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Population density down due to less foreigners?Population density down due to less foreigners? I refer to the article “Rare dip in Singapore’s population density last year” (Straits Times, Jan 15) It states that “Last year, the average number of people per square kilometre in Singapore dipped slightly – the first time this has happened in more than a decade. Population density growth came to a halt,...

MYT By-Election: Goh's 1987 Statements About GRCs Contradict ConstitutionMYT By-Election: Goh's 1987 Statements About GRCs Contradict... “No by-election will be held to fill any vacancy unless all three members of that GRC have vacated their seats in Parliament,” then DPM Goh Chok Tong said when he introduced the GRC system in 1987. “This is to ensure that no Member who has been elected under a GRC will be forced to vacate his seat through the...

PAP MPs can suka suka go AWOL from Parliament?PAP MPs can suka suka go AWOL from Parliament? As I understand, one of a Member of Parliament’s (MP) primary duties is to attend the sittings of the House whenever it is in session. I am of the view that for an MP attending the Parliament is a crucial part of parliamentary democracy as they exercise the duties and responsibility of legislature in whole. As an individual,...

'Jobs' rhetoric needs to be supported by statistics?'Jobs' rhetoric needs to be supported by statistics? I refer to the article “Maritime sector road map to create S$4.5 billion in value-add, make over 5,000 new jobs” (Straits Times, Jan 13). It states that “The maritime industry, including the marine and offshore engineering sector, employed more than 170,000 people and contributed 7 per cent to Singapore’s economy...

Court Challenge: Constitution Says that PM Must Call for By-Election when Seat is VacatedCourt Challenge: Constitution Says that PM Must Call for... “Whenever the seat of a Member, not being a non-constituency Member, has become vacant for any reason other than a dissolution of Parliament, the vacancy shall be filled by election...” (emphasis added) This is Article 49(1) of the Singapore Constitution which forms the basis of Dr Wong Souk Yee's argument in...

How can a petition be put up by Singaporeans?How can a petition be put up by Singaporeans? I refer to theonlinecitizen’s facebook posting (Jan 18) – “Update: Police has informed TOC that the signing event at the various locations is illegal under the Public Order Act. Therefore, no one will be there waiting for signing. However, if anyone is keen, write in to us in email or Facebook to arrange a private...

Why legislate that when the opposition wins – 100% of the operating fund must be transferred to the sinking fund?Why legislate that when the opposition wins – 100% of the... I refer to the article “AHTC to transfer $14m to sinking fund” (Straits Times, Jan 17). It states that “The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has promised to make up for a shortfall in its sinking fund by transferring close to $14 million to it this year, said its independent auditor KPMG. The transfer will...

Needy stories need to tell whether helped by ComCare?Needy stories need to tell whether helped by ComCare? I refer to the article “Generation Grit: She put herself through school after dad walked out on family” (Straits Times, Jan 17). It states that “My parents became bankrupt when I was very young. My dad is rather entrepreneurial but his businesses failed often. From a young age, I was always told by my parents...

Solution to inequality: Give free money or take money from every citizen?Solution to inequality: Give free money or take money from... I refer to the article “Problem: Income Inequality – Solution: Free Money” (Bloomberg Business Week, Jan 15). It states that “In an audacious experiment, Finland is giving some residents a “basic income” of $16,000 for two years, no strings attached.” Ironically, another country may have been experimenting...

Beware Of Exceptiions To Prove A Rule - Cf. Fake NewsBeware Of Exceptiions To Prove A Rule - Cf. Fake News Shamnugam quoted very obvious incidents of Fake News, eg., that "hallal pork" selling at NTUC. But most cases of online "fake News" are not so clear-cut. They question whether info given are suppressed to hide adverse conclusions, or partial info given to give better than true info. etc,.etc. Will obvious examples...

Why Singapore Did Not Progress Beyond Material DevelopmentWhy Singapore Did Not Progress Beyond Material Development If one observed carefully, it should have a lot to do with the internal psychological stability of citizens (unity on the psychological level, not just the superficial external front many try present to the world). but in Singapore competition, "Kiasuism", and Individualism is promoted on the national level and flawed...

No News On Ang Mo Kio Town Council CPIB ProbeNo News On Ang Mo Kio Town Council CPIB Probe The general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) is being investigated by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). In September, the town council received a complaint about Victor Wong of CPG Facilities Management, the managing agent of the town council, reported The Straits Times on...

Should Singaporeans be concerned about a 'fake news' law?Should Singaporeans be concerned about a 'fake news' law? I refer to Sulaiman Daud’s  article “We hope the Select Committee on fake news pays attention to NMP Kok Heng Leun’s speech” (Mothership, Jan 12). It states that “We hope the Select Committee on fake news pays attention to NMP Kok Heng Leun’s speech The NMP with the arts background went against...

ST vs Today: Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs 52.8%?ST vs Today: Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs 52.8%? I refer to the article “Poly grads not getting jobs as quickly: poll” (Straits Times, Jan 13). It states that “According to the survey, 86.4 per cent of their graduates found permanent, freelance or part-time jobs last year within six months of graduation. This is a drop of 4.2 percentage points from 2016’s figure...

Why are we giving money to new citizens?Why are we giving money to new citizens? The Citizen Top-Up is a $10,000 housing subsidy that is given to eligible Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident (SC/SPR) households when a qualifying household member becomes a Singapore Citizen. It is available to any of the following SC/SPR households who have: Paid a premium of $10,000 for the purchase...

Editorials
Maintenance notice for TR Emeritus on 11th Jan 2018

Maintenance notice for TR Emeritus on 11th Jan 2018

Please be informed that we will be taking our CDN and Email servers offline today (11 Jan) for urgent...
MNCs should be allowed to 'legally' pay bribes?

MNCs should be allowed to 'legally' pay bribes?

The 150+ ranking MSM has just published an interesting forum letter by a certain "Francis Cheng", arguing...
FamiLee members in self-imposed exile?

FamiLee members in self-imposed exile?

Mr and Mrs Lee Hsien Yang has moved to Hong Kong, according to their eldest son, Mr Li ShengWu. Mr...
Wishing all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

Wishing all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

The team at TR Emeritus would like to wish all our readers       Thank you for...
Singapore is doomed under PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore is doomed under PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore is doomed under PM Lee Hsien Loong, says former Presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian. Mr...
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",...
Opinions
Need Paracetamol? Ask SingHealth

Need Paracetamol? Ask SingHealth

Getting Paracetamol from SingHealth, like Using yr CPF OA as a savings account, is one of few ways...
How PaPpy Creates Problems And Deal With Them!

How PaPpy Creates Problems And Deal With Them!

Recently, we read with dismay that a woman was caught at the airport not declaring GST for the luxury...
Without real workers’ unions, even public servants...

Without real workers’ unions, even public servants...

Below are 2 comments which I believe reflect the employment reality of public servants on the ground. The...
Untrue that more than 70 PAP MPs skipped Parliament...

Untrue that more than 70 PAP MPs skipped Parliament...

In a Facenook post by Feeling disappointed at Parliament of Singapore, it is said that "According to...
Fake news: Just make mainstream media more credible

Fake news: Just make mainstream media more credible

Taz the headline of a very good article from a publication I usually trash as “The Idiots — S’pore”....
Shitty Times continues to publish self-insulting propaganda...

Shitty Times continues to publish self-insulting propaganda...

Straits Times journalists should not insult themselves and cease supporting PAP’s flawed population...
The Illusion Of Success In Singapore

The Illusion Of Success In Singapore

Most of us would have heard of the 5 Cs of Singapore. The term, which was coined back in the 90s, was...
More cosmetic changes at SMRT won’t resolve engineering...

More cosmetic changes at SMRT won’t resolve engineering...

SMRT has decided to introduce more cosmetic changes in the mistaken belief that this will resolve chronic...
Stop extending the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions)...

Stop extending the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions)...

The Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Bill No. 5/2018 which seeks a renewal of the Criminal...
How to solve MRT problems?

How to solve MRT problems?

Sack the CEO. Some people may think that this is some populist simplistic solution but this solution...
How PAP transformed SMRT into pow chiak company for...

How PAP transformed SMRT into pow chiak company for...

Propaganda: Privatisation of SMRT is to improve service. Reality: Transform SMRT into 101% profitable...
Why Singapore Did Not Progress Beyond Material Development

Why Singapore Did Not Progress Beyond Material Development

If one observed carefully, it should have a lot to do with the internal psychological stability of citizens...
Charles Chong’s million-dollar surplus claim in General...

Charles Chong’s million-dollar surplus claim in General...

I chuckled a fair bit when it was announced that Deputy Speaker, Charles Chong was made to be Chairman...
Xiaomi’s IPO will make anti-PAPpyists frus

Xiaomi’s IPO will make anti-PAPpyists frus

Xiaomi is laying the groundwork for its planned float in the second half of this yr as it appoints banks...
Minimum sum continues to increase to $181,000 while...

Minimum sum continues to increase to $181,000 while...

According to a new update on CPF website, the new Minimum Sum (or newly termed as Full Requirement Sum)...
The funniest reply ever in ST Forum?

The funniest reply ever in ST Forum?

I refer to the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) reply “Off-peak pass was a two-year trial” (Straits...
PAP’s BS about shortage of Singaporean auxiliary...

PAP’s BS about shortage of Singaporean auxiliary...

I refer to CNA’s “Taiwanese auxiliary police officers to be deployed at land checkpoints: Shanmugam”. Singaporeans...
Floodings raise questions on existing design methodology...

Floodings raise questions on existing design methodology...

According to the Public Utilities Board, the flash floods that occurred in nine locations in eastern...
Snippets
MYT By-Election: Goh's 1987 Statements About GRCs Contradict...

MYT By-Election: Goh's 1987 Statements About GRCs Contradict...

“No by-election will be held to fill any vacancy unless all three members of that GRC have vacated...
PAP MPs can suka suka go AWOL from Parliament?

PAP MPs can suka suka go AWOL from Parliament?

As I understand, one of a Member of Parliament’s (MP) primary duties is to attend the sittings of the...
Court Challenge: Constitution Says that PM Must Call...

Court Challenge: Constitution Says that PM Must Call...

“Whenever the seat of a Member, not being a non-constituency Member, has become vacant for any...
Statement on the Extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary...

Statement on the Extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary...

We are strongly opposed to the extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act by another five...
What happened to the investigation on alleged corruption...

What happened to the investigation on alleged corruption...

More than a year has passed since the news broke on 30 Dec 2016 about the removal of the general manager...
SDP'S Daman: Open Up Political Space for Students and...

SDP'S Daman: Open Up Political Space for Students and...

It was a quiet evening on campus, during the University vacation when the NUS Student’s political...
Indranee Gave Excuses, Not Reasons, on Keppel Corruption...

Indranee Gave Excuses, Not Reasons, on Keppel Corruption...

Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah's response in Parliament yesterday to...
Keppel’s Board Chairman Lee Boon Yang should resign

Keppel’s Board Chairman Lee Boon Yang should resign

The current boards of directors of Keppel Corporation and its unit Keppel Offshore & Marine (KOM)...
MARUAH on Keppel corruption case

MARUAH on Keppel corruption case

We refer to the TODAY article (Keppel O&M corruption case a black eye for Singapore Inc., 27 Dec...
Court Hearing on Marsiling-Yew Tee By-Election Changed...

Court Hearing on Marsiling-Yew Tee By-Election Changed...

The court hearing for Dr Wong Souk Yee's application for a court declaration for a by-election to...
PAP must Answer Questions about its System in Wake...

PAP must Answer Questions about its System in Wake...

The bribery scandal that has enveloped Keppel Offshore & Marine is another sign of a deteriorating...
A difference can be made with powerful collective voices...

A difference can be made with powerful collective voices...

Over the last year, the Singapore People’s Party has made many moves to bolster and strengthen our...
Letters
How can a petition be put up by Singaporeans?

How can a petition be put up by Singaporeans?

I refer to theonlinecitizen’s facebook posting (Jan 18) – “Update: Police has informed TOC...
Population density down due to less foreigners?

Population density down due to less foreigners?

I refer to the article “Rare dip in Singapore’s population density last year” (Straits Times, Jan...
Why legislate that when the opposition wins – 100%...

Why legislate that when the opposition wins – 100%...

I refer to the article “AHTC to transfer $14m to sinking fund” (Straits Times, Jan 17). It states...
Needy stories need to tell whether helped by ComCare?

Needy stories need to tell whether helped by ComCare?

I refer to the article “Generation Grit: She put herself through school after dad walked out on family”...
Beware Of Exceptiions To Prove A Rule - Cf. Fake News

Beware Of Exceptiions To Prove A Rule - Cf. Fake News

Shamnugam quoted very obvious incidents of Fake News, eg., that "hallal pork" selling at NTUC. But most...
'Jobs' rhetoric needs to be supported by statistics?

'Jobs' rhetoric needs to be supported by statistics?

I refer to the article “Maritime sector road map to create S$4.5 billion in value-add, make over 5,000...
Solution to inequality: Give free money or take money...

Solution to inequality: Give free money or take money...

I refer to the article “Problem: Income Inequality – Solution: Free Money” (Bloomberg Business...
No News On Ang Mo Kio Town Council CPIB Probe

No News On Ang Mo Kio Town Council CPIB Probe

The general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) is being investigated by the Corrupt...
Presumptive Arrogance at Leadership

Presumptive Arrogance at Leadership

All the talk of who among the third generation would assume PM-ship is PAP arrogance. It takes for granted...
Should Singaporeans be concerned about a 'fake news'...

Should Singaporeans be concerned about a 'fake news'...

I refer to Sulaiman Daud’s  article “We hope the Select Committee on fake news pays attention to...
ST vs Today: Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs 52.8%?

ST vs Today: Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs 52.8%?

I refer to the article “Poly grads not getting jobs as quickly: poll” (Straits Times, Jan 13). It...
Why are we giving money to new citizens?

Why are we giving money to new citizens?

The Citizen Top-Up is a $10,000 housing subsidy that is given to eligible Singapore Citizen/Singapore...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Need Paracetamol? Ask SingHealth

Need Paracetamol? Ask SingHealth

Getting Paracetamol from SingHealth, like Using yr CPF OA as a savings account, is one of few ways S’poreans who are not millionaire ministers or senior bureucrats can get a “free” lunch. Recently when I went to Marine Parade Polyclinic for  my usual blood pressure pills, I asked the doctor for a big pack of Paracetamol.... 

How can a petition be put up by Singaporeans?

How can a petition be put up by Singaporeans?

I refer to theonlinecitizen’s facebook posting (Jan 18) – “Update: Police has informed TOC that the signing event at the various locations is illegal under the Public Order Act. Therefore, no one will be there waiting for signing. However, if anyone is keen, write in to us in email or Facebook to arrange a private meet... 

How PaPpy Creates Problems And Deal With Them!

How PaPpy Creates Problems And Deal With Them!

Recently, we read with dismay that a woman was caught at the airport not declaring GST for the luxury purchases from overseas. This is probably what Yakult said, “Once in 50 years” kind of incident. We know that goods are subjected to GST but it was loosely or never implemented. But why suddenly? Have anyone thought... 

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