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Before you serve your government, know who your government is servingBefore you serve your government, know who your government... Few facts: 1. PAP helps young foreigners to bypass NS by giving their PRs after their NS liability age when they are sponsored by govt to come here for study as young 13-14. Most receive their PRs after 20. 2. Young Singaporeans either pay 25-30 years for public housing or can't afford one. 3. Third world young...

How to Scrap GRCs and Ensure Minority Representations in the Parliament?How to Scrap GRCs and Ensure Minority Representations in... Even though the GRC system is deemed undemocratic, PAP insists that it is necessary to ensure there are enough minority MP representation in the parliament. I do have a suggestion that represents the best of both world, that is, both democratic and ensure sufficient minority representation in the parliament. I believe...

On 'My Views on SPF & SCDF'On 'My Views on SPF & SCDF' I would like to express my utter disgust at what I see as a spoil brat attitude coming from an ex civil servant and an insult to the memory of The Late Benjamin Lim at the worst. I am shocked by the ex-police NSF's comparison to what he deems as 'small' lapses compared to the 'enormous' sacrifices he and his...

Suicide of Benjamin LimSuicide of Benjamin Lim I refer to the ongoing saga of the most unfortunate loss of a secondary 2 student after being interviewed and possibly, coerced by the State's police into making a confession without any Guardian or Counsel around to dispense advise. More so when an individual is under 18 years of age. I would like to share a perspective...

AWARE statement on the rights of minors in criminal investigationsAWARE statement on the rights of minors in criminal investigations We are deeply saddened by the death of Benjamin Lim. We offer our best wishes and condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. While we cannot ultimately know why this young boy ended his life, the case raises troubling questions about the treatment of minors who come into contact with the criminal justice...

NCMP Dennis Tan's Maiden SpeechNCMP Dennis Tan's Maiden Speech I refer to The Hon NCMP Tan's maiden speech and Ms Rajah's subsequent response: I applaud the WP's present boldness in raising tough issues for intense scrutiny and debate as well as comments by Fatimah Lateef to MP Faisal on the lack of suggestions WP has proposed in our lopsided parliament. I think Fatimah Lateef...

Police Statement on Death of 14-Year-Old Male Student Under Investigation for Outrage of ModestyPolice Statement on Death of 14-Year-Old Male Student Under... Police Statement on Death of 14-Year-Old Male Student Under Investigation for Outrage of Modesty In this case, a Police report was lodged about a molestation. Based on CCTV evidence, Police officers went to conduct enquiries at a school. To keep investigations discreet, the officers went in plainclothes and in unmarked...

Militia-like mentality renders any individual helpless, fearful, and forsaken in the eyes of the lawMilitia-like mentality renders any individual helpless, fearful,... The recent suicide of a 14-year-old child after his interrogation in the hands of the police highlights a disconcerting sense of loss which I believe many others feel as they, like myself, try to make sense of the events that led to his premature death. It is equally disconcerting that not a single voice from the ruling...

How many lives to be lost in a defunct system?How many lives to be lost in a defunct system?   Young Benjamin Lim Jun Hui has committed suicide. The complete facts of the case has yet to be confirmed. What is shocking and unacceptable is that the Singapore Police Force are behaving like thugs and bullies. The Police said that there are video evidence of Benjamin molesting the eleven years old...

The Real SingaporeThe Real Singapore   Singapore can be considered a wealthy and successful state only if you are exceptionally wealthy or a senior government official. In truth, most Singaporeans are smoking from the opium pot & being lulled into a false sense of well-being like what opiates tend to do – frogs slowly being boiled to death...

Let the people not be fooled by the PAP hypocrisy any more!Let the people not be fooled by the PAP hypocrisy any more! Laws should be passed and enforced to serve the interests of the country and for the purpose of nation building not for enriching the pap elites and the rich or for entrenching of the ruling party to stay entrenched in power. The self-approving of million-dollar salary for the ruling party’s own elites’ and their...

CAN: Special safe guards needed for criminal cases involving minorsCAN: Special safe guards needed for criminal cases involving... Singapore based NGO, Community Action Network (CAN) has issued a statement expressing its concern over  the death of 14-year-old, Benjamin Lim who died of “unnatural causes” on Tuesday late afternoon after being interviewed by the police without the accompaniment of his parents. Below is their statement in full Community...

Singpore's freedom of speech does not concur with democratic principlesSingpore's freedom of speech does not concur with democratic... Freedom of speech and expression is a cornerstone of “a fully democratic state” as it empowers diversity of views and opinions. Without it, can there be free public discussion, debate and discourse of national issues that affect our lives and livelihood? Without such civic participation, will the government of the...

Open debate needed on defence policyOpen debate needed on defence policy We read with interest the report on Holland-Bukit Timah GRC MP Christopher de Souza's parliamentary speech, which apparently referenced the 2012 Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) healthcare plan ("Security and unity are key to safeguarding Republic"; Tuesday). First and foremost, we do not see the relevance of the...

The sinister side of being a young SingaporeanThe sinister side of being a young Singaporean For a male Singaporean, the PAP government will only allow you to renounce citizenship either when you are below 12 years old OR above 21 years old. Thus, most males are trapped in order to be conscripted. This rule has been in place since 1970s but most still don’t know about it. Frankly, Brandon only lived...

Editorials
Benjamin's schoolmate: Someone was in big trouble that...

Benjamin's schoolmate: Someone was in big trouble that...

It appears that the official statement from the police on the death of young teenager Benjamin Lim may...
Survey: Singaporeans voted PAP because of death of...

Survey: Singaporeans voted PAP because of death of...

Research company Blackbox has concluded that the people's Action Party (PAP) won the General Elections...
Benjamin Lim' last meal was a cold bun

Benjamin Lim' last meal was a cold bun

In a heartbreaking letter addressing the actual chain of events which transpired on the tragic day...
Dr Daniel Goh declared as NCMP in parliament

Dr Daniel Goh declared as NCMP in parliament

Dr Daniel Goh Pei Siong of the Workers' Party (WP) has been officially declared as the 3rd Non-constituency...
Benjamin Lim's family clarifies what actually transpired

Benjamin Lim's family clarifies what actually transpired

The family members of 14-year-old Benjamin Lim, who supposed committed suicide after being questioned...
AG urged to quash the conviction of Tan Wah Piow

AG urged to quash the conviction of Tan Wah Piow

Mr Tan Wah Piow has written an official letter to the Attorney-General (AG) of Singapore, urging the...
What a country means to its citizens

What a country means to its citizens

TR Emeritus was alerted to a story on the internet by one of our reader 'BK'. It is a story about what...
Phey Yew Kok sentenced to 5 years imprisonment

Phey Yew Kok sentenced to 5 years imprisonment

Former NTUC president and People' Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Phey Yew Kok, has...
EIU considers Singapore's

EIU considers Singapore's "electoral process" to be...

Singapore moved up one spot to 74th place in the recently released Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)'s...
A tribute to former Solicitor-General Francis Seow

A tribute to former Solicitor-General Francis Seow

Singapore Democratic Party Secretary-General Dr. Chee Soon Juan announced in a Facebook post today (21...
Singapore PR jailed for misappropriating $470,000

Singapore PR jailed for misappropriating $470,000

A Singaporean Permanent Resident who misappropriated approximately $470,000 from her former employer...
Grace Fu: Lee Li Lian owes everyone an explanation...

Grace Fu: Lee Li Lian owes everyone an explanation...

Continuing in the tradition of her colleagues, People' Action Party (PAP) Grace Fu has fired the...
High HDB prices depriving Singaporeans of a healthy...

High HDB prices depriving Singaporeans of a healthy...

PAP’s logic is that HDB flats have reached “affordable” levels because 80% of applicants...
TRS editors settle copyright infringement suit with...

TRS editors settle copyright infringement suit with...

The two editors of the now defunct The Real Singapore (TRS) website has reached an out-of-court settlement...
Homosexuals ‘acting lame’ in court despite aggravating...

Homosexuals ‘acting lame’ in court despite aggravating...

Yesterday (13 Jan), a 32 year-old Badminton coach was sentenced to 5-years jail for sexually grooming...
Opinion
China's fall and the hard-landing in Singapore

China's fall and the hard-landing in Singapore

Red warning signals is flashing at the cross-road - the Chinese economy is heading for a turbulent...
The police could show more compassion and finesse in...

The police could show more compassion and finesse in...

The tragic suicide of a 14-year-old teenager Benjamin Lim has struck a raw nerve among Singaporeans about...
Benjamin Lim: A life gone through apathy and bo chap

Benjamin Lim: A life gone through apathy and bo chap

I reproduced a few paras from a post, ‘Where is compassion’ in TR Emeritus by a Zarina Jaffar,...
Scholars in Temasek-linked companies with no real world...

Scholars in Temasek-linked companies with no real world...

The shortsightedness of Keppel Corp’s leadership has recently been exposed by the collapse of oil prices. Keppel...
Wah Piow’s other option to clear his name

Wah Piow’s other option to clear his name

If AG refuses to review the case with a view of asking the courts to set it aside, Tan Wah Piow has...
Does the Fact That Job Vacancies Were More Than Job...

Does the Fact That Job Vacancies Were More Than Job...

Today MOM published its 2015 Job Vacancies Report. With the usual relentless positive spin, State media...
How many lives to be lost in a defunct system?

How many lives to be lost in a defunct system?

  Young Benjamin Lim Jun Hui has committed suicide. The complete facts of the case has yet...
Experience with the police, after being locked up at...

Experience with the police, after being locked up at...

An open missive on the recent Yishun teen suicide case: When I first heard about the case and...
The philosphy of Goodlife Makan

The philosphy of Goodlife Makan

The ESM has launched a new initiative in his Marine Parade ward to bring life to the senior citizens....
NSFs and NSmen should do what’s right for themselves...

NSFs and NSmen should do what’s right for themselves...

NSFs and NSmen who want change should first try to distance themselves from state propaganda. By voting...
Temasek’s Portfolio is Probably Down 20% Already...

Temasek’s Portfolio is Probably Down 20% Already...

Back in July last year I did some rather basic analysis of Temasek’s results for the year ended 31...
Singapore Education 2016 v1.0

Singapore Education 2016 v1.0

With two young ministers fresh from the election oven put in charge of education, things are going to...
Where is the compassion?

Where is the compassion?

Like any other loving mummy, my heart bleeds reading the death of young Benjamin and the event surrounding...
Remembering who Lee Kuan Yew really was

Remembering who Lee Kuan Yew really was

Let us understand who Lee Kuan Yew was. Let us understand his values. He is someone who will do anything...
Temasek the greatest fund manager/investor of all time

Temasek the greatest fund manager/investor of all time

Singaporeans should be proud of Temasek Holdings, the envy of every investor in the world. This is because...
Snippets
AWARE statement on the rights of minors in criminal...

AWARE statement on the rights of minors in criminal...

We are deeply saddened by the death of Benjamin Lim. We offer our best wishes and condolences to his...
Police Statement on Death of 14-Year-Old Male Student...

Police Statement on Death of 14-Year-Old Male Student...

Police Statement on Death of 14-Year-Old Male Student Under Investigation for Outrage of Modesty In...
Home Purchasing Tips: Foreclosed Versus New Properties

Home Purchasing Tips: Foreclosed Versus New Properties

When people decide that they want to buy a home, they normally head to the offices of the nearest property...
Foster, Forge, Future: Conversations With Our Youth

Foster, Forge, Future: Conversations With Our Youth

Fostering a thinking society, Forging a democratic political system and charting our Future together. That's...
Maersk Line shifts Asian HQ to Hong Kong due to high...

Maersk Line shifts Asian HQ to Hong Kong due to high...

As part of Maersk Line’s massive restructuring it is switching its Asia headquarters from Singapore...
Indonesia slams brakes on multi-billion dollar Chinese...

Indonesia slams brakes on multi-billion dollar Chinese...

A high-profile joint Chinese/Indonesian high-speed railway project in Indonesia has been delayed...
CAN: Special safe guards needed for criminal cases...

CAN: Special safe guards needed for criminal cases...

Singapore based NGO, Community Action Network (CAN) has issued a statement expressing its concern over...
Open debate needed on defence policy

Open debate needed on defence policy

We read with interest the report on Holland-Bukit Timah GRC MP Christopher de Souza's parliamentary...
Letters
Before you serve your government, know who your government...

Before you serve your government, know who your government...

Few facts: 1. PAP helps young foreigners to bypass NS by giving their PRs after their NS liability...
How to Scrap GRCs and Ensure Minority Representations...

How to Scrap GRCs and Ensure Minority Representations...

Even though the GRC system is deemed undemocratic, PAP insists that it is necessary to ensure there...
On 'My Views on SPF & SCDF'

On 'My Views on SPF & SCDF'

I would like to express my utter disgust at what I see as a spoil brat attitude coming from an ex...
NCMP Dennis Tan's Maiden Speech

NCMP Dennis Tan's Maiden Speech

I refer to The Hon NCMP Tan's maiden speech and Ms Rajah's subsequent response: I applaud the...
Suicide of Benjamin Lim

Suicide of Benjamin Lim

I refer to the ongoing saga of the most unfortunate loss of a secondary 2 student after being interviewed...
Militia-like mentality renders any individual helpless,...

Militia-like mentality renders any individual helpless,...

The recent suicide of a 14-year-old child after his interrogation in the hands of the police highlights...
The Real Singapore

The Real Singapore

  Singapore can be considered a wealthy and successful state only if you are exceptionally...
Let the people not be fooled by the PAP hypocrisy any...

Let the people not be fooled by the PAP hypocrisy any...

Laws should be passed and enforced to serve the interests of the country and for the purpose of nation...
Sticky & Recent Articles


China’s fall and the hard-landing in Singapore

China’s fall and the hard-landing in Singapore

Red warning signals is flashing at the cross-road – the Chinese economy is heading for a turbulent landing on its backside in 2016 and Singapore will be hard-hit. The Chinese efforts to switch their economic growth away from infrastructure/housing and industrial production-led dependency to consumer spending-led economy... 

Before you serve your government, know who your government is serving

Before you serve your government, know who your government is serving

Few facts: 1. PAP helps young foreigners to bypass NS by giving their PRs after their NS liability age when they are sponsored by govt to come here for study as young 13-14. Most receive their PRs after 20. 2. Young Singaporeans either pay 25-30 years for public housing or can’t afford one. 3. Third world young migrants... 

The police could show more compassion and finesse in dealing with teenagers

The police could show more compassion and finesse in dealing with teenagers

The tragic suicide of a 14-year-old teenager Benjamin Lim has struck a raw nerve among Singaporeans about questionable police methods of interrogation of teenagers. The manner in which Benjamin Lim was hauled from his school by five burly plainclothes police officers for a suspected molestation offence for interrogation could... 

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