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Marriage, children and practical concernsMarriage, children and practical concerns A couple bows before their parents and offers them tea, as is traditional in Chinese weddings. I refer to The Straits Times’ Editorial “Marriage, children and practical concerns” (Feb 5). Since the history of human civilisation, the formation of individual family and the issue of procreation have become two...

Not in my backyardNot in my backyard I refer to the TODAY’s Commentary, “'Not in my backyard' — when some groups can protest more loudly, the most vulnerable ones suffer” (Jan 25, 2024). A few good points from the article are worth to be probed further and discussed. In December 2023, the announcement of plans by The National Environment Agency...

Opposition parties seek to strengthen parliamentary presenceOpposition parties seek to strengthen parliamentary presence I refer to The Independent Singapore’s SG Politics column, “Opposition parties seek to strengthen parliamentary presence” (Nov 29, 2023). As we know, Singapore political scene has been firmly dominated by the PAP since 1959. Thus, the opposition parties in Singapore have to face and withstand many challenges ahead...

Educating the next generationEducating the next generation I read with interest the Straits Times’ Editorial, “Educating the next generation” (Jan 5, 2024). Any form of spontaneous learning should provide you with a happy, positive, and memorable experience. However, only a small number of children are in exception. Therefore, based on this, parents should realize the...

GST increase in 2024GST increase in 2024 On 1 Jan 2024 GST rises 1% from 8% to 9%; this is a 12.5% increase in GST. I am not convinced that this is necessary. It will contribute to inflation, and cause economic hardship. The handouts to mitigate this are temporary and the increase is permanent. In 2015, when the possibility of GST rising was an election issue...

Race relations in SingaporeRace relations in Singapore I refer to the Today’s “Commentary: In 1954, David Marshall spoke about race relations in Singapore. Have we made real progress since then?” (Dec 15). For any country to be prosperous and powerful, it must first achieve political and social stability, and its people must live in harmony and be united. Only in this...

Passenger says he almost suffocated in Grab ride due to heavy cigarette smokePassenger says he almost suffocated in Grab ride due to heavy... I refer to The Independent Singapore’s In the Hood “Passenger says he almost suffocated in Grab ride due to heavy cigarette smoke” (Nov 22) and “Passenger says TADA driver kept falling asleep during his ride” (Dec 3). It is understandable that most riders who engage the service of private hire vehicle for their...

Tribute to Mr Lee Tee TongTribute to Mr Lee Tee Tong This white-haired elderly gentleman caught my attention at Hong Lim Park on the 50th anniversary observance of Operation Coldstore in 2015. Fiery oration in Mandarin, without a script. That was my first impression of Mr Lee Tee Tong, the elected Member of Parliament for Bukit Timah in 1963. He was the candidate from...

Exposing the fake news about ChinaExposing the fake news about China With so much misinformation and hate happening in the world today, it’s very easy to be misled by fake news. Reason why in this video, I’m showing you the truth with facts about China and news from China so that you can understand the reality on ground especially after traveling across China for 60 days. As...

Young people are redefining what is a good life and advertisers need to wise upYoung people are redefining what is a good life and advertisers... I refer to the “Commentary: Young people are redefining what is a good life and advertisers need to wise up” (Today, Nov 29). The author of this article analysed and discussed purely from the perspective of commercial advertising practitioner how Singaporeans, especially a group of young professionals and intellectuals...

Nearly 50% of Singaporeans in the past two years unable to repay debtsNearly 50% of Singaporeans in the past two years unable to... I refer to The Independent Singapore’s featured news “Nearly 50% of Singaporeans in the past two years unable to repay debts” (Nov 22) and TODAY’s news “Higher credit card spending in 2023 made S'pore households slightly more vulnerable to income, interest rate shocks: MAS” (Nov 27) It is really sad and mindful...

Hundreds of Palestinian minors held in Israeli jailsHundreds of Palestinian minors held in Israeli jails The 150 Palestinians set to be released from Israeli prisons in the truce deal are all women and children many of whom have been held without convictions. Al Jazeera's Ali Hashem takes a look at the thousands of Palestinian children whose childhoods have been scarred by the Israeli occupation.    

Gaza protests risk getting radicalisedGaza protests risk getting radicalised I refer to the Straits Times’ Editorial, “Gaza protests risk getting radicalised” (Nov 9). Israel has waged a bombing campaign to destroy the enclave's Hamas rulers since Oct 7, and the Israel-Hamas war has lasted for about five weeks, and the following situations are indeed exacerbating and worrisome : - 1)...

We need young men, not mummy's boysWe need young men, not mummy's boys I refer to The Independent Singapore Feature News, “27yo becomes 1st SG female to complete SAF commando course” (Oct 26) and the OPINION “We need young men, not mummy's boys” (Sep 26). Foremost, it is pleasant and heart warming to learn that a 27 year female army captain had successfully completed her tough commando...

People's Voice’s Official Statement On The Israeli-Palestinian ConflictPeople's Voice’s Official Statement On The Israeli-Palestinian... It goes without saying that People's Voice (PV) supports a 2 State solution, which is absolutely necessary in order to bring about a genuine long-lasting peace in the Middle East. The Palestinians must have their own State. Many American Presidents saw the need for a two state solution. However, their endeavours to...

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Editorial
US vetoes another UNSC resolution calling for ceasefire...

US vetoes another UNSC resolution calling for ceasefire...

The US has again vetoed a UNSC resolution drafted by Algeria calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza...
Israelis Revolt Against PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israelis Revolt Against PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israelis are losing their patience with PM Benjamin Netanyahu over his Gaza operation. Hundreds of Israelis...
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Houthis in total revenge mode striking more ships

Houthis in total revenge mode striking more ships

The Houthis are in total revenge mode over Israel's raging war in the Gaza Strip. The Yemen-based resistance...
ICJ to hold hearings on Israel unlawful occupation...

ICJ to hold hearings on Israel unlawful occupation...

Public hearings in the advisory proceedings on the legal consequences arising from the policies and practices...
Fuming Israeli hostages families plans to negotiate...

Fuming Israeli hostages families plans to negotiate...

The families of remaining Israeli hostages held in Gaza are planning to send their own representative...
Hezbollah's revenge strikes decimates Israeli city

Hezbollah's revenge strikes decimates Israeli city

As Israeli air strikes decimated several Lebanon cities, Hezbollah launched a missile blitz on Israeli...
Arab League Takes Action Against Israel's Rafah Offensive

Arab League Takes Action Against Israel's Rafah Offensive

The Arab League announced a crackdown after Israel prepared for a ground assault in south Gaza's last...
Hamas alleged Israel deliberately killings hostages

Hamas alleged Israel deliberately killings hostages

Days after Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim regarding IDF's achievements in Gaza, Abu...
Hezbollah to escalate attacks and wants 'blood for...

Hezbollah to escalate attacks and wants 'blood for...

Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah has taken a pledge to make Israel pay “with blood.” Nasrallah's...
Iraq and Yemeni Houthis threaten military response...

Iraq and Yemeni Houthis threaten military response...

Iraq has now warned the US to keep away from the Israel-Palestine conflict. Iraqi politician Al-Amiri...
5,000 American soldiers aiding Israel's genocide in...

5,000 American soldiers aiding Israel's genocide in...

Iran has claimed that 5,000 American troops are taking part in Israel's offensive in Gaza against Hamas....
The sheer hypocrisy of US foreign policies

The sheer hypocrisy of US foreign policies

“We are willing to negotiate,” Putin said during his interview with Tucker Carlson, noting that the...
Arab League's Ultimatum to Israel over bombings in...

Arab League's Ultimatum to Israel over bombings in...

The Secretary-General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has warned Israel that the current situation...
South Africa makes urgent request to ICJ on Israel’s...

South Africa makes urgent request to ICJ on Israel’s...

The government of South Africa has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to consider whether...
President Biden given enough rope to hang himself

President Biden given enough rope to hang himself

The host of ‘Tomi Lahren is Fearless’ weighs in on concerns surrounding Biden's age and White House's...
Major arms dealers halt deal with Israel after ICJ...

Major arms dealers halt deal with Israel after ICJ...

Under fire, Israel now faces the wrath of major arms companies over the ICJ ruling. Several arms makers...
Happy Lunar New Year 2024

Happy Lunar New Year 2024

Wishing all our Chinese readers luck, love, and health this Lunar New Year.   Team@TR...
Netanyahu boasts of decisive victory 'within months'

Netanyahu boasts of decisive victory 'within months'

Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory is within reach in Israel's war against Hamas after rejecting...
Iran, Russia and China to flex naval muscle in joint...

Iran, Russia and China to flex naval muscle in joint...

Iran will conduct a joint naval exercise with Russia and China in the coming weeks. Incidentally, all...
Opinions
Closure of CPF's SA for age over 55 - Implications...

Closure of CPF's SA for age over 55 - Implications...

The discontinuation of the Special Account( SA) for individuals aged 55 and above, is set to take effect...
Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport Surpasses Changi As World’s...

Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport Surpasses Changi As World’s...

I have often said one of the major failings of Singapore is that our people have bought into this propaganda...
The way our reserves are handled

The way our reserves are handled

I share my thoughts as a citizen on the way our reserves are handled. This platform is far from being...
Don't play God

Don't play God

Don’t Play God. It Always Ends Badly! I remember my late Father admonishing me in the early 80s...
Total Fertility Rates (TFR)

Total Fertility Rates (TFR)

Is it possible to reverse our Total Fertility Rates (TFR) to at least the replacement level of 2.1? Our...
I Am Sad For America And The World

I Am Sad For America And The World

In a single week, Joe Biden has made 3 gaffes which show that he does not have the mental fitness to...
More charged for corruption

More charged for corruption

The latest that I have read on CNA online this morning is that 3 former directors who were linked to...
When will the General Election be held

When will the General Election be held

Click to enlarge Singaporeans are guessing when the PAP will hold the general election. Will it be...
SimplyGo: The big data ambitions and $40m dilemma explained

SimplyGo: The big data ambitions and $40m dilemma explained

"Public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed." ... Abraham...
Terrible Poll Numbers For Biden

Terrible Poll Numbers For Biden

Genocide Joe Biden New polls have come out which spell disaster for Biden in the Presidential elections...
COE is a very important tax for the government

COE is a very important tax for the government

COE is a very important tax for our government. So easy to collect too. I was surprised to learn...
Najib is not out of the kampong yet

Najib is not out of the kampong yet

Not everyone is happy with Najib’s pardon outcome. His family is not. Nooryana Najib, his daughter,...
The Delibitating Effect Of The Iron Rice Bowl

The Delibitating Effect Of The Iron Rice Bowl

Bertha Henson bemoans the declining quality of the Straits Times. But is there any incentive for a...
A leadership crisis has surfaced with the SimplyGo...

A leadership crisis has surfaced with the SimplyGo...

Simply Unacceptable! A leadership crisis has surfaced with the SimplyGo saga. Developed by the Land...
Strengthen laws to protect retrenched workers

Strengthen laws to protect retrenched workers

Why Singapore should strengthen laws to protect retrenched workers- Today online, 26 January 2024. I...
I am not a supporter of Hamas

I am not a supporter of Hamas

Hamas should be Supporting Me Instead American Presidents have a way with coming up with soundbites....
We Have A Bloated Government

We Have A Bloated Government

We Have A Bloated Government Which Needs To Be Drastically Cut Down In Size! LKY used to boast that...
Defending LTA or MOT for doing a lousy job on SimplyGo...

Defending LTA or MOT for doing a lousy job on SimplyGo...

I applaud Chee Hong Tat for despite having to eat humble pie, unlike many others, he didn't try to defend...
SimplyGoneCase Saga

SimplyGoneCase Saga

Some people say we should UPGRADE to HIGH Tech solution like SimplyGo because we want "progress" to become...
Don’t Be Fooled By The PAP’s Arguments On Inflation

Don’t Be Fooled By The PAP’s Arguments On Inflation

For the last several months, Singaporeans have had to endure an orgy of price increases. Much of it was...
Letters
Marriage, children and practical concerns

Marriage, children and practical concerns

A couple bows before their parents and offers them tea, as is traditional in Chinese weddings. I...
Not in my backyard

Not in my backyard

I refer to the TODAY’s Commentary, “'Not in my backyard' — when some groups can protest more loudly,...
Opposition parties seek to strengthen parliamentary...

Opposition parties seek to strengthen parliamentary...

I refer to The Independent Singapore’s SG Politics column, “Opposition parties seek to strengthen...
Educating the next generation

Educating the next generation

I read with interest the Straits Times’ Editorial, “Educating the next generation” (Jan 5, 2024). Any...
Race relations in Singapore

Race relations in Singapore

I refer to the Today’s “Commentary: In 1954, David Marshall spoke about race relations in Singapore....
Passenger says he almost suffocated in Grab ride due...

Passenger says he almost suffocated in Grab ride due...

I refer to The Independent Singapore’s In the Hood “Passenger says he almost suffocated in Grab ride...
Young people are redefining what is a good life and...

Young people are redefining what is a good life and...

I refer to the “Commentary: Young people are redefining what is a good life and advertisers need to...
Nearly 50% of Singaporeans in the past two years unable...

Nearly 50% of Singaporeans in the past two years unable...

I refer to The Independent Singapore’s featured news “Nearly 50% of Singaporeans in the past two...
Gaza protests risk getting radicalised

Gaza protests risk getting radicalised

I refer to the Straits Times’ Editorial, “Gaza protests risk getting radicalised” (Nov 9). Israel...
We need young men, not mummy's boys

We need young men, not mummy's boys

I refer to The Independent Singapore Feature News, “27yo becomes 1st SG female to complete SAF commando...
Snippets
Things to Know for Online Casino Betting in Singapore

Things to Know for Online Casino Betting in Singapore

Photo by Mike Enerio The legal landscape of online betting varies significantly between countries,...
Defining Digital Gold: The Emergence of Cryptocurrency

Defining Digital Gold: The Emergence of Cryptocurrency

Within a few years, cryptocurrency has rapidly progressed from being just a digital fad to a billion-dollar...
Top 10 most liberal countries in the world

Top 10 most liberal countries in the world

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Casino Culture in Singapore: Revenue Projected to Grow...

Casino Culture in Singapore: Revenue Projected to Grow...

The casino industry is booming in Singapore and shows no signs of slowing down in 2024. Both retail and...
GST increase in 2024

GST increase in 2024

On 1 Jan 2024 GST rises 1% from 8% to 9%; this is a 12.5% increase in GST. I am not convinced that this...
Tribute to Mr Lee Tee Tong

Tribute to Mr Lee Tee Tong

This white-haired elderly gentleman caught my attention at Hong Lim Park on the 50th anniversary observance...
Exposing the fake news about China

Exposing the fake news about China

With so much misinformation and hate happening in the world today, it’s very easy to be misled by fake...
Hundreds of Palestinian minors held in Israeli jails

Hundreds of Palestinian minors held in Israeli jails

The 150 Palestinians set to be released from Israeli prisons in the truce deal are all women and children...
People's Voice’s Official Statement On The Israeli-Palestinian...

People's Voice’s Official Statement On The Israeli-Palestinian...

It goes without saying that People's Voice (PV) supports a 2 State solution, which is absolutely necessary...
America bombed the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital

America bombed the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital

In this video, I present to you my analysis about the bombing of Al Ahli Hospital. After careful research...
Sticky & Recent Articles

A national day of mourning for JBJ by Singaporeans

A national day of mourning for JBJ by Singaporeans

By Fang Zhi Yuan "A giant in politics", "A Singapore patriot", "A hero of the people", "A great man", "The father of Singapore democracy" - these are some of the superlatives by Singaporeans to eulogize a political leader who passed away last Tuesday. And no, he is not the "Father" of modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, as many... 

Roundtable: Is Malaysia’s society more divided than Singapore’s due to differences in education system ?

Roundtable: Is Malaysia’s society more divided than Singapore’s due to differences in education system ?

By Fang Zhi Yuan, Mohammad Fairuz and Lim Siow Kuan (Note: we will be adapting a roundtable format for this article to solicit different opinions from our writers in the Editorial Team.) Prologue In an article titled "The centre must hold" published in the Straits Times Review on 29 September 2008 (page 22), Singapore's Minister... 

Philip Jeyaratnam’s Eulogy of JBJ on 4 October 2008

Philip Jeyaratnam’s Eulogy of JBJ on 4 October 2008

Video and editing by Eugene Yeo   "Since I got to know him, JB has been an incorrigible optimist. He was convinced that a better Singapore, a better ASEAN and a better world is possible."     Part 1       [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nefOQpnJxHo&hl=en&fs=1]       Part 2       [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AcFCHSZkNs&hl=en&fs=1]   "A... 

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