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Steering with stability in transition timesSteering with stability in transition times I refer to The Straits Times’ Editorial, “Steering with stability in transition times” (May 16). Let us analyze and interpret this specific subject from a broad perspective, how Singapore should respond and adapt to the evolution of the entire international situation and formulate its foreign policy that is extremely...

We will lead in our own wayWe will lead in our own way I read with interest The Today’s report, “'We will lead in our own way': : Lawrence Wong takes office as 4th prime minister of Singapore” (May 15). We can get some inspiration or enlightenment from the story of the 108 heroes in Water Margin: they originally had their own abilities, aspirations and ambitions. They...

Chinese villagers living on cliffsChinese villagers living on cliffs In the Liangshan Mountains of Sichuan Province in China, there is a small isolated village on a cliff 1,400 meters above sea level. This is the village of Atuler, known as the Cliff Village with 72 families who has been living there for almost 200 years. All travel is by a ladder that leads to the sky at almost right...

Ukraine will cease to exist thanks to the westUkraine will cease to exist thanks to the west Scott Ritter is a former Marine intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union, implementing arms control agreements, and on the staff of General Norman Schwartzkopf during the Gulf War, where he played a critical role in the hunt for Iraqi SCUD missiles. From 1991 until 1998, Mr. Ritter served as a Chief Inspector...

Bride's family asked for RMB 500,000 in bride priceBride's family asked for RMB 500,000 in bride price Contrary to popular beliefs, many couples in China are unable to afford to get married. With the exception of rural villages, those in the cities mostly asked for hundreds of thousands in bride price (聘礼/彩礼). According to our techie who has been in China for over a decade, the bride price may include monies intended...

Higher salaries lead Singapore to become top pick for Asian workers looking to moveHigher salaries lead Singapore to become top pick for Asian... I refer to the Independent Singapore’s Featured News SG Economy, “Higher salaries lead Singapore to become top pick for Asian workers looking to move” (Feb 22). In this era of rapid technological advancement, all countries are faced with the dilemma of being hungry for talent. Therefore, top talents in respective...

Where Romance Meets FinanceWhere Romance Meets Finance Sugarbook was launched by Darren Chan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a luxury dating website designed to resolve financial issues through emotional support. It provides a platform to grow your relationships through mutual benefits that are not restricted to mentorship, companionship, wealth and emotional support. It...

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...

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Editorial
Hezbollah and axis of resistance ups ante against US-backed...

Hezbollah and axis of resistance ups ante against US-backed...

Is Benjamin Netanyahu now looking at a fresh threat? Is the new threat to Israel from Iraq? Molly...
Dollar dominance could end as Riyadh chooses not to...

Dollar dominance could end as Riyadh chooses not to...

Saudi Arabia has reportedly decided not to renew its 80-year petro-dollar deal with the U.S., marking...
Israel targets another 'safe zone' in Rafah

Israel targets another 'safe zone' in Rafah

At least 21 Palestinians have been killed in an Israeli air raid that targeted an area of tents housing...
Hamas' strongest ultimatum for Netanyahu after Rafah...

Hamas' strongest ultimatum for Netanyahu after Rafah...

Hamas has issued the most dangerous threat to Benjamin Netanyahu's government. The threat comes after...
Israel strikes a 'safe' displacement camp in Rafah...

Israel strikes a 'safe' displacement camp in Rafah...

Despite an ICJ order for Israel to stop its offensive in Gaza, at least a few dozen people have been...
Russia is prepared to halt the war with Ukraine with...

Russia is prepared to halt the war with Ukraine with...

Russian President Putin said he is ready to halt the war in Ukraine with a negotiated ceasefire that...
ICJ Orders Halt To Rafah Offensive In New 'Stronger'...

ICJ Orders Halt To Rafah Offensive In New 'Stronger'...

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Israel to halt its offensive in the southern Gaza...
Singapore Airline plane drops 6,000 feet, 1 dead

Singapore Airline plane drops 6,000 feet, 1 dead

A passenger has died, and 30 others have been injured after a Singapore Airlines plane from London was...
ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for top Israeli...

ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for top Israeli...

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced he is seeking arrest warrants...
Violent  protests against Netanyahu's government erupts

Violent protests against Netanyahu's government erupts

Overnight protests against the Israeli government, led by PM Benjamin Netanyahu, erupt across Israel....
Israel proceeds to invade Rafah while the world watch...

Israel proceeds to invade Rafah while the world watch...

Israeli tanks and fighter jets bombed eastern Rafah as last-minute ceasefire talks between Israel and...
Northern Israeli state Galilee to declare independence

Northern Israeli state Galilee to declare independence

Amid escalating tensions and Hezbollah bombardments, a growing chorus for statehood is resonating from...
UK has become a third world country under Rishi Sunak

UK has become a third world country under Rishi Sunak

Has Rishi Sunak's UK become a third world country? From economy to road and prisons- everything is...
Putin Takes Oath as Russian President for the Fifth...

Putin Takes Oath as Russian President for the Fifth...

Vladimir Putin has taken oath as the president of Russia for a fifth time in an elaborate ceremony at...
US threatens to target ICC's chief prosecutor's family

US threatens to target ICC's chief prosecutor's family

At least twelve U.S senators sent a stern warning to the International Criminal Court's (ICC) chief prosecutor,...
Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party hammered by Labour...

Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party hammered by Labour...

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has suffered another setback. The UK held local body elections on...
Hamas says it accepts ceasefire deal proposed by Egypt...

Hamas says it accepts ceasefire deal proposed by Egypt...

Hamas says it has accepted a ceasefire deal proposed by Egypt and Qatar which seeks to halt the seven-month...
Houthis to escalate attacks against Israeli ships that...

Houthis to escalate attacks against Israeli ships that...

Days after Houthis rejected US's offer of money, the Yemeni group announces '4th Phase' Of Red Sea ship...
US and Israel exposed for threatening ICC

US and Israel exposed for threatening ICC

International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan issued an unusual warning about alleged...
Turkey ends all trade arrangements with Israel

Turkey ends all trade arrangements with Israel

In a major blow to Israel amid its war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Turkey has ended all trade ties...
Opinions
Message to Vax Doubtful & Anxious

Message to Vax Doubtful & Anxious

I know a lot of you have slowly become very doubtful of the jab and the Promise that it will get us out...
Will PM Wong address the astronomical ministerial salaries?

Will PM Wong address the astronomical ministerial salaries?

My dear PM Lawrence Wong, you are divinely blessed, and you are now happily ensconced in your lofty position...
Where Is The Real Economy?

Where Is The Real Economy?

Singapore now resembles a giant construction site. Every where you go there are roadworks and MRT works...
MOH's power and responsibility

MOH's power and responsibility

I acknowledge that MOH has the Full legitimate Power to decide on all matters with regards to the COVID...
New broom and sweep well

New broom and sweep well

The 4-G leadership had never captured the imagination of the Singapore public. But Lawrence Wong, as...
No more booster jab

No more booster jab

I have recently received a Ministry of Health's (MOH) advisory telling me to go for my C19 booster jab....
See How An Incompetent PM Gets Kicked Out Of Office

See How An Incompetent PM Gets Kicked Out Of Office

See How An Incompetent PM Gets Kicked Out Of Office By Britons On July 4! Under the Conservative Party,...
Trusting the PAP so much

Trusting the PAP so much

To All My Dear Singaporeans who Trusted PAP so much. I know all of you trusted PAP very much, but...
Suckers who will hinder Singapore from realising a...

Suckers who will hinder Singapore from realising a...

I had about half an hour of conversation with a young senior taxi driver early this morning and I complimented...
Have you taken your next Covid-19 Jab yet?

Have you taken your next Covid-19 Jab yet?

Paging ALL PAP Members, IBs & Die Hard supporters! Have you taken your next Jab yet? What are you...
Looking

Looking "white" in the face

I am drawn to the most dismal critiques by The Economist on our politicians that make them seem like...
Tan Chuan Jin has picked up himself from the affair...

Tan Chuan Jin has picked up himself from the affair...

I am glad that Chuan Jin has picked up himself from the affair saga and started to get back to life again. I...
How governments print money

How governments print money

Money itself is like a commodity and it has a price which bows to Keynesian doctrine of supply and demand....
Lawrence Wong has taken the less than conventional...

Lawrence Wong has taken the less than conventional...

Lawrence Wong has taken the less than conventional pathway. And he is not pedigree. He was a divorcee....
The pomposity of PM Lee Hsien Loong's career achievements

The pomposity of PM Lee Hsien Loong's career achievements

In history there were Nazi Germany Adophl Hitler and Indonesia Achmed Surkarno who crew to the world...
Tan Chuan Jin (TCJ) will be conducting a Leadership...

Tan Chuan Jin (TCJ) will be conducting a Leadership...

I do not know Tan Chuan Jin (TCJ) but I do know that he was once the Speaker of our Parliament, a one...
Scoring brownie points using K2 students' graduation

Scoring brownie points using K2 students' graduation

This is totally unacceptable! How can the PAP MP made use of children from Kindergarten for his own propaganda?! Did...
Cashing in on what am I

Cashing in on what am I

I was out with the boss yesterday when I noticed a rather unusual sight. We were walking along the river...
The grandstanding of PM Lee Hsien Loong

The grandstanding of PM Lee Hsien Loong

The dust has not yet settled. Is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong the greatest or merely one of the greatest...
Singaporeans will not become the minority in Singapore

Singaporeans will not become the minority in Singapore

Singaporeans will not become the minority in Singapore-DPM Wong, 9 May 24. The Straits Times online. With...
Letters
Steering with stability in transition times

Steering with stability in transition times

I refer to The Straits Times’ Editorial, “Steering with stability in transition times” (May 16). Let...
We will lead in our own way

We will lead in our own way

I read with interest The Today’s report, “'We will lead in our own way': : Lawrence Wong takes office...
Higher salaries lead Singapore to become top pick for...

Higher salaries lead Singapore to become top pick for...

I refer to the Independent Singapore’s Featured News SG Economy, “Higher salaries lead Singapore...
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...
Snippets
How to Increase Image Size without Compromising Quality

How to Increase Image Size without Compromising Quality

In our digital world, crisp, top-notch images make your content pop, whether on a website, social media,...
Chinese villagers living on cliffs

Chinese villagers living on cliffs

In the Liangshan Mountains of Sichuan Province in China, there is a small isolated village on a cliff...
Ukraine will cease to exist thanks to the west

Ukraine will cease to exist thanks to the west

Scott Ritter is a former Marine intelligence officer who served in the former Soviet Union, implementing...
Bride's family asked for RMB 500,000 in bride price

Bride's family asked for RMB 500,000 in bride price

Contrary to popular beliefs, many couples in China are unable to afford to get married. With the exception...
The fall of Alibaba's Jack Ma

The fall of Alibaba's Jack Ma

The story of how Jack Ma betrayed everyone that helped and gave him what he has today. The video also...
中國唯一的一妻多夫制的地方

中國唯一的一妻多夫制的地方

A land enshrouded in spirituality, Tibet is home to distinct cultural traditions and astounding natural...
Tibetan Wives Can Be Shared Between Brothers

Tibetan Wives Can Be Shared Between Brothers

A land enshrouded in spirituality, Tibet is home to distinct cultural traditions and astounding natural...
頂級中文在線賭場需要具備哪些條件?

頂級中文在線賭場需要具備哪些條件?

什麼樣的中文在線賭場更適合你?僅僅只是提供中文客戶服務支援是遠遠不夠的。中文玩家的需求具有一些特殊性,比如更注重網路安全,更偏好東方文化的遊戲,希望與其他中文玩家互動等等。本文列舉了一些頂級在線中文賭場必備的因素,供玩家參考。或者,你也可以直接閱讀線上賭場推薦列表,選擇一家安全、技術強大、遊戲質量高的中文賭場。 一家頂級的中文在線賭場應滿足以下幾點: ...
Kuasa Kalendar Forex: Menavigasi Lanskap Ekonomi dengan...

Kuasa Kalendar Forex: Menavigasi Lanskap Ekonomi dengan...

Dalam luasnya pasaran kewangan terbesar di dunia, pedagang forex adalah seperti pelaut yang melalui pelayaran...
Where Romance Meets Finance

Where Romance Meets Finance

Sugarbook was launched by Darren Chan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a luxury dating website designed...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Headline news on 11 October 2008

Headline news on 11 October 2008

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The NTU debacle: still counting the cost of an "unsolicited" censorship

The NTU debacle: still counting the cost of an "unsolicited" censorship

By Fang Zhi Yuan According to a Straits Times report on 9 October 2008, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) fell eight places to No.77 on the list of 200 universities  in the latest survey of international universities by The Times of London Higher Education supplement. Judging from the negative publicity NTU has received... 

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... 

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