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Mergers of JCs exposes PAP's poor education policy planning?Mergers of JCs exposes PAP's poor education policy planning? If you put aside that the merging 8 JCs are good neighborhood JCs and none are elites where ministers school their children, something is not right if you let the information sink in. Eunoia JC just started in 2017. Which means to say before they start Eunonia JC, the Ministry would have at least 16 years of birth rates...

HDB: To buy or not to buy, that is the question?HDB: To buy or not to buy, that is the question? To buy an old HDB or not? I refer to the article “To buy an old HDB flat or not, that is the question” (Straits Times, Apr 16). It states that “What of the public policy perspective? Here, I think Mr Wong and the Government as a whole have a lot more explaining to do, in terms of what government intentions are...

When are we going to be safe from falling trees?When are we going to be safe from falling trees? Yet another case of a tree falling onto the road, unable to withstand the heavy rainfall that buffeted Singapore on Friday morning (21Apr). This time, it was reported that a tree fell and blocked at least one lane on Cavenagh Road after the rainstorm, with parts of the affected road closed temporarily after. Based on...

Why not merge the education ministers too?Why not merge the education ministers too? I read with intrigue when MOE announced that they would be merging 8 junior colleges due to the low student take-up, declining number of students due to falling birth rates. If the problem is the lesser number of students, why then do a small country like Singapore need 2 Education Ministers who are paid more than a...

Another sports body fighting over power and controlAnother sports body fighting over power and control The drama of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) presidential election is just starting to hot up, now comes the news that the Singapore Athletics (SA) are set for a leadership reshuffle, only a year after the team won its own election. According to news report, the election was prompted by numerous disagreements...

Will life be the same for teachers after mergers?Will life be the same for teachers after mergers? With the merger of the eight junior colleges into four, some teachers have been quoted as saying that they are worried about their future. We should see this as not just a merger of schools, but also as a massive change in jobs and lives of the staff at the affected junior colleges. While the MOE had said that no one...

HDB youtube video: 340k views – smart or stupid?HDB youtube video: 340k views – smart or stupid? I refer to the 4 minutes and 8 seconds youtube video “How much HDBs really cost in Singapore” – “Buying your first apartment can be daunting, but with clever planning, a 4-room BTO flat in Sembawang wouldn’t even require any payment upfront. Here’s a crash course on how you can pay the least possible amount...

So many sagas / controversies – trust?So many sagas / controversies – trust? I am now in Bandung speaking at the International Academic Conference – Green Political Dynamics (Ecology, Wisdom, Democracy and Social Justice). As i listened to the presentations – it dawned upon me that arguably, so many sagas/controversies may have affected Singaporeans’ trust and cofidence. For example, …...

First generation leaders sacrificed a lot to make Singapore what it is todayFirst generation leaders sacrificed a lot to make Singapore... The last two days, one sentence have been repeated often enough, in the wake of the death of one of the founding fathers, Othman Wok. That the first generation leaders having sacrificed a lot to make Singapore what it is today. Their sacrifices often knows no bound. Some even sacrificed their own reputations. And thanks...

Kong Hee seeks public’s forgiveness for ‘unwise decisions’ as he starts jail sentenceKong Hee seeks public’s forgiveness for ‘unwise decisions’... * The following is a Facebook post by the founder of City Harvest Church, Reverend Kong Hee. — These past 7 years have been immensely challenging for me and my family. Although I am saddened that my conviction was not set aside at the appeal, I am very grateful that the High Court has granted me a fair hearing,...

FAS took 11 months to pay the $500,000 donations to AFF?FAS took 11 months to pay the $500,000 donations to AFF? I refer to the articles “Football: Winston Lee releases evidence to prove Bill Ng was aware $500k donation was for Asean Football Federation” and “Football: Asean Football Federation issues conflicting statements over $500,000 donation from S’pore on the same day” (Straits Times, Apr 18). The former states...

LTA outsourced projects to company owned by advisorsLTA outsourced projects to company owned by advisors 2 days ago Strait Times reported that LTA appointing Aedes to conduct studies and site-investigation for LTA new headquarters. However, the budget approved was a very large $56.8 million. From the website, it says that Tony Ang, Global Board Director of Aedas and co-founder of Aedas’ Singapore office also happens to...

$500,000 'donation was a matter between' former FAS chief & Bill Ng?$500,000 'donation was a matter between' former FAS chief... I refer to the article “More twists and turns in football donation saga” (Straits Times, Apr 19). It states that “When asked yesterday why he had signed off on the “Request to donate” letter, a spokesman for Mr Ng replied that the presidential hopeful had done so because “his intent has always been to support...

Bill Ng's statement: Why need 'request to donate' letter?Bill Ng's statement: Why need 'request to donate' letter? I refer to Bill Ng's statement to the media dated 18 April in response to the FAS's statement earlier in the day. It states that "Winston Lee seems to have conveniently forgotten the sequence of events which led to the donation of $500,000 made by Tiong Bahru FC to the Football Association of Singapore (FAS). It was...

Singaporean abolitionist groups call for halt to execution scheduled for 21 AprilSingaporean abolitionist groups call for halt to execution... We Believe in Second Chances and the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC) note with dismay that the execution of Jeefrey bin Jamil has been abruptly scheduled for this Friday, 21 April 2017. Jeefrey is now known as Jeffrey Marquez Abineno. Jeffrey (aged 52) was convicted by the High Court of trafficking 45.26...

Editorials
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...
Singaporeans petition the US of M to keep Amos Yee

Singaporeans petition the US of M to keep Amos Yee

A group of supposed Singaporeans with a great sense of humor has created an online petition to urge the...
Opinion
HDB's 99-year lease could cause property market collapse

HDB's 99-year lease could cause property market collapse

At least TWO PAP Ministers (Khaw Boon Wan & Lawrence Wong) have confirmed my point about the HDB...
We got so many robots meh?

We got so many robots meh?

Second after Souh Korea per 10,000 manufacturing workers.  Btw, the International Federation of Robotics...
350,000 or 480,387 HDB flats older than 30 years?

350,000 or 480,387 HDB flats older than 30 years?

I refer to “Buying an old HDB flat? Here are some things to consider” dated 13 April. (link) 1....
Mainstream media still defending flawed asset enhancement...

Mainstream media still defending flawed asset enhancement...

Former PM Goh’s asset enhancement policy is all hogwash. Any person of average intelligence knows that...
Let’s talk about ‘fake news’

Let’s talk about ‘fake news’

Minister of Law K Shanmugam said this month that the government is “seriously considering” how to...
Was it proper for SportSG to have filed a police report...

Was it proper for SportSG to have filed a police report...

SportSG, a statutory board under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports had announced...
Does Iswaran know what he's doing with Orchard Road?

Does Iswaran know what he's doing with Orchard Road?

Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran says that the government will revamp Orchard...
Fixing Bill Ng to prevent Game Changers from taking...

Fixing Bill Ng to prevent Game Changers from taking...

Something is clearly not right as the PAP government and mainstream media seem fixated on fixing Tiong...
Singapore Model Of Governing A Sign Of Failure

Singapore Model Of Governing A Sign Of Failure

Again, I declare I am no financial guru nor economist, I always write on sentiments and what a lay man...
It’s the People, stupid

It’s the People, stupid

There’s been a lot of BS and angst about the death of Orchard Road as an “in place”. A lady Viv...
PR statues should be earned, not cheapened

PR statues should be earned, not cheapened

The recent discussion about making the criteria for Permanent Resident status in Singapore more stringent...
Govt should put its house in order before it enacts...

Govt should put its house in order before it enacts...

I squirmed when I read about the government’s “concern” and expression of intention to enact laws...
HDB mercilessly increases rental of young single mum...

HDB mercilessly increases rental of young single mum...

A young single mum with a primary school-going daughter related to us how HDB mercilessly increases...
A Lifelong Game of Numbers

A Lifelong Game of Numbers

Went out with ex-classmates last Saturday night, and a good chunk of our conversation involved primary...
FAS needs to explain the $500,000 ‘donation’ to...

FAS needs to explain the $500,000 ‘donation’ to...

Throughout the 2016 football year, Singapore’s National Football League (NFL) only received about...
CHC: The Other Side of the Hill

CHC: The Other Side of the Hill

In analysing or making judjments, it’s good to see the perspective of those going against the flow...
Minister Lawrence Wong’s latest hogwash: HDB flat...

Minister Lawrence Wong’s latest hogwash: HDB flat...

MND Minister Lawrence Wong has offered even more hogwash in an attempt to explain Lau Goh’s asset enhancement...
How Much Income Do You Need to Afford a Car in Singapore?

How Much Income Do You Need to Afford a Car in Singapore?

While Singapore is the most expensive country in the world to own a car, that doesn't stop many of us...
Snippets
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...
Parliamentary Chair for Transport MP Sitoh supports...

Parliamentary Chair for Transport MP Sitoh supports...

Last month in Parliament (1 Mar), MP Sitoh Yih Pin in support of the PAP Govt’s raising of the...
M'sian Govt must break its silence on Singapore's denial...

M'sian Govt must break its silence on Singapore's denial...

We refer to the cases of Malaysians S Prabagaran and K Datchinamurthy who are on death row in Singapore's...
Lawrence Wong: HDB leasehold flat is not only a good...

Lawrence Wong: HDB leasehold flat is not only a good...

My last blog on choosing a HDB resale flat generated some discussion and debate. Let me share some...
Confession of a former City Harvest Church Ministry...

Confession of a former City Harvest Church Ministry...

I am an ex-member who had joined CHC for more than 10 years and left about 2 years ago. This means that...
Letters
Monkey now a security risk?

Monkey now a security risk?

AVA has described the situation where a monkey is running havoc and going around biting people at Segar...
HDB youtube video: 340k views – smart or stupid?

HDB youtube video: 340k views – smart or stupid?

I refer to the 4 minutes and 8 seconds youtube video “How much HDBs really cost in Singapore” –...
Mergers of JCs exposes PAP's poor education policy...

Mergers of JCs exposes PAP's poor education policy...

If you put aside that the merging 8 JCs are good neighborhood JCs and none are elites where ministers...
PMET jobless for 18 months and feeling frustrated at...

PMET jobless for 18 months and feeling frustrated at...

I was hired into the company with the bosses promising me a career change. They did promote me after...
HDB: To buy or not to buy, that is the question?

HDB: To buy or not to buy, that is the question?

To buy an old HDB or not? I refer to the article “To buy an old HDB flat or not, that is the question”...
When are we going to be safe from falling trees?

When are we going to be safe from falling trees?

Yet another case of a tree falling onto the road, unable to withstand the heavy rainfall that buffeted...
Why not merge the education ministers too?

Why not merge the education ministers too?

I read with intrigue when MOE announced that they would be merging 8 junior colleges due to the low student...
Will life be the same for teachers after mergers?

Will life be the same for teachers after mergers?

With the merger of the eight junior colleges into four, some teachers have been quoted as saying that...
Bill Ng's statement: Why need 'request to donate' letter?

Bill Ng's statement: Why need 'request to donate' letter?

I refer to Bill Ng's statement to the media dated 18 April in response to the FAS's statement earlier...
Another sports body fighting over power and control

Another sports body fighting over power and control

The drama of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) presidential election is just starting to...
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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... 

HDB’s 99-year lease could cause property market collapse

HDB’s 99-year lease could cause property market collapse

At least TWO PAP Ministers (Khaw Boon Wan & Lawrence Wong) have confirmed my point about the HDB 99 Year Lease being ZERO in value when the lease expired. This is an important critical fact that most Singaporeans have ignored for decades and despite of such reality, Singaporeans are still pumping huge amount of money willingly... 

Monkey now a security risk?

Monkey now a security risk?

AVA has described the situation where a monkey is running havoc and going around biting people at Segar Road as a public safety risk. They are now working with the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (Acres) to remove the monkey that has continued to wreak havoc in the Bukit Panjang estate since November last year,... 

We got so many robots meh?

We got so many robots meh?

Second after Souh Korea per 10,000 manufacturing workers.  Btw, the International Federation of Robotics defines industrial robots as machines that are automatically controlled and re-programmable; single-purpose equipment does not count. What this seems to indicate is that the manufacturing of pharma and electronic products,... 

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