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Former Malaysian premier Mahathir sues PM Najib over 'abuse of power'Former Malaysian premier Mahathir sues PM Najib over 'abuse... Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is suing the current premier Najib Razak for corruption and misfeasance in public office, according to a statement from his law firm. Mahathir, 90, who served for more than two decades, has led the charge against his former protégé who has faced corruption allegations...

Singapore’s Universities: Immoral students or incompetent management?Singapore’s Universities: Immoral students or incompetent... Almost every year, we heard members of public chastised the degrading and offensive orientation activities put up by our local institutes of higher learning in welcoming their new students. The activities were organised by senior students of the institutes and they seemed to be getting more degrading and offensive year...

Why the $3,600 EP salary would not change things muchWhy the $3,600 EP salary would not change things much The upcoming $3,600 salary for Employment Pass holders is a farce. The recent prosecution of employers for over-declaring salary for their foreign employers may only be the tip of an iceberg. It is still very prevalent and there were few or no prosecutions prior to GE2011. There can be no fundamental change since PAP’s...

Ministers must Answer for Shocking Neglect in Public SpendingMinisters must Answer for Shocking Neglect in Public Spending Accounts of lapses and neglect in public spending by government ministries and departments documented in the Auditor-General's Office (AGO) latest report are shocking. They include (but are not limited to): The Singapore Police Force overpaying its Volunteer Special Constabulary officers in allowance to the tune of...

Employment Pass qualifying salary increase more than locals?Employment Pass qualifying salary increase more than locals? I refer to the article “Qualifying salary for Employment Pass to be raised from $3,300 to $3,600 from Jan 1: Manpower Ministry” (Straits Times, Jul 26). the article said: “The qualifying salary for Employment Pass (EP) applications will be raised from $3,300 to $3,600, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on...

Tourist to Taxi driver: 'We go to bed, ok?'Tourist to Taxi driver: 'We go to bed, ok?' This incident happened to my friend's dad who's a cabdriver but there is no way to verify if it is true. Once the friend's dad picked up a Japanese passenger at the airport. To his surprise, the passenger asked, "We go to bed, ok?" Thinking that the passenger may want to rest at a hotel, the cab driver suggested a...

Singapore has lost its compassionate soul along with its kampong spiritSingapore has lost its compassionate soul along with its... What has become of Singapore? Have we successfully evolved to become a society of binary minded beings, where the mind only sees Ones and Zeros in our day to day living? A neighbour of mine is in the middle of shifting out and like most of us living in high rise HDB flats, we get help from movers. By all logical thinking...

SDP Raises Questions About 1MDB and the KL-Singapore High-Speed Railway ProjectSDP Raises Questions About 1MDB and the KL-Singapore High-Speed... Given the recent announcement of the US Department of Justice's (DoJ's) investigation into 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the alleged corrupt practices in the company, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the high-speed railway (HSR) is troubling. The first issue involves the terminus of...

PUB allowed corrupted staff to stay on for four years until officially chargedPUB allowed corrupted staff to stay on for four years until... This article - . - states that anomalies were discovered in 2012 but the investigation by CPIB ended this year. The article also stated that the staff was suspended for one month. That means that PUB allowed the corrupted staff to remain working for about four years until he was officially charged by CPIB. It...

Are foreign PMETs taking away opportunities from our young?Are foreign PMETs taking away opportunities from our young? The follwing is an excerpt taken from a letter sent to the TODAY newspaper forum by Chua Kim Choo: ... if we take a look at PMETs who are aged below 30, then it is ironic that employers also make a fuss when recruiting them and claim that they do not possess enough experience. My child submitted close to 1,000 applications...

Singaporeans should not blindly believe in whatever the PAP saysSingaporeans should not blindly believe in whatever the PAP... When foreign media commented that there was no true democracy in Singapore, the PAP Government told us that foreign countries were interfering in our politics; and Singaporeans chose to swallow that. When the opposition parties criticised the government for not taking care of a minority group, the PAP Government told...

Once bitten twice foolishOnce bitten twice foolish HDB implemented mechanised parking systems at three pilot sites in Bukit Panjang, Yishun and Changi Village ($18 million) even though the mechanical automated Car Parking System by MHE-Demag at Club Street was an epic failure! The frequent breakdowns caused CBD motorists so much woes and frustration that gov.sg has no...

Pritam Singh: CCS owes the public an explaination over EM ServicesPritam Singh: CCS owes the public an explaination over EM... This is a story that should have seen the light of day earlier. TWO YEARS AGO, a complaint was made to the Competition Commission of Singapore about (EM Services), a joint venture between the HDB and Keppel Land, sparking an investigation. EM Services was found guilty of refusing to supply spare parts to third party contractors....

PAP's internet brigade defends Calvin ChengPAP's internet brigade defends Calvin Cheng As you can see from the screenshot of an exchange on Calvin Cheng's facebook page, the infamous PAP internet brigade is offering assistance to defend Calvin Cheng and 'provide firepower' if he needs it in his ongoing spat with NUS professor Ian Chong. The spat started when Calvin Cheng felt that the professor was not...

Singaporean get the government they deserve, I dont want to hear anymore complaints!Singaporean get the government they deserve, I dont want... One year after General Election, increasing lousy policies, price hikes of all sorts and flood gates to foreigners re-opened. This is expected but the key issue is why is still complaining? Isn't this the norm the aftermath of every General Election. Is this something new? Voters of oppositions are complaining and...

Editorials
New Philippine President Duterte signs Freedom of Information...

New Philippine President Duterte signs Freedom of Information...

Just 25 days after taking office, newly-elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a landmark...
29 winners at Singapore's inaugural Michelin Star guide

29 winners at Singapore's inaugural Michelin Star guide

At a Gala dinner held at RWS on Thursday (21 Jul), 27 restaurants and 2 hawker food stalls were accorded...
Authorities seized assets amounting to $240m linked...

Authorities seized assets amounting to $240m linked...

In a joint statement by the AGC, CAD, MAS and SPF on Thursday (21 Jul), authorities have seized more...
Temasek to buy out SMRT at $1.68 a share

Temasek to buy out SMRT at $1.68 a share

An offer has been made by Temasek Holdings today (20 Jul) to take rail operator SMRT private at $1.68...
All California Fitness gyms to be closed with immediate...

All California Fitness gyms to be closed with immediate...

In an announcement made shortly after midnight today (20 Jul), accounting specialist firm Ferrier Hodgson...
Local study: taking red meat once a day increases risk...

Local study: taking red meat once a day increases risk...

A local health study conducted over a period of 15 years has highlighted the health risks of frequently...
Former British Minister: downsizing homes for retirement...

Former British Minister: downsizing homes for retirement...

Downsizing homes for retirement could result in a "rude shock" In a report commissioned for British insurance...
SPH reports 46% drop in Q3 profit

SPH reports 46% drop in Q3 profit

For the quarter ending May 31, SPH’s overall revenue slid by 5.7% to $296.7 million. Its media and...
Police arrest 3 suspects in relation to DHL phone scam

Police arrest 3 suspects in relation to DHL phone scam

After cheating victims out of more than $4 million in total to date, the police have made their first...
FactWire responds to 'false statement' by Singapore's...

FactWire responds to 'false statement' by Singapore's...

FactWire, a Hong Kong based news agency "founded by 3,300 Hong Kong people" has released a public statement...
LTA: Trains on North-South and East-West Lines safe...

LTA: Trains on North-South and East-West Lines safe...

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a press release on Wednesday (6th July) evening to address...
Factwire: SMRT secretly shipping defective trains back...

Factwire: SMRT secretly shipping defective trains back...

Acting on a tip-off, Hong Kong-based Factwire conducted an investigation and discovered that SMRT...
NUS professor allegedly demands cabby to 'respect'...

NUS professor allegedly demands cabby to 'respect'...

Police had to be called in after a bizarre dispute between a cabby and his passenger on Tuesday (28...
Man behind The Real Singapore jailed 8 months

Man behind The Real Singapore jailed 8 months

The man behind the now-defunct The Real Singapore (TRS) socio-political website has been sentenced to...
Cab firms set to face higher operating licence fees

Cab firms set to face higher operating licence fees

Despite a decrease in their daily earnings due to the proliferation of Grab and Uber, taxi drivers may...
HDB and URA to review public parking charges

HDB and URA to review public parking charges

Both the HDB and URA have confirmed yesterday (22 Jun) that a review is underway to look at raising public...
NSmen to get free personal insurance coverage from...

NSmen to get free personal insurance coverage from...

Starting 1st Jul, all active national servicemen and operationally ready NSmen will get a $150,000 personal...
Police reports filed against FAP for electoral advertising...

Police reports filed against FAP for electoral advertising...

Two individuals have filed police reports against the Facebook page "Fabrications About the PAP"...
AGC: No power to quash Tan Wah Piow’s conviction

AGC: No power to quash Tan Wah Piow’s conviction

The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) has replied to Mr Tan Wah Piow's appeal to quash his convictions...
52% of Singaporean parents willing to go into debt...

52% of Singaporean parents willing to go into debt...

According to a HSBC study that was released today (9 Jun), Singaporean parents on average spend $21,000...
Opinion
Singapore Puts Claim Limits on Health, but Asian Tigers...

Singapore Puts Claim Limits on Health, but Asian Tigers...

I came down with flu yesterday and had to see the doctor. The bill came up to quite a hefty sum. So...
Who will be accountable for all the lapses in the AGO...

Who will be accountable for all the lapses in the AGO...

The inadequate financial controls and weak governance report by the AGO sound like it was made from...
Smart nation, stupid people – Too big to lose

Smart nation, stupid people – Too big to lose

There is this saying, if you owe the bank a few hundred thousand, you are in deep trouble. But when you...
Why is it that SAF Officers can choose their retirement...

Why is it that SAF Officers can choose their retirement...

The AGO report certainly shone a light on something very interesting in my view. This is the unauthorised...
Dr Chee Soon Juan: Singapore’s future and the PAP

Dr Chee Soon Juan: Singapore’s future and the PAP

How many times have we heard of this mantra that this little island which we inhabit has scant natural...
Social disintegration and the Racial Harmony Day wayang

Social disintegration and the Racial Harmony Day wayang

No thanks to PAP’s mindless immigration policy, Singapore’s social fabric is now in tatters. The...
Brexiters and Aljunied residents

Brexiters and Aljunied residents

Brexiters (52% of Britons) and 51% of Aljunied GRC voters vote against their own economic interests. On...
3 big banks, DBS, UBS and Stanchart, serious lapses...

3 big banks, DBS, UBS and Stanchart, serious lapses...

I can expect the foreign banks to be involved in money laundering activities as many have been charged...
No Separation Of Power, Absolute Power Corrupts

No Separation Of Power, Absolute Power Corrupts

Most Singaporeans are laughing at how the politicians refused to admit who is the Malaysian Number 1...
Freedom is more than a Pendulum

Freedom is more than a Pendulum

It has been said before, the existence of humans depends on security and freedom. It is the constant...
Singaporeans should fear PAP no more, PAP fears its...

Singaporeans should fear PAP no more, PAP fears its...

(This post is dedicated to Singaporeans who still fear the PAP.) Lee Kuan Yew had understood the power...
SMRT: Taxpayers get screwed

SMRT: Taxpayers get screwed

Temasek is offering $1.68 per share or $1.18bn to buy out the minority shareholders of SMRT, a 9% premium...
The truth about the South China Sea issue

The truth about the South China Sea issue

First let those politicians, strategic studies research personals , the mass medias, the TVs and Radio...
SGX: Disk FT isit? Prime terrorist target?

SGX: Disk FT isit? Prime terrorist target?

No lah in my opinion to the first question. The FT president is trying to throw smoke in blaming a faulty...
We are really the lesser immortals! Dont doubt!

We are really the lesser immortals! Dont doubt!

Remember the infamous Charles Chong who called locals lesser immortals when locals complained Perm Sec's...
PAP pot should not call the AHPETC kettle black

PAP pot should not call the AHPETC kettle black

When I read Minister Shanmugam’s lengthy Facebook post sliming WP, it gave me the impression that he’s...
Singaporeans new aspirations

Singaporeans new aspirations

Singaporeans are a happy and contented lot. Thanks to so many years of good government, they have even...
The development of democracy and human greed

The development of democracy and human greed

The development of democracy tempered the egos of singular leaders and took away the tendencies for war...
Five warning signs that your debt is out of control

Five warning signs that your debt is out of control

For the average Singaporean, debts are a normal part of life. Here’s how to tell if your debts are...
Minister Khaw promises to inconvenience train commuters...

Minister Khaw promises to inconvenience train commuters...

Minister Khaw has recently announced he will be putting the cart before the horse. Some time later...
Snippets
Former Malaysian premier Mahathir sues PM Najib over...

Former Malaysian premier Mahathir sues PM Najib over...

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad is suing the current premier Najib Razak for corruption...
Singapore has lost its compassionate soul along with...

Singapore has lost its compassionate soul along with...

What has become of Singapore? Have we successfully evolved to become a society of binary minded beings,...
Ministers must Answer for Shocking Neglect in Public...

Ministers must Answer for Shocking Neglect in Public...

Accounts of lapses and neglect in public spending by government ministries and departments documented...
SDP Raises Questions About 1MDB and the KL-Singapore...

SDP Raises Questions About 1MDB and the KL-Singapore...

Given the recent announcement of the US Department of Justice's (DoJ's) investigation into 1 Malaysia...
Pritam Singh: CCS owes the public an explaination over...

Pritam Singh: CCS owes the public an explaination over...

This is a story that should have seen the light of day earlier. TWO YEARS AGO, a complaint was made...
Are foreign PMETs taking away opportunities from our...

Are foreign PMETs taking away opportunities from our...

The follwing is an excerpt taken from a letter sent to the TODAY newspaper forum by Chua Kim Choo: ......
Singaporeans should not blindly believe in whatever...

Singaporeans should not blindly believe in whatever...

When foreign media commented that there was no true democracy in Singapore, the PAP Government told us...
因怡安调查事件,民主党要求独立调查委员会调查近日电梯事故

因怡安调查事件,民主党要求独立调查委员会调查近日电梯事故

目前得知有几家公司因拒绝给电梯维修承包商供应所需的零件而正在接受反竞争行为的调查。 其中受调查的是一间负责管理9个人民行动党市镇理事会的物业管理公司——怡安产业私人有限公司(EM...
Letters
Singapore’s Universities: Immoral students or incompetent...

Singapore’s Universities: Immoral students or incompetent...

Almost every year, we heard members of public chastised the degrading and offensive orientation activities...
Why the $3,600 EP salary would not change things much

Why the $3,600 EP salary would not change things much

The upcoming $3,600 salary for Employment Pass holders is a farce. The recent prosecution of employers...
Employment Pass qualifying salary increase more than...

Employment Pass qualifying salary increase more than...

I refer to the article “Qualifying salary for Employment Pass to be raised from $3,300 to $3,600 from...
PUB allowed corrupted staff to stay on for four years...

PUB allowed corrupted staff to stay on for four years...

This article - . - states that anomalies were discovered in 2012 but the investigation by CPIB...
Tourist to Taxi driver: 'We go to bed, ok?'

Tourist to Taxi driver: 'We go to bed, ok?'

This incident happened to my friend's dad who's a cabdriver but there is no way to verify if it is true. Once...
Once bitten twice foolish

Once bitten twice foolish

HDB implemented mechanised parking systems at three pilot sites in Bukit Panjang, Yishun and Changi Village...
PAP's internet brigade defends Calvin Cheng

PAP's internet brigade defends Calvin Cheng

As you can see from the screenshot of an exchange on Calvin Cheng's facebook page, the infamous PAP internet...
Has our pioneer generation been backstabbed?

Has our pioneer generation been backstabbed?

In the 1960s, Parliament approved the Land Acqusition Act and acquired land parcels and properties for...
Sticky & Recent Articles


Foreign workers under-reported by 148,535?

Foreign workers under-reported by 148,535?

“Foreign share of  workforce to remain at one-third” According to the My Paper news report “Foreign share of  workforce to remain at one-third” (Jul 15) – “The Government aims to maintain the foreign share of Singapore’s workforce at the current one-third level, at a pace that the country can accomodate”. Foreign... 

Authorities won’t act on noise pollution complaint

Authorities won’t act on noise pollution complaint

Please be informed that I am a resident of Blk 413 Saujana Road. Using a jackhammer The contractors are carrying out the hacking work with breakers. It is very noisy and beyond control. I spoke to the construction company Project manager about 3 weeks back and reminded him to comply with the laws of Singapore for noise control.... 

Jaded about SG50?

Jaded about SG50?

Yahoo – Yahoo Newsroom – Tue, Jul 21, 2015 It’s less than a month away from Singapore’s 50th birthday on August 9 and preparations for the Jubilee celebrations – or SG50 – are in full swing. On July 18, some 1.2 million households received their SG50 fun packs – usually reserved for those who attend the National... 

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