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Stop harassment of human rights defender Jolovan WhamStop harassment of human rights defender Jolovan Wham The ICJ today urged the Government of Singapore to end the harassment of human rights defender Jolovan Wham and to amend laws used to restrict his work and the work of other human rights defenders. Jolovan Wham is to appear at a pre-trial conference on seven criminal charges today. Jolovan Wham is a well-known human...

PAP's Meritocracy Is Only For PeasantsPAP's Meritocracy Is Only For Peasants PAP kept harping on meritocracy or this country will fail. This is also the reasons why they open doors to all sort of talents from third world to flood this country, in order for locals to experience real competition. While locals are losing their lunches so easily causing local unemployment to escalate higher and...

‘Very Strange’ 3Q Labour Report? – record 258,700 jobs lost?‘Very Strange’ 3Q Labour Report? – record 258,700 jobs... Since employment shrank by 258,700 in the last 12 months – how can “overall job prospects may be improving”? I refer to the article “Q3 labour report shows rise in job seekers unemployed for 25 weeks or more” (Straits Times, Dec 13). It states that “Overall job prospects may be improving, but a small...

Billions from HDB flats, resale levy, etc?Billions from HDB flats, resale levy, etc? I refer to Liu Siok Ming’s  letter “Review HDB resale levy policy” (Straits Times, Oct 1, 2015). It states that “I was shocked to learn that the resale levy payable would amount to about $193,000, comprising $91,350 (22.5 per cent of the resale price of my first flat sale in December 1997) and accrued interest...

ComCare: $130m (no increase) in economic downturn, rising unemployment?ComCare: $130m (no increase) in economic downturn, rising... I refer to the article “Helping to tide them over a difficult phase” (Straits Times, Dec 10). It states that “In the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s (MSF’s) last financial year, which ended in March, figures show 28,409 households were on the same scheme, down 4 per cent from the 29,511 households...

More Concrete Measures Needed To Protect Vulnerable SingaporeansMore Concrete Measures Needed To Protect Vulnerable Singaporeans It is troubling to read reports of how a couple had systematically abused and caused grievous hurt to 26-year-old Annie Ee Yu Lian for 8 months, which eventually led to her death. The media reports on this tragic case has not just been covered by the press here, but also in Malaysia. Eu had borderline intelligence and...

So easy to sabotage someone without any consequencesSo easy to sabotage someone without any consequences I was recently made the subject of Central Narcotic Branch (CNB)'s interest while I was sleeping at home. They knocked at my door claiming to be from HDB but when my wife opened the door, they identified themselves as CNB officers. I was taken to the police station for a urine test based on a "tip-off". The urine...

Increase in healthcare spending, but still the same funding?Increase in healthcare spending, but still the same funding? Will the future increase in healthcare spending be the same as the way healthcare is funded now? I refer to the article “Govt spending on healthcare to rise sharply in next 3-5 years: Heng Swee Keat” (Straits Times, Dec 6). It states that “predicts that by 2020, government spending will go up by “at least...

PAP Recycling Propaganda Every Year!PAP Recycling Propaganda Every Year! They said if you keep repeating the same story, fabrication will become truth. And as you know Singaporeans love to read "trusted media", the regular brainwashing works wonders for GE 2020. Since 2014, they have been talking about raising taxes for future spending or for the poor. This has been repeated almost yearly...

Statement by Ezbuy.sg on stoppage of service for Taobao purchasesStatement by Ezbuy.sg on stoppage of service for Taobao purchases On behalf of the entire team at ezbuy.sg, we would like to apologise to all our customers who are affected by the recent delays in receiving their orders, and to our merchants, partners, family and friends who were unintentionally involved in this issue for lending their support. We regret the problems that had transpired...

Curb spending on superfluous items for ministries before raising taxesCurb spending on superfluous items for ministries before... Before the gov raise taxes and burden the citizens with higher cost of living, they should ensure that they curb their spending on superfluous items for their ministries. While Singaporeans grapple with high cost of living, unemployment, competition brought about by cheap labour, stagnating wages, homelessness, fulfilling...

Taiwanese woman who assaults Taxi Driver and Security Guard was not punished?Taiwanese woman who assaults Taxi Driver and Security Guard... It has been almost one year since Taiwanese Woman Dina Huang Chih Yung has refused to pay her taxi fare, then assaulted the taxi driver and security guard. However, one year on, no official punishment was ever dealt. The last news we heard was in May 2017, where it was announced she would be charged in court. The...

Unemployment up may be even worse?Unemployment up may be even worse? I refer to the article “Unemployment rate at 3.1% as of June 2017; Employment rate continues to increase” (Channel NewsAsia, Nov 30). It states that “The seasonally adjusted resident unemployment rate rose from 3 per cent in June 2016 to 3.1 per cent in June this year, according to the latest figures released by...

Khazanah’s returns: 9.3% p.a. – CPF?Khazanah’s returns: 9.3% p.a. – CPF? I refer to the articles “Khazanah says it has high annual returns” and “CPF Investment Scheme funds up average of 2.7% in Q3” (Straits Times, Nov 30). The former states that “But Khazanah said that its Net Worth Adjusted (NWA) – which is realised and unrealised returns, as well as dividends – had more than...

Frontline Defender issues urgent appeal for Human rights defender Jolovan WhamFrontline Defender issues urgent appeal for Human rights... On 29 November 2017, Jolovan Wham was charged for seven offences by the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Singapore in an open hearing. The charges include three counts of organising a public assembly without a police permit and one count of vandalism. Jolovan Wham is a human rights defender and advocate for migrant...

Editorials
Malaysian organisations issue joint statement in solidarity...

Malaysian organisations issue joint statement in solidarity...

A total of 52 organisations in Malaysia from various fields of civil society and states have signed...
Mandatory Treatment Order being considered for M Ravi

Mandatory Treatment Order being considered for M Ravi

Human rights activist Mr M Ravi is to be assessed  by an Institute of Mental Health (IMH) psychiatrist...
SMRT: Train not struck by lightning

SMRT: Train not struck by lightning

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has issued a further statement pertaining to the train which was...
Hat Trick for SMRT's misfortunes

Hat Trick for SMRT's misfortunes

SMRT has scored a hat trick for the number of misfortunes within a short period of time, when lightning...
TR Emeritus reviewing its advertising networks

TR Emeritus reviewing its advertising networks

Please be informed that we are currently in the process of reviewing our advertising networks (AN), who...
25 injured in SMRT trains collision at Joo Koon Station

25 injured in SMRT trains collision at Joo Koon Station

Plagued by both management and maintenance problems, the aging Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is...
Sit-in protest to be held for frequent train breakdowns...

Sit-in protest to be held for frequent train breakdowns...

Mr Gilbert Goh, the founder of Transitioning.org is organizing another sit-in protest at Hong Lim Park...
TRE wishes all our Hindu readers a Happy Deepavali...

TRE wishes all our Hindu readers a Happy Deepavali...

  The [email protected] TRE would like to wish all our Hindu readers a Happy Deepavali / Diwali.      
Service disruption on TR Emeritus' web server

Service disruption on TR Emeritus' web server

TRE's website was down for about 15 minutes today (5th Oct ) @ 2225 hours. We wish to assure our...
Dr Tan raises questions on Law Minister’s contradictory...

Dr Tan raises questions on Law Minister’s contradictory...

Former 2011 Presidential candidate, Dr Tan Cheng Bock has raised questions on statements made by Minister...
Gentle reminder on TRE's appeal for assistance

Gentle reminder on TRE's appeal for assistance

This is a gentle reminder that today (30th Sept) will be the last day the POSB account volunteered by...
Blogger Amos Yee wins appeal for asylum in US of A

Blogger Amos Yee wins appeal for asylum in US of A

Teenage blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang, who spent almost a year in a United States detention centre has...
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...
Opinions
Amos Yee makes no promises about molesting landlord’s...

Amos Yee makes no promises about molesting landlord’s...

Given his views on sex with children and child pornography, it’s strange that he’s not willing to giving...
Military culture at SMRT and LTA must go, worse MRT...

Military culture at SMRT and LTA must go, worse MRT...

By appointing inexperienced Seah Moon Ming as chairman of SMRT, the PAP has continued to court disaster. If...
How Meritocratic Are Scholarships?

How Meritocratic Are Scholarships?

The PAP would have us believe that meritocracy is the bedrock of Singapore’s success. How true is that?...
Why Deng Xiao Ping towers above Lee Kuan Yew

Why Deng Xiao Ping towers above Lee Kuan Yew

Deng Xiaoping was only 1.52 metres tall but he easily towers above Lee Kuan Yew as a man and a political...
Another Wayang From Our Fake News Government

Another Wayang From Our Fake News Government

Two days ago the State Times, our Government Fake News Mouthpiece, announced proudly that Singapore was...
Why Singapore’s growth is so good this year

Why Singapore’s growth is so good this year

And next yr’s should be better. Nothing to do with the PAP administration. All down to the recovery...
Political Sophistry

Political Sophistry

There are news all over the place with bits and pieces which make no sense but in effect, these either...
Minister Shanmugam: Police image easily tarnished by...

Minister Shanmugam: Police image easily tarnished by...

I refer to “Unjustified attacks against the police must be rebutted: Shanmugam”. When a minister...
How Happy The Minister

How Happy The Minister

Ministers are up in the clouds, their elitist and exalted status making them far removed from ordinary...
2018 polytechnic fees increase – double inflation...

2018 polytechnic fees increase – double inflation...

I refer to “Higher tuition fees for students joining polytechnics and ITE in 2018”. CNA Polytechnic...
Is Li Hongyi the Anointed One?

Is Li Hongyi the Anointed One?

The public, to be fair, did not give much thought or credence to a third-generation Lee as Prime...
Quiet activist looking at his bank statement and smiling

Quiet activist looking at his bank statement and smiling

The whacking persecution prosecution of Jovolan Wham (Jolovan Wham: Money talks, BS Walks do-gooders),has...
Minister Heng: After 3 decades of ‘planning’ for...

Minister Heng: After 3 decades of ‘planning’ for...

Finance Minister Heng has told a few half truths to support impending tax hikes. On the issue of ageing...
 Little India: A pressure cooker waiting to explode

Little India: A pressure cooker waiting to explode

Recently, 2 incidents have kept the Police busy as they attended to a fatal road accident and a fist...
Jolovan Wham: Money talks, BS Walks do-gooders

Jolovan Wham: Money talks, BS Walks do-gooders

My FB avater is kinda tired of getting messages from do-gooders to sign a petition to get the authorities...
Two Skills That Can Enhance Almost Anyone's Career

Two Skills That Can Enhance Almost Anyone's Career

There is a plethora of career tips online that are more or less generalities that are written differently....
Heng Swee Keat Seems to Have Forgotten Most of What...

Heng Swee Keat Seems to Have Forgotten Most of What...

Recently I put out a blog article questioning why PM Lee  needed to raise taxes, “Where’s Our...
Millionairre ministers and MPs should not be paid part-time...

Millionairre ministers and MPs should not be paid part-time...

PAP’s greed is really insatiable. Most Singaporeans are unaware that PAP ministers and MPs have...
Responsibility of SWF

Responsibility of SWF

As a SWF, its duty is to invest in defensive posture to protect the country's reserves. Its responsibility...
Why Jolovan Wham’s vigil singled out?

Why Jolovan Wham’s vigil singled out?

I understand quiet vigils outside Changi Prison have been “allowed” for a long time. So the police...
Snippets
Stop harassment of human rights defender Jolovan Wham

Stop harassment of human rights defender Jolovan Wham

The ICJ today urged the Government of Singapore to end the harassment of human rights defender Jolovan...
Statement by Ezbuy.sg on stoppage of service for Taobao...

Statement by Ezbuy.sg on stoppage of service for Taobao...

On behalf of the entire team at ezbuy.sg, we would like to apologise to all our customers who are affected...
Frontline Defender issues urgent appeal for Human rights...

Frontline Defender issues urgent appeal for Human rights...

On 29 November 2017, Jolovan Wham was charged for seven offences by the Attorney-General’s Chambers...
Movie Review – Justice League (2017)

Movie Review – Justice League (2017)

Justice League (2017) suffers from the same overstuffing flaw as other DC ensemble features. But hey,...
Why is PAP Encouraging India to Use Naval Base Against...

Why is PAP Encouraging India to Use Naval Base Against...

The Indian news organisation NDTV has reported that Singapore has asked India to use Changi Naval...
The flames that burn in the heart

The flames that burn in the heart

I used to live in Singapore. Born and bred, I left in my twenties to study in the UK and remained...
SDP:  Jolovan’s courage should be commended

SDP: Jolovan’s courage should be commended

The Singapore Democratic Party has long believed and fought for the basic freedoms guaranteed by...
Function 8: Prosecution of Jolovan Wham

Function 8: Prosecution of Jolovan Wham

We are alarmed and disappointed that Jolovan Wham, a promising, award-winning young social worker...
Activist Jolovan Wham faces multiple charges under...

Activist Jolovan Wham faces multiple charges under...

Singapore authorities should drop the case against activist Jolovan Wham for holding three public gatherings...
Veteran Singapore social worker charged with public...

Veteran Singapore social worker charged with public...

Veteran Singapore human rights defender, Jolovan Wham, was today detained by the Singapore police. The...
Will Singaporeans be over taxed?

Will Singaporeans be over taxed?

As increasing or lowering taxes are politically significant decisions, I expected to see some consideration...
Rail Operation in Singapore: Safety in Jeopardy?

Rail Operation in Singapore: Safety in Jeopardy?

With so many disruptions and now, an accident between two trains at Joo Koon Station, the time has come...
PAP cannot be trusted to keep election promises on...

PAP cannot be trusted to keep election promises on...

During the general elections in 2015, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam denied the SDP's warnings that the...
More concerned with arriving safely

More concerned with arriving safely

Singaporeans - myself included - used to get all worked up into a frenzy whenever the MRT broke down....
Alternative tender system for SMRT

Alternative tender system for SMRT

For the past two decades, I have taken a view that the competitive tender system is a bad system....
Letters
PAP's Meritocracy Is Only For Peasants

PAP's Meritocracy Is Only For Peasants

PAP kept harping on meritocracy or this country will fail. This is also the reasons why they open doors...
‘Very Strange’ 3Q Labour Report? – record 258,700...

‘Very Strange’ 3Q Labour Report? – record 258,700...

Since employment shrank by 258,700 in the last 12 months – how can “overall job prospects may be...
Billions from HDB flats, resale levy, etc?

Billions from HDB flats, resale levy, etc?

I refer to Liu Siok Ming’s  letter “Review HDB resale levy policy” (Straits Times, Oct 1, 2015). It...
ComCare: $130m (no increase) in economic downturn,...

ComCare: $130m (no increase) in economic downturn,...

I refer to the article “Helping to tide them over a difficult phase” (Straits Times, Dec 10). It...
More Concrete Measures Needed To Protect Vulnerable...

More Concrete Measures Needed To Protect Vulnerable...

It is troubling to read reports of how a couple had systematically abused and caused grievous hurt to...
So easy to sabotage someone without any consequences

So easy to sabotage someone without any consequences

I was recently made the subject of Central Narcotic Branch (CNB)'s interest while I was sleeping...
Increase in healthcare spending, but still the same...

Increase in healthcare spending, but still the same...

Will the future increase in healthcare spending be the same as the way healthcare is funded now? I...
PAP Recycling Propaganda Every Year!

PAP Recycling Propaganda Every Year!

They said if you keep repeating the same story, fabrication will become truth. And as you know Singaporeans...
Curb spending on superfluous items for ministries before...

Curb spending on superfluous items for ministries before...

Before the gov raise taxes and burden the citizens with higher cost of living, they should ensure that...
Taiwanese woman who assaults Taxi Driver and Security...

Taiwanese woman who assaults Taxi Driver and Security...

It has been almost one year since Taiwanese Woman Dina Huang Chih Yung has refused to pay her taxi...
Khazanah’s returns: 9.3% p.a. – CPF?

Khazanah’s returns: 9.3% p.a. – CPF?

I refer to the articles “Khazanah says it has high annual returns” and “CPF Investment Scheme funds...
Unemployment up may be even worse?

Unemployment up may be even worse?

I refer to the article “Unemployment rate at 3.1% as of June 2017; Employment rate continues to increase”...
How many investigated for 'illegal public assembly'?

How many investigated for 'illegal public assembly'?

I refer to the article “Civil rights activist Jolovan Wham charged with organising public assemblies...
HDB: No change in 'single parent' policy – who suffers...

HDB: No change in 'single parent' policy – who suffers...

I refer to the article “MND rejects petition to reform public housing policies for single parents”...
PAP-NTUC relationship erodes workers’ rights?

PAP-NTUC relationship erodes workers’ rights?

I refer to the article “PAP draws NTUC closer amid disruption” (Straits Times, Nov 25). It states...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Amos Yee makes no promises about molesting landlord’s kids

Amos Yee makes no promises about molesting landlord’s kids

Given his views on sex with children and child pornography, it’s strange that he’s not willing to giving assurances that his potential landlord’s kids are safe from his predations. This is doubly so given that he lost his previous accomation because he was thought to be a clear and present danger to the children living... 

Military culture at SMRT and LTA must go, worse MRT breakdowns akan datang

Military culture at SMRT and LTA must go, worse MRT breakdowns akan datang

By appointing inexperienced Seah Moon Ming as chairman of SMRT, the PAP has continued to court disaster. If CEO Desmond – the sixth Chief of Defence Force, a former 3-star general and SAF scholar – could only worsen chronic MRT issues, one should not expect a miracle from Seah. Almost daily, state media has been singing... 

PAP’s Meritocracy Is Only For Peasants

PAP’s Meritocracy Is Only For Peasants

PAP kept harping on meritocracy or this country will fail. This is also the reasons why they open doors to all sort of talents from third world to flood this country, in order for locals to experience real competition. While locals are losing their lunches so easily causing local unemployment to escalate higher and higher,... 

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  • Uncle Lim: Yet another grand sounding appeal which Leegim scoffs at. A new approach is called for like sanctions...
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