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SG Athletics up for election next, any skeletons in closet?SG Athletics up for election next, any skeletons in closet? The FAS farce is still not over yet, in fact, the investigations may go long after the elections for the top post are done and dusted. Seems like a few of the people involved are already implicated via investigations carried out by the CAD. So whether they are to be found guilty or innocent, this sorry episode already has...

High Court increased jail sentences of 3 National Service defaultersHigh Court increased jail sentences of 3 National Service... In view of the attitude that NS can be avoided, the High Court said that the attitude would ‘weaken our national security – (which is) simply intolerable’. To avoid this mindset, the High Court increased the jail terms of three National Service (NS) defaulters on Tuesday (25 Apr). The court is expected to...

May Day message: No mention of Singaporeans’ unemployment rate?May Day message: No mention of Singaporeans’ unemployment... I refer to the article “Unemployment could rise further: Lim Swee Say” (Channel NewsAsia, Apr 28). It states that “He noted that retrenchments are on the rise and the resident unemployment rate increased to 3 per cent last year, after holding steady at about 2.8 per cent since 2012.” No non-seasonally adjusted...

A '1 of its kind school' for your child?A '1 of its kind school' for your child? I visited the Sekolah Alam Bandung, a “one of its kind only’ school, in Bandung, Indonesia. It is for childten frim 4 years old to 16 years old,  from elememtary to  high school. Its unique curriculum consists of the following five areas: Character and leadership Logic and academics Creativity and art Environment...

MRT improved: Meaningless statistics?MRT improved: Meaningless statistics? Reliability of MRT lines improves I refer to the article “Reliability of North-South and Circle MRT Lines improves; East-West Line maintains same standard” (Straits Times, Apr 24). It states that “In the year ending Q1, the NSL clocked an average of 180,000km before a delay lasting more than 5 mins, bettering...

North South and Circus line improving?North South and Circus line improving? SMRT has released its report on their train performances and indicated that The reliability of the North-South (NSL) and Circle MRT Lines (CCL) has seen a marked improvement in the year up to Q1, while the East-West Line (EWL) has maintained its current level of performance. So, breakdowns are still happening, but at...

NS defaulters should be dealt with more severelyNS defaulters should be dealt with more severely I can never understand why there are still cases of people defaulting over their NS call ups. NS is not as tough and soul destroying as they used to be. Nowadays, new recruits are treated so well, I wonder if they eve know the meaning of tough training anymore. The High Court's act of raising the jail terms of three...

Straits Times’ report on Tiong Bahru FC: “154th” reporting at its best?Straits Times’ report on Tiong Bahru FC: “154th” reporting... I refer to the article ‘How did Tiong Bahru FC get so much money?‘ (Sunday Times, Apr 23). The Straits Times article states: “In documents obtained by The Sunday Times, the club’s annual revenue for the year ending March 31 last year was $36.8 million, more than the Football Association of Singapore’s...

ST report: Halimah's father an Indian MuslimST report: Halimah's father an Indian Muslim In 2013, when Halimah Yacob was selected to be the new Speaker of Parliament after the former one, Michael Palmer, resigned from politics due to his marital affair with a PA woman, ST wrote an article to feature Halimah ('A strong advocate for workers, women and minorities', Jan 2013): In the article, it was revealed...

Taxis: Reduce road tax, but up diesel tax?Taxis: Reduce road tax, but up diesel tax? A friend who is a taxi driver told me that whilst the Budget announced a reduction in the road tax for diesel cars – at the same time it also raised the diesel tax. Does this mean that it helps those taxi drivers who park long hours at say RWS, but tax those who drive high mileage on the road more? First they removed...

Why merge only neigbourhood junior colleges?Why merge only neigbourhood junior colleges? I refer to the recent news about the 8 junior colleges being merged, which will lead to the closure of Jurong JC, Innova JC, Tampines JC and Serangoon JC. In the news, it was mentioned that MOE's rationale for doing this is "Falling birth rate" and "Changes in population demographics across different estates also result...

SMRT sells Taxi business, staff how?SMRT sells Taxi business, staff how? Apparently, news have emerged over the weekend that SMRT is in talks with Grab to sell its taxi business. SMRT is the third largest cab operator, have been in the taxi market for 27 years, and is fully owned by Temasek Holdings. If even a government owned entity is to be sold to a private-hire operator, does this signal...

US, Aust, NZ clamp down on FTs working in their countries - but GraceFu wants to recruit foreigners 'to supplement' SingaporeansUS, Aust, NZ clamp down on FTs working in their countries... In the past 1 week, several first world countries have announced new policies to crackdown on giving working visas for foreigners to get jobs in their countries. US In US, BBC reported that President Trump has signed an executive order to review its H-1B visa programme which places foreign workers in high-skilled...

Time to tighten immigration rules is now!Time to tighten immigration rules is now! Over the past weeks, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. have all tightened their work visa programs for skilled foreigners. Australia scrapped its 457 visa for employer-sponsored skilled foreign labour program; U.S. President Trump announced a “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order to review the H1-B visa which...

Why Temasek JC doing so badlyWhy Temasek JC doing so badly TJC used to be the top 5 until a few years back. So the general rankings were RI HCI VJ NJ TJ. TJ is one of the older JCs. It the oldest in the east at least. Celebrating its 40th year this year. Anyways, so VJ came in and kick TJ in the nuts and so TJ was 5th. Not too shabby. But then in 2012 or 2011, ACJC beat TJC...

Editorials
M Ravi headhunted to join Legal Aid and Human Rights...

M Ravi headhunted to join Legal Aid and Human Rights...

Renowned Human rights lawyer and activist M Ravi has been headhunted to join a legal team in Tanzania...
CHC urges members to ceaselessly pray for Kong Hee...

CHC urges members to ceaselessly pray for Kong Hee...

City Harvest Church (CHC) has released a statement calling on its members to ceaselessly pray for the...
Police report lodged against Tiong Bahru Football Club

Police report lodged against Tiong Bahru Football Club

SportsSG has lodged a police report against Tiong Bahru Football Club (TBFC) alleging misuse of club...
AFF contradicts FAS's statement on $500k donation

AFF contradicts FAS's statement on $500k donation

The Asean Football Federation (AFF) has issued a statement on Monday (17 Apr) clarifying that the $500,000...
AGC files Criminal Reference to Court of Appeal

AGC files Criminal Reference to Court of Appeal

The Attorney's General Chamber (AGC) has on Monday (10 Apr), filed a Criminal Reference to the Court...
Appeal Court's oral judgement on Kong Hee and Gang

Appeal Court's oral judgement on Kong Hee and Gang

For those who may be interested, the following is the Appeal Court's oral submissions on the case. — Kong...
Kong Hee and Gang should not pop their China Wines...

Kong Hee and Gang should not pop their China Wines...

It appears that the trial for Kong Hee and gang may not be entirely over as the Attorney General's Chambers...
Mega discounts for Kong Hee and Gang on their jail...

Mega discounts for Kong Hee and Gang on their jail...

Following the judgement by the High Court today (7th April) on the appeal of the Attorney General' Chamber...
Free Classifieds on TR Emeritus (revised)

Free Classifieds on TR Emeritus (revised)

Please be informed that we have, after reviewing and considering the feedback from our readers, made...
MUIS: Remarks against Christians and Jews have no place...

MUIS: Remarks against Christians and Jews have no place...

Following the conviction of an Imam from Masjid Jamae (Chulia) in South Bridge Road for insulting...
Imam charged for promoting enmity between different...

Imam charged for promoting enmity between different...

The Imam from Masjid Jamae (Chulia) in South Bridge Road who allegedly insulted Christians and Jews...
CPF activist Han Hui Hui seeks political asylum in...

CPF activist Han Hui Hui seeks political asylum in...

TRE has received an unconfirmed scoop that Ms Han Hui Hui, a Malaysian turned Singaporean CPF activist,...
ICE of USA playing punk with Amos Yee?

ICE of USA playing punk with Amos Yee?

Amos Yee is currently still being detained in a detention center in Chicago, despite the ruling by Immigration...
Amos Yee to remain in detention pending appeal

Amos Yee to remain in detention pending appeal

Supporters of Amos Yee who expected the teenage blogger to be released from detention in the weekend...
Supposed Whatsapp hoax by copycat active PAP member?

Supposed Whatsapp hoax by copycat active PAP member?

It appears that the Whatsapp message of supposed police action that is being circulated in chat groups...
Judge Samuel Cole's written decision on Amos Yee's...

Judge Samuel Cole's written decision on Amos Yee's...

Amos Yee was granted asylum in the United States of America on Friday (24th March) and is expected to...
Amos Yee granted asylum in the United States of America

Amos Yee granted asylum in the United States of America

Self-proclaimed genius Amos Yee, who has the audacity to insult the supposed founding father and show...
Was Workers' Party too harsh to mock 'hardworking'...

Was Workers' Party too harsh to mock 'hardworking'...

In support of the Peoples' Association's (PA) defense of its grassroots volunteers, some commentators...
Opinion
SDP, Terry, TRE: Learn from the French

SDP, Terry, TRE: Learn from the French

True the u/m guys are fascists but still they got an effective way of combating the French MSM’s...
President to protect against a rogue govt, now to protect...

President to protect against a rogue govt, now to protect...

I refer to the article “Panel of MPs recommend changes to parliamentary procedures” (Straits Times,...
'Elites' need to leave the football scene and elect...

'Elites' need to leave the football scene and elect...

We know that our country's FIFA soccer ranking has been declining ever since the People's Action Party...
What weed is ex-PAP MP smoking?

What weed is ex-PAP MP smoking?

Ex-FAS president Zainudin: I have no business dealings with Bill Ng screamed the headline. But...
ComCare: Older up 74%, younger up 41%?

ComCare: Older up 74%, younger up 41%?

Young needy S’poreans I refer to the article “Young and in need” (Sunday Times, Apr 23). It...
Korean Drama Reflecting Singapore Situaton

Korean Drama Reflecting Singapore Situaton

Lets loosen up a bit and tell story instead. Recently, I was watching this ancient Korean drama, I am...
Property: TRE nuts will be getting more frus

Property: TRE nuts will be getting more frus

Recently chief cybernut Oxygen was pontificating again on the property crash that will happen. And he...
Singaporean Heroes Or Zeros?

Singaporean Heroes Or Zeros?

The public has expressed outrage at how a couple treated an old man at Lorong 8 Toa Payoh hawker centre...
Singaporeans still can’t see through PAP ‘s ‘hike-cost-then-give-rebate’...

Singaporeans still can’t see through PAP ‘s ‘hike-cost-then-give-rebate’...

Singaporeans have been scammed for decades but most still enjoy being fleeced by an unchecked government. PAP’s...
A bad call by Law Minister K Shanmugam: Public opinions...

A bad call by Law Minister K Shanmugam: Public opinions...

Singapore Law Minister K Shanmugam was quoted in Today newswire on 24th April 2017, that penalties...
Ownself praise ownself: What Billy the Kid says about...

Ownself praise ownself: What Billy the Kid says about...

So after: FAS produces letters, cheques to show that Bill Ng knew he was donating S$500k to AFF http://m.todayonline.com/sports/football/fas-produces-letters-cheques-show-bill-ng-knew-he-was-donating-s500k-aff Bill...
PAP only unhappy about 'Fake News' when it’s not...

PAP only unhappy about 'Fake News' when it’s not...

So Shanmugam said in Parliament last week that the Government is looking at new laws to deal with the...
Disappearance of MH370 - three years later

Disappearance of MH370 - three years later

It has been more than three years since the disappearance of MH370. Malaysian Flight MH370 with 239 people...
Where has the $500,000 donation to AFF gone to?

Where has the $500,000 donation to AFF gone to?

While the focus over the last few days has been about the raids on the Football Association of Singapore...
Singapore bullies The Economist but fails to refute?

Singapore bullies The Economist but fails to refute?

Following a familiar pattern, the Singapore High Commissioner to the UK has responded to The Economist’s...
Logic/Fact? Fake News/Propaganda?

Logic/Fact? Fake News/Propaganda?

Let me list some logic/fact? 1. Prices of BTO keeps increasing every year, eventually few can afford...
Tiong Bahru FC: Gambling not haram meh?

Tiong Bahru FC: Gambling not haram meh?

It’s clear that Tiong Bahru FC (TBFC) is a gambling club (29 one-armed bandits generating $36m ++ in...
White collar criminals like pastor Dr Kong Hee must...

White collar criminals like pastor Dr Kong Hee must...

Pastor Kong Hee and his gang of fraudsters, less Chew Eng Han, started wearing their prison uniforms...
Snippets
High Court increased jail sentences of 3 National Service...

High Court increased jail sentences of 3 National Service...

In view of the attitude that NS can be avoided, the High Court said that the attitude would ‘weaken...
ST report: Halimah's father an Indian Muslim

ST report: Halimah's father an Indian Muslim

In 2013, when Halimah Yacob was selected to be the new Speaker of Parliament after the former one, Michael...
Why do HDB home loans have higher interest rates than...

Why do HDB home loans have higher interest rates than...

Many Singaporeans often get surprised when they compare HDB home loans vs bank loans. Why do HDB loans...
US, Aust, NZ clamp down on FTs working in their countries...

US, Aust, NZ clamp down on FTs working in their countries...

In the past 1 week, several first world countries have announced new policies to crackdown on giving...
Kong Hee seeks public’s forgiveness for ‘unwise...

Kong Hee seeks public’s forgiveness for ‘unwise...

* The following is a Facebook post by the founder of City Harvest Church, Reverend Kong Hee. — These...
Singaporean abolitionist groups call for halt to execution...

Singaporean abolitionist groups call for halt to execution...

We Believe in Second Chances and the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC) note with dismay that...
We demand transparency from FAS management

We demand transparency from FAS management

MEDIA RELEASE BY GAME CHANGERS In light of the statements that have been made by various parties,...
Taiwan residents 'fire' missiles at SG flag asking...

Taiwan residents 'fire' missiles at SG flag asking...

It was reported in Taiwan news last month (27 Mar 2017) that Taiwanese villagers, fed up with the...
Indian writer alleges racism in S’pore in light of...

Indian writer alleges racism in S’pore in light of...

Recently, when all the Indian-based software companies in Singapore have received communication on fair...
Downgrade or Sublet? What's the Point if Retirees Cannot...

Downgrade or Sublet? What's the Point if Retirees Cannot...

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said in a Facebook post yesterday that older flats “can...
Letters
SG Athletics up for election next, any skeletons in...

SG Athletics up for election next, any skeletons in...

The FAS farce is still not over yet, in fact, the investigations may go long after the elections for...
May Day message: No mention of Singaporeans’ unemployment...

May Day message: No mention of Singaporeans’ unemployment...

I refer to the article “Unemployment could rise further: Lim Swee Say” (Channel NewsAsia, Apr 28). It...
North South and Circus line improving?

North South and Circus line improving?

SMRT has released its report on their train performances and indicated that The reliability of the North-South...
A '1 of its kind school' for your child?

A '1 of its kind school' for your child?

I visited the Sekolah Alam Bandung, a “one of its kind only’ school, in Bandung, Indonesia. It...
Recent FAS saga all about about money and power

Recent FAS saga all about about money and power

The recent FAS saga have shown one thing, that nobody actually cares for the football in Singapore. It's...
MRT improved: Meaningless statistics?

MRT improved: Meaningless statistics?

Reliability of MRT lines improves I refer to the article “Reliability of North-South and Circle...
NS defaulters should be dealt with more severely

NS defaulters should be dealt with more severely

I can never understand why there are still cases of people defaulting over their NS call ups. NS is not...
Straits Times’ report on Tiong Bahru FC: “154th”...

Straits Times’ report on Tiong Bahru FC: “154th”...

I refer to the article ‘How did Tiong Bahru FC get so much money?‘ (Sunday Times, Apr 23). The...
Not bowing down to pressure but listening?

Not bowing down to pressure but listening?

Law Minister K Shanmugam said that how society feels about the punishment meted out in criminal cases...
Taxis: Reduce road tax, but up diesel tax?

Taxis: Reduce road tax, but up diesel tax?

A friend who is a taxi driver told me that whilst the Budget announced a reduction in the road tax for...
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Free Classifieds on TR Emeritus (revised)

Free Classifieds on TR Emeritus (revised)

Please be informed that we have, after reviewing and considering the feedback from our readers, made revision to the terms of our Free Classifieds listing. Among the revisions are increasing the number of days for free listing from 14 days to 40 days, double the period of ad display for Premium listings and reduce the number... 

SDP, Terry, TRE: Learn from the French

SDP, Terry, TRE: Learn from the French

True the u/m guys are fascists but still they got an effective way of combating the French MSM’s narrative: they helped Le Pen get 21% of the votes. (Emphasis mine). France’s cyber-patriots are a diverse lot. Some call themselves the “réinfosphère”, signalling their determination to counter what they see as media... 

SG Athletics up for election next, any skeletons in closet?

SG Athletics up for election next, any skeletons in closet?

The FAS farce is still not over yet, in fact, the investigations may go long after the elections for the top post are done and dusted. Seems like a few of the people involved are already implicated via investigations carried out by the CAD. So whether they are to be found guilty or innocent, this sorry episode already has tarnished... 

President to protect against a rogue govt, now to protect against rogue President?

President to protect against a rogue govt, now to protect against rogue President?

I refer to the article “Panel of MPs recommend changes to parliamentary procedures” (Straits Times, Apr 25). It states that “Parliament has spelled out the procedures it should follow to override the President, in a report released on Tuesday (April 25). These procedures, which flesh out changes to the elected presidency... 

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