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49,000 foreign jobs versus 500 local jobs?49,000 foreign jobs versus 500 local jobs? I refer to the article "Private school graduates find it harder to land jobs: Poll" (Straits Times, Sep 24). It states that "Only 58 per cent of the fresh graduates who had no prior working experience found full-time jobs within six months of completing their studies. Another 21 per cent managed to find only part-time...

Social Media Still the Way to Effect ChangeSocial Media Still the Way to Effect Change It has now become a cliché, but no less a general truth, to say that the magnitude of social media's influence ever since its advent has been enormous, and its potential to grow cannot be understated. Even in Singapore, where social media has thus far failed to bring about electoral change, its importance will no...

Why don't CHC members admit that they trusted the wrong man and move on?Why don't CHC members admit that they trusted the wrong man... To those who believe in Kong Hee, there are other churches out there doing great deeds as well. Just admit that you have trusted the wrong guy, wasted your time and money and move on to the next church. Why even bother to fight a lost cause? Jump ship and do good from other ship. This is what you should do if your...

Kong Hee would have been great PAP materialKong Hee would have been great PAP material Kong Hee is really a charismatic man who can move crowds and make smart logical people do his bidding. He has powers of persuasion which few mortal men possess. Look at the CHC trial, after years of wrangling in the courts where the public prosecutor shot down their weak lame arguments systematically, CHC members are still...

AWARE on the elected presidencyAWARE on the elected presidency We agree that the representation of diverse races in political leadership is important, and welcome the greater recognition that racism and prejudice are urgent and enduring problems that require proactive solutions. Members of minority groups need to see people like themselves being represented meaningfully in important...

Why voters should elect one-third non-PAP MPsWhy voters should elect one-third non-PAP MPs On his Facebook, Dr Chee Soon Juan reminds us that, according to a report, some years ago a certain senior PAP minister told a visiting American newspaper executive that there is only one law – i.e. the PAP must win and all other laws be adjusted to make sure that that will happen. No one in this country would doubt the...

Have our millionaire Ministers ever spared a thought for Singapore's poor?Have our millionaire Ministers ever spared a thought for... If one were to look at how Singapore’s wealth is divided, then it should come as no surprise that the rich own the bulk of financial assets relative to the size of our economy. When the negative and low interest rates are start to appear, the poor in Singapore will be in for a bigger shock of their lives. Why?...

Tan Chuan Jin: Even ministers cannot perform miraclesTan Chuan Jin: Even ministers cannot perform miracles Some of you ask me about issues we deal with. This is one. We have an ongoing dispute between two neighbours about a tree between their two properties. W asked us to help. We have been trying to mediate, reaching out to X but they aren't responding. This email pops up from W: "I would like to register my disappointment...

Marine Parade TC violates Article 12Marine Parade TC violates Article 12 When Marine Parade Town Council rejects the application to hold a wake on the ground that the applicant is ‘not a resident of the area’, it acts against the spirit of Article 12 of the Constitution of Singapore. Under this Art, all persons are guaranteed equality before the law. ‘Sanson Ng with HooCheong Fong and...

How to make Singapore prosper in the next 50 yearsHow to make Singapore prosper in the next 50 years PAP made a grave mistake when they let in foreign 'talents' which are doubtfully "cheaper, faster, better". Through their liberal immigration policy, we have become a land of liars (Nisha) and cheaters (Yang Yin). What we have now is no longer the Singapore brand we know and are now becoming like developing countries. To...

 Living in a time of deception Living in a time of deception The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre in collaboration with the Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia (MASSA), presents a public seminar to mark the Sydney launch of Living in a Time of Deception by Dr Poh Soo Kai. 'Living in a Time of Deception' is a study of Singapore history from the post-war period to 1965. Dr Poh...

Dr Lee Wei Ling remembers her dad on his birthdayDr Lee Wei Ling remembers her dad on his birthday Papa would be 93 today if he were still alive. He lived a full life, committing most of his time and energy to advancing Singapore and Singaporeans’ welfare. He did so with no ulterior motives, abjuring any personality cult in spite of well-meaning intentions of his fellow Singaporeans. He is a rare politician and...

Someone crash a drone plane into my houseSomeone crash a drone plane into my house Boom! I look out of the kitchen window and see debris falling off the lower roof of my HDB block. A large model plane just crashed into the roof, leaving a hole, and broke up upon impact. That's kinda scary. I went down and a neighbour who called the police said, lucky it didn't crash into someone's windows. Others said...

Whats' the obsession with 'water parade'?Whats' the obsession with 'water parade'? Does SAF have fetish or obsession with NSFs drinking water? Their water parade is crazy, either making soldiers "water parade" before strenuous exercises and this "water parade" would mean that soldiers have to drink in large amount of water at one go, like half a bottle (500 ml) or even 1 full water bottle (1 litre). And...

Editorials
Are Malaysian registered cars adequately insured in...

Are Malaysian registered cars adequately insured in...

A car dashcam video which went viral this morning has raised the question on whether Malaysian vehicles...
High bike COE prices raise questions about government...

High bike COE prices raise questions about government...

Yesterday morning, WP candidate Cheryl Denise Loh posted a photo of her new motorcycle on Facebook with...
Singapore’s ‘rich-but-not-really-rich’

Singapore’s ‘rich-but-not-really-rich’

Yesterday, Bloomberg ran an article on how Singapore’s supposedly middle-class have been classified...
A lack of compassion from Marine Parade Town Council?

A lack of compassion from Marine Parade Town Council?

Facebook user Sanson Ng wrote in a post on how Marine Parade Town Council (MPTC) had been lacking...
New tourist ‘challenge’: sneaking into MBS’s...

New tourist ‘challenge’: sneaking into MBS’s...

The New Paper reported on Sunday that tourists to Singapore now have a new and adventurous ‘challenge’,...
Higher S&CC to come sooon?

Higher S&CC to come sooon?

Following recommendations from the BCA on how to make public lifts more reliable, Teo Ho Pin – who...
$12 billion of previously-undeclared Indonesian wealth...

$12 billion of previously-undeclared Indonesian wealth...

Under a new tax-amnesty scheme, more than $12 billion of previously undeclared assets held in Singapore...
Malaysian jailed for using forged boarding passes to...

Malaysian jailed for using forged boarding passes to...

In a bizzare case, a jobless Malaysian man who missed his flight back to Kuala Lumpur and then decided...
FT CEO gets 2-weeks jail for causing hurt to taxi driver

FT CEO gets 2-weeks jail for causing hurt to taxi driver

The former CEO of a German MNS has been sentenced to 2 weeks jail for causing hurt by slapping a Taxi...
Unemployment edges up in Q2 2016

Unemployment edges up in Q2 2016

According to official data released by MOM on Thursday (15 Sep), the unemployment rate in Singapore...
Tharman: CPF Investment Scheme to be reviewed

Tharman: CPF Investment Scheme to be reviewed

At the Economic Society of Singapore’s dinner on Tuesday (13 Sep), Deputy Prime Minister Tharman...
Chen Show Mao resigns as Workers Party's treasurer

Chen Show Mao resigns as Workers Party's treasurer

Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied GRC, Mr Chen Show Mao of the Workers Party (WP) has resigned as...
Tengah to be Singapore's 24th - and also Singapore's...

Tengah to be Singapore's 24th - and also Singapore's...

Minster for National Development Lawrence Wong revealed the master plan for Tengah at the HDB Awards...
PRC 'wife' will not get deceased man's CPF as marriage...

PRC 'wife' will not get deceased man's CPF as marriage...

The High Court has ruled that the CPF savings of a deceased man will go to his sisters instead of his...
Cartoonist shares his experience about costs of living...

Cartoonist shares his experience about costs of living...

Cartoonist Leslie Chew – the man behind the popular series of Demon-cratic strips – has shared how...
Barclays to cut approximately 100 jobs from Singapore...

Barclays to cut approximately 100 jobs from Singapore...

According to a Bloomberg report, British banking giant Barclays is intending to cut approximately...
Should we pay to access case law judgements?

Should we pay to access case law judgements?

Prominent Human Rights lawyer M Ravi said in a Facebook post today that he is “greatly concerned”...
How effective is the national Jobs Bank?

How effective is the national Jobs Bank?

A former HR practitioner – who later became a businessman and stood in the past two General Elections...
What recourse is there for national servicemen subjected...

What recourse is there for national servicemen subjected...

Netizens are questioning the effectiveness of the SAF counselling hotline. According to a posting...
Khaw: Fare increments are necessary to sustain service...

Khaw: Fare increments are necessary to sustain service...

In an email interview with Lianhe Zaobao yesterday (28 Aug), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that...
Opinion
Why to do if you lose your job and have no savings

Why to do if you lose your job and have no savings

Make these financial moves within a week of losing your job, so you can survive unemployment in Singapore...
Made in Singapore?

Made in Singapore?

Modi wants to turn India into another manufacturing hub and came out with his Make in India slogan. His...
Singaporean peasants should not expect PAP elites to...

Singaporean peasants should not expect PAP elites to...

PAP elites see themselves as superior in intellect and appoint like-minded elites to leadership positions...
Why did Singaporeans lost money in the CPF investment...

Why did Singaporeans lost money in the CPF investment...

If most CPF Investment Scheme (CPFIS) assets are low-risk, why did some Singaporeans make losses in...
Why were so many KepCorp subsidiaries incorporated...

Why were so many KepCorp subsidiaries incorporated...

According to Keppel Corporation 2015 Annual Report, a number of its subsidiaries were incorporated in...
Elected President - My last post on this issue?

Elected President - My last post on this issue?

I thought I have written enough on this thing with my last post yesterday but someone prompted me to...
Why access to the truth has not set Singaporeans free

Why access to the truth has not set Singaporeans free

Knowledge is supposed to be power in one-party states and the internet gives people access to knowledge....
Mahathir speaks

Mahathir speaks

"What are we to do" asked a concerned student at a public meeting in London last night. "What...
Zika – Invite the mosquitoes for tea

Zika – Invite the mosquitoes for tea

Masagos is complaining that it is very difficult to find mosquito breeding grounds. Many are actually...
Discard the '35% swing voters' myth, opposition parties...

Discard the '35% swing voters' myth, opposition parties...

Singaporeans and opposition parties who want meaningful change should realise that this will never come...
The Asean Summit in Laos

The Asean Summit in Laos

The two day Asean Summit came and gone minus the high tension of the last few summits when the Americans...
Perils of being an “atas” investor

Perils of being an “atas” investor

Mom was “medium risk” investor but junk bund  When Elaine Tham signed an “accredited investor”...
Elected President - You got to believe it

Elected President - You got to believe it

I have said enough of this EP thing and there is really nothing much more to add. Hsien Loong had said...
PAP’s ‘forever-tomorrow’ rainy day suggests reserves...

PAP’s ‘forever-tomorrow’ rainy day suggests reserves...

The PAP has schemingly legislated the perpetual accumulation of past reserves which could only be spent...
In SMRT fatal accident, the buck stopped well short

In SMRT fatal accident, the buck stopped well short

There was a tragic accident on the tracks of SMRT in March. As if that tragedy wasn’t bad enough, SMRT...
GIC retained $61.5 billion of CPF members’ returns...

GIC retained $61.5 billion of CPF members’ returns...

Over the years, PAP has become more brazen and has retained increasing BILLIONS in CPF returns to supplement...
A perspective of the Elected President scheme

A perspective of the Elected President scheme

The spectre of Dr Tan Cheng Bock being elected President in the next Presidential Election had been...
FTs and Zika/ The dog that didn’t bark

FTs and Zika/ The dog that didn’t bark

Did you know that FTs account for 35% of the Zika cases here? OK 34.78% leh Taz the conclusion...
CPF Investment Scheme – Another bird brain scheme...

CPF Investment Scheme – Another bird brain scheme...

Actually not nice to call this a bird brain scheme. Dunno whose stupid idea was it. Ok not nice to say...
Hard Truths on connecting with the 70%

Hard Truths on connecting with the 70%

Activists (anti-PAP, Oppo, alternative views or social) must realise or be aware that — The 70%...
Snippets
Why don't CHC members admit that they trusted the wrong...

Why don't CHC members admit that they trusted the wrong...

To those who believe in Kong Hee, there are other churches out there doing great deeds as well. Just...
Social Media Still the Way to Effect Change

Social Media Still the Way to Effect Change

It has now become a cliché, but no less a general truth, to say that the magnitude of social media's...
AWARE on the elected presidency

AWARE on the elected presidency

We agree that the representation of diverse races in political leadership is important, and welcome the...
Tan Chuan Jin: Even ministers cannot perform miracles

Tan Chuan Jin: Even ministers cannot perform miracles

Some of you ask me about issues we deal with. This is one. We have an ongoing dispute between two neighbours...
Have our millionaire Ministers ever spared a thought...

Have our millionaire Ministers ever spared a thought...

If one were to look at how Singapore’s wealth is divided, then it should come as no surprise that...
 Living in a time of deception

Living in a time of deception

The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre in collaboration with the Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia...
Dr Lee Wei Ling remembers her dad on his birthday

Dr Lee Wei Ling remembers her dad on his birthday

Papa would be 93 today if he were still alive. He lived a full life, committing most of his time and...
Someone crash a drone plane into my house

Someone crash a drone plane into my house

Boom! I look out of the kitchen window and see debris falling off the lower roof of my HDB block. A large...
Khaw Boon Wan must Look into SMRT Sackings

Khaw Boon Wan must Look into SMRT Sackings

The SMRT's decision to sack two of its employees over the deaths of Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari and...
One year later, five questions to ponder on for the...

One year later, five questions to ponder on for the...

“The only thing I know about elections is that I don’t need to work on Polling Day because it’s...
SDP Chair Congratulates Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Legislators

SDP Chair Congratulates Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Legislators

The SDP would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the people of Hong Kong for voting in a...
LTA & SBS: Hairline cracks on 11 first-generation Sengkang-Punggol...

LTA & SBS: Hairline cracks on 11 first-generation Sengkang-Punggol...

1.  As part of SBS Transit’s fleet-wide inspection in July 2016, hairline cracks were discovered on...
If you think Lee Hsien Loong is bad enough..

If you think Lee Hsien Loong is bad enough..

If you think Lee Hsien Loong was bad, wait till you see the batch of fourth generation "leaders"...
Tan Jee Say rejects reserved Presidential Election

Tan Jee Say rejects reserved Presidential Election

Mr Tan Jee Say, a candidate from the 2011 Presidential Election who won a quarter of the votes cast,...
Letters
49,000 foreign jobs versus 500 local jobs?

49,000 foreign jobs versus 500 local jobs?

I refer to the article "Private school graduates find it harder to land jobs: Poll" (Straits Times, Sep...
Kong Hee would have been great PAP material

Kong Hee would have been great PAP material

Kong Hee is really a charismatic man who can move crowds and make smart logical people do his bidding....
Why voters should elect one-third non-PAP MPs

Why voters should elect one-third non-PAP MPs

On his Facebook, Dr Chee Soon Juan reminds us that, according to a report, some years ago a certain senior...
Marine Parade TC violates Article 12

Marine Parade TC violates Article 12

When Marine Parade Town Council rejects the application to hold a wake on the ground that the applicant...
How to make Singapore prosper in the next 50 years

How to make Singapore prosper in the next 50 years

PAP made a grave mistake when they let in foreign 'talents' which are doubtfully "cheaper, faster, better". Through...
Whats' the obsession with 'water parade'?

Whats' the obsession with 'water parade'?

Does SAF have fetish or obsession with NSFs drinking water? Their water parade is crazy, either making...
No positive discrimination in Elected Presidency

No positive discrimination in Elected Presidency

The idea of safeguarding minority representation is to ensure that a particular race group can hold the...
Khaw's performance as Transport Minister, one year...

Khaw's performance as Transport Minister, one year...

One obvious difference between the current and past MOT ministers is that Lui Tuck Yew is more honest...
The flood of foreigners?

The flood of foreigners?

My regular insider, ES sent me the following very interesting jobs statistics extracted from a Parliamentary...
Why are PRCs allowed to keep dual citizenship in Singapore?

Why are PRCs allowed to keep dual citizenship in Singapore?

I was offered a 3 months contract job in a local construction company which is fully owned by China...
62.7% of university faculty foreigners?

62.7% of university faculty foreigners?

100% score for international faculty NUS scored 100% on the latest QS rankings for international faculty...
How accurate is the PM/President Survey?

How accurate is the PM/President Survey?

Shortly after the by-election in May 2016, the NSP issued a statement arguing that the result in Bukit...
Gay: Why I don’t feel bad cheating with a married...

Gay: Why I don’t feel bad cheating with a married...

I have been dating a married guy so I guess I am what you would call a homewrecker, but I do not feel...
Sticky & Recent Articles


Last dance for TR Emeritus? (REVISITED)

Last dance for TR Emeritus? (REVISITED)

Per our editorial dated 11th March [ LINK ], we would like to reiterate again that it is currently increasingly difficult for the team to maintain the TR Emeritus (TRE) website on our own efforts. In the past, there was no problem maintaining TRE because the advertising revenues then were sufficient to cover the hosting charges... 

Why to do if you lose your job and have no savings

Why to do if you lose your job and have no savings

Make these financial moves within a week of losing your job, so you can survive unemployment in Singapore even if you have no savings. This article was originally published on 11 May 2016 and updated on 19 September 2016. Layoffs have continued to happen to many Singaporeans during the second quarter of 2016. A recent article... 

Why don’t CHC members admit that they trusted the wrong man and move on?

Why don’t CHC members admit that they trusted the wrong man and move on?

To those who believe in Kong Hee, there are other churches out there doing great deeds as well. Just admit that you have trusted the wrong guy, wasted your time and money and move on to the next church. The six CHC leaders who were convicted Why even bother to fight a lost cause? Jump ship and do good from other ship. This is... 

Made in Singapore?

Made in Singapore?

Modi wants to turn India into another manufacturing hub and came out with his Make in India slogan. His vision is simple and clear, products and services made in India, ideas originated in India, and made by the Indians and sold at Indian prices. China, the factory of the world, has Made in China products and services. The... 

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