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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...

PMO's statement on late SR NathanPMO's statement on late SR Nathan STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE The Government has accepted the wishes of the late Mr S R Nathan and his family in making the following funeral arrangements. The Government will provide all the necessary assistance. As a mark of respect to Mr Nathan, the State flag on all Government buildings will...

[Revisited] Honour rites still evolving; No formula for state funeral entitlement Honour rites still evolving; No formula for state funeral... The following is a reply given by the Prime Minister's Office on the 13 May 2010 to media queries: --- Mr Leong Sze Hian (Today, May 10) and Mr Goh Choon Kang (Lianhe Zaobao, May 12) have asked why the funeral arrangements for Mr Ong Teng Cheong and Dr Wee Kim Wee, both former presidents, were not the same. Mr...

Importing foreign players is an act of chickening outImporting 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 position: 猪八戒照镜子 - 里外不是人 (两面不讨好). We see them as "bought-in goods" and people in China see them as "traitors". In addition, there is a psychological hurdle for them - to be disloyal...

Why the issue of minority as president only now?Why the issue of minority as president only now? We've had four Presidential elections (of which two went uncontested). The issue of whether it was important for a minority Singaporean to become the Elected President did not once crop up. Not even when there were four Tans running for the post in the year 2011. So I can't help but view the recent call for a minority...

PM Lee: President Nathan was a true son of SingaporePM Lee: President Nathan was a true son of Singapore Deeply saddened by the passing of Mr SR Nathan today. He passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital, surrounded by family and loved ones, three weeks after suffering a stroke. Mr Nathan’s life is an inspiration to us all. His was a story of how a young boy strove to triumph over his circumstances...

WP Silva Lim: President Nathan believed in SingaporeWP Silva Lim: President Nathan believed in Singapore It is with sadness that I learn of the passing of President SR Nathan. President Nathan has been a public servant practically all his life. He believed in Singapore, from the early days before independence when our survival was by no means guaranteed. My father had the privilege of working alongside him in the MID...

NDR 2016 Frightening Lacking in Ideas to Address Looming ProblemsNDR 2016 Frightening Lacking in Ideas to Address Looming... Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's speech at the National Day Rally last night was long on feel-good buzzwords but conspicuously short on ideas to navigate the perilous socio-economic landscape looming ahead. Apart from assuring Singaporeans that the “best is yet to come”, Mr Lee failed to tell the nation how the government...

Broken Lift since June in Holland Bukit-Timah Repaired only after MP's VisitBroken Lift since June in Holland Bukit-Timah Repaired only... During our rounds at the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, we spoke to a resident who informed us that when he called the constituency's Town Council to find out when a broken-down lift would be repaired, he was advised to look for the sub-contractor responsible for the lift maintenance. According to the resident, the lift at...

Joseph Schooling being robbed?Joseph Schooling being robbed? In MSM, it was reported that Joseph Schooling will have to give 20% to the National Sports Association (is it Singapore Swimming Association?) but how has the association contributed to his remarkable success? Schooling's previous and future training / development is done overseas at his own expense so it will be deem...

Dr Chee wishes PM Lee a speedy recoveryDr Chee wishes PM Lee a speedy recovery I was just informed that Mr Lee Hsien Loong had experienced a breakdown while giving his National Day Rally speech and couldn't continue. He had to be helped off the stage. Mei and I wish him well and a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with him and his family.   * Facebook post by Dr Chee Soon Juan    

Lee Hsien Loong is a Singaporean tooLee 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 since PM Lee Hsien Loong collapse of stroke maybe. They say it is karma for him fixing the opposition. I say fuck you to all you inhuman people. I am an opposition supporter, i vote WP in Aljunied GRC but i will...

Threats made against FactWireThreats made against FactWire The following is a media release from Factwire, an “investigative news agency funded by the Hong Kong public”. On 21 July, FactWire received an anonymous message warning that someone would create troubles against the agency because of FactWire’s investigative report on the secret recall of defective Chinese-made...

Why are the opposition parties not arguing about TPP?Why are the opposition parties not arguing about TPP?  We are at the Memorandum stage when the US are arguing the TPP in their govt why are we quiet.  Now the full documentation is finally release because US opened it because of no choice why are we no debating on it in Parliament. The problem with TPP is: 1) It will not create new jobs, as trade free up it will open...

Editorials
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...
LTA's CEO Chew Men Leong commits 'harakiri'?

LTA's CEO Chew Men Leong commits 'harakiri'?

In what appears to be a move to appease increasing public anger over the record-breaking failures of...
Opinion
What a load of BS from PM

What a load of BS from PM

And PM’s  behind the curve again. And Harry was right. These were my tots on reading his NDR speech. But...
2016 NDR speech: PAP still trying to rally Singaporeans...

2016 NDR speech: PAP still trying to rally Singaporeans...

I refer to PM Lee’s 2016 NDR speech. As with previous NDR speeches, it was yet another occasion for...
SR Nathan – Another stalwart passes away

SR Nathan – Another stalwart passes away

Singapore will have another state funeral with the passing of SR Nathan at the age of 92. There are not...
Things that make me glad that I am a Singaporean (Part...

Things that make me glad that I am a Singaporean (Part...

I’m going to be starting a new series called things that make me glad that I am a Singaporean. This...
When the majority do not represent the majority

When the majority do not represent the majority

How can this be? The majority must always represent the majority or else they can’t be the majority....
Is our Constitution a meaningless piece of crap which...

Is our Constitution a meaningless piece of crap which...

A little observation: After President Ong Teng Cheong questioned them about the reserves,...
If Roy Ngerng had defamed a real 'natural aristocrat'

If Roy Ngerng had defamed a real 'natural aristocrat'

Remember PM quoting Jefferson on “natural aristocrats”? Well Jefferson, a real “natural aristocrat”...
PM Lee’s 1 week MC an aristocrat’s privilege?

PM Lee’s 1 week MC an aristocrat’s privilege?

PM Lee was taken ill while delivering his NDR speech on 21 August. This was due to a temporary drop in...
National Day Rally – Reliving the scary moment

National Day Rally – Reliving the scary moment

The NDR was just another routine ritual every year and Hsien Loong was doing his part to deliver his...
Market Psychosis, Global Economy, Financial Cycle

Market Psychosis, Global Economy, Financial Cycle

Goldman Sachs, Jeffrey Gundlach and Bill Gross have all collectively sounded risks alarm on rising equities...
More laws to protect who or against who?

More laws to protect who or against who?

I am sure no one would miss who the new sub judice law is protecting. The learned judges of course. Don’t...
Ong Teng Cheong will always be my people's President

Ong Teng Cheong will always be my people's President

No disrespect to the recently-deceased Mr Nathan, but the late Mr Ong Teng Cheong will always be my favourite...
Own self praise own self = leadership succession?

Own self praise own self = leadership succession?

I refer to CNA’s “PM Lee emphasises need for leadership succession at NDR 2016”. The article is...
We cannot be proud of our hub status if the wealth...

We cannot be proud of our hub status if the wealth...

Singapore was ranked the 3rd most expensive city in the World to live in 2016. This is something that...
Lack of concern by some audience is disturbing to me

Lack of concern by some audience is disturbing to me

Like most Singaporeans, I was watching our PM deliver his NDP rally speech. At one point during his speech...
NMPs should be replaced with NCMPs for fairer representation...

NMPs should be replaced with NCMPs for fairer representation...

The performance of the Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs) in the Administration of Justice bill...
Snippets
PM Lee: President Nathan was a true son of Singapore

PM Lee: President Nathan was a true son of Singapore

Deeply saddened by the passing of Mr SR Nathan today. He passed away peacefully at the Singapore...
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...
PMO's statement on late SR Nathan

PMO's statement on late SR Nathan

STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE The Government has accepted the wishes of the late...
 Honour rites still evolving; No formula for state...

Honour rites still evolving; No formula for state...

The following is a reply given by the Prime Minister's Office on the 13 May 2010 to media queries: --- Mr...
NDR 2016 Frightening Lacking in Ideas to Address Looming...

NDR 2016 Frightening Lacking in Ideas to Address Looming...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's speech at the National Day Rally last night was long on feel-good buzzwords...
Why the issue of minority as president only now?

Why the issue of minority as president only now?

We've had four Presidential elections (of which two went uncontested). The issue of whether it was important...
WP Silva Lim: President Nathan believed in Singapore

WP Silva Lim: President Nathan believed in Singapore

It is with sadness that I learn of the passing of President SR Nathan. President Nathan has been...
Broken Lift since June in Holland Bukit-Timah Repaired...

Broken Lift since June in Holland Bukit-Timah Repaired...

During our rounds at the Holland-Bukit Timah GRC, we spoke to a resident who informed us that when he...
Letters
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...
Joseph Schooling being robbed?

Joseph Schooling being robbed?

In MSM, it was reported that Joseph Schooling will have to give 20% to the National Sports Association...
Why are the opposition parties not arguing about TPP?

Why are the opposition parties not arguing about TPP?

 We are at the Memorandum stage when the US are arguing the TPP in their govt why are we quiet.  Now...
 HDB BTO up 16.1% price differential?

HDB BTO up 16.1% price differential?

I refer to the article “4,841 HDB flats on offer in August BTO exercise” (Channel NewsAsia, Aug...
Local journalists have no professional ethics?

Local journalists have no professional ethics?

Let’s compare them (Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen), since everyone is doing that and their...
Can we fully trust Dr Lee Wei Ling?

Can we fully trust Dr Lee Wei Ling?

Lee Kuan Yew's daughter Dr Lee Wei Ling have been speaking up vocally against her brother Lee Hsien...
Sticky & Recent Articles


星国选区 忽大忽小忽消失…

星国选区 忽大忽小忽消失…

2011 Electoral Map 观察新加坡选举最有趣的不是结果,而是选前的「选区划分」。香港学者旅居新加坡研究时说,选区像「变形虫」可切割、放大,有时候甚至某一选区就消失了。 新加坡总理李显龙周一宣布,两个月前已由「选区范围检讨委员会」研究新选区划分方式。一般推测,大选即将登场。 划分的官式说法是因为人口、建屋发展变化,所以重划选区。前任新加坡邻居曾指着一条马路说,「上上次选举这是XX区,上次选举变YY区」,她笑得很诡异,「这样得票才会平均」。 想起新加坡反对党「新加坡人民党(SPP)」前国会议员詹时中形容「选区划分」的名言就更传神,「我们在踢足球,(执政的)人民行动党(PAP)没有固定球门,他们是活动球门,让我们难以瞄准射门。」 除选区划分外,还有单选区与集选区数量,以及集选区各政党可派多少人竞选等相关竞选规定。「集选区」像是三对三斗牛、五人制足球,集选区获胜的政党,三人或五人就全当选。 新加坡建国总理李光耀设计这套制度的原始目的之一,是因为华人占四分之三,为保障马来、印度等少数族裔进入国会,设计了「集选区」制度,且集选区候选人中至少有一人是少数族裔。 反对党认为,单选区「钉孤枝」不容易击败执政党「人民行动党」,集选区制度下,反对党连一起竞选的三人、五人都凑不齐,如何赢得了「人民行动党」。 二○一一年工人党五名议员风光进入国会,却得面对八十二席执政​​党议员;国会中的反对党议员人数仍是个位数。 曼谷記者林以君 Source:... 

A lesson on dignity & human rights

A lesson on dignity & human rights

At the outset of this article, I draw the reader to this quote: “The normal perception that all cardboard collectors are people who are unable to take care of themselves financially is not really true. There will be some who do this as their main source of income. Some do so to supplement what they have. Some prefer to earn... 

The art of deception as perfected by the state media

The art of deception as perfected by the state media

The header screams out boldly, literally, that our ‘bus arrival times are more accurate now’. Beneath it, the sub-header shouts out that 95% of the buses arrive within 3 minutes of the estimated arrival time. For the lazy reader, the impression that both the LTA and the State Media wanted to impressed upon them... 

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