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SG: Emperor without clothesSG: Emperor without clothes On Facebook, a lot of government agencies are promoting their policies. All I had to see was seas of very negative feedbacks. Why is most people complaining? Of course, we also see a small portion of die hard PAP supporters doing the norm, say yes to everything without any sense of logic. The CPF even tried to tell...

Equality in our armyEquality in our army Serving national service has been viewed as a rite of passage for all Singapore men, regardless of who you may be. Before entering the army, I regard the army as a place where true meritocracy flourish and a time when Singaporeans of all walks of life come together to know one another. However the social stratification...

HAZE - NEA 1 hourly data is in ug/m3 Not PSIHAZE - NEA 1 hourly data is in ug/m3 Not PSI Many are not aware that there is a difference in PSI reading and ug/m3 (microgram per meter cube). This is because the health warning levels are different. NEA 24 hour average and 3 hour average readings are in PSI. NEA 1 hour average reading is in ug/m3 (not PSI). S'pore official health advisory is based on 24...

Govt must Stop Excuses and Give Singaporeans Timely and Complete InformationGovt must Stop Excuses and Give Singaporeans Timely and Complete... The attempted clarifications by Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong and other Ministry of Health (MOH) officials about the outbreak of the 41 Zika cases in Singapore raise fresh concerns. The first case was detected on 31 July 2016. MOH had preliminary results before this was confirmed on 27 August 2016 but decided...

Speedy review of current procedures so that no other child will be placed in same situation as BenjaminSpeedy review of current procedures so that no other child... The below is a letter from the family of Benjamin Lim in response to the state coroner's finding that was released on 18 August 2016. The family of Benjamin Lim would like to extend our deepest gratitude to friends and members of the public for all the outpour of love and support we have received during the past several...

Voting for what you believe in Voting for what you believe in People in the UK voted for change, voted against the establishment, voted against the multi nationals & multi nationalism, voted to secure their jobs, careers and livelihood, voted against corporatism and big corporatism. They are now leaving the European Union. They stood up for themselves, got out there inspired...

Lawyer oversupply - another lack of 20/20 foresight?Lawyer oversupply - another lack of 20/20 foresight? PAP Law Minister Shanmugam has set up a new panel to address the over-supply of lawyers in Singapore. The panel's objective is to do a "branch and root" review of the process of offering of training contracts to local lawyers and assessment of suitability for retention and employment in local law firms. In other words,...

Our government needs to change its cultural outlook that values only instant successOur government needs to change its cultural outlook that... Our government has a culture of closely associating with successful athletes only after they score successes and this is both hyporcitical and unhealthy. Joseph’s journey took eight years, and at a huge of expense. Luckily, Joseph’s parents had the means but would the families of all talented local athletes have...

Opposition parties - too many cooks spoil the soupOpposition parties - too many cooks spoil the soup We only need 3 parties in a small country like Singapore – the SDP & WP being the alternatives to the incumbent party. Frankly the other Mickey Mouse parties are a waste of everyone’s time and should be ignored by SDP & WP when making their plans. It may cost a little in the short term but well worth it in...

ISA Detentions and Restrictions forum by Function 8ISA Detentions and Restrictions forum by Function 8 Function 8 is organizing a forum on ISA Detentions and Restrictions - From "Communists" to "Terrorists". This forum will consider the effectiveness and legality of the Internal Security Act (ISA) in combating extremism. The discussion will centre on three critical issues – debate on the abolition of the ISA, the constitutionality...

Dr Chee: Tweaks to Presidency is just PAP ensuring it’s not beaten at its own gameDr Chee: Tweaks to Presidency is just PAP ensuring it’s... I have often pointed out that the PAP is never sincere in ensuring that there is genuine political contestation, it always raises the bar just when its opponents come close to beating it at its own game (think GRC, Cooling-off Day, Public Order Act, etc). The most recent example is the tweaking of the EP (Elected Presidency)....

The road less travelledThe road less travelled This month the SDP celebrates the 36th year of our founding. Anniversaries are good occasions to look back on the journey one has traveled if only to get a clearer picture of the road that still lies ahead. It is old news that in the 1990s, trouble engulfed the party when its senior leaders had a falling out with Mr...

WP Bernard Chen: The tyranny of the parliamentary majority should worry us allWP Bernard Chen: The tyranny of the parliamentary majority... This “political condition” and the denial of it were clearly evident during the parliamentary debate on the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill on 15 August 2016. At first sight, this “political condition” was a clear reference to the tyranny of the parliamentary majority enjoyed by the ruling party....

Do we deserve a champion like Joseph Schooling?Do we deserve a champion like Joseph Schooling? #‎NeverForget‬ The same group of people who have seemingly turned their backs on our national hero is now por-ing and licking his boots like their lives depend on it. I met Joseph Schooling's father, Colin Schooling, during a sports dialogue, ironically headed by Tan Chuan-Jin, back in 2015, and the way he spoke...

Did 154th tried to whitewash late President Ong Teng Cheong?Did 154th tried to whitewash late President Ong Teng Cheong? Dear The Straits Times. If you have read the book "Men in White The Untold Story of Singapore's Ruling Political Party" published by SPH, you would find on page 349, that it states that Mr Ong Teng Cheong was Singapore's first elected president. I am not trying to steal the limelight away from Mr SR Nathan's demise (he...

Editorials
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...
Et tu, Straits Times?

Et tu, Straits Times?

Sometime back, TR Emeritus (TRE) was, among other things, slammed by the Straits Times (ST) when it...
Former President SR Nathan passes away at 92

Former President SR Nathan passes away at 92

In a Statement released by the Prime Minister's Office on Monday (22 Aug), it was revealed that former...
Kenneth Jeyaretnam draws flak for insensitive comments...

Kenneth Jeyaretnam draws flak for insensitive comments...

Opposition politician Kenneth Jeyaretnam has drawn flak for his comments about PM Lee Hsien Loong after...
NDR suspended after PM Lee collapses on stage

NDR suspended after PM Lee collapses on stage

The National Day Rally for 2016 was abruptly suspended at approximately 2120 hours after PM Lee Hsien...
PRC Grabcar driver allegedly leads passengers into...

PRC Grabcar driver allegedly leads passengers into...

A Facebook post by Jennifer Tan has alleged that a PRC Grabcar driver almost caused 4 potential accidents...
The Story of Ang Peng Siong and imported athletes

The Story of Ang Peng Siong and imported athletes

In an interview with MyPaper on Friday (19 Aug), former national swimming Head Coach Ang Peng Siong describes...
Pokemon GO players causing public nuisance at increasing...

Pokemon GO players causing public nuisance at increasing...

According to various media reports, Pokemon GO users have been causing increasing public nuisance in...
IRAS investigating 43 individuals suspected of GST...

IRAS investigating 43 individuals suspected of GST...

Through a press release on Thursday (18 Aug), IRAS revealed that an island-wide operation on Monday and...
Singapore's July exports drop by 10.6% year-on-year

Singapore's July exports drop by 10.6% year-on-year

According to official statistics released by IE Singapore (17 Aug), Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports...
SIA draws flak for group photo with Joseph Schooling...

SIA draws flak for group photo with Joseph Schooling...

A photo that was uploaded onto Channel NewsAsia's Facebook page yesterday has drawn flak from netizens...
Joseph Schooling clinches Singapore's first-ever Olympic...

Joseph Schooling clinches Singapore's first-ever Olympic...

Singapore’s home-grown national swimmer, Joseph Schooling has done Singapore proud, finishing first...
Prison officer sentenced to 27 months’ jail for repeatedly...

Prison officer sentenced to 27 months’ jail for repeatedly...

Prison officer Sergeant Mohamed Faris Osman was sentenced to 27 months’ jail today (Aug 12) after being...
Joseph Schooling qualifies for Men's 100m Butterfly...

Joseph Schooling qualifies for Men's 100m Butterfly...

Singapore's home-grown national swimmer, Joseph Schooling has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics Men's...
Technical issues affecting TR Emeritus' website (fixed)

Technical issues affecting TR Emeritus' website (fixed)

Dear readers Please be informed that we are having technical issues with one of our servers which...
Did Nisha Padmanabhan move to San Francisco?

Did Nisha Padmanabhan move to San Francisco?

With anti-immigration sentiment already at a high, netizens were further outraged back in Apr...
Six terrorist suspects targeting Marina Bay arrested...

Six terrorist suspects targeting Marina Bay arrested...

Six suspected terrorists planning to attack Singapore have been arrested by the Indonesian authorities...
Opinion
Are the appointments of the EP and PM racist in design?

Are the appointments of the EP and PM racist in design?

I have noted some discussions in the TR Emeritus (TRE) and some commentators insisting that the design...
Animal Farm: What if the pigs were public-spirited?

Animal Farm: What if the pigs were public-spirited?

‘It needs more public-spirited pigs’: TS Eliot’s rejection of Orwell’s Animal Farm This was...
Amos Yee representing himself in court

Amos Yee representing himself in court

I just can’t imagine how the proceedings will go when Amos Yee defends himself in court without...
The lack of a welfare system has left our elderly in...

The lack of a welfare system has left our elderly in...

Bumped into this 70-year-old uncle who was collecting drink can when we were carrying out our charity...
CPF members should not confuse facts with PAP’s propaganda

CPF members should not confuse facts with PAP’s propaganda

I refer to ST’s propaganda by Joanna Seow dated 26 August, “Singaporeans don’t realise what a good...
Experiment that failed in Japan, being tried here

Experiment that failed in Japan, being tried here

It’s really hard to believe that Yaacob is an RI boy, I mean RI boys are supposed to be smart, not...
Singapore more united in August

Singapore more united in August

The month of August has been good for nation building and bringing Singaporeans closer as one united...
A poignant tribute to ex-President Ong Teng Cheong

A poignant tribute to ex-President Ong Teng Cheong

In the midst of all these flattering adulations on the ex-President SR Nathan following his demise...
A stroke a day will be the end of Singapore

A stroke a day will be the end of Singapore

We cannot afford to lose our super talents to stroke. If a stroke a day is going to be the new normal,...
TISG: “useful loudhailer” for PAP administration

TISG: “useful loudhailer” for PAP administration

So TISG published another article: “STTA taxing junior team’s prize money to sustain its foreign...
Schooling’s success challenges the narrative of the...

Schooling’s success challenges the narrative of the...

The Schooling phenomenon is amazing – it stir up so much curry in the pot. Truthfully, it is...
F35 - The $114m wonder pill

F35 - The $114m wonder pill

The Americans are producing the so called state of the art warplane that can do everything except...
Past reserves: PAP ‘jaga’ should disclose number...

Past reserves: PAP ‘jaga’ should disclose number...

The majority of Singaporeans would agree that the most important role of our elected president is to...
Netizens call out move to debar Dr Tan Cheng Bock from...

Netizens call out move to debar Dr Tan Cheng Bock from...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his speech during the National Day Rally on Sunday (21 August) spoke...
Indonesia unleashes chemical warfare upon Singapore:...

Indonesia unleashes chemical warfare upon Singapore:...

Every year, ever f***ing year since I was a kid. ..I’m pretty sick of this. Singapore blames Indonesia,...
The objective thinkers in red dot

The objective thinkers in red dot

The absence of Kishore Mahbubani in political debates has exposed a glaring big gap in the number...
Paper generals: Don’t forget social media

Paper generals: Don’t forget social media

Based on the performance Ministers Chan and Tan the ex-CEO of NOL and the CEO of SMRT one gets the impression...
Another CPF/GIC investment gone ‘pock kai’, more...

Another CPF/GIC investment gone ‘pock kai’, more...

I refer to a May 2015 post, “GIC investing our CPF using ‘tikam tikam’ model, based on hope”,...
Snippets
Govt must Stop Excuses and Give Singaporeans Timely...

Govt must Stop Excuses and Give Singaporeans Timely...

The attempted clarifications by Minister for Health Gan Kim Yong and other Ministry of Health (MOH)...
Speedy review of current procedures so that no other...

Speedy review of current procedures so that no other...

The below is a letter from the family of Benjamin Lim in response to the state coroner's finding that...
The road less travelled

The road less travelled

This month the SDP celebrates the 36th year of our founding. Anniversaries are good occasions to look...
Lawyer oversupply - another lack of 20/20 foresight?

Lawyer oversupply - another lack of 20/20 foresight?

PAP Law Minister Shanmugam has set up a new panel to address the over-supply of lawyers in Singapore. The...
Will you support TOC’s parallel analysis of race...

Will you support TOC’s parallel analysis of race...

This week, Singaporeans were stunned yet again by some mysterious survey findings that fly in the face...
Doing away with affirmative action

Doing away with affirmative action

If the PAP thinks that a Malay president is important periodically, and has always been confident of...
ISA Detentions and Restrictions forum by Function 8

ISA Detentions and Restrictions forum by Function 8

Function 8 is organizing a forum on ISA Detentions and Restrictions - From "Communists" to "Terrorists". This...
Dr Chee: Tweaks to Presidency is just PAP ensuring...

Dr Chee: Tweaks to Presidency is just PAP ensuring...

I have often pointed out that the PAP is never sincere in ensuring that there is genuine political contestation,...
WP Bernard Chen: The tyranny of the parliamentary majority...

WP Bernard Chen: The tyranny of the parliamentary majority...

This “political condition” and the denial of it were clearly evident during the parliamentary...
Letters
SG: Emperor without clothes

SG: Emperor without clothes

On Facebook, a lot of government agencies are promoting their policies. All I had to see was seas of...
Equality in our army

Equality in our army

Serving national service has been viewed as a rite of passage for all Singapore men, regardless of who...
HAZE - NEA 1 hourly data is in ug/m3 Not PSI

HAZE - NEA 1 hourly data is in ug/m3 Not PSI

Many are not aware that there is a difference in PSI reading and ug/m3 (microgram per meter cube). This...
Voting for what you believe in

Voting for what you believe in

People in the UK voted for change, voted against the establishment, voted against the multi nationals...
Opposition parties - too many cooks spoil the soup

Opposition parties - too many cooks spoil the soup

We only need 3 parties in a small country like Singapore – the SDP & WP being the alternatives...
Our government needs to change its cultural outlook...

Our government needs to change its cultural outlook...

Our government has a culture of closely associating with successful athletes only after they score successes...
Did 154th tried to whitewash late President Ong Teng...

Did 154th tried to whitewash late President Ong Teng...

Dear The Straits Times. If you have read the book "Men in White The Untold Story of Singapore's Ruling...
Importing foreign players is an act of chickening out

Importing foreign players is an act of chickening out

We are not saying the “Foreign-born athletes” are not human. Rather, they land themselves in an unwelcome...
Lee Hsien Loong is a Singaporean too

Lee Hsien Loong is a Singaporean too

Social media now some people are just fucking heartless and morons. They are asking when is the by-election...
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... 

Are the appointments of the EP and PM racist in design?

Are the appointments of the EP and PM racist in design?

Former PE candidates I have noted some discussions in the TR Emeritus (TRE) and some commentators insisting that the design of the election of the PM and the EP was racist in nature, favouring the Chinese community. Is that so? Where did it say so? To some small minds, it is very clear that it is racist, in favour of the Chinese... 

SG: Emperor without clothes

SG: Emperor without clothes

On Facebook, a lot of government agencies are promoting their policies. All I had to see was seas of very negative feedbacks. Why is most people complaining? Of course, we also see a small portion of die hard PAP supporters doing the norm, say yes to everything without any sense of logic. The CPF even tried to tell everyone... 

Animal Farm: What if the pigs were public-spirited?

Animal Farm: What if the pigs were public-spirited?

‘It needs more public-spirited pigs’: TS Eliot’s rejection of Orwell’s Animal Farm This was the title. Eliot, one of the 20th century’s greatest poets and literary figures (his critics said he had fascist tendencies), said: “And after all, your pigs are far more intelligent than the other animals, and therefore the... 

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