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PAP should reveal Singapore's commitments with 1MDBPAP should reveal Singapore's commitments with 1MDB A report by the the online newsite Sarawak Report alleges that Malaysian PM Najib has gotten a RM30b injection of funds from a Chinese construction consortium into 1MDB to secretly pay off its debts. This is done by inflating the cost of constructing the KL-Terengganu railway line (from RM30b to RM60b).  The situation...

Singapore is the former capital of China (Satire)Singapore is the former capital of China (Satire) “Hi, where are you from?” “I’m from Singapore.” “Which part of China is that?” I’m here in Austin’s SXSW and you can’t believe the number of times this has happened. You feel like it’s your duty as a Singaporean to correct and educate everyone. But what’s the point? The required geographical...

MP Louis Ng collecting cardboard for 'excercise' or show?MP Louis Ng collecting cardboard for 'excercise' or show? I am writing in to complain about the standard of our MPs. I really think some MPs are the most rubbish quality and I don't know how they can get into parliament other than on the coattails of ministers and daft Singaporeans who voted for PAP. Look at this guy for example. He says he spent one whole day collecting...

Protecting Our Judiciary Bill by Teo Soh LungProtecting Our Judiciary Bill by Teo Soh Lung The Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill presented to parliament on 11 July 2016 reminds me of another law, the Preservation of Public Security Ordinance (PPSO), 1955. Far from “preserving” public security, the government of that day used the law to “legally imprison” thousands of people without trial. The...

Singaporeans react to AGO findings of Mindef’s $50 million investments on US propertiesSingaporeans react to AGO findings of Mindef’s $50 million... Last January, Mindef invested S$50.26 million in a United States Real Estate Investment Trust exchange-traded fund (US REIT ETF) without proper approval by the SAVER-Premium Fund’s Board of Trustees. The ministry only sought approval from the then Director of Defence Finance. These thoughts must have entered your mind...

Fourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary job to his foreign subordinateFourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary job... Dear Gilbert, I am a fourth generation Millennial Singaporean. I am writing this article as a rant anonymously and this is the first time I am doing so to pen my thoughts down to vent my frustrations hoping I will feel better. In this article I will call out certain regulations the Government have enacted to reduce...

Is Temasek is a poor custodian when compared to GIC?Is Temasek is a poor custodian when compared to GIC? In its annual report released yesterday, GIC has reported that its 20 year USD-based real rate of return has fallen from 4.9% to 4.0%. Before the anti-government zealots fall over themselves with claims of incompetence, much of the fall is due to the increased inflation rate. In last year's report, the applicable long...

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...

Human Rights Watch: State Visit by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien LoongHuman Rights Watch: State Visit by Singapore Prime Minister... Dear President Obama, As you prepare for the state visit of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on August 2, 2016, we write to highlight key human rights concerns that we hope you will raise in both public and private with Prime Minister Lee. These include issues of freedom of speech, assembly, and association,...

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...

Editorials
Woman experienced multiple treatment errors at Choa...

Woman experienced multiple treatment errors at Choa...

According to a report by the Straits Times, a housewife Karen Koh got the wrong vaccine earlier in July...
Doctor jailed three-and-a-half years for molesting...

Doctor jailed three-and-a-half years for molesting...

After an 18-day trial, District Judge Siva Shanmugam found 50 year-old aesthetic doctor Tan Kok Leong...
MOM looking into alleged unfair labour practices by...

MOM looking into alleged unfair labour practices by...

According to a report by TODAY, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is looking into allegedly unfair labour...
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...
Opinion
NAC bin’s key consultant’s dad was an admirer of...

NAC bin’s key consultant’s dad was an admirer of...

Singapore’s national auditor – the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) – flagged that the National...
Malaysia PM Najib Razak seeks new powers amid protests...

Malaysia PM Najib Razak seeks new powers amid protests...

A National Security Bill, which will come into force on Monday, will give powers to a council, the...
The truth about a China apologist

The truth about a China apologist

“The truth about the South China Sea issue” is the title of an article written by Uncle Redbean that...
Proof of an Incompetent multi-million-dollar PAP Government

Proof of an Incompetent multi-million-dollar PAP Government

Quotable Quote: The PAP Govt may fool SOME People SOME of the time, but definitely NOT ALL The People...
PAP got a point about election uncertainity

PAP got a point about election uncertainity

Last GE was the only GE in which I don’t recall the PAP saying that a less than empathic victory would...
The Empire robbing Najib of his billions

The Empire robbing Najib of his billions

Read in front page news that the Americans are going after the assets of Najib in the US worth more than...
Bin Centre Design Diploma course application closed...

Bin Centre Design Diploma course application closed...

Joint statement by 15 Singapore Polytechnics We thank applicants for their interest in our little-known...
My storm in a teacup, and thoughts on some wider implications

My storm in a teacup, and thoughts on some wider implications

So several days have gone by since the little storm in a teacup that involved Calvin Cheng trying to...
Our National Paradox

Our National Paradox

Our national paradox is that while the Chinese can wake up hating China, he does not cease to be Chinese,...
DoJ connects 1MDB bonds’ proceeds to Najib personally

DoJ connects 1MDB bonds’ proceeds to Najib personally

etween 2012 and 2013 Goldman helped 1MDB raise $6.5 billion by issuing three bonds. The Justice Department...
AGO report on MCCY, Minister Grace Fu chut pattern

AGO report on MCCY, Minister Grace Fu chut pattern

The AGO report has revealed lots of lapses, including an eye-popping $410,000 consultancy fee for a $470,000...
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...
Snippets
PAP should reveal Singapore's commitments with 1MDB

PAP should reveal Singapore's commitments with 1MDB

A report by the the online newsite Sarawak Report alleges that Malaysian PM Najib has gotten a RM30b...
SPCA: Stop buying Rabbit fur products

SPCA: Stop buying Rabbit fur products

Rabbit bag chains (as pictured) have been gaining popularity in Singapore. Some members of public have...
Protecting Our Judiciary Bill by Teo Soh Lung

Protecting Our Judiciary Bill by Teo Soh Lung

The Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill presented to parliament on 11 July 2016 reminds me of...
Fourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary...

Fourth-generation Singaporean lost his $150,000 salary...

Dear Gilbert, I am a fourth generation Millennial Singaporean. I am writing this article as a rant...
Human Rights Watch: State Visit by Singapore Prime...

Human Rights Watch: State Visit by Singapore Prime...

Dear President Obama, As you prepare for the state visit of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien...
Is Temasek is a poor custodian when compared to GIC?

Is Temasek is a poor custodian when compared to GIC?

In its annual report released yesterday, GIC has reported that its 20 year USD-based real rate of return...
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,...
Letters
MP Louis Ng collecting cardboard for 'excercise' or...

MP Louis Ng collecting cardboard for 'excercise' or...

I am writing in to complain about the standard of our MPs. I really think some MPs are the most rubbish...
Singapore is the former capital of China (Satire)

Singapore is the former capital of China (Satire)

“Hi, where are you from?” “I’m from Singapore.” “Which part of China is that?” I’m...
Singaporeans’ unemployment rate back to being higher...

Singaporeans’ unemployment rate back to being higher...

I refer to the article “Unemployment and layoffs up in second quarter: Manpower Ministry” (Straits...
Singaporeans react to AGO findings of Mindef’s $50...

Singaporeans react to AGO findings of Mindef’s $50...

Last January, Mindef invested S$50.26 million in a United States Real Estate Investment Trust exchange-traded...
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...
Sticky & Recent Articles


Quo vadis Malaysia? ‘Karma’ & Najib’s RM2.6B

Quo vadis Malaysia? ‘Karma’ & Najib’s RM2.6B

Son of slain AmBank founder talks of ‘karma’ & Najib’s RM2.6 billion ‘private Ambank account’ Najib Razak Who could have thought that the crisp news on US$700 million that went missing in Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s private bank accounts could present itself as a real chance... 

Make ‘Pioneers Monday’ everyday

Make ‘Pioneers Monday’ everyday

I hope NTUC Social Enterprises can remove the condition that restricts discounts on purchases at FairPrice supermarkets, Foodfare outlets and Unity pharmacies made by pioneers to Mondays. The “Pioneers Monday” initiative has resulted in seniors having to sometimes stand in a long queue, despite there being a priority... 

ST Forum reader: Resorting to protests not productive

ST Forum reader: Resorting to protests not productive

It is not appropriate for civic and political groups in Hong Kong to burn effigies and masks of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (“‘Free Amos Yee’ event at Hong Lim Park”; yesterday). Such an irresponsible and disrespectful act is nothing but interference and should... 

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