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You don't really need a minority President to unify citizens in the midst of terrorismYou don't really need a minority President to unify citizens... At Halimah's presidential inauguration (14 Sep), PM Lee said that Halimah, as a member of minority race, will "unify all of us" as President when extremist terrorism is sowing distrust and fear in the community. "In an age when ethnic nationalism is rising, extremist terrorism sows distrust and fear, and exclusivist...

Top-up $2.8m CPF to protect from creditors?Top-up $2.8m CPF to protect from creditors? With reference to my article “Put Everything in CPF when in debt” – my friends remarked that they liked the title of the article very much. One of my friends asked: “If I expect to be sued, and I think I will end up having to pay say a few million dollars – and I have 2.5 million in the bank and no other assets,...

Put everything in CPF when in debtPut everything in CPF when in debt Talk on Debt Management Some of my friends who were unable to attend my talk on Debt management at the seminar on 9 September, organised jointly by the Singapore Professional Centre and the Society of Financial Service Professionals, have asked me if I could write a short article about it. HDB/CPF tips for the cash-strapped or...

MSM grossly under-reported attendance for silent sit-in protestMSM grossly under-reported attendance for silent sit-in protest It was a great occasion at Hong Lim Park today , made more special by the attendance of Dr Tan Cheng Bock . The Straits Times has grossly under-reported the number of attendees , putting the numbers at a few hundred . My friends , there were at least 2500-3000 of us there . Once again , thank you for your support...

Elaborate Plot To Remove Workers Party From ParliamentElaborate Plot To Remove Workers Party From Parliament The plot: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ahtc-appointed-independent-panel-files-lawsuit-against-workers-9064544 Defense cum entrapment scheme: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/workers-party-mps-contest-ahtc-lawsuit-reject-allegations By luring the worker's party into a defense suit, they will...

Congrats To PAP Supporters, Your Fate Is Sealed!Congrats To PAP Supporters, Your Fate Is Sealed! Good day 70% PAP supporters. How are u feeling? I hope u are in the pink of health. I am sure many of u wanted your favourite PAP president Haalimah Yacoob. Hope u are enjoying every bit of the selected president to represent u. Come 2020, expect similar rules to disqualify opposition. Hope u will be happy again....

MRT: Take 7 years to fix breakdowns?MRT: Take 7 years to fix breakdowns? I refer to Christopher Tan’s article “Focus on people, not just numbers, in rail reliability” (Straits Times, Sep 13). Disconnect between rail reliability statistics & commuters’ experience? It states that “Commuters in Singapore will be among the first to agree that there is a disconnect between rail...

At least North Koreans get to say 'yes' or 'no' to elect Kim Jong UnAt least North Koreans get to say 'yes' or 'no' to elect... In 2014, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was elected with 100% 'yes' votes. Every 5 years, North Koreans get to elect their deputies for the Supreme People's Assembly, the equivalent of a parliament in the West. Each deputy represents a district. Voters do not really have a choice who to vote for — there is only...

F1 visitors magically increased when ticket sales at all-time low?F1 visitors magically increased when ticket sales at all-time... I refer to the article “Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix signs 4-year extension to host night race” (Straits Times, Sep 16). It states that “including this year’s race, Singapore had hosted over 450,000 international visitors, who had contributed about $1.4 billion in incremental tourism receipts.” Does...

Committee to attract shoppers?Committee to attract shoppers? PAP Ministers are so free they have time to form a Ministerial Committee just to study how to attract more shoppers to Orchard Road. And not just that, the suggestions mooted show that the Party and its cronies appear to be running out of ideas. Announced yesterday, the Committee will be chaired by the F1 advocate S...

Tan Cheng Bock: I will be there at Hong Lim ParkTan Cheng Bock: I will be there at Hong Lim Park I will be there..Silent Sit-in Protest . A Silent Sit-in protest will be held at Hong Lim Park today Saturday 16th Sep 2017,from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. l will be there. Many Singaporeans have expressed their disappointment and anger about this Presidential Election after reading my last fb post ( which reached more than...

Why qualified Malay candidates not interested in Presidency?Why qualified Malay candidates not interested in Presidency? Everyone is now visibly upset with the Presidential walkover but I am more upset with the passive nature of our Malay candidates. Apart from Salleh Marican and Farid Khan who did not make the cut, there were high profile business persons who automatically qualified like Bank Of Singapore CEO Bahren Shaari and the CEO of...

Singaporeans were ready to give the PAP a bloody noseSingaporeans were ready to give the PAP a bloody nose As momentum built in the run-up to nomination day for the reserved Presidential Election , it was becoming increasingly clear that the most popular choice of vote was going to be the spoilt vote . Realistically , any contest was never going to be between Halimah Yacob and the other 2 contenders . It was always going...

Halimah will just fade into a silent PresidentHalimah will just fade into a silent President In the end, Halimah Yacob - like SR Nathan and Tony Tan before her - will just fade into a silent president. Don't expect that she will be vocal or questioning or even be too public. This govt doesn't like alternative power centers. They were aghast when Ong Teng Cheong even dared to question them. They didn't go...

Calvin Cheng: I detest fake news and lies spread by alternative mediaCalvin Cheng: I detest fake news and lies spread by alternative... There are quite a few reasons to feel disgruntled by the elected Presidency but I detest fake news and lies. Chief amongst these is the lie spread by alternative media and on the internet that Madam Halimah is Indian and not Malay, because her father is Indian. This is a outlandish lie. Malay identity is not determined...

Editorials
Follow-up to 'TR Emeritus’ in-house techie requires...

Follow-up to 'TR Emeritus’ in-house techie requires...

Following our appeal on Tuesday (20th Sept) titled "TR Emeritus’ in-house techie requires assistance",...
TR Emeritus' in-house techie requires assistance

TR Emeritus' in-house techie requires assistance

TR Emeritus's (TRE) in-house techie, Andrew is currently in a difficult situation and is in need of assistance...
Walkover PE 2017: Protest the Process, Not the Person

Walkover PE 2017: Protest the Process, Not the Person

Several to-be-participants of the sit-in protest at Hong Lim Park have issued a statement on their views...
Activist to hold silent sit-in protest against reserved...

Activist to hold silent sit-in protest against reserved...

Activist Gilbert Goh has posted an announcement that there will be a silent sit-in protest against the...
Mdm Halimah Yacob is the new Madam President of Singapore

Mdm Halimah Yacob is the new Madam President of Singapore

  Mdm Halimah Yacob is the new Madam President of Singapore There were a total of 5...
Tan Chuan Jin nominated as Speaker of Parliament

Tan Chuan Jin nominated as Speaker of Parliament

Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan Jin has been nominated as the new Speaker...
Activist Kirstan Han summoned by police for holding...

Activist Kirstan Han summoned by police for holding...

Human rights activist Ms Kirsten Han has been summoned by the police to assist in an investigation into...
Writ of Election issued for Presidential Election 2017

Writ of Election issued for Presidential Election 2017

A Writ of Election has been issued for the upcoming Presidential Election 2017 (PE 2017), by Prime Minister...
Activist M Ravi offered $20,000 bail (updated)

Activist M Ravi offered $20,000 bail (updated)

Non-practising lawyer and activist M Ravi has been offered bail following his 2 weeks court-ordered...
Leave granted for AGC to commence committal proceedings...

Leave granted for AGC to commence committal proceedings...

The High Court has approved an application by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to commence...
Li ShengWu left Singapore early out of safety concerns

Li ShengWu left Singapore early out of safety concerns

Li ShengWu, the eldest son of Mr Lee Hsien Yang has revealed that he had left Singapore early as...
Halimah Yacob announces bid for Elected Presidency

Halimah Yacob announces bid for Elected Presidency

As expected, Mdm Halimah Yacob has announced that she is leaving the People's Action Party (PAP)...
Li ShengWu not returning to Singapore

Li ShengWu not returning to Singapore

Li ShengWu, the eldest son of Mr Lee Hsien yang, has indicated that he will not be returning to Singapore...
AGC to commence committal proceedings against Li ShengWu

AGC to commence committal proceedings against Li ShengWu

The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) has decided to commence committal proceedings against Li ShengWu...
Li ShengWu clarifies private post after 'threat' from...

Li ShengWu clarifies private post after 'threat' from...

Li ShengWu has amended a post he made on 15th July and posted further clarification after he supposedly...
Workers Party's MPs deny all allegations made by AHTC's...

Workers Party's MPs deny all allegations made by AHTC's...

Workers’ Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang, party and town council chairman Sylvia Lim and town council...
Target achieved for M Ravi's foreclosure assistance...

Target achieved for M Ravi's foreclosure assistance...

Netizens have managed to raise about $9000 over a period of 3 days to help Human Rights activist...
Joseph Schooling qualifies for final of 50m Butterfly...

Joseph Schooling qualifies for final of 50m Butterfly...

Singapore's homegrown swimming talent, Mr Joseph Schooling has qualified for the 50m Butterfly final...
Opinions
Ramifications of the (S)elected Presidency

Ramifications of the (S)elected Presidency

If Michael Palmer had kept his willy within his trousers and not sneaked into Hotel 81, Halimah Yacob...
Hali humble? What a load of bull

Hali humble? What a load of bull

Justin Wee posted this on FB PAP and the MSM keeps telling us the sham President Halimah Yacob is...
Reserved PE mission accomplished: Singaporeans will...

Reserved PE mission accomplished: Singaporeans will...

With the PE out of the way, PAP can now heave a huge sigh of relief: its preferred candidate will not...
Close to 2000 turn up at Hong Lim Park for protest...

Close to 2000 turn up at Hong Lim Park for protest...

Close to 2000 individuals turned up at Hong Lim Park on 16 September to show their concern and unhappiness...
SMRT signaling fault again? Commuters should ‘signal’...

SMRT signaling fault again? Commuters should ‘signal’...

(SMRT has announced that this is a ‘train fault’ but most faults are related to the testing of its...
#hardlymahpresident

#hardlymahpresident

WTF? President is paid millions but we got to do her work for her isit? This is the implication of...
Who are you to cast the first stone on M. Ravi?

Who are you to cast the first stone on M. Ravi?

The following is a letter to the editor in response to several comments that appeared on our website...
Silent sit-in protest was successful

Silent sit-in protest was successful

I am proud that Singaporeans could protest against an issue that is race-related peacefully and calmly...
New Paper chided: 'Can’t protect workers at cost...

New Paper chided: 'Can’t protect workers at cost...

The Government keeps saying that it will protect Singaporean workers, but the policies and statistics...
Protest at Hong Lim Park against Elected Presidency...

Protest at Hong Lim Park against Elected Presidency...

The attempt to label this protest as anti-Halimah/Malay is misplaced. It was never about the person,...
Hali wants to unite Singaporeans?

Hali wants to unite Singaporeans?

Against her isit by branding voters as “racists”. Why liddat? “I look forward to the day...
MOT Minister Khaw: Commuters don’t know reliability...

MOT Minister Khaw: Commuters don’t know reliability...

I refer to CNA article,”Expect more reliable North-South, East-West Lines by 2019: Khaw Boon Wan”. Minister...
Citizens treated no more than a pawn in a game of chess...

Citizens treated no more than a pawn in a game of chess...

I was upset when the government disguise condescension as affirmative action. I was distraught that my...
This injustice that has been visited upon us will not...

This injustice that has been visited upon us will not...

Long years ago , our Nation was conceived on the ideals set out in our Pledge . Every child from a...
Response to 'Disappointing new low for the community'

Response to 'Disappointing new low for the community'

You're lamenting on a problem from viewpoint of a pessimists (which isn't wrong) but like a guy said,...
Why our Hokkiens are not real Hokkiens

Why our Hokkiens are not real Hokkiens

A recent FT article about the changing face of LOndon’s “Chinatown” reminded me of all the “China”...
9/11: Government has lost its relevance – A day in...

9/11: Government has lost its relevance – A day in...

I refer to the article “New Speaker urges lawmakers to remain accessible, relevant” (Straits Times,...
HLP #notmypresident protest and me

HLP #notmypresident protest and me

Gilbert Goh has called for a silent sit-in protest (text below) against the reserved presidential election...
Snippets
You don't really need a minority President to unify...

You don't really need a minority President to unify...

At Halimah's presidential inauguration (14 Sep), PM Lee said that Halimah, as a member of minority race,...
MSM grossly under-reported attendance for silent sit-in...

MSM grossly under-reported attendance for silent sit-in...

It was a great occasion at Hong Lim Park today , made more special by the attendance of Dr Tan Cheng...
At least North Koreans get to say 'yes' or 'no' to...

At least North Koreans get to say 'yes' or 'no' to...

In 2014, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was elected with 100% 'yes' votes. Every 5 years, North Koreans...
PAP supporter: The recent round of musical chairs has...

PAP supporter: The recent round of musical chairs has...

I've always been an unabashed supporter of the PAP--because a few tone-deaf individuals do not a party...
Committee to attract shoppers?

Committee to attract shoppers?

PAP Ministers are so free they have time to form a Ministerial Committee just to study how to attract...
Tan Cheng Bock: I will be there at Hong Lim Park

Tan Cheng Bock: I will be there at Hong Lim Park

I will be there..Silent Sit-in Protest . A Silent Sit-in protest will be held at Hong Lim Park today...
Singaporeans were ready to give the PAP a bloody nose

Singaporeans were ready to give the PAP a bloody nose

As momentum built in the run-up to nomination day for the reserved Presidential Election , it was...
Halimah will just fade into a silent President

Halimah will just fade into a silent President

In the end, Halimah Yacob - like SR Nathan and Tony Tan before her - will just fade into a silent president....
Calvin Cheng: I detest fake news and lies spread by...

Calvin Cheng: I detest fake news and lies spread by...

There are quite a few reasons to feel disgruntled by the elected Presidency but I detest fake news and...
Press Release - Silence Sit-in Protest on 16th Sep...

Press Release - Silence Sit-in Protest on 16th Sep...

Dear members of the press and our online media, Re: Silence Sit-in Protest on 16th Sep (Sat) 430 to...
Race just a distraction for PAP to retain power

Race just a distraction for PAP to retain power

While it's understandable that discussions of the Halimah Presidency might focus on issues of race,...
Walkover troubles Singaporeans

Walkover troubles Singaporeans

My congratulations to President-elect Mdm Halimah Yacoob. Today she returned unopposed and will occupy...
SDP files lawsuit against PAP government for refusing...

SDP files lawsuit against PAP government for refusing...

The SDP has filed a lawsuit in the High Court to declare that it is incumbent upon the Government to...
First World Country, Third World Democracy

First World Country, Third World Democracy

Just returned from helping to cover a Meet-the-People session for one of our MPs busy during the...
PPP: When victory is declared on a battle not fought,...

PPP: When victory is declared on a battle not fought,...

The Elections Department  announced on 11th of September 2017 that Madam Halimah Yacob is set to be...
Letters
Top-up $2.8m CPF to protect from creditors?

Top-up $2.8m CPF to protect from creditors?

With reference to my article “Put Everything in CPF when in debt” – my friends remarked that they...
Put everything in CPF when in debt

Put everything in CPF when in debt

Talk on Debt Management Some of my friends who were unable to attend my talk on Debt management at...
Congrats To PAP Supporters, Your Fate Is Sealed!

Congrats To PAP Supporters, Your Fate Is Sealed!

Good day 70% PAP supporters. How are u feeling? I hope u are in the pink of health. I am sure many of...
Elaborate Plot To Remove Workers Party From Parliament

Elaborate Plot To Remove Workers Party From Parliament

The plot: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/ahtc-appointed-independent-panel-files-lawsuit-against-workers-9064544 Defense...
MRT: Take 7 years to fix breakdowns?

MRT: Take 7 years to fix breakdowns?

I refer to Christopher Tan’s article “Focus on people, not just numbers, in rail reliability” (Straits...
F1 visitors magically increased when ticket sales at...

F1 visitors magically increased when ticket sales at...

I refer to the article “Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix signs 4-year extension to host night race”...
Elected President

Elected President

ANIMAL FARM Once upon a time there was an animal farm in Singapore. Napoleon the first among pigs...
Healthcare: 9,000 more jobs – What % jobs now to...

Healthcare: 9,000 more jobs – What % jobs now to...

I refer to the article “Thousands of jobs opening up in healthcare sector” (Straits Times, Sep 11). It...
Why qualified Malay candidates not interested in Presidency?

Why qualified Malay candidates not interested in Presidency?

Everyone is now visibly upset with the Presidential walkover but I am more upset with the passive nature...
7,618 caught cheating on transport fares: So many poor...

7,618 caught cheating on transport fares: So many poor...

I refer to the article “$5.2 million lost to fare cheats on public transport in 2016” (Straits Times,...
Halimah's victory expected

Halimah's victory expected

I was watching the news update as Mdm Halimah was declared president of Singapore and would have...
Near stampede at Tampines MRT

Near stampede at Tampines MRT

Dear SMRT I would like to bring to your attention to an incident that happened this morning at Tampines...
CPF: Amount due to members – $348b, %?

CPF: Amount due to members – $348b, %?

Amount due to CPF members is $348.5b According to the Department of Statistics’ web site – the Amount...
Lack of clear racial boundaries causes chaos in self-help...

Lack of clear racial boundaries causes chaos in self-help...

I thought long about it for some time and wondered what the other 3 races, namely Chinese, Malays and...
PE: Mainstream media commentarities – missing the...

PE: Mainstream media commentarities – missing the...

I refer to the article “Commentary: Three qualities of a good candidate for President” (Channel NewsAsia,...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Follow-up to ‘TR Emeritus’ in-house techie requires assistance’

Follow-up to ‘TR Emeritus’ in-house techie requires assistance’

Following our appeal on Tuesday (20th Sept) titled “TR Emeritus’ in-house techie requires assistance“, a kind reader has written to TRE to suggest that we should use a local bank account to receive the goodwill donations as most readers are not comfortable with using their credit/debit cards via PayPal to make... 

Ramifications of the (S)elected Presidency

Ramifications of the (S)elected Presidency

If Michael Palmer had kept his willy within his trousers and not sneaked into Hotel 81, Halimah Yacob would not be the (s)elected President. Because of Palmer’s fall from grace Halimah was appointed Speaker of Parliament, and that qualifies her to stand for election as President. The Speaker’s job is like that of a moderator... 

You don’t really need a minority President to unify citizens in the midst of terrorism

You don’t really need a minority President to unify citizens in the midst of terrorism

At Halimah’s presidential inauguration (14 Sep), PM Lee said that Halimah, as a member of minority race, will “unify all of us” as President when extremist terrorism is sowing distrust and fear in the community. “In an age when ethnic nationalism is rising, extremist terrorism sows distrust and fear,... 

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