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US Judge finds PAP Govt's prosecution of Amos Yee a pretext to silence his political opinionsUS Judge finds PAP Govt's prosecution of Amos Yee a pretext... It was reported in the media yesterday (25 Mar) that Amos Yee has been granted asylum in US by an immigration court in Chicago. The presiding Judge Samuel Cole concluded that the prosecution of Yee by the Singapore govt had been politically motivated and as such, granted asylum for him to stay in the US. In Mar...

Is this how our retiree should live?Is this how our retiree should live? Saw this elderly man eating only with one dish meal - usually people will order three dishes or minimum two. I watched him finished up all his food without even a drop of rice left. He then opens up the bag to drink from his own water bottle. Is this how our retiree should live in our costliest city for the 4th year...

No Singaporean in their right mind should agree to such a huge water price hikeNo Singaporean in their right mind should agree to such a... No Singaporean in their right mind should agree to such a huge water price hike especially after the slew of price increases the PAP implemented in the past one year. The PAP has been taking back the entire chicken after giving away chicken drumsticks just before the 2015 General Elections. Can't these 30% dumb Singaporeans...

HDB ($99) eviction of single jobless mother with sick father:Compassionate or heartless?HDB ($99) eviction of single jobless mother with sick father:Compassionate... HDB tells single mother to quit rental flat or pay double rent I refer to the article “HDB gives single mother with no other housing options to quit rental flat or pay double rent” (The Independent, Mar 23). Jobless single mother caring for a sick father recovering from a heart attack It states that “Social...

32% polled agreed to Water price hike?32% polled agreed to Water price hike? Anyone read REACH's poll where they stated that more than half of Singaporeans welcomed Budget 2017’s initiatives to support families and build a more inclusive society, but many disagreed with the move to increase water prices. The poll had randomly chosen 1,111 Singaporeans aged 20 and above, and they were polled...

Thankfully, no Singaporean was involved in the attack in LondonThankfully, no Singaporean was involved in the attack in... The London attacks last night was a stark reminder that any acts of terrorism can happen anywhere, anytime. One does not need a cache of weapons to start a terror attack. Just a car as a weapon would do. Singapore, like the rest of the world, has rightly condemned the attack. No matter who the perpetrator is, or whichever...

Singapore excluded from China's grand regional economic planSingapore excluded from China's grand regional economic plan The new China "One Belt One Road" website is out. Guess who is missing from the map? From Wikipedia: "The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, also known as The Belt and Road (abbreviated B&R), One Belt, One Road (abbreviated OBOR) or the Belt and Road Initiative is a development strategy...

HealthWay runs into financial difficulties?HealthWay runs into financial difficulties? Wah, is this true? Healthway Medical Corp is facing huge financial difficulties that they even had to tell patients that they are running out of medication, and tell them to take their prescriptions to pharmacies because the firm had not been able to place orders fast enough? For those patients who are not urgent cases,...

Grammar in AGC's press release on Han Hui Hui?Grammar in AGC's press release on Han Hui Hui? I refer to the AGC’s press release on Ms Han Hui Hui dated 21 March. It states that: Ms Han had since complied with AGC’s conditions. She had removed the contemptuous statements. She had also published the apology and undertaking required of her on her social media accounts. If I remember correctly – my English...

SingTel warns of fake billing emailsSingTel warns of fake billing emails Singtel has warned all its subscribers that there is a fake billing email going around that is supposedly sent by Singtel, telling subscribers that their bills are ready for download. However, Singtel has said that they did not send such email, and that the emails were probably phishing emails, out to obtain sensitive information...

Isn't MINDEF equally liable?Isn't MINDEF equally liable? The Hong Kong Customs are likely to press charges against the shipping company and the captain of the container ship which was involved in transporting the nine SAF Terrex vehicles from Taiwan. HK Customs confirmed that the transportation was done without a required licence, and they would be charging the company, APL...

Cyber Security sector creates more jobs for Singaporeans or FTs?Cyber Security sector creates more jobs for Singaporeans... Minister Yaacob Ibrahim, speaking during the opening ceremony of the new HQ of Palo Alto Networks in the Asia Pacific region, said that the cyber security sector in Singapore is going to grow by as much as $900m by 2020. He also said that the sector has the potential to create 2,500 new jobs by 2018. That is a lot of...

Hospital beds ratio: Hong Kong – 83% more than Singapore’s?Hospital beds ratio: Hong Kong – 83% more than Singapore’s? I refer to the article “500-bed rehab hub next to TTSH to open in five years” (Straits Times, Mar 22). New 500-bed rehab hub in 5 years’ time It states that “Tan Tock Seng Hospital’s (TTSH) new 500-bed rehabilitation complex, right next to the main hospital in Novena, opens in five years and will add to...

Minister tells FAS to focus on FootballMinister tells FAS to focus on Football No surprises that Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Ms Grace Fu have waded in to the Football Association of Singapore's (FAS) presidential election, which is supposed to take place next month. Two rival cams have already thrown their names into the hat, and the two camps have been trading barbs ever since the election...

Time for grassroots volunteers to serve from the heartTime for grassroots volunteers to serve from the heart Grassroots volunteers have long been blessed with benefits such as free parking and priority to Primary schools within the estate. All these unfair benefits should be removed so that the volunteers we attract for the community are helping out for the right reasons. Remember the case of Yang Yin who was doing grassroots...

Editorials
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...
How a PRC couple gamed the Singapore immigration system

How a PRC couple gamed the Singapore immigration system

A Hardwarezone forum user with the moniker "xplayer" has shared that his China-born colleague had supposedly...
Amos Yee blames fellow activists for his prolonged...

Amos Yee blames fellow activists for his prolonged...

Self-proclaimed genius Amos Yee has blamed fellow Singaporean activists for his prolonged stay in a California...
Dissecting the MHA versus Han Hui Hui saga

Dissecting the MHA versus Han Hui Hui saga

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have this afternoon (14th March 2017) issued an official statement...
CPF activist Han Hui Hui may face 6 more contempt charges

CPF activist Han Hui Hui may face 6 more contempt charges

CPF activist Ms Han Hui Hui, who was last convicted and fined $3,100 for her role in the CPF protest...
'Mdm President' come May?

'Mdm President' come May?

Although there have been coffee shop gossips by Uncles and Aunties that the next President of Singapore...
TR Emeritus launches Free Classifieds section

TR Emeritus launches Free Classifieds section

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Free Classifieds section per our editorial dated 5th January...
AGC not appealing convicted pedophile Joshua Robinson's...

AGC not appealing convicted pedophile Joshua Robinson's...

The Attorney-Generals Chambers (AGC) has announced that it will not be appealing the sentence meted out...
TR Emeritus is NOT a no holds barred website

TR Emeritus is NOT a no holds barred website

When TR Emeritus (TRE) was revived in 2011, it was our intention to offer the website as a platform where...
Founder of Singapore People's Party dies at age 72

Founder of Singapore People's Party dies at age 72

The founder of Singapore People's Party (SPP) has passed away on Monday night (Feb 27) aged 72, from...
'All Singapore Stuff' kenna sabotage again?

'All Singapore Stuff' kenna sabotage again?

It appears that All Singapore Stuff (ASS), a blog that prides itself as a “collaborative community...
PM Lee: Leaders must accept criticisms, reject yes-men

PM Lee: Leaders must accept criticisms, reject yes-men

Leaders must accept criticisms and reject yes-men, said Prime Minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong when...
Amos Yee in solitary confinement after insulting Muslims...

Amos Yee in solitary confinement after insulting Muslims...

Amos Yee, the self-proclaimed genius blogger who is currently being detained in a jail in Chicago has...
Joseph Tan to leave TRE's editorial team

Joseph Tan to leave TRE's editorial team

Please be informed that effective immediately, Joseph Tan will cease to be a member of the editorial...
Temporary relocation of TR Emeritus's website completed

Temporary relocation of TR Emeritus's website completed

Please be informed that we have completed the temporary relocation of our website to a standby server...
15 PAP Town Councils to increase S&CC charges for...

15 PAP Town Councils to increase S&CC charges for...

Despite feedback that the costs of living are too high during the 2017 Budget via the government's, residents...
Fresh spin on AVA's culling of endangered Red Jungle...

Fresh spin on AVA's culling of endangered Red Jungle...

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has finally broke silence and concocted a new spin...
Opinion
A Nation Of Sheeps

A Nation Of Sheeps

I believe in democracy, where one should debate on facts and logic based on the benefits of the average...
Be 'scouts', not a 'soldiers'

Be 'scouts', not a 'soldiers'

Here the term “scouts” means: soldiers or other persons sent out ahead of a main force so as to...
Singapore No.1 in 'talent', but last in 'start-up experience'?

Singapore No.1 in 'talent', but last in 'start-up experience'?

S’pore No. 1 in world for start-up talent I refer to the article “S’pore No. 1 in world for...
Good For Whose Profitable Future Is This Intended For?

Good For Whose Profitable Future Is This Intended For?

Something is not quite right – I am still scratching my head in bewilderment. With so many Ministers...
Best 'Straits Times editorial' ever?

Best 'Straits Times editorial' ever?

I refer to the editorial “Balance autonomy with accountability” (Straits Times, Mar 23). Best...
Singapore: Not 'Animal Farm' but 'Brave New World'

Singapore: Not 'Animal Farm' but 'Brave New World'

The cybernuts from Tan Jee Say and Tan Kin Lian (I’m ashamed that they are RI boys) downwards make...
We are not paying taxes. We are investing in our society....

We are not paying taxes. We are investing in our society....

SDP’s Dr Paul, and Chris K would agree with the above sentiment. Danes, for example, pay very high...
Winner Of Propaganda And Fake News

Winner Of Propaganda And Fake News

The much talk about coming 30% water price hike generated a lot of interest from public. Browsing through...
$10,000 motorcycle COE akan datang but will motorcycle...

$10,000 motorcycle COE akan datang but will motorcycle...

Prices of motorbike COEs have been going through the roof. In the latest bidding exercise, a COE...
Hollow and old-fashioned reasons to reject Minimum...

Hollow and old-fashioned reasons to reject Minimum...

Singaporeans still buy the PAP narrative that min wages will breed a lazy dependent class and drive costs...
Fowl play: Juz tell us what the genetic tests say

Fowl play: Juz tell us what the genetic tests say

Another fowl culling has ruffled feathers. This time it is the killing of free-roaming chickens in the...
MOM Minister Lim to increase foreign workers, ignores...

MOM Minister Lim to increase foreign workers, ignores...

MOM Minister Lim has indicated the government will increase the number of foreign workers after a post-Budget...
CPF should not abuse our trust and should stop shifting...

CPF should not abuse our trust and should stop shifting...

You are the appointed agency to manage my retirement fund, which comes from my monthly contribution from...
Healthcare: Make America’s like Singapore’s?

Healthcare: Make America’s like Singapore’s?

I refer to the article “Make America Singapore ” (Straits Times, Mar 20). Singapore’s healthcare...
High overheads and costs of corporatised public hospitals...

High overheads and costs of corporatised public hospitals...

(This post is a slightly-edited comment explaining the high overheads and costs of restructured hospitals) I...
Should Madam President turn into reality, Singapore...

Should Madam President turn into reality, Singapore...

PAP MPs and ministers should consider consulting a psychiatrist for their severe delusional disorder. For...
Double confirm, PM has no class

Double confirm, PM has no class

What with the second anniversary of LKY’s next week, below is the condolence letter that our PM sent...
Why do a University degree

Why do a University degree

The Thought The idea of attending college or university after high school can be really hard to assess...
Will Harry’s daughter throw a tantrum this year?

Will Harry’s daughter throw a tantrum this year?

Last year around this time, the princess of Oxley Rise, threw a tantrum over ST’s refusal to publish...
No profit margin from sale of drugs?

No profit margin from sale of drugs?

As one of the biggest drug purchasers in the world, MOH Holdings should have been able to obtain bulk...
Snippets
US Judge finds PAP Govt's prosecution of Amos Yee a...

US Judge finds PAP Govt's prosecution of Amos Yee a...

It was reported in the media yesterday (25 Mar) that Amos Yee has been granted asylum in US by an immigration...
Legal smoking age change to impact on young people

Legal smoking age change to impact on young people

A major law change concerning the minimum legal smoking age has been proposed by the Singaporean Parliament....
Former TRS founder-editor shares his prison experience

Former TRS founder-editor shares his prison experience

On the points mentioned by Ms Han Hui Hui about her treatment at the State court lock up, I thought...
Civil servant Aleksandar Duric cast a slur on academies...

Civil servant Aleksandar Duric cast a slur on academies...

The Government’s ActiveSG Football Academy is not only killing Singaporean livelihoods, but it has...
Why You Should Not Hoard Your Credit Card Rewards

Why You Should Not Hoard Your Credit Card Rewards

It is not a well known fact that credit card in Singapore are extremely generous compared to other international...
Until We Get Some Honest Answers, We Should Keep Asking...

Until We Get Some Honest Answers, We Should Keep Asking...

Good afternoon friends, fellow Singaporeans, First, let me clarify that I am here, speaking entirely...
SDP Welcomes Govt's Plan to Raise Smoking Age

SDP Welcomes Govt's Plan to Raise Smoking Age

The SDP welcomes the Government's move to raise the minimum legal age to smoke, buy and possess cigarettes...
Pay more for public transport soon?

Pay more for public transport soon?

Speaking in Parliament, PAP Transport Minister and official story-teller, Khaw Boon Wan said that the...
What to do if the husband on a dating site is yours

What to do if the husband on a dating site is yours

According to unemotional statistical data, singlehood is the scourge of Singapore population. The percentage...
Did ambiguous selection of law allow child sex offender...

Did ambiguous selection of law allow child sex offender...

Currently, we have 2 different sections of the law to charge people having sex with underage children. Section...
PM Lee: The quality of our Parliamentary debate is...

PM Lee: The quality of our Parliamentary debate is...

By international standards, our Parliament is less dramatic than some others, but the quality of our...
Had Singapore been a communist country

Had Singapore been a communist country

This morning I started pondering over what Singapore could have been like, had it become a communist...
Letters
Is this how our retiree should live?

Is this how our retiree should live?

Saw this elderly man eating only with one dish meal - usually people will order three dishes or minimum...
Isn't MINDEF equally liable?

Isn't MINDEF equally liable?

The Hong Kong Customs are likely to press charges against the shipping company and the captain of the...
Cyber Security sector creates more jobs for Singaporeans...

Cyber Security sector creates more jobs for Singaporeans...

Minister Yaacob Ibrahim, speaking during the opening ceremony of the new HQ of Palo Alto Networks in...
No Singaporean in their right mind should agree to...

No Singaporean in their right mind should agree to...

No Singaporean in their right mind should agree to such a huge water price hike especially after the...
Singapore excluded from China's grand regional economic...

Singapore excluded from China's grand regional economic...

The new China "One Belt One Road" website is out. Guess who is missing from the map? From Wikipedia: "The...
HDB ($99) eviction of single jobless mother with sick...

HDB ($99) eviction of single jobless mother with sick...

HDB tells single mother to quit rental flat or pay double rent I refer to the article “HDB gives...
Hospital beds ratio: Hong Kong – 83% more than Singapore’s?

Hospital beds ratio: Hong Kong – 83% more than Singapore’s?

I refer to the article “500-bed rehab hub next to TTSH to open in five years” (Straits Times, Mar...
Thankfully, no Singaporean was involved in the attack...

Thankfully, no Singaporean was involved in the attack...

The London attacks last night was a stark reminder that any acts of terrorism can happen anywhere, anytime....
HealthWay runs into financial difficulties?

HealthWay runs into financial difficulties?

Wah, is this true? Healthway Medical Corp is facing huge financial difficulties that they even had to...
Grammar in AGC's press release on Han Hui Hui?

Grammar in AGC's press release on Han Hui Hui?

I refer to the AGC’s press release on Ms Han Hui Hui dated 21 March. It states that: Ms Han had...
32% polled agreed to Water price hike?

32% polled agreed to Water price hike?

Anyone read REACH's poll where they stated that more than half of Singaporeans welcomed Budget 2017’s...
 PRs’ income is 47% more than Singaporeans?

PRs’ income is 47% more than Singaporeans?

I refer to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Labour Market Report 2016. S’poreans’ income –...
Sticky & Recent Articles

March: The month the Sun sets on TR Emeritus

March: The month the Sun sets on TR Emeritus

TR Emeritus (TRE) will technically reach its End-Of-Life (EOL) come March, 2017. Not that the [email protected] has decided to call it quits, but that the current infrastructures which TRE’s website are hosted on are reaching its EOL, meaning that the affected software will no longer be supported, i.e. no more security patches,... 

TR Emeritus is NOT a no holds barred website

TR Emeritus is NOT a no holds barred website

When TR Emeritus (TRE) was revived in 2011, it was our intention to offer the website as a platform where fellow Singaporeans can share information and have healthy discourses over policies that affect our daily lives. Contrary to popular belief, TRE was never intended to be a no holds barred anti-government or anti-PAP website.... 

TR Emeritus launches Free Classifieds section

TR Emeritus launches Free Classifieds section

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Free Classifieds section per our editorial dated 5th January this year. [ LINK ] As promised, we have reserved a Free Plan for readers who require simple listings with 1 attached image and for a short period of time (14 days). Existing VMS members are also entitled to one Classified... 

A Nation Of Sheeps

A Nation Of Sheeps

I believe in democracy, where one should debate on facts and logic based on the benefits of the average man walking down the street. Many people keep saying I am repeating things but again, if we do not repeat, people will forget and then come the next GE, they do the same mistake again and again. Yes, most of us may have... 

US Judge finds PAP Govt’s prosecution of Amos Yee a pretext to silence his political opinions

US Judge finds PAP Govt’s prosecution of Amos Yee a pretext to silence his political opinions

It was reported in the media yesterday (25 Mar) that Amos Yee has been granted asylum in US by an immigration court in Chicago. The presiding Judge Samuel Cole concluded that the prosecution of Yee by the Singapore govt had been politically motivated and as such, granted asylum for him to stay in the US. In Mar 2015 when Lee... 

Judge Samuel Cole’s written decision on Amos Yee’s asylum bid

Judge Samuel Cole’s written decision on Amos Yee’s asylum bid

Amos Yee was granted asylum in the United States of America on Friday (24th March) and is expected to be released from the jail in Chicago where he is currently being detained, latest by Monday. [ LINK ] Attached is the written decision by Immigration Judge Samuel Cole, who granted the asylum to the teenage blogger, for those... 

Be ‘scouts’, not a ‘soldiers’

Be ‘scouts’, not a ‘soldiers’

Here the term “scouts” means: soldiers or other persons sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather information about the enemy’s position, strength, or movements. Men like Kit Carson and Buffalo Bill. Google them if u’ve not heard of these white legends who helped make “America Great” by helping exterminate the... 

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