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0.9% p.a. real wage growth in 10 years!0.9% p.a. real wage growth in 10 years! I refer to the article “When wages race ahead of productivity: Should we worry?” (Sunday Times, Apr 24). 0.9% p.a. real wage growth in a decade? The real average wage growth was only 0.9 per cent per annum from 2004 to 2014 (Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry Economic Survey of Singapore 2015). To put this...

The very thing LKY dreadedThe very thing LKY dreaded Lee Kuan Yew once said in an interview: “It’s the friendships I made and the close family ties I nurtured that have provided me with that sense of satisfaction at a life well lived, and have made me what I am.” Clearly, family ties and relationships meant the world to LKY. In his own words, it gave him the sense...

Political dud should stay out of SDP's businessPolitical dud should stay out of SDP's business Lina Chiam is not and will never be like her husband. Despite Potong Pasir being an opposition stronghold for years and years, the moment Chiam left for bigger GRC ambitions, it fell like a deck a cards. This shows that Lina cannot make it as a politician and should stop riding on the coat-tails of her husband for her...

The uniqueness of Uniquely Singapore!The uniqueness of Uniquely Singapore! In Uniquely Singapore, troublemakers are people who have the guts to question the government openly. Chee Soon Juan asked about our foreign reserves, he was a troublemaker. Roy Ngerng became a troublemaker when he queried about our CPF savings. The government ministers are never troublemakers even if they initiate...

Bukit Batok Upgrading Covered by URA, Wrong for Murali to Make it an Election IssueBukit Batok Upgrading Covered by URA, Wrong for Murali to... The SDP would like to reassure voters of Bukit Batok that all government agencies are non-partisan and will work with whoever is elected as MP for Bukit Batok SMC. The URA has a draft master plan which covers all the planning areas in Singapore. In their brochure of the draft master plan for Bukit Batok published in...

The PAP'S porky pig pork barrel politicsThe PAP'S porky pig pork barrel politics David Ong had promised a $24 million "master plan" for Bukit Batok in the 2015 general elections. Murali's plans only cost $1.9m. Ong promised more than Murali - and these included remaking the market in the estate and its surrounding areas, improving the shops in the ward, a new hawker centre, as well as a...

Do you think that nothing is wrong with the PAP?Do you think that nothing is wrong with the PAP? In 1963, one half of the PAP exited the PAP to form Barisan Socialis. And you think nothing is wrong with the PAP? In 1963, PAP arrested most of Barisan's candidates and won a landslide, and you think nothing is wrong? In 1968, Barisan boycotted the elections on grounds of unfairness, and PAP won 100%. And 100%...

The greed of PAP has manifested in our rotten public transport systemThe greed of PAP has manifested in our rotten public transport... Over the past week, we have seen major transport disruptions which are unprecedented in scale. A power dip on 25th April caused disruptions in three lines while there was a morning outrage along Woodlands to Kranji less than 12 hours later. In some instances, the TV screen even showed that the trains were functioning...

Strange data on IT workers, union members?Strange data on IT workers, union members? I refer to the article “More people lost jobs last year, with manufacturing and services hit hardest” (Straits Times, Apr 20). It states that “Seventy per cent of those who secured new jobs found them in a different industry from before, with wholesale and retail trade and administrative and support services being...

Ravi Philemon: I support Dr. Chee for Bukit BatokRavi Philemon: I support Dr. Chee for Bukit Batok MParader Goh Chok Tong in his latest post remembered Chee Soon Juan as the 'trouble-maker' of the 2001 GE. That is the image people of my generation generally had of the man. I first met Dr Chee Soon Juan at a candlelight vigil in 2009, soon after I came back from the USA. (Can't remember what the vigil was for now.)...

The hidden truth behind Singapore's high costs of livingThe hidden truth behind Singapore's high costs of living Please note that when you do the cost of living comparisons between Singapore and other countries, take note of the hidden costs. (1) Housing a) What you are told: You pay a HDB mortgage of 2.5% b) What you are NOT told: You have to pay an accrued interest of 2.6% when you sell your apartment (paid using CPF) Net...

Dr Wong Wee Nam's response to Chiam's statementDr Wong Wee Nam's response to Chiam's statement To our media colleagues, this is a statement from Dr Wong Wee Nam, long time opposition supporter and retired GP, in response to Mr and Mrs Chiam's recent statement. The image that Mrs Lina Chiam is referring to is an article in an issue of The New Democrat published in June 2015 which I had written. It recounts my effort...

SPP should stop being so pettySPP should stop being so petty - Singapore People's Party (SPP) chairwoman Mrs Lina Chiam recently posted on Facebook about her husband's photo being misused by the Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) Chee Soon Juan. According to Mrs Chiam, the photo had been published in the SDP newsletter and had falsely conveyed the sense that SDP's Chee Soon Juan...

SDP: We Are One, We Are Bukit BatokSDP: We Are One, We Are Bukit Batok SDP launches We Are One, We Are Bukit Batok, a social programme for the SMC should SDP get elected in the by-election. The SDP's mission is not only to manage the housing estate well, we also want to cultivate a successful town. But what is a successful town? It is one where the pavements and lift-landings are not...

Why I would vote Dr. Chee over MuraliWhy I would vote Dr. Chee over Murali Murali promised to Aljunied GRC residents that he would stay on even if he had lost in GE2015. Yet after losing and within 6 months, he abandoned Aljunied GRC for Bukit Batok SMC to try his luck there. Given his career in a law firm, would he still had the time for the residents? Do you want another part time MP with work...

Editorials
Straight fight between PAP and SDP in Bukit Batok by-election

Straight fight between PAP and SDP in Bukit Batok by-election

Despite being flanked by supporters from both sides, attention to PAP's Murali Pillai and SDP's Dr....
SDP' response to PAP' pre-election carrot dangling...

SDP' response to PAP' pre-election carrot dangling...

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has just released a press statement in response to People's Action...
Bukit Batok by-election to be called on 7 May

Bukit Batok by-election to be called on 7 May

The writ of election for the Bukit Batok by-election has been called by President Tony Tan today (20...
Amos Yee out of jurisdiction?

Amos Yee out of jurisdiction?

Singapore's 'most wanted' teenager, Amos Yee Pang Sang appears to have managed to leave Singapore and...
Last dance for TR Emeritus?

Last dance for TR Emeritus?

Per our editorial dated 11th March , we would like to reiterate again that it is currently increasingly...
Our very existence is 'subsidized' by the government?

Our very existence is 'subsidized' by the government?

If one is still wondering why the People's Action Party's (PAP) ministers deserve to be paid millions...
Lee Wei Ling kenna 'Davinder'ed into silence?

Lee Wei Ling kenna 'Davinder'ed into silence?

Daughter of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Ms Lee Wei Ling has removed some of her recent 'interesting' postings...
Denise Phua apologises for xenophobic statement on...

Denise Phua apologises for xenophobic statement on...

People's Action Party's Member of Parliament Denise Phua has apologised for her xenophobic statement...
Lee Wei Ling versus Janadas Devan on Facebook

Lee Wei Ling versus Janadas Devan on Facebook

Janadas Devan, the Chief of Government Communications (Ministry of Communications and Information), has...
Lee Wei Ling: The editors at SPH are too timid to disobey...

Lee Wei Ling: The editors at SPH are too timid to disobey...

If there's any more doubts that the local MSM are controlled by the ruling party, that freedom of speech,...
PAP supporter boasts about

PAP supporter boasts about "slamming door" on SDP

According to popular online forum Hardwarezone, Facebook user Terence Tan boasted about " the door...
The Real Singapore chief editor jailed 10 months

The Real Singapore chief editor jailed 10 months

Ai Takagi, the Australian chief editor of the now-defunct The Real Singapore (TRS) website has been...
PAP wallahs deserve a tight slap from Lee Kuan Yew

PAP wallahs deserve a tight slap from Lee Kuan Yew

With thousands of sites, events and posters all over the island, it would be near impossible for...
Lawyer named as PAP's candidate for Bukit Batok SMC

Lawyer named as PAP's candidate for Bukit Batok SMC

As expected, the People's Action Party (PAP) has named long-time PAP activist, lawyer Mr K. Muralidharan...
Opinion
Rail Academy to train more rail engineers

Rail Academy to train more rail engineers

Former NTU president Cham Tao Soon has been appointed to assist in the setting up of a Rail Academy to...
Lelong, lelong … 1-year Indian MBA degree advertised...

Lelong, lelong … 1-year Indian MBA degree advertised...

Ah Kow: Bro, got some good news. No need to listen to PAP productivity bullshit because we can double...
Articles on Lee Kuan Yew in social media

Articles on Lee Kuan Yew in social media

Many articles on the commemoration of LKY were posted in the social media and their contents were mostly...
The end of the Oil Age (Part 1)

The end of the Oil Age (Part 1)

“THE Stone Age did not end for lack of stone, and the Oil Age will end long before the world runs out...
The Bukit Batok by-election

The Bukit Batok by-election

It is an auspicious start for Singapore Democratic Party Dr. Chee Soon Juan that there is complete...
Foreign workers can't use toilets? Don’t blame Wisma...

Foreign workers can't use toilets? Don’t blame Wisma...

Wisma Atria has put up signs outside the men’s toilets on all of its five floors stating that contractors...
Very Petty, Prickly Chiams

Very Petty, Prickly Chiams

Double confirm, Chiams are very petty people. And they are as prickly as one Harry was. In response...
Is Harry’s daughter the real hagiographer?

Is Harry’s daughter the real hagiographer?

Isn’t the grieving Dr Lee the real worshipper of one Harry Lee? The first piece of evidence:. She...
Bukit Batok By Election – One simple question

Bukit Batok By Election – One simple question

Bukit Batok residents should ask the two MP wannabes one simple question. We are going to pay you $16,000...
PAP back to their same old pork barrel tactics again…

PAP back to their same old pork barrel tactics again…

The Bukit Batok By-Election date is confirmed to be on 7 May. The contest will heat up significantly...
Broken MRT system due to PAP’s upside-down planning,...

Broken MRT system due to PAP’s upside-down planning,...

Our MRT system design is fundamentally flawed and no amount of “extensive rcommendations to boost...
PAP MPs, LKY and the CIA contradict Chan Chun Sing’s...

PAP MPs, LKY and the CIA contradict Chan Chun Sing’s...

Never has the job of an Opposition Politician been easier. Minister Chan Chun Sing, in a grandiose...
SPH’s secret sales team

SPH’s secret sales team

Last week when I read about SPH’s dismal results*, I remembered a recent incident of how a member of...
Do you know Carole Tan, the principal of THAT childcare...

Do you know Carole Tan, the principal of THAT childcare...

Yesterday, I wrote about how I think the boy in the alleged molest case that happened at the PCF childcare...
Snippets
武吉巴督翻新计划属市区镇重建局管辖,不应成为穆仁理的竞选筹码

武吉巴督翻新计划属市区镇重建局管辖,不应成为穆仁理的竞选筹码

新加坡民主党再次向武吉巴督选民保证政府机关的无党派倾向。因此,政府机关将与任何一位获选为武吉巴督单选区的议员携手合作。市区重建局(URA)已拟定了一份涵盖新加坡所有发展计划的总蓝图草案。 2013年底所发表的武吉巴督总蓝图草案的手册中,强调了其中主要发展计划中已完成的项目——其中包括: 扩建武吉巴督公园(Bt...
The uniqueness of Uniquely Singapore!

The uniqueness of Uniquely Singapore!

In Uniquely Singapore, troublemakers are people who have the guts to question the government openly....
Bukit Batok Upgrading Covered by URA, Wrong for Murali...

Bukit Batok Upgrading Covered by URA, Wrong for Murali...

The SDP would like to reassure voters of Bukit Batok that all government agencies are non-partisan...
Do you think that nothing is wrong with the PAP?

Do you think that nothing is wrong with the PAP?

In 1963, one half of the PAP exited the PAP to form Barisan Socialis. And you think nothing is wrong...
The PAP'S porky pig pork barrel politics

The PAP'S porky pig pork barrel politics

David Ong had promised a $24 million "master plan" for Bukit Batok in the 2015 general elections. Murali's...
Some useful career tips!

Some useful career tips!

She worked for 13 years in a large European cosmetics company, got performance bonuses and promotions...
Ravi Philemon: I support Dr. Chee for Bukit Batok

Ravi Philemon: I support Dr. Chee for Bukit Batok

MParader Goh Chok Tong in his latest post remembered Chee Soon Juan as the 'trouble-maker' of the 2001...
Dr Wong Wee Nam's response to Chiam's statement

Dr Wong Wee Nam's response to Chiam's statement

To our media colleagues, this is a statement from Dr Wong Wee Nam, long time opposition supporter and...
Letters
0.9% p.a. real wage growth in 10 years!

0.9% p.a. real wage growth in 10 years!

I refer to the article “When wages race ahead of productivity: Should we worry?” (Sunday Times, Apr...
The very thing LKY dreaded

The very thing LKY dreaded

Lee Kuan Yew once said in an interview: “It’s the friendships I made and the close family ties I...
Political dud should stay out of SDP's business

Political dud should stay out of SDP's business

Lina Chiam is not and will never be like her husband. Despite Potong Pasir being an opposition stronghold...
The greed of PAP has manifested in our rotten public...

The greed of PAP has manifested in our rotten public...

Over the past week, we have seen major transport disruptions which are unprecedented in scale. A...
Strange data on IT workers, union members?

Strange data on IT workers, union members?

I refer to the article “More people lost jobs last year, with manufacturing and services hit hardest”...
SPP should stop being so petty

SPP should stop being so petty

- Singapore People's Party (SPP) chairwoman Mrs Lina Chiam recently posted on Facebook about her husband's...
Vote a full-time MP for your own good!

Vote a full-time MP for your own good!

The quality of MP’s services to the residents is dependent on how much time the MP is able to devote...
Why I would vote Dr. Chee over Murali

Why I would vote Dr. Chee over Murali

Murali promised to Aljunied GRC residents that he would stay on even if he had lost in GE2015. Yet after...
Sticky & Recent Articles


Last dance for TR Emeritus?

Last dance for TR Emeritus?

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... 

0.9% p.a. real wage growth in 10 years!

0.9% p.a. real wage growth in 10 years!

I refer to the article “When wages race ahead of productivity: Should we worry?” (Sunday Times, Apr 24). 0.9% p.a. real wage growth in a decade? The real average wage growth was only 0.9 per cent per annum from 2004 to 2014 (Source: Ministry of Trade and Industry Economic Survey of Singapore 2015). To put this in perspective... 

Rail Academy to train more rail engineers

Rail Academy to train more rail engineers

Former NTU president Cham Tao Soon has been appointed to assist in the setting up of a Rail Academy to train rail engineers. He said we have lost time and needed to catch up to train rail engineers and develop a workforce for the industry. This new approach of planting our own timber instead of hiring ready made talents from... 

The very thing LKY dreaded

The very thing LKY dreaded

Lee Kuan Yew once said in an interview: “It’s the friendships I made and the close family ties I nurtured that have provided me with that sense of satisfaction at a life well lived, and have made me what I am.” Clearly, family ties and relationships meant the world to LKY. In his own words, it gave him the sense of a life... 

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