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PAP Ministers get top dollar but our citizens are left in poor state!PAP Ministers get top dollar but our citizens are left in... Have you noticed that all these years, PAP has been comparing with the worse-off countries in order to keep increasing fees and taxes while conveniently omitting those countries which are better off than us? There is no apple-to-apple comparison to give a correct picture resulting in our being the country today paying...

Jobless designer lamenting about a complete foreign takeover of his industryJobless designer lamenting about a complete foreign takeover... Hi Gilbert After months of going through interviews and sending out emails to companies in Singapore the response was totally zero. Since last year I have been going to e2i and CDC to seek jobs. However, most of the companies that I have went through (recommended by e2i) were not at all responding or they didn’t...

Are Singapore’s train fares one of the highest in the world, contrary to PTC study?Are Singapore’s train fares one of the highest in the world,... I refer to the article “Train fares in Singapore among the lowest in Asia: Public Transport Council” (Straits Times, Dec 5). It states that “Train fares in Singapore are among the lowest compared to other major cities around the world, a survey has revealed. 6th cheapest of 36 cities For a 10km rail journey,...

Study: The more educated Singaporeans are, the more they want to leaveStudy: The more educated Singaporeans are, the more they... A study by Hong Kong-based public policy think-tank Civic exchange found that Singapore “may have some concerns about brain drain” The study found that 74% of population in Singapore would prefer to stay in Singapore even if they had the freedom to live anywhere in the world. Concurrently, they rated their...

Half of PAP’s “fourth generation leadership” not elected into its CECHalf of PAP’s “fourth generation leadership” not elected... Earlier in September, the Straits Times ran an article talking about leadership succession in Singapore. Given the current Prime Minister’s decision to step down after the next general election, it begs the question of who will be the next man in the hot seat. At the PAP’s 34th Party Conference on Sunday (4 Dec)...

Safer lifts: 1 town council $17.5m vs 15 others $45m?Safer lifts: 1 town council $17.5m vs 15 others $45m? I refer to the articles “PAP town councils set aside $45m for safer lifts” and “WP town council to spend $17.5m to replace lifts” (Straits Times, Dec 6). PAP town councils will spend $45m The former states that “To make lifts safer and more reliable, all People’s Action Party (PAP) town councils will join...

Andrew Loh:  The Independent (TISG) has published rubbish againAndrew Loh: The Independent (TISG) has published rubbish... It reported a discussion I had with Lam Keong Yeoh on my Facebook page about Singapore's healthcare system. In that discussion I had said, referring to the slow changes to our healthcare system, as Mr Yeoh pointed out, I said in response: "I believe the reality of an ageing population will become more acute...

PM Lee: We must continue to improve the lives of Singaporeans in this difficult environmentPM Lee: We must continue to improve the lives of Singaporeans... As the year draws to a close, it is a good time to take stock and prepare for challenges in the coming year and beyond. Shared my thoughts at the PAP Party Conference this morning. Major changes are taking place in the world. They impact not just individual countries, but also the wider international order that Singapore...

Amos Yee: We should we should strive to coexist with Muslims peacefullyAmos Yee: We should we should strive to coexist with Muslims... So this is a sight that I'm quite familiar with. The popular anti-Singapore government Facebook page Wake Up, Singapore rightfully highlights the ridiculous calls for execution to a woman in Saudi Arabia after not wearing a Hijab. Many Muslims in Singapore then responded by accusing the admins of the page for 'inciting...

Break the PAP-SWF-GLC-PA nexus and give control back to the people!Break the PAP-SWF-GLC-PA nexus and give control back to the... Singapore has one of the lowest social benefits among developed countries. Yet, PAP IBs had defended PAP numerous times before with half-past-six logic: 1. No minimum wage – Now PAP has progressive wage. 2. SMRT is best system in the world – Now restructured and privatized. 3. CPF best system in the world better...

Why are we paying out-of-this-world salaries for mediocre governance?Why are we paying out-of-this-world salaries for mediocre... Living in London and Tokyo, I thought there is heck a lot of bellyaching in Singapore over stuff like service outages by SMRT and Singtel, flooding (or ponding according to some) etc. Crowded trains, connections down, strikes - the Brits and the Japanese seems to take them in their stride. Well, the departed master did...

The problem with alternative media and why I don't read most of them anymoreThe problem with alternative media and why I don't read most... The report by The Independent (TISG) - about President Tan inviting the Thai king to eat KFC - is not only stupid - because it doesn't take a lot of commonsense and a nose for real news to know that such a thing is nonsensical - it also shows poor editorial oversight, or none at all. Second, the grammar in the report...

Building of our reserves is simply burdening Singaporeans with costsBuilding of our reserves is simply burdening Singaporeans... On 31 October, Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that S$1.736 billion was collected in premiums for MediShield Life (MSL) from November last year to September this year — almost three times higher than the payouts. Deflecting the question about the large disparity, MOH explained that to distribute premiums more evenly...

Isn't Singapore supposed to be a Top 10 US ally?Isn't Singapore supposed to be a Top 10 US ally? Singapore was not in the 29 countries of Trump's call list, and yet when President Tsai from Taiwan called him and he tweeted about it. When PM Lee called him there is no mention by Trump but a lot of local media drumming up. Trump invited Philippines's Duterte to White House but we didn't get the invite yet trying...

PAP makes use of us to serve NS, but does not give adequate compensationPAP makes use of us to serve NS, but does not give adequate... NS never had meaning from the beginning. I will not elaborate on this. 1) Israeli conscription was due to actual threat. Both male and female had to serve. And in reward, they receive things like free medical care until death. In Singapore, after so much complains, only recently they give out some money. But only...

Editorials
TRE wishes all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

TRE wishes all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

With Christmas and year 2017 just a few weeks away, the [email protected] Emeritus (the team) would like to take...
Singaporeans in Chennai, India to exercise precautions

Singaporeans in Chennai, India to exercise precautions

The Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Chennai, India, has advised Singaporeans in...
China to return detained Terrex ICVs to Singapore

China to return detained Terrex ICVs to Singapore

China Foreign Affairs Minister Geng Shuang has reportedly confirmed today (28 Nov) that Beijing has given...
Man arrested for slashing incident at Orchard Plaza

Man arrested for slashing incident at Orchard Plaza

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man over a slashing incident which took place at Orchard Plaza...
PAP activist leaves for NSP, claims that PAP has gone...

PAP activist leaves for NSP, claims that PAP has gone...

  A prominent PAP activist has joined NSP, citing two key reasons behind his departure from...
TR Emeritus experiencing technical issues (fixed)

TR Emeritus experiencing technical issues (fixed)

Please be informed that we are currently experiencing technical issues with our CDN server which is responsible...
Credit Suisse: 150,000 millionaires in Singapore while...

Credit Suisse: 150,000 millionaires in Singapore while...

A global wealth report released by Credit Suisse Research Institute has found that that Singapore...
Malfunctioned traffic lights causes chaos at cross...

Malfunctioned traffic lights causes chaos at cross...

Traffic lights which malfunctioned during a heavy downpour today (20 Nov) ended up causing massive...
Man given 12.5 years' jail and caning for preying on...

Man given 12.5 years' jail and caning for preying on...

For performing oral sex on “not less than 10 boys” aged between 10 and 15, Goh Jun Guan was sentenced...
Last dance for TR Emeritus? (REVISITED)

Last dance for TR Emeritus? (REVISITED)

Per our editorial dated 11th March , we would like to reiterate again that it is currently increasingly...
Desmond Kuek: NS and EW lines show best performance...

Desmond Kuek: NS and EW lines show best performance...

Speaking at the first Singapore Rail Technology Conference today (18 Nov) organized by SMRT, its CEO...
Just when you thought it was safe to take the MRT

Just when you thought it was safe to take the MRT

Just when you thought that all the problems on Circle Line (CCL) have been resolved and it is safe to...
NKF sacks CEO over

NKF sacks CEO over "personal indiscretion" with male...

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced in a statement yesterday (16 Nov) that they have sacked...
German foreign 'talent' gets 10 days' jail for punching...

German foreign 'talent' gets 10 days' jail for punching...

Claiming that the $40,000 he paid in taxes to the Singapore government should give him priority, a German...
Malaysian SPR jailed 13 years and 20 strokes for raping...

Malaysian SPR jailed 13 years and 20 strokes for raping...

After drowning 8 glasses of beer, cocktail and vodka, Malaysian Chin Swee Chung returned home to...
All Singapore Stuff kenna sabotage?

All Singapore Stuff kenna sabotage?

It appears that All Singapore Stuff (ASS), a blog that prides itself as a "collaborative community project...
2017 Presidental Election to be reserved for Malay...

2017 Presidental Election to be reserved for Malay...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in Parliament today (8 Nov) that the government is intending to amend...
Opinion
The Right to Legal Representation in Death Penalty...

The Right to Legal Representation in Death Penalty...

Since May 2016 and the filing of the media statements by the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Ministry...
Rule of Law versus GuanXi

Rule of Law versus GuanXi

Anyone heard of the word ‘guanxi’? This word has been spoken umpteen times by our leaders from their...
Debunking what was said at white party conference

Debunking what was said at white party conference

The emperor without clothes and his team of parasites came together for a meeting and the content is...
Are PAP ministers monkeys or just inadequate?

Are PAP ministers monkeys or just inadequate?

Before 1990, the PM’s salary had already increased by various times –  170% in 1973, 79% in 1981...
China wants to turn Singapore into its mouthpiece

China wants to turn Singapore into its mouthpiece

Bloomberg News reported on 1 Dec some comments by Bilahari Kausikan on the recent spat between China...
Unfair report on human rights lawyer, M Ravi by Straits...

Unfair report on human rights lawyer, M Ravi by Straits...

The attached Straits Times report is most unkind to Mr M Ravi, a prominent human rights lawyer....
Singtel screwed up big time = well done from PAP MP...

Singtel screwed up big time = well done from PAP MP...

Singtel has really screwed up big time with its once-in-50-years outage.  Hopefully, it won’t mimic...
What's behind Singapore's latest run-ins with Beijing?

What's behind Singapore's latest run-ins with Beijing?

"China has changed but Singapore has not", suggested ST Editor At Large Han Fook Kwang as reason for...
Terrexgate: How Mindef’s tits got caught in the wringer?

Terrexgate: How Mindef’s tits got caught in the wringer?

The HK version of events as reported by BBC seems to imply that the customes officers were surprised...
Kelvin Cheng – a plea to support the govt

Kelvin Cheng – a plea to support the govt

Below is a statement by Kelvin Cheng posted in the TR Emeritus. I wish Singaporeans would rally...
Singaporeans who want our leaders to apologise to China...

Singaporeans who want our leaders to apologise to China...

So nine of our armoured personnel carriers (APCs) have been impounded in Hong Kong. There are speculations...
The fate of ISIS is sealed

The fate of ISIS is sealed

ISIS is going to be history soon with Russia and the Arab states going in for the kill. How did ISIS...
Keeping power in a one-party state

Keeping power in a one-party state

More on why S’pore should be analysed from the perspective that it’s a one-party state like China...
LTA conducting new trial to push public transport to...

LTA conducting new trial to push public transport to...

Our MRT system has become more unreliable and chronic issues will never be resolved.  This is because...
The silence of the intelligentsia in Red Dot

The silence of the intelligentsia in Red Dot

Anyone notice that there is not a word coming from the intelligentsia about the issues and problems facing...
Global flow of Capital

Global flow of Capital

Noam Chomsky said, there are perhaps two honest politicians in the world today. One is Bernie Sanders,...
Ungrateful India booted George Yeo out of Nalanda University

Ungrateful India booted George Yeo out of Nalanda University

George Yeo was appointed the Chancellor of the Nalanda University in July 2015, taking over from Amartya...
Snippets
Study: The more educated Singaporeans are, the more...

Study: The more educated Singaporeans are, the more...

A study by Hong Kong-based public policy think-tank Civic exchange found that Singapore “may have...
Half of PAP’s “fourth generation leadership”...

Half of PAP’s “fourth generation leadership”...

Earlier in September, the Straits Times ran an article talking about leadership succession in Singapore....
Andrew Loh:  The Independent (TISG) has published rubbish...

Andrew Loh: The Independent (TISG) has published rubbish...

It reported a discussion I had with Lam Keong Yeoh on my Facebook page about Singapore's healthcare...
PM Lee: We must continue to improve the lives of Singaporeans...

PM Lee: We must continue to improve the lives of Singaporeans...

As the year draws to a close, it is a good time to take stock and prepare for challenges in the coming...
Amos Yee: We should we should strive to coexist with...

Amos Yee: We should we should strive to coexist with...

So this is a sight that I'm quite familiar with. The popular anti-Singapore government Facebook...
Why are we paying out-of-this-world salaries for mediocre...

Why are we paying out-of-this-world salaries for mediocre...

Living in London and Tokyo, I thought there is heck a lot of bellyaching in Singapore over stuff like...
$45.5 million worth of assets frozen in crackdown on...

$45.5 million worth of assets frozen in crackdown on...

The police said in a press release yesterday (Nov 28) that 4 men and 9 women have been arrested as part...
Building of our reserves is simply burdening Singaporeans...

Building of our reserves is simply burdening Singaporeans...

On 31 October, Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that S$1.736 billion was collected in premiums for MediShield...
The problem with alternative media and why I don't...

The problem with alternative media and why I don't...

The report by The Independent (TISG) - about President Tan inviting the Thai king to eat KFC - is not...
Isn't Singapore supposed to be a Top 10 US ally?

Isn't Singapore supposed to be a Top 10 US ally?

Singapore was not in the 29 countries of Trump's call list, and yet when President Tsai from Taiwan called...
Letters
PAP Ministers get top dollar but our citizens are left...

PAP Ministers get top dollar but our citizens are left...

Have you noticed that all these years, PAP has been comparing with the worse-off countries in order to...
Jobless designer lamenting about a complete foreign...

Jobless designer lamenting about a complete foreign...

Hi Gilbert After months of going through interviews and sending out emails to companies in Singapore...
Safer lifts: 1 town council $17.5m vs 15 others $45m?

Safer lifts: 1 town council $17.5m vs 15 others $45m?

I refer to the articles “PAP town councils set aside $45m for safer lifts” and “WP town council...
Are Singapore’s train fares one of the highest in...

Are Singapore’s train fares one of the highest in...

I refer to the article “Train fares in Singapore among the lowest in Asia: Public Transport Council”...
Break the PAP-SWF-GLC-PA nexus and give control back...

Break the PAP-SWF-GLC-PA nexus and give control back...

Singapore has one of the lowest social benefits among developed countries. Yet, PAP IBs had defended...
PAP makes use of us to serve NS, but does not give...

PAP makes use of us to serve NS, but does not give...

NS never had meaning from the beginning. I will not elaborate on this. 1) Israeli conscription...
Response to Calvin Cheng

Response to Calvin Cheng

This is in response to Calvin Cheng's post. This proposition fundamentally fails to appreciate...
“Home-grown talent” drops to 38th place?

“Home-grown talent” drops to 38th place?

I refer to the article “IMD report: Singapore high in attracting talent but poor in developing home-grown...
S'pore govt loses 500K taxes for every citizen who...

S'pore govt loses 500K taxes for every citizen who...

However, after living there for so long, I realize everyone I know has left or leaving. Since 1997 Singapore...
The 70% deserves whats coming for them

The 70% deserves whats coming for them

I HAVE BEEN FIACKING THOSE SINKIES too stupid to realize they are stupid – the daft 70% – true to...
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TRE wishes all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

TRE wishes all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

With Christmas and year 2017 just a few weeks away, the [email protected] Emeritus (the team) would like to take this opportunity to wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Looking back, it has been a rough ride for the team as we struggled to keep the TR Emeritus (TRE) website going in spite of the significant decrease... 

The Right to Legal Representation in Death Penalty Cases: A Resolve Not to be Stifled

The Right to Legal Representation in Death Penalty Cases: A Resolve Not to be Stifled

Since May 2016 and the filing of the media statements by the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Ministry of Home Affairs, a community of lawyers have observed a steady increase in the number of discouraging comments by the judiciary towards lawyers who chose to defend their clients in certain types of cases. This is especially... 

PAP Ministers get top dollar but our citizens are left in poor state!

PAP Ministers get top dollar but our citizens are left in poor state!

Have you noticed that all these years, PAP has been comparing with the worse-off countries in order to keep increasing fees and taxes while conveniently omitting those countries which are better off than us? There is no apple-to-apple comparison to give a correct picture resulting in our being the country today paying the highest... 

Rule of Law versus GuanXi

Rule of Law versus GuanXi

Anyone heard of the word ‘guanxi’? This word has been spoken umpteen times by our leaders from their experience in dealing with China. Guanxi is very important to them. Some even bragged about the who’s who they know in China and can use this guanxi to get things done fast. What is the difference between the rule of law... 

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