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Teo Soh Lung: What is happening to our Police Force? Teo Soh Lung: What is happening to our Police Force? Many of you may know that on Friday, 27 May 2016, the Asst Returning Office whose name is not disclosed in the Media Statement issued by the Elections Department lodged complaints against Roy Ngerng, TSIG and me for posting comments on Cooling Off Day, 6 May 2016. I was contacted by journalists and soon found out what the...

Foreign Policy and the Opposition: A Response to Mr Bilahari KausikanForeign Policy and the Opposition: A Response to Mr Bilahari... Former Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Mr Bilahari Kausikan’s remarks at the fifth and final lecture of his IPS-Nathan Lecture Series titled Dealing with an Ambiguous World: Can Singapore Cope? revisited an intractable pessimism and lack of confidence about the approach of the opposition in Singapore –...

Response to AGC’s “self-serving” statement on lawyers acting on Kho Jabing’s behalfResponse to AGC’s “self-serving” statement on lawyers... Two of the three lawyers who have represented Kho Jabing, a Malaysian national who is convicted of murder and sentenced to death, spoke out in response to the media statement issued by the Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) alleging that the lawyers abused the process of court. (Read AGC's media statement here) Ms Jeanette...

MHA: Sole purpose of the applications by Kho’s counsels was to try and delay his executionMHA: Sole purpose of the applications by Kho’s counsels... Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a media statement on 26 May 2016 stating that there had been several inaccurate points made in relation to the legal process in the case of Kho Jabing, a Malaysian national who has been executed on 20 May 2016. It went on to state that sole purpose of the applications by Kho's counsels...

Disturbed to learn of the merciless execution of Kho JabingDisturbed to learn of the merciless execution of Kho Jabing I am very disturbed to learn of the merciless execution by our government, of a Malaysian yesterday despite legal objections doing so and after last minute attempts to scrutinize various doubtful points in the case was flatly dismissed without even obtaining their due processes. What is also particularly abominable not...

There is no need to demonize SinglishThere is no need to demonize Singlish So I've been thinking about the standard English versus Singlish debate and questioning the government's assumption that for some people at least, speaking Singlish "crowds out" or limits their ability to master standard English. It's an alluring and plausible assumption, but I'm not sure it's correct. Even if it's possible...

AGC: Abuse of process of court in Kho Jabing’s caseAGC: Abuse of process of court in Kho Jabing’s case It is a cherished principle in our legal tradition that a legal practitioner must do his utmost to uphold the administration of justice. He must also conduct proceedings before a court in a manner that maintains the fairness, integrity and efficiency of those proceedings. In this context, it is important to set the...

Let's reflect on the state of our economy and not be distracted by 'feel-good factors'Let's reflect on the state of our economy and not be distracted... Despite their control over all domains in Singapore, the PAP can be toppled because of their gross incompetence. We just need to wake-up our politically-educated friends to the reality of their poor governance. Today, the developing countries of Asia such as Vietnam. Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar are attracting foreign...

Why are the police so harsh?Why are the police so harsh? I would like to highlight to you this incident where I saw a few police officers were surrounding this handicapped auntie and a younger girl who might possibly be mentally challenged making a living selling tissues. I have always walked past them and usually they don't harrass people to buy and the auntie will just park...

Time to revamp the political system?Time to revamp the political system? PAP had completely gained from the GRC system that the horrible old man had cunningly crafted on the pretext of  a government that can serve all races. Over time, the reality is not what the PAP claims the system to be, and we have instead a high quantum of MPs who are parachuted into parliament. Up to date,...

A Falsehood that SDP Broke Agreement on Secret Meeting. Here's Proof A Falsehood that SDP Broke Agreement on Secret Meeting. Here's... During the Bukit Batok by-election, the Straits Times published a report on Cooling-off Day (6 May 2016) attacking Dr Chee over the matter of a meeting the SDP had with the Chiams in 2011. Because the report was made on Cooling-off Day, it made it impossible for Dr Chee Soon Juan to provide a timely response. The...

Think again before migrating to New ZealandThink again before migrating to New Zealand I’m a Singaporean and have been in NZ for the past almost 5 years. I have traveled extensively prior to coming to NZ and never have I seen any other country that exhibits such ridiculous behaviors! Imagine turning on the TV and the ads are showing you that 1) Violence is Not ok, 2) Do not ever shake a baby, 3)...

14% price differential – BTO vs Resale Index?14% price differential – BTO vs Resale Index? I refer to the article “3,770 BTO flats, 5,170 balance flats in mature and non-mature estates launched for sale” (Straits Times, May 24). The price for Sembawang [email protected] BTO 4-room HDB flats starts from $235,000. BTO price increased by 4.4%? In the May 2013 BTO launch – Sembawang Eastbank,...

Lawrence Khong: #Wearwhite on 4th Jun to preserve pro-family Singapore!Lawrence Khong: #Wearwhite on 4th Jun to preserve pro-family... We.Wear.White | Saturday, June 4 | Sunday, June 5 Why Wear White? Because it is a pro-Family, pro-Government, pro-Singapore message! 1. It is a message to our Government that we fully support its pro-Family policies. We reinforce the important role of Family in nation-building. Guó Jiā. Guó means country. Jiā...

What the PAP says, the reality is anotherWhat the PAP says, the reality is another Just read between the lines whenever PAP says anything and you will realise that the reality is always quite contrasting. For instance, let's look at their party manifesto: - We will enable every Singaporean to realise their full potential, regardless of the starting point: However, the civil service and ministers...

Editorials
Low Thia Khiang survives leadership challenge as Worker's...

Low Thia Khiang survives leadership challenge as Worker's...

Since taking up the post of Secretary-General of the Workers' Party in 2001, Low Thia Khiang has survived...
Elections Department files police reports against TISG...

Elections Department files police reports against TISG...

The Elections Department (ELD) has filed police reports against a local socio-political website The...
Two homosexuals jailed for sexual offences in the week...

Two homosexuals jailed for sexual offences in the week...

Jailed 5 years for sexually abusing an intellectually disabled youth A former volunteer police...
Amos Yee faces 8 charges

Amos Yee faces 8 charges

Teenage blogger Amos Yee Pang San has been slapped with 8 charges this morning (26 May),  less than...
S-chips make up bulk of SGX suspended counters

S-chips make up bulk of SGX suspended counters

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has released an inaugural report detailing the number of listed-companies...
Last dance for The Online citizen?

Last dance for The Online citizen?

One of Singapore's top socio-political website, The Online Citizen (TOC) will be going on hiatus effective...
EIU: 4-year degree in Singapore to become less affordable...

EIU: 4-year degree in Singapore to become less affordable...

According to a study by the the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the affordability of a 4-year undergraduate...
Police 'interrogates' 88 year-old for collecting cardboard...

Police 'interrogates' 88 year-old for collecting cardboard...

A Facebook post by prominent labour activist Gilbert Goh has alleged that officers from the Singapore...
Malaysian SPR jailed 12 weeks for brazen act of rash...

Malaysian SPR jailed 12 weeks for brazen act of rash...

42 year-old Malaysian Singapore Permanent Resident Chee Chern Chun was sentenced to 12 weeks jail yesterday...
Popular cafe at Nee Soon South CC to be replaced by...

Popular cafe at Nee Soon South CC to be replaced by...

A popular family-run cafe at the Nee Soon South Community Club (CC) - Buddy Hoagies - is set to be closed...
Kho Jabing's final stay of execution dismissed by Court...

Kho Jabing's final stay of execution dismissed by Court...

Even though he was scheduled to be hanged this morning (20 May) for murder, lawyers acting for Kho...
11 year-old student commits suicide at Fernvale Link

11 year-old student commits suicide at Fernvale Link

According to the Lianhe Zaobao, an 11-year old boy had committed suicide by jumping off a block at...
LTA draws flak for poorly worded ad campaign

LTA draws flak for poorly worded ad campaign

LTA recently launched a series of ad campaigns to promote the use of public transport after the PAP...
PRC woman inherits $200k after husband from sham marriage...

PRC woman inherits $200k after husband from sham marriage...

A Permanent Resident from China Diao Yen Mei  inherited more than $200k in CPF monies from her...
Should we be rewarding bus companies for poor services?

Should we be rewarding bus companies for poor services?

Earlier this month, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that SMRT and SBS would be getting...
Opinion
What’s wrong, ELD?

What’s wrong, ELD?

News broke on Friday that the Elections Department (ELD) had lodged a police report against Teo Soh...
Singlish vs Standard English: I say, RELAK, lah!

Singlish vs Standard English: I say, RELAK, lah!

Confession: I possess no PhD in English Literature or, for that matter, a MA, Int’l Relations or a BA...
Totally baffled by ELD’s police reports

Totally baffled by ELD’s police reports

The Elections Department (ELD) has made police reportsagainst a website and two individuals for “for...
Bilahari Kausikan caustic speech at a policy forum...

Bilahari Kausikan caustic speech at a policy forum...

Singaporeans should take umbrage to Bilahari Kausikan's speech as Singapore's ambassador at large...
Big breasts like triple A status and budget surpluses...

Big breasts like triple A status and budget surpluses...

When a PAPpy boasts about S’pore’s Triple A rating, e-mail to that PAPpy or post a comment asking:...
Casualties at the Bar?

Casualties at the Bar?

The Media Statement of 25 May 2016 from the AGC echoes the unwarranted opinion of the five Court...
Wah… need to have PhD to speak Singlish leh!

Wah… need to have PhD to speak Singlish leh!

In Singapore, the official language for work is English. Why ah? Orh… Because hor… you see ah…...
A contrast between democracy and

A contrast between democracy and "natural aristocracy"

Referring to the number of train disruptions that have plagued Singapore’s MRT network, transport minister...
Pithy Observation (Part 2)

Pithy Observation (Part 2)

The Gini Story How unique is PAP with regards to their thinking and conceptual manipulation of State...
More clarification needed from the elections department

More clarification needed from the elections department

The Elections Department (ELD) has listed down some exceptions to the prohibition of campaign activities...
Hate quitters?

Hate quitters?

Let me quote a paragraph from BK’s article in the TRE titled ‘Race and Patriotism’. ‘In 2002,...
No need tea parties to recruit top PAPpies

No need tea parties to recruit top PAPpies

Can data crunching tell you the best candidate for a job vacancy? Any established organisation will...
Tan Kin Lian: Wasteful practices hurting Singaporeans

Tan Kin Lian: Wasteful practices hurting Singaporeans

The food court in Thomson Plaza was operated by Kopitiam for many years. One day, customers saw different...
Seniors coping with job transition, boom or bane?

Seniors coping with job transition, boom or bane?

The topic of concern in the main media these few days is about how seniors are coping with job transition....
We need the death penalty to keep us safe… Really?

We need the death penalty to keep us safe… Really?

To hang. Not to hang. To hang. Finally hung. The case of Kho Jabing is now finally closed. Kirsten Han,...
Snippets
Teo Soh Lung: What is happening to our Police Force?...

Teo Soh Lung: What is happening to our Police Force?...

Many of you may know that on Friday, 27 May 2016, the Asst Returning Office whose name is not disclosed...
Foreign Policy and the Opposition: A Response to Mr...

Foreign Policy and the Opposition: A Response to Mr...

Former Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs Mr Bilahari Kausikan’s remarks at the fifth and final...
Response to AGC’s “self-serving” statement on...

Response to AGC’s “self-serving” statement on...

Two of the three lawyers who have represented Kho Jabing, a Malaysian national who is convicted of murder...
AGC: Abuse of process of court in Kho Jabing’s case

AGC: Abuse of process of court in Kho Jabing’s case

It is a cherished principle in our legal tradition that a legal practitioner must do his utmost to...
MHA: Sole purpose of the applications by Kho’s counsels...

MHA: Sole purpose of the applications by Kho’s counsels...

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a media statement on 26 May 2016 stating that there had been...
There is no need to demonize Singlish

There is no need to demonize Singlish

So I've been thinking about the standard English versus Singlish debate and questioning the government's...
A Falsehood that SDP Broke Agreement on Secret Meeting....

A Falsehood that SDP Broke Agreement on Secret Meeting....

During the Bukit Batok by-election, the Straits Times published a report on Cooling-off Day (6 May...
Lawrence Khong: #Wearwhite on 4th Jun to preserve pro-family...

Lawrence Khong: #Wearwhite on 4th Jun to preserve pro-family...

We.Wear.White | Saturday, June 4 | Sunday, June 5 Why Wear White? Because it is a pro-Family, pro-Government,...
Letters
Disturbed to learn of the merciless execution of Kho...

Disturbed to learn of the merciless execution of Kho...

I am very disturbed to learn of the merciless execution by our government, of a Malaysian yesterday despite...
Let's reflect on the state of our economy and not be...

Let's reflect on the state of our economy and not be...

Despite their control over all domains in Singapore, the PAP can be toppled because of their gross incompetence....
Why are the police so harsh?

Why are the police so harsh?

I would like to highlight to you this incident where I saw a few police officers were surrounding this...
Time to revamp the political system?

Time to revamp the political system?

PAP had completely gained from the GRC system that the horrible old man had cunningly crafted on the pretext...
Think again before migrating to New Zealand

Think again before migrating to New Zealand

I’m a Singaporean and have been in NZ for the past almost 5 years. I have traveled extensively prior...
14% price differential – BTO vs Resale Index?

14% price differential – BTO vs Resale Index?

I refer to the article “3,770 BTO flats, 5,170 balance flats in mature and non-mature estates launched...
What the PAP says, the reality is another

What the PAP says, the reality is another

Just read between the lines whenever PAP says anything and you will realise that the reality is always...
Toilet at Clementi MRT a gathering hub for gays?

Toilet at Clementi MRT a gathering hub for gays?

I recently moved to a flat near the Clementi MRT station. On one occasion, I needed to use the toilet...
Sticky & Recent Articles


China: Ex-security boss Zhou Yongkang jailed for life

China: Ex-security boss Zhou Yongkang jailed for life

Former member of Communist Party’s most powerful body pleaded guilty at closed-door hearing on May 22, official news agency says (Beijing, 11 Jun) – Zhou Yongkang, who once headed the domestic security apparatus as one of China’s most powerful people, has been sentenced to life in prison for taking bribes, abusing... 

新加坡当局涉入知识产权争议 遭民众联署抗议

新加坡当局涉入知识产权争议 遭民众联署抗议

2015 年东南亚运动会正在新加坡如火如荼地进行中,但在 6 月 5 日发生了一段不愉快的插曲,事件发酵后迅速变为包括众多知名艺术家在内的 229 人联名向组委会抗议为原作者维权,并强烈要求有关部门的著作权保护措施。 6 月 5 日 Facebook 用户 Tan... 

What can we learn from the SG development model?

What can we learn from the SG development model?

What Can Be Learned from the Singapore Development Model? (My Article for CIFA Trusting Magazine) I have co-written the article below with Leong Sze Hian which was published in the TRUSTING, The Independent Financial Advisor magazine. The article can be read at the magazine here. The Sustainable Development Goals: What Can... 

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