KCCV's Apology

SDP Accepts KCCV's Apology

Dr Chee Soon Juan and SDP Organising Secretary Mr Jufri Salim met with Pastor Vincent Lun of KCC...
SDP's Campaign Message: Politics is about Serving the...

SDP's Campaign Message: Politics is about Serving the...

1980 was a significant year. It was the year that Ted Turner established CNN and Steve Jobs' Apple...
SDP Kicks off GE Campaign: 'We must Find our Nation’s...

SDP Kicks off GE Campaign: 'We must Find our Nation’s...

#SDPNOW – The Way Forward. That's our slogan for the coming general elections. It was unveiled yesterday...
People's Power Party: Budget 2019 is small mindedness...

People's Power Party: Budget 2019 is small mindedness...

We have successfully conducted our Singapore Budget 2019 Forum today. We thank all who have attended...
SDP’s Response to JTC Corporation’s Accusations

SDP’s Response to JTC Corporation’s Accusations

The JTC Corporation has accused the SDP of conflating the issues of the last-minute cancellation...
Joint statement by international human rights NGOs...

Joint statement by international human rights NGOs...

We, the undersigned human rights organisations, strongly condemn the politically-motivated prosecution...
Follow-up to 'Why does the Singapore Government retain...

Follow-up to 'Why does the Singapore Government retain...

I refer to my recent post on LHL saying that we cannot outsource national security. LHL's statement...
SDP 's campaign kick-off venue changes - Management...

SDP 's campaign kick-off venue changes - Management...

It's happened again. The venue management  KCC (Kingdom Community Church) Ventures Pte Ltd has cancelled...
Why does the Singapore Government retain an army of...

Why does the Singapore Government retain an army of...

“We cannot outsource our security and defence to anyone else; we have to defend Singapore ourselves.”...
Budget 2019 – When the Party Ends and the Music Stops...

Budget 2019 – When the Party Ends and the Music Stops...

At a rally during the General Elections in 2015, SDP Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan said: “The...
Letters
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...
Open letter to all PAP cadres: Please focus on serving...

Open letter to all PAP cadres: Please focus on serving...

This is an open letter to all PAP cadres: Please, please, please rethink why you enter politics and look...
Derisory Insulting Tribute to the Merdeka generation

Derisory Insulting Tribute to the Merdeka generation

As a recognition of your lifetime contribution to the country, the PAP government now gives you a daily...
Have a ribbon in the passport

Have a ribbon in the passport

Over the years, I realised that one of the time consuming process for immigration at checkpoint was when...
Disappointing that IMDA has failed as a regulator

Disappointing that IMDA has failed as a regulator

I am much angered by SingPost’s indiscriminate distribution of commercial flyers at my HDB block (and...
More protection required for our taxi drivers

More protection required for our taxi drivers

Last week, a taxi driver was attacked by 4 Chinese nationals – 2 men and 2 women – for supposedly...
Health Hazard To Employees At Resorts World Sentosa...

Health Hazard To Employees At Resorts World Sentosa...

2010 saw the opening of 2 casinos in Singapore. It was supposed to lift the country's economy and create...
Singaporeans should tell themselves...

Singaporeans should tell themselves...

Singaporeans should tell themselves they DO NOT NEED a ruling party (PAP) to govern their country when...
Unfair for MRT commuters to bear the costs of upgrading...

Unfair for MRT commuters to bear the costs of upgrading...

Yesterday (13 Feb), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that SMRT's operating costs were significantly...
For the love of our country, let's get it right this...

For the love of our country, let's get it right this...

The maturity of the majority of our voters are appalling to say the least. Unfortunately, the voters...
Allow private property owner to buy HDB flats

Allow private property owner to buy HDB flats

The current government policy allows an eligible person to buy a HDB flat and after occupying the flat...
When it was Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

When it was Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew

"Everything works, whether it is water, electricity or telexes and if it doesn’t, I want to know why...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Anonymity in cyberspace is really an illusion

Anonymity in cyberspace is really an illusion

By Fang Zhi Yuan When Minister for Community, Youth and Sports Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said in a speech recently that “anonymity is an illusion in cyberspace”, some netizens dismissed his words as an empty threat and even challenged him to trace them. Some tried to court trouble by hurling invectives at him in internet... 

Important questions not raised during recent Parliamentary sittings

Important questions not raised during recent Parliamentary sittings

By Eugene Yeo I am surprised though a wide range of issues were raised by MPs during the parliamentary sittings for the last 2 days, they seem to be oblivious to the most pertinent questions on the minds of the public. First and foremost, how much did GIC lose in its failed overseas investments? Surely this should warrant a... 

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