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Orchard Rd floods: Once in 50 years after spending $2b?Orchard Rd floods: Once in 50 years after spending $2b? I refer to the article “Flash flood in Orchard Road, PUB issues high flood risk alerts in central region” (Straits Times, May 26). It states that “A flash flood occurred at Kramat Lane in Orchard Road on Saturday (May 26). Both lanes were affected, water agency PUB said in a tweet at 3.45pm, advising people...

Checks & balance, values, morals & public duty: AIM saga?Checks & balance, values, morals & public duty: AIM saga? I refer to the article “Parking charges for teachers stem from system of checks and balances: Ong Ye Kung” (Straits Times, May 25). It states that “The decision to charge teachers for parking is borne out of a public duty to abide by a “system of internal self-discipline” … Yet we have to respect our...

SDP will Continue to Work towards Common Opposition PlatformSDP will Continue to Work towards Common Opposition Platform The SDP will continue our work of presenting voters with a united and competent opposition platform. Such a measure will boost Singaporeans' confidence in the opposition. The victory of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) in Malaysia has brought renewed hope for democracy in Singapore with Singaporeans calling for the opposition...

The Abandonment of the High Speed Rail or HSRThe Abandonment of the High Speed Rail or HSR Although I have written in praise of the High Speed Rail which will take me home to Seremban in less than an hour, I have since changed my view with Malaysia being in a RM1 Trillion debt. On top of this, Singapore has also said that it has insufficient money and needs more money to fund two mega projects without budget,...

Conversations that resemble an audience between the ruler and the ruledConversations that resemble an audience between the ruler... Our 4G ministers say they want to listen to the views of the people so as to forge partnerships to make Singapore a better place to live in. Heng Swee Keat talks about organising consultations with civil society with an "open mind" and listening with "respect and humility". Once every few years, such consultations are...

No Need for Another Dialogue Exercise, Just Keep Promises from the Last OneNo Need for Another Dialogue Exercise, Just Keep Promises... Mr Heng Swee Keat has announced that the so-called 4G leaders will embark on a series of dialogue sessions with Singaporeans to chart the future. “We will consider all views with an open mind, and adjust our course accordingly," he said, "We will bring Singaporeans together and give everyone a role to turn good ideas...

Parliament: The 'moral value' of public policies?Parliament: The 'moral value' of public policies? I refer to the article “Make the language of morality our vernacular in policy matters” (Today, May 18). It states that “Today, Mr Speaker, I argue one simple idea – which is to rethink the way we evaluate ideas. We need to rethink the role of the market and of economic reasoning. For a long time, the economic...

154th Ranked Media Confirms Lies About Asset Enhancement154th Ranked Media Confirms Lies About Asset Enhancement This is to ensure that Singaporeans no longer have misguided expectations of the investment returns of public housing, and that public housing remains affordable and fiscally sustainable. While I understand that the older generation may want to pass their property assets to their descendants, this should not be at...

Anwar thanks Malaysian alternative news site while SG govt wants to stop 'fake news'Anwar thanks Malaysian alternative news site while SG govt... In a recent interview with Malaysiakini, a Malaysian alternative news site, Mr Anwar Ibrahim who was released from prison on Wednesday (May 16), has expressed his appreciation to Malaysiakini. “At a time when we had massive restrictions, where the media was nothing but incessant propaganda, Malaysiakini was there,"...

More breakdowns = higher fares, no penalties?More breakdowns = higher fares, no penalties? I refer to the article “Linking public transport fares to reliability could worsen situation: Khaw Boon Wan” (Channel NewsAsia, May 18). It states that “Public transport fares and reliability are two separate matters, and linking the two could worsen the situation, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Friday...

Silence from SMRT CEO appalling after all the faults in the past weekSilence from SMRT CEO appalling after all the faults in the... Last month, there was considerable flak from the public when another ex-military man – Mr. Neo Kian Hong - was appointed as the new CEO of rail transport operator SMRT. Not only did he not have any industry-related experience, the public remains unconvinced that there are no better candidates for the job. To assure...

Pinky blatantly tells you 10M is on!Pinky blatantly tells you 10M is on! Singaporeans will have to be welcoming of new citizens, given the steady flow of immigrants to bolster the population, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. ( LINK ) This is not fake news, its directly from state media, you are right, Pinky wants more to FTs to come steal our lunches and want us to accept the inevitable....

Illogical reasoning for not addressing HDB lease problem?Illogical reasoning for not addressing HDB lease problem? I refer to the article “Government looking into lease issue of old HDB flats which involves ‘serious trade-offs’: Lawrence Wong” (Today, May 17). It states that “One key matter is that despite the government’s best efforts at planning, “we are still severely constrained by space in Singapore”, he said...

The no value HDB flatThe no value HDB flat People in SG are paying their entire life for a lease with a time limit. By selling houses these people are actually selling a trickling lease to the next buyer. Holding a house with not the intention to live and settle down but the intention to use it to speculate is like holding a time bomb in the hand waiting for...

Take responsibility in your votes, don’t be just keyboard warriorsTake responsibility in your votes, don’t be just keyboard... Interesting to see posts comparing Singaporeans and Malaysians especially in relation to the recent Malaysia General Election. One thing I need to address is we have too many keyboard warriors. Why? Times like now when victory is secured because they can unite and make their voices heard... while us? I said us. We...

Editorials
Dotard cancels Singapore Summit with Rocket Man

Dotard cancels Singapore Summit with Rocket Man

Probably much to the dismay of the ruling party, US President Donald Trump (aka Dotard) has cancelled...
Google (Singapore)'s Bullshit?

Google (Singapore)'s Bullshit?

TR Emeritus ( TRE) is hoping to contact a real and living human being at Google (Singapore) if possible,...
TR Emeritus cleared of Malware accusation

TR Emeritus cleared of Malware accusation

We are pleased to inform our readers that TR Emeritus (TRE) has been cleared by StopBadware, an independent...
Independent review of TR Emeritus' for alleged Malware

Independent review of TR Emeritus' for alleged Malware

We refer to our notice on Sunday (13th May) titled "TR Emeritus blocked by Google’s Chrome browser". Please...
TR Emeritus blocked by Google's Chrome browser

TR Emeritus blocked by Google's Chrome browser

It has been brought to our attention that since 13th May, readers visiting TR Emeritus (TRE) using Google's...
Ousted premier Najib to be investigated

Ousted premier Najib to be investigated

Malaysia's Prime Minister (PM) Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed that he had instructed that ousted...
Ousted premier Najib to step down as head of Umno and...

Ousted premier Najib to step down as head of Umno and...

It is believed that lightning never strikes twice, but unfortunately for Malaysia's former premier...
Malaysia's ousted Prime Minister to run-road? (updated)

Malaysia's ousted Prime Minister to run-road? (updated)

Barely 3 days after leading Barisan Nasional to its worst electoral defeat ever in Malaysia's GE...
International media's reaction to Malaysia's GE 14

International media's reaction to Malaysia's GE 14

Few Malaysians would have thought they would live to see this day – the defeat of the formidable Umno-led...
Pakatan Harapan set to form new federal government...

Pakatan Harapan set to form new federal government...

Despite vote counting in Malaysia's GE 14 still ongoing, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister...
Testing of crypto mining script on TR Emeritus (completed)

Testing of crypto mining script on TR Emeritus (completed)

Please be informed that we are currently beta-testing an authentic and non-malicious version of a crypto...
Dr Poh Soo Kai disputes claim on Operation Coldstore

Dr Poh Soo Kai disputes claim on Operation Coldstore

Dr Poh Soo Kai, the former assistant secretary-general of Barisan Sosialis and a former ISA detainee...
Pritam Singh new Secretary-General of Workers Party

Pritam Singh new Secretary-General of Workers Party

The Workers’ Party (WP) has unanimously elected Mr Pritam Singh as its new secretary-general (Sec-Gen)...
Open letter petitioning for Dr PJ Thum

Open letter petitioning for Dr PJ Thum

There has been an open letter addressed to the chairman of the Select Committee on fake news, MP Charles...
Grace Fu: Workers Party and Sylvia Lim 'low standards'

Grace Fu: Workers Party and Sylvia Lim 'low standards'

Leader of the House, Grace Fu has described the Workers Party (WP) as "low standards" after its Chairman,...
Not PAP supporter: I am fine with budget 2018

Not PAP supporter: I am fine with budget 2018

A self-proclaimed not-PAP supporter has taken to Facebook to express his support for the budget 2018...
Former City Harvest Church fund manager arrested while...

Former City Harvest Church fund manager arrested while...

Former City Harvest Church (CHC) fund manager Chew Eng Heng has been arrested for attempting to leave...
Wishing all Chinese readers A Prosperous Lunar New...

Wishing all Chinese readers A Prosperous Lunar New...

Wishing all our Chinese readers:   A Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year.     The...
Amended CLTPA passed with strong opposition from Workers...

Amended CLTPA passed with strong opposition from Workers...

A four-hour debate took place in Parliament on Tuesday (6th Feb) with 11 MPs speaking on the Criminal...
Maintenance notice for TR Emeritus on 11th Jan 2018

Maintenance notice for TR Emeritus on 11th Jan 2018

Please be informed that we will be taking our CDN and Email servers offline today (11 Jan) for urgent...
Opinions
Rights are not handed on a silver platter but to be...

Rights are not handed on a silver platter but to be...

The article, "Time to rebuild the Malaysian judiciary" by Malaysiakini critically examines the lack of...
Lee Hsien Loong has yet to identify a clear successor...

Lee Hsien Loong has yet to identify a clear successor...

While the lack of an identifiable successor for next Premiership has concerned Singaporeans, another...
PAP OK with collapse in prices of older HDB flats,...

PAP OK with collapse in prices of older HDB flats,...

In response to the collapse in prices of older HDB flats, MND Minister Lawrence Wong has insisted that...
Another Singapore Conversation - Another exercise in...

Another Singapore Conversation - Another exercise in...

The government loves to have dialogues with Singaporeans. One conversation after another, seeking views...
Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and...

Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and...

“What’s the use of being a Singaporean, when your livelihood is not secured and you need to compete...
In perverse fashion, the Malaysians might have done...

In perverse fashion, the Malaysians might have done...

The consensus is that the PAP government has been dealt a major blow. But in one sense, it could be argued...
My beef against Terry’s OnLine Channel

My beef against Terry’s OnLine Channel

Sadly I have to agree with u/m FB PAP IB rant that — TOC is failing to “to separate Singapore’s...
4G leaders still want to sell koyok to Singaporeans...

4G leaders still want to sell koyok to Singaporeans...

Shaken by Barisan Nasional's (BN) unexpected fall, the PAP is pulling out all stops to prevent the inevitable. Almost...
He who thinks he is the Special One

He who thinks he is the Special One

Football manager Jose Mourinho famously called himself the Special One. We have in our midst a politician...
The FATAL Mistake of PAP

The FATAL Mistake of PAP

Well, the Fatal Mistake fell upon Singaporeans while PAP made use of such manipulation of CPF-HDB financing...
Mahathir built a stellar team of Ministers, yet they...

Mahathir built a stellar team of Ministers, yet they...

Effective from Wednesday(23 May), Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced that the country...
PAP on past reserves: Drawdown = Conversion = No drawdown

PAP on past reserves: Drawdown = Conversion = No drawdown

DPM Tharman once told Parliament that drawing down past reserves was “in essence a conversion of past...
GST hike: Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

GST hike: Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

The government thought it was being clever in announcing the impending GST hike early. The calculus:...
Why Reformasi won’t happen here

Why Reformasi won’t happen here

TOC, TRE and all the usual places where cybernuts congregate are full of comments that change is...
MND minister has no solution to sharply-depreciating...

MND minister has no solution to sharply-depreciating...

Million-dollar PAP ministers continue to make a fool of themselves.  Instead of providing solutions,...
National Service: Flogging the horse that is named...

National Service: Flogging the horse that is named...

The Singapore Armed Forces' rap sheet is beginning to look as dubious as the SMRT's, save with the far...
Separation Of Power Crticial In A Democracy!

Separation Of Power Crticial In A Democracy!

Watching the post Malaysia GE, it makes me realise separation of power is important to prevent abuse...
Forgiveness: A Neglected Weapon of the Government

Forgiveness: A Neglected Weapon of the Government

In the ruthless cut-throat world of politics, there comes a time when forgiveness is the only way to...
PAP and WP now brothers, no more sue until your pants...

PAP and WP now brothers, no more sue until your pants...

When PM Lee has to praise WP in Parliament, chances are PAP has been shaken by BN’s fall. PM Lee...
Singapore’s frogs in the well

Singapore’s frogs in the well

Hear, hear, fellow Singaporeans! The tendency of judges to favour the government has been growing unchecked....
Snippets
SDP will Continue to Work towards Common Opposition...

SDP will Continue to Work towards Common Opposition...

The SDP will continue our work of presenting voters with a united and competent opposition platform....
Conversations that resemble an audience between the...

Conversations that resemble an audience between the...

Our 4G ministers say they want to listen to the views of the people so as to forge partnerships to make...
No Need for Another Dialogue Exercise, Just Keep Promises...

No Need for Another Dialogue Exercise, Just Keep Promises...

Mr Heng Swee Keat has announced that the so-called 4G leaders will embark on a series of dialogue sessions...
Anwar thanks Malaysian alternative news site while...

Anwar thanks Malaysian alternative news site while...

In a recent interview with Malaysiakini, a Malaysian alternative news site, Mr Anwar Ibrahim who was...
We should be grateful for the good government we have?

We should be grateful for the good government we have?

My PAP loyalist friends say that we should be grateful for the good government we have not to compare...
It's hard to be gracious towards Barisan Nasional

It's hard to be gracious towards Barisan Nasional

I never thought BN would actually be ousted from power in Malaysia. After 61 years since independence,...
Dr Mahathir has finally made Malaysia a democracy

Dr Mahathir has finally made Malaysia a democracy

* The following is a comment that appeared on MalaysiaKini and has been edited (shortened) for clarity...
SDP congratulates the people of Malaysia

SDP congratulates the people of Malaysia

The SDP congratulates the people of Malaysia for the courage to vote for change in their country...
Fall of UMNO lies with its cronies who support Najib...

Fall of UMNO lies with its cronies who support Najib...

A change of government happens all over the world. It is nothing unusual but what happened in Malaysia...
Barisan Nasional falls to ‘Malaysian tsunami’

Barisan Nasional falls to ‘Malaysian tsunami’

May 9, 2018. This is the day Malaysians experienced the power of the ballot. Anger towards the...
Puthucheary: Nobody cares about the 6-hour grilling...

Puthucheary: Nobody cares about the 6-hour grilling...

In an interview with ST which was published today ('Facts, falsehoods, feedback - Janil has firm grasp...
Dr Thum's follow up submission to the Select Committee...

Dr Thum's follow up submission to the Select Committee...

Note: The line numbers refer to the transcript of the hearing. At the invitation of Mr Shanmugam (lines...
Army’s response to PTE Dave Lee’s passing and a...

Army’s response to PTE Dave Lee’s passing and a...

(PTE) Lee Han Xuan Dave was a Guardsman from the 1st Battalion Singapore Guards, who passed away...
WP's Labour Day Message

WP's Labour Day Message

What is the relevance of Labour Day today? The concept of labour is undergoing a radical shift. Industry...
SPP's Labour Day Message

SPP's Labour Day Message

27-year-old Mohd Munir works as a barista at a coffee joint, and makes enough to pay his bills and to...
Right to Know - Constitutional Right

Right to Know - Constitutional Right

There is a public forum today (28th April) on why parliamentary proceedings should be televised...
Letters
Orchard Rd floods: Once in 50 years after spending...

Orchard Rd floods: Once in 50 years after spending...

I refer to the article “Flash flood in Orchard Road, PUB issues high flood risk alerts in central...
Checks & balance, values, morals & public duty: AIM...

Checks & balance, values, morals & public duty: AIM...

I refer to the article “Parking charges for teachers stem from system of checks and balances: Ong...
The Abandonment of the High Speed Rail or HSR

The Abandonment of the High Speed Rail or HSR

Although I have written in praise of the High Speed Rail which will take me home to Seremban in less...
Parliament: The 'moral value' of public policies?

Parliament: The 'moral value' of public policies?

I refer to the article “Make the language of morality our vernacular in policy matters” (Today, May...
154th Ranked Media Confirms Lies About Asset Enhancement

154th Ranked Media Confirms Lies About Asset Enhancement

This is to ensure that Singaporeans no longer have misguided expectations of the investment returns of...
More breakdowns = higher fares, no penalties?

More breakdowns = higher fares, no penalties?

I refer to the article “Linking public transport fares to reliability could worsen situation: Khaw...
Silence from SMRT CEO appalling after all the faults...

Silence from SMRT CEO appalling after all the faults...

Last month, there was considerable flak from the public when another ex-military man – Mr. Neo Kian...
Pinky blatantly tells you 10M is on!

Pinky blatantly tells you 10M is on!

Singaporeans will have to be welcoming of new citizens, given the steady flow of immigrants to bolster...
Illogical reasoning for not addressing HDB lease problem?

Illogical reasoning for not addressing HDB lease problem?

I refer to the article “Government looking into lease issue of old HDB flats which involves ‘serious...
The no value HDB flat

The no value HDB flat

People in SG are paying their entire life for a lease with a time limit. By selling houses these people...
Take responsibility in your votes, don’t be just...

Take responsibility in your votes, don’t be just...

Interesting to see posts comparing Singaporeans and Malaysians especially in relation to the recent Malaysia...
3 Years On After GE and No Promises Delivered So Far

3 Years On After GE and No Promises Delivered So Far

Every GE, lot of promises were made by ruling party but observation seem to be one direction. Just pretend...
Cleaners’ minimum wage: $1,060 – very low?

Cleaners’ minimum wage: $1,060 – very low?

I refer to the article “Parliament: Ng Chee Meng proposes new committee to support older workers”...
I have a dream for Singapore's next General Elections

I have a dream for Singapore's next General Elections

Suddenly PAP lost power, all the multi-million ministers lost their jobs saving Singapore a few hundred...
4G PAP continues to live in its own self-delusional...

4G PAP continues to live in its own self-delusional...

The late LKY & the PAP loved to use the phrase, “NO ONE OWES YOU A LIVING” but apparently, they...
Malaysians have shown the Way

Malaysians have shown the Way

Malaysians have demonstrated that they are democratic and practised democracy! Are Singaporeans there...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Drone 720X – Best New Drone On The Market For Selfies?

Drone 720X – Best New Drone On The Market For Selfies?

Click to order at Official Site with 50% Discount The Drone 720X is a brand-new drone that has a high 720-Pixel Resolution Camera that shoots at 30 FPS. Drones are becoming more and more popular, and they are also typically very expensive. The Drone 720X is a drone that is designed to be high-quality and very affordable for... 

Rights are not handed on a silver platter but to be fought for

Rights are not handed on a silver platter but to be fought for

The article, “Time to rebuild the Malaysian judiciary” by Malaysiakini critically examines the lack of independence in the Malaysian judiciary, presence of non -financial corruption and calls for reform. Malaysia could be possibly setting a new standard for open discussion for Singapore and as to why contempt of... 

Lee Hsien Loong has yet to identify a clear successor – but what about Ho Ching?

Lee Hsien Loong has yet to identify a clear successor – but what about Ho Ching?

While the lack of an identifiable successor for next Premiership has concerned Singaporeans, another critical entity – Temasek Holdings – also seems to face a lack of a successor. According to the Government, the national investment entity manages $198 billion of our reserves. The weight of this organization was also emphasized... 

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