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Dr Chee: PAP is bankrupt of ideasDr Chee: PAP is bankrupt of ideas Lawrence Wong's announcement yesterday that the govt's major infrastructure projects to be implemented over the 10 years “will put the national economy on an even stronger footing” continues the depressing narrative that the PAP is bankrupt of ideas Already, economists have warned – and continue to warn – that...

Business closure (61,138 in 2016) increased 53%?Business closure (61,138 in 2016) increased 53%? I refer to the article “More firms closing amid tough economy” (Straits Times, Aug 14). It states that “The data showed a slight pickup in the cessation rate of companies in recent years, from 7.3 per cent in 2014 to 7.6 per cent in 2015 and further to 7.8 per cent last year.” 61,138 businesses closed last...

47,000 have applied to become Uber or Grab drivers47,000 have applied to become Uber or Grab drivers In a Parliamentary reply early this month (1 Aug), Transport Minister Khaw revealed that LTA has received some 47,000 applications to become Uber or Grab drivers. "LTA has received about 47,000 Private Hire Car Driver's Vocational Licence (PDVL) applications, and about 1,600 have been rejected. Applicants are rejected...

Infrastructure spending is more than 150 times social welfare spending?Infrastructure spending is more than 150 times social welfare... Should we reconsider spending more than 150 times more on infrastructure spending, than social welfare spending? I refer to the article “Major infrastructure projects over next decade will put Singapore economy on stronger footing: Lawrence Wong” (Straits Times, Aug 15). It states that “Singapore may look “built-up”...

I regret voting for the PAPI regret voting for the PAP I used to be a moderate who would speak for the Government sometimes when there were PAP gaffes, because there are people I respect working their arses off on real issues under the ministries and the GICs. I also dislike how some far-left oppos quoted politicians out of context and offered populist, non-methodological solutions...

National Day: Labour data does not gel with the rhetoric?National Day: Labour data does not gel with the rhetoric? The labour statistics do not seem to gel well with the rhetoric? I refer to the article “Wages, jobs, productivity up but more work lies ahead: PM” (Sunday Times, Aug 13). It states that “The economy is expected to grow by around 2.5 per cent this year – higher than last year’s 2 per cent – and this has...

Singaporeans values MULTIRACIALISM and MERITOCRACY?Singaporeans values MULTIRACIALISM and MERITOCRACY? Singapore is ready to welcome it's Malay president in September, that is certain. This will be the first time in 47 years that Singapore will have a Malay president again, after Yusof Ishak. And to the presidential candidate Halimah Yacob, an affirmation of two core values Singaporeans hold dear: multiracialism and...

Nonsensical to say no need for by-electionNonsensical to say no need for by-election Section 49(1) of the Singapore Constitution makes it very clear that if a parliamentary seat has become vacant, the vacancy shall be filled by election. To me, that is all the answer we need to the question whether a by-election must be held in Marsiling Yew-Tee now that Halimah Yacob has resigned her parliamentary seat....

Are we or are we not a democracy?Are we or are we not a democracy? We are a democracy because: … no by-election will be called when a minority Member of Parliament resigns to stand for election as the President … the constitution has been amended such that, for the next presidential election – more than 99 per cent of the populace would not qualify to stand for election …...

Disgusting PAP flag beside Singapore's flag in Hougang during National DayDisgusting PAP flag beside Singapore's flag in Hougang during... I came across this disgusting sight. PAP Hougang continues to ignore the votes of Hougang residents and acts as if they rule the constituency even though they lost more than once. Why is the PAP flag being hung up beside the Singapore flag, especially here in Hougang? National Day is not PAP day, so why is this...

SDP: By-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRCSDP: By-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC 11 August 2017 Mr Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister Republic of Singapore via email: [email protected] Dear Prime Minister Lee, By-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC Ms Halimah Yacob has resigned as the Member of Parliament (MP) from the Marsiling-Yew Tee Group Representation Constituency (GRC) to stand...

National day focus: Something very wrong with preschool help? (Part 2)National day focus: Something very wrong with preschool help?... We need to give more help to parents to have childten After writing “National day focus: Something very wrong with preschool help?” (Aug 10), about the childcare fees’ financial assistance for a family of four with two children and gross household monthly income of $4,501 – I shall now write about the financial...

Why is 'Mdm President' so stressed?Why is 'Mdm President' so stressed? Halimah Yacob says she almost fell off her chair when she heard Minister Chan Chun Sing call her "Madam President" twice in parliament. She said she felt very stressed up. Why is she feeling stressed when the presidential election has been rigged to make it ridiculously easy for the PAP's minority candidate to win?...

Will Hijab Wearing Will Increase Islamic Fundamentalism In Singapore?Will Hijab Wearing Will Increase Islamic Fundamentalism In... Will Hijab wearing President will increase in muslim fundamentilism in Singapore? Most of us look up to leaders as role model. We are going to have a first woman hijab wearing President. Hijab is a sign of being a pious Muslim. Monkey see monkey ape. As being a role model chances are high, more Muslim women will start...

National day focus: Something very wrong with preschool help? (Part 1)National day focus: Something very wrong with preschool help?... I refer to the article “PM Lee Hsien Loong zooms in on three areas for Singapore to prepare for the future” (Straits Times, Aug 9). It states that “First, the Government will create more preschool places, raise the quality of education, and improve the skills of preschool teachers, he said. He noted that the move...

Editorials
Halimah Yacob announces bid for Elected Presidency

Halimah Yacob announces bid for Elected Presidency

As expected, Mdm Halimah Yacob has announced that she is leaving the People's Action Party (PAP)...
Li ShengWu not returning to Singapore

Li ShengWu not returning to Singapore

Li ShengWu, the eldest son of Mr Lee Hsien yang, has indicated that he will not be returning to Singapore...
AGC to commence committal proceedings against Li ShengWu

AGC to commence committal proceedings against Li ShengWu

The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) has decided to commence committal proceedings against Li ShengWu...
Li ShengWu clarifies private post after 'threat' from...

Li ShengWu clarifies private post after 'threat' from...

Li ShengWu has amended a post he made on 15th July and posted further clarification after he supposedly...
Workers Party's MPs deny all allegations made by AHTC's...

Workers Party's MPs deny all allegations made by AHTC's...

Workers’ Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang, party and town council chairman Sylvia Lim and town council...
Target achieved for M Ravi's foreclosure assistance...

Target achieved for M Ravi's foreclosure assistance...

Netizens have managed to raise about $9000 over a period of 3 days to help Human Rights activist...
Joseph Schooling qualifies for final of 50m Butterfly...

Joseph Schooling qualifies for final of 50m Butterfly...

Singapore's homegrown swimming talent, Mr Joseph Schooling has qualified for the 50m Butterfly final...
AGC 'looking into' private comments made by Li ShengWu

AGC 'looking into' private comments made by Li ShengWu

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) announced on Monday (17 July) that it is looking into a comment...
Lawyer Lim Tean's speech at Hong Lim Park on 15th July

Lawyer Lim Tean's speech at Hong Lim Park on 15th July

Lawyer Lim Tean has given a very good speech on the allegations made against Prime Minister Lee Hsien...
Halimah Yacob is 'thinking' of running for the Elected...

Halimah Yacob is 'thinking' of running for the Elected...

Despite the whole Singapore knowing that Mdm Halimah Yacob is going to be fielded by the ruling People's...
Businessman announces bid for Malay-only Presidency

Businessman announces bid for Malay-only Presidency

Mr Farid Khan Kaim Khan, a Singaporean of Pakistani-Arab descent has announced his bid for the Elected...
Dr Tan Cheng Bock to appeal High Court's decision

Dr Tan Cheng Bock to appeal High Court's decision

Dr Tan Cheng Bock has decided to appeal the High Court's dismissal of his constitutional challenge. The...
Lee Hsien Loong the President of Indonesia?

Lee Hsien Loong the President of Indonesia?

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore, who recently attended the G20 Summit has been 'appointed'...
Public protest against alleged abuse of power by Prime...

Public protest against alleged abuse of power by Prime...

Activist Gilbert Goh and creator of Transitioning.org is in the process of organising a public protest...
PM Lee rejects conditional ceasefire offered by siblings?

PM Lee rejects conditional ceasefire offered by siblings?

It appears that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has rejected the offer by his siblings to a conditional...
High Court dismisses Dr Tan Cheng Bock's constitutional...

High Court dismisses Dr Tan Cheng Bock's constitutional...

The High Court has today (7 July) dismissed the constitutional challenge mounted by Dr Tan Cheng...
Opinions
Did LKY say he wanted to be a dictator before our independence?

Did LKY say he wanted to be a dictator before our independence?

In 1960, LKY was reported to have said this in a radio interview: Can anyone govern without consulting...
Whoever scandalises our judges will be hunted down...

Whoever scandalises our judges will be hunted down...

A top grossing Chinese film Wolf Warrior 2  has the tagline “whoever offends China will be hunted...
Majority of Singaporeans unlikely to sacrifice for...

Majority of Singaporeans unlikely to sacrifice for...

When Singaporeans say we love our country, most are actually kidding. Go ask wealthy foreigners who...
When a ceremonial president goes 'rogue'

When a ceremonial president goes 'rogue'

Nothing much any government can do if it wants to avoid a public row. This piece tries to explain...
5 Criteria the Presidential Elections should adopt...

5 Criteria the Presidential Elections should adopt...

The reserved Presidential Elections for Malays is becoming a farce. From a candidate that have Indian...
Flipping prata by LKY and PM Lee creates racial disharmony

Flipping prata by LKY and PM Lee creates racial disharmony

Fact: The racist PE 2017 is an affront to democracy. Perhaps PM Lee is also confirming that reciting...
National Day

National Day

When I was released from prison in 1990, I was subjected to restrictions, one of which was that I could...
Who is going to check the Boss?

Who is going to check the Boss?

The two days of wayang in parliament, as usual, no hard questions asked, all sort of boot-licking and...
Fiscal policies: Singapore versus Hong Kong?

Fiscal policies: Singapore versus Hong Kong?

I refer to the Professor Paul Yip’s article “Hong Kong’s fiscal policy is not miserly, but it does...
Finally, M Ravi in Woodbridge

Finally, M Ravi in Woodbridge

M Ravi was remanded at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for two weeks on Saturday (Aug 12), after...
Is GIC concealing massive CPF investment losses?

Is GIC concealing massive CPF investment losses?

CPF fund manager, GIC, appears to have mismanaged our CPF monies. Information from reputabIe sources...
 Revisiting Lee Kuan Yew’s 'Hard Truths'

Revisiting Lee Kuan Yew’s 'Hard Truths'

Dr Paul of the SDP has been sharing this quote on FB. “…Singapore shall forever be a sovereign...
Singaporeans should start to help ourselves, don’t...

Singaporeans should start to help ourselves, don’t...

PAP been enacting all sorts of nonsensical legislations to cow us into silence. There also appears to...
New Laws needed for By-Election

New Laws needed for By-Election

Since candidates standing for election in a GRC must include at least one member from a minority racial...
PAP’s screwed up population ‘planning’ may lead...

PAP’s screwed up population ‘planning’ may lead...

To better understand how our MRT system will continue to be increasingly unreliable, we need to understand...
Let'S Be Objective Regarding M Ravi

Let'S Be Objective Regarding M Ravi

I am not writing this with the intent to diss M Ravi. He has been a stellar human rights lawyer who...
Snippets
47,000 have applied to become Uber or Grab drivers

47,000 have applied to become Uber or Grab drivers

In a Parliamentary reply early this month (1 Aug), Transport Minister Khaw revealed that LTA has received...
Dr Chee: PAP is bankrupt of ideas

Dr Chee: PAP is bankrupt of ideas

Lawrence Wong's announcement yesterday that the govt's major infrastructure projects to be implemented...
Nonsensical to say no need for by-election

Nonsensical to say no need for by-election

Section 49(1) of the Singapore Constitution makes it very clear that if a parliamentary seat has become...
Grassroot advisor can replace a Member of Parliament?

Grassroot advisor can replace a Member of Parliament?

Halimah Yacob resigned from her seat of Marsiling and as the 7th Speaker of Parliament. Thanks to...
Colleague of Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss recounts alleged...

Colleague of Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss recounts alleged...

I initially did not want to post anything about this on Facebook but it seems there are people who...
Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss: I was assaulted by M Ravi

Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss: I was assaulted by M Ravi

I was just physically assaulted by M Ravi. He was outside my office with 3 huge guys. I was approaching...
SDP to consider legal proceedings to compel government...

SDP to consider legal proceedings to compel government...

Ms Halimah Yacob has announced that she will contest in the coming Presidential Elections and has resigned...
Lim Tean: Ridiculous for Dy AG to say AG's advice to...

Lim Tean: Ridiculous for Dy AG to say AG's advice to...

On Monday (31 Jul), Lim Tean, a former partner with prestigeous law firms, Drew & Napier and Rajah...
Lim Tean: Unacceptable for RC to favor new citizens...

Lim Tean: Unacceptable for RC to favor new citizens...

As a native born Singaporean , I am personally most offended by what happened in McPherson over the Open...
GIC invests our CPF money in risky Chinese P2P lending...

GIC invests our CPF money in risky Chinese P2P lending...

Reuters reported (2 Aug) that Chinese P2P lending platform Dianrong has raised US$220 million from our...
The PAP Government should walk the talk on racial harmony...

The PAP Government should walk the talk on racial harmony...

This coming Reserved Presidential Election has open up a can of worms. Race issues is being hotly debated...
Letters
Infrastructure spending is more than 150 times social...

Infrastructure spending is more than 150 times social...

Should we reconsider spending more than 150 times more on infrastructure spending, than social welfare...
Business closure (61,138 in 2016) increased 53%?

Business closure (61,138 in 2016) increased 53%?

I refer to the article “More firms closing amid tough economy” (Straits Times, Aug 14). It states...
I regret voting for the PAP

I regret voting for the PAP

I used to be a moderate who would speak for the Government sometimes when there were PAP gaffes, because...
National Day: Labour data does not gel with the rhetoric?

National Day: Labour data does not gel with the rhetoric?

The labour statistics do not seem to gel well with the rhetoric? I refer to the article “Wages,...
Why Does ROD Pioneer Generation Citizens Have To Register...

Why Does ROD Pioneer Generation Citizens Have To Register...

I want to give feedback here regarding the NS50 recognition package. Why those ROD pioneer generation...
Singaporeans values MULTIRACIALISM and MERITOCRACY?

Singaporeans values MULTIRACIALISM and MERITOCRACY?

Singapore is ready to welcome it's Malay president in September, that is certain. This will be the...
Will Hijab Wearing Will Increase Islamic Fundamentalism...

Will Hijab Wearing Will Increase Islamic Fundamentalism...

Will Hijab wearing President will increase in muslim fundamentilism in Singapore? Most of us look...
Are we or are we not a democracy?

Are we or are we not a democracy?

We are a democracy because: … no by-election will be called when a minority Member of Parliament...
Disgusting PAP flag beside Singapore's flag in Hougang...

Disgusting PAP flag beside Singapore's flag in Hougang...

I came across this disgusting sight. PAP Hougang continues to ignore the votes of Hougang residents...
SDP: By-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC

SDP: By-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC

11 August 2017 Mr Lee Hsien Loong Prime Minister Republic of Singapore via email: [email protected] Dear...
National day focus: Something very wrong with preschool...

National day focus: Something very wrong with preschool...

We need to give more help to parents to have childten After writing “National day focus: Something...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Singapore’s limits: The curse of the GDP

Singapore’s limits: The curse of the GDP

By Eugene Yeo, Consultant Editor [In this two part series, Eugene Yeo writes about the two chief limiting factors of Singapore's success: the growth-at-all cost economic policy and an unthinking, unquestioning, subservient citizenry] In his National Day speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore is now in... 

Temasek’s spin doctors at Straits Times tries to salvage battered public image

Temasek’s spin doctors at Straits Times tries to salvage battered public image

From our Correspondent The spin doctors at state-controlled Straits Times are having a busy time of late trying desperately hard to salvage the battered reputation of Temasek Holdings and that of its beleaguered CEO Ho Ching. For the second time in less than a week, Temasek’s chief apologist Gabriel Chen wrote another... 

PAP MPs “MIA” from P65 blog!

PAP MPs “MIA” from P65 blog!

From our Correspondent The PAP’s P65 blog which was run by the post-65 PAP MPs has undergone a major revamp. There were wholesale changes made to its website, content and even the writers. Started in 2006 just after the General Elections, the P65 blog was originally meant as a vehicle for the young PAP MPs to reach out... 

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