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Rail Operation in Singapore: Safety in Jeopardy?Rail Operation in Singapore: Safety in Jeopardy? With so many disruptions and now, an accident between two trains at Joo Koon Station, the time has come for an Independent Commission of Inquiry to be proposed and set up to address the inadequacies of our train system that is now putting people’s lives at risk. The rail system has encountered numerous disruptions...

Taxpayer Money Used To Buy Trump's Support For TPPTaxpayer Money Used To Buy Trump's Support For TPP It is evident that PAP is aware of the dire consequences of a total economic collapse for Singapore. USD $19 Billion of Taxpayer money has been used for an unnecessary gamble that saw the outflow of valuable money that can be used for domestic consumption.Cant u see why they are so keen on this TPP? Everyone knows...

151st media makes my ’64th birth’ day?151st media makes my ’64th birth’ day? What a wonderful surprise birthday present when I woke up this morning at 64! I refer to the full-page article “BT Explains: Singapore’s fiscal challenge“, the editorial “GST hike  is a reasonable price to pay for a stronger fiscal footing” and the letter “Raising  GST  is the best way to expand revenue...

High taxes in SingaporeHigh taxes in Singapore Tax in singapore is hidden and works under disguise. is around 30-40%. it is collected in the following ways: COE TAX GST HDB double pricing Overpriced goods and services. everyday small taxes, ERP, Road Tax, parking, etc. They have fancy names for them. CPF , ERP, COE etc. Welcome to the west, those pappy...

PAP cannot be trusted to keep election promises on not raising taxesPAP cannot be trusted to keep election promises on not raising... During the general elections in 2015, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam denied the SDP's warnings that the government would raise the GST. At that time, he said that “there is no basis” to claims that the GST would be increased to fund increased public spending. But Mr Lee Hsien Loong finally admitted yesterday at...

Netizen volunteer for SMRT's CEO or MOT postNetizen volunteer for SMRT's CEO or MOT post My fellow Singaporeans, I feel that it is time for someone to step up to the task of becoming the next Chief Executive Officer of SMRT. The recent spate of events has derailed our trust in the company. I believe that this signals a fault that runs deep within the corporation; and is indicative of a need for a better...

Elitist procreation policies = lowest TFR ever?Elitist procreation policies = lowest TFR ever? I refer to the article “Let’s not condemn Singaporeans to extinction” (Straits Times, Nov 17). It states that “the 2011 elections and conversations on the Population White Paper revealed how Singaporeans might be nervous about the inflow of immigrants. If we over-compensate through immigration to address the...

More concerned with arriving safelyMore concerned with arriving safely Singaporeans - myself included - used to get all worked up into a frenzy whenever the MRT broke down. Late for work! Late for exams! Uber surge prices! Surge of people spilling out of stations! After the train collision at Joo Koon station which injured at least 28 people, our concerns have escalated to a whole new level....

HDB Ad now only shows $8,000 for 2-room?HDB Ad now only shows $8,000 for 2-room? I refer to the almost half-page advertisement “November 2017 Sales Launch” by the HDB (Sunday Times page A11, Nov 19). I was mildly amused that it said “2-room flexi from $10,000* (Prices after grants* from) 2-room flexi (40 years $8,000 (Sengkang) $93,000 (Geylang)) 2-room flexi (99 years $10,000 (Sengkang)...

Alternative tender system for SMRTAlternative tender system for SMRT For the past two decades, I have taken a view that the competitive tender system is a bad system. The principal may get a lower price but the contractor may cut corners and provide inferior material and workmanship to keep a profit. It is difficult for the principal to monitor the work closely. It also leads to conflicts,...

'LED' reduce reliance on foreign labour: No statistics?'LED' reduce reliance on foreign labour: No statistics? I refer to the article “5,200 firms tap govt scheme to stay lean” (Straits Times, Nov 18). It states that “About 5,200 companies have benefited from a government programme to help firms reduce their reliance on foreign labour, adopt manpower-lean initiatives, create better-paying jobs and drive productivity and...

Raise taxes to increase spending: $31b Budget surpluses 1997-2016?Raise taxes to increase spending: $31b Budget surpluses 1997-2016? I refer to the article “As Singapore’s spending needs grow, raising taxes is inevitable: PM Lee” (Channel NewsAsia, Nov 19). It states that “Singapore’s investments for the economy and infrastructure, as well as spending on social services and safety nets are all necessary, and a vote of confidence in Singapore’s...

Trump 'S Speech A Lesson For Us; We Also Might Go BankruptTrump 'S Speech A Lesson For Us; We Also Might Go Bankrupt Trump 's speech a lesson for us; We also might go bankrupt. Trump delivered a crypted messages, America should not be taken advantages again. America is a bankrupt due to trillions dollars spent on her military adventures . They went to second world war, Korean war, Vietnam wars and lastly Iraq war. Investment...

MRT makes money, despite $9b transport revenue?MRT makes money, despite $9b transport revenue? Since we don’t need to make money from MRT – why do we keep doing it since it started? I refer to the article “Khaw Boon Wan: Government don’t need SMRT to make money” (theonlinecitizen, Nov 8). It states that “Mr Khaw stated that he disagrees with Mr Low comment, saying that SMRT is not there to make...

OSAOSA I refer to the recent charge labeled against a HDB officer for supposedly breaching the OSA but refuses to get legal representation, probably under duress! This case has left me wondering, if civil servants serve the taxpayers who's their true boss or a political task master who's leading the Country astray? Don't Public...

Editorials
SMRT: Train not struck by lightning

SMRT: Train not struck by lightning

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) has issued a further statement pertaining to the train which was...
Hat Trick for SMRT's misfortunes

Hat Trick for SMRT's misfortunes

SMRT has scored a hat trick for the number of misfortunes within a short period of time, when lightning...
TR Emeritus reviewing its advertising networks

TR Emeritus reviewing its advertising networks

Please be informed that we are currently in the process of reviewing our advertising networks (AN), who...
25 injured in SMRT trains collision at Joo Koon Station

25 injured in SMRT trains collision at Joo Koon Station

Plagued by both management and maintenance problems, the aging Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system is...
Sit-in protest to be held for frequent train breakdowns...

Sit-in protest to be held for frequent train breakdowns...

Mr Gilbert Goh, the founder of Transitioning.org is organizing another sit-in protest at Hong Lim Park...
TRE wishes all our Hindu readers a Happy Deepavali...

TRE wishes all our Hindu readers a Happy Deepavali...

  The [email protected] TRE would like to wish all our Hindu readers a Happy Deepavali / Diwali.      
Service disruption on TR Emeritus' web server

Service disruption on TR Emeritus' web server

TRE's website was down for about 15 minutes today (5th Oct ) @ 2225 hours. We wish to assure our...
Dr Tan raises questions on Law Minister’s contradictory...

Dr Tan raises questions on Law Minister’s contradictory...

Former 2011 Presidential candidate, Dr Tan Cheng Bock has raised questions on statements made by Minister...
Gentle reminder on TRE's appeal for assistance

Gentle reminder on TRE's appeal for assistance

This is a gentle reminder that today (30th Sept) will be the last day the POSB account volunteered by...
Blogger Amos Yee wins appeal for asylum in US of A

Blogger Amos Yee wins appeal for asylum in US of A

Teenage blogger Amos Yee Pang Sang, who spent almost a year in a United States detention centre has...
Follow-up to 'TR Emeritus’ in-house techie requires...

Follow-up to 'TR Emeritus’ in-house techie requires...

Following our appeal on Tuesday (20th Sept) titled "TR Emeritus’ in-house techie requires assistance",...
TR Emeritus' in-house techie requires assistance

TR Emeritus' in-house techie requires assistance

TR Emeritus's (TRE) in-house techie, Andrew is currently in a difficult situation and is in need of assistance...
Walkover PE 2017: Protest the Process, Not the Person

Walkover PE 2017: Protest the Process, Not the Person

Several to-be-participants of the sit-in protest at Hong Lim Park have issued a statement on their views...
Activist to hold silent sit-in protest against reserved...

Activist to hold silent sit-in protest against reserved...

Activist Gilbert Goh has posted an announcement that there will be a silent sit-in protest against the...
Mdm Halimah Yacob is the new Madam President of Singapore

Mdm Halimah Yacob is the new Madam President of Singapore

  Mdm Halimah Yacob is the new Madam President of Singapore There were a total of 5...
Tan Chuan Jin nominated as Speaker of Parliament

Tan Chuan Jin nominated as Speaker of Parliament

Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan Jin has been nominated as the new Speaker...
Activist Kirstan Han summoned by police for holding...

Activist Kirstan Han summoned by police for holding...

Human rights activist Ms Kirsten Han has been summoned by the police to assist in an investigation into...
Writ of Election issued for Presidential Election 2017

Writ of Election issued for Presidential Election 2017

A Writ of Election has been issued for the upcoming Presidential Election 2017 (PE 2017), by Prime Minister...
Activist M Ravi offered $20,000 bail (updated)

Activist M Ravi offered $20,000 bail (updated)

Non-practising lawyer and activist M Ravi has been offered bail following his 2 weeks court-ordered...
Leave granted for AGC to commence committal proceedings...

Leave granted for AGC to commence committal proceedings...

The High Court has approved an application by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to commence...
Opinions
Leon Perera Is No JBJ Despite Chee’s Attack

Leon Perera Is No JBJ Despite Chee’s Attack

State-owned Mediacorp publication Today carried a report about an exchange between Leon Perera, the WP...
Ever wonder why?

Ever wonder why?

Ever wonder why Dr Lim Hock Siew, Ho Piao, MP Lee Tee Tong, Said Zahari, Dr Poh Soo Kai (who was arrested...
The PAP way?

The PAP way?

The government doesn’t refute critics or defend policies; instead, it overwhelms the population with...
Taxes should not be raised because the government has...

Taxes should not be raised because the government has...

In another attempt to raise billion$ in revenue, PM Lee wants the public to believe that “raising taxes...
Increase Taxes, But Don'T Let Singaporeans Shoulder...

Increase Taxes, But Don'T Let Singaporeans Shoulder...

As announced in the PAP convention, the PAP will be raising taxes to cover "social spending" as one...
A Nation in Decline

A Nation in Decline

In History, a country would start to decline in a slow but progressive way. It always starts with little...
Minister Khaw: Government “simply short of cash”...

Minister Khaw: Government “simply short of cash”...

I refer to MOT Minister Khaw’s propaganda speech in Today article, “Comparing Singapore’s newest...
On the contrary cybernuts, Desmond did a great job

On the contrary cybernuts, Desmond did a great job

Look at his track record from 2012 to 2015 and to now sack him would show that the PAP are a bunch of...
PM Lee issues motherhood statements to defend transport...

PM Lee issues motherhood statements to defend transport...

That the PAP government is a joke will become evident to even PAP supporters soon. The MRT system...
Simple Explanation Of PAP’S Modus Operandi

Simple Explanation Of PAP’S Modus Operandi

The simple explanation of PAP’s Modus Operandi is as follows: 1. EARLY-TO-MIDDLE-TO-LATE STAGE INDOCTRINATION EARLY...
Amos got point on Christianity and Islam

Amos got point on Christianity and Islam

Amos didn’t say this, but he could have. Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was...
Why Singapore’s MRT disruptions will continue to...

Why Singapore’s MRT disruptions will continue to...

I refer to SCMP article, “How many Singapore MRT bosses does it take to fix a broken culture?“. As...
Cybernuts are only a subset of 30%

Cybernuts are only a subset of 30%

AfD, a right-wing nationalist party formed in 2013, claimed almost 13% of the popular vote. It is the...
Replaced by FT Finally - I Voted For It!

Replaced by FT Finally - I Voted For It!

I worked for MNC for last 10 years, before I was in a GLC. I am First Class honours from NUS ComSc....
Very Smart Nation: 5-month-old Tuas West Extension...

Very Smart Nation: 5-month-old Tuas West Extension...

According to LTA, there are extremely serious issues with the signaling system and 4 MRT stations will...
The Great Asian Political Idealist

The Great Asian Political Idealist

12 Nov is the Birthday of a Great Politician of Asia in 20th Century, Dr Sun Yat Sen. In remembrance...
Defence agency roped in to defend MOT’s incompetence...

Defence agency roped in to defend MOT’s incompetence...

The PAP government has continued to leave the issue of MOT’s (yes, ultimately it’s MOT’s responsibility)...
Public deserves a full account of what is going on...

Public deserves a full account of what is going on...

The issues that have plagued Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) in the last few years are nothing new....
SMRT defends itself against 'fake news' with half truths?

SMRT defends itself against 'fake news' with half truths?

An online post which claims that SMRT had fired its night crew to save costs has been circulating online,...
Paying more to Ministers so that they become too big...

Paying more to Ministers so that they become too big...

The scalp of Khaw Boon Wan, the Singapore’s accident-prone Minister for Transport, is demanded by the...
Snippets
Rail Operation in Singapore: Safety in Jeopardy?

Rail Operation in Singapore: Safety in Jeopardy?

With so many disruptions and now, an accident between two trains at Joo Koon Station, the time has come...
PAP cannot be trusted to keep election promises on...

PAP cannot be trusted to keep election promises on...

During the general elections in 2015, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam denied the SDP's warnings that the...
More concerned with arriving safely

More concerned with arriving safely

Singaporeans - myself included - used to get all worked up into a frenzy whenever the MRT broke down....
Alternative tender system for SMRT

Alternative tender system for SMRT

For the past two decades, I have taken a view that the competitive tender system is a bad system....
SMRT’s lowest tender system is to blame for frequent...

SMRT’s lowest tender system is to blame for frequent...

I met an engineer who has been in the contracting business for two decades. He also provide cable testing...
Court Hearing for Marsiling-Yew Tee By-Election Fixed...

Court Hearing for Marsiling-Yew Tee By-Election Fixed...

The hearing for the legal action on whether the government needs to hold a by-election in the Marsiling-Yew...
SMRT should render all necessary support to affected...

SMRT should render all necessary support to affected...

The Workers’ Party is disturbed to learn about the MRT train collision this morning which saw 23 commuters...
SDP repeats call for MOT Khaw to step down after train...

SDP repeats call for MOT Khaw to step down after train...

Following the flooding of the train tunnel on 7 October 2017, the SDP called for Transport Minister...
How to ask LTA to take action against SMRT?

How to ask LTA to take action against SMRT?

Here's something you might not know. The former CEO of the LTA stepped down in November last year,...
Leadership succession of Workers’ Party not a surprise,...

Leadership succession of Workers’ Party not a surprise,...

It may seem to be a surprise to many but those who know Mr Low well will know that he has long been concerned...
Invitation to Students for Liberty Event

Invitation to Students for Liberty Event

A very good afternoon to everyone, I hope you are having a pleasant Deepavali public holiday. I...
SPH Retrenchment - This is Why SDP Proposes the Singaporeans...

SPH Retrenchment - This is Why SDP Proposes the Singaporeans...

There are reports that the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has hired foreign journalists even as it...
Khaw must accept full responsibility and step down

Khaw must accept full responsibility and step down

In keeping with the PAP culture of claiming all the glory while avoiding any responsibility, Transport...
Ang Mo expat complains $4k salary not enough!

Ang Mo expat complains $4k salary not enough!

Singapore Business Review reported 2.5 months ago that a 28-year-old Brit, Kieran Hughes, was not happy...
Why is Zaqy Mohamad Billed as a Representative in Marsiling-Yee...

Why is Zaqy Mohamad Billed as a Representative in Marsiling-Yee...

A banner showing Mr Zaqy Mohamad greeting residents in the Marsiling Yew-Tee GRC is being displayed....
Study so hard to drive Uber?

Study so hard to drive Uber?

A taxi driver, who was in his late fifties told me. "It is very sad to see young graduates driving Uber...
Fundamental Rights of Citizens Must be Protected

Fundamental Rights of Citizens Must be Protected

The Singapore Democratic Party is disappointed with the regressive steps and punitive measures taken...
Letters
Taxpayer Money Used To Buy Trump's Support For TPP

Taxpayer Money Used To Buy Trump's Support For TPP

It is evident that PAP is aware of the dire consequences of a total economic collapse for Singapore....
151st media makes my ’64th birth’ day?

151st media makes my ’64th birth’ day?

What a wonderful surprise birthday present when I woke up this morning at 64! I refer to the full-page...
HDB Ad now only shows $8,000 for 2-room?

HDB Ad now only shows $8,000 for 2-room?

I refer to the almost half-page advertisement “November 2017 Sales Launch” by the HDB (Sunday Times...
High taxes in Singapore

High taxes in Singapore

Tax in singapore is hidden and works under disguise. is around 30-40%. it is collected in the following...
'LED' reduce reliance on foreign labour: No statistics?

'LED' reduce reliance on foreign labour: No statistics?

I refer to the article “5,200 firms tap govt scheme to stay lean” (Straits Times, Nov 18). It...
Raise taxes to increase spending: $31b Budget surpluses...

Raise taxes to increase spending: $31b Budget surpluses...

I refer to the article “As Singapore’s spending needs grow, raising taxes is inevitable: PM Lee”...
Netizen volunteer for SMRT's CEO or MOT post

Netizen volunteer for SMRT's CEO or MOT post

My fellow Singaporeans, I feel that it is time for someone to step up to the task of becoming the...
Elitist procreation policies = lowest TFR ever?

Elitist procreation policies = lowest TFR ever?

I refer to the article “Let’s not condemn Singaporeans to extinction” (Straits Times, Nov 17). It...
4 in 10 graduates can't find full-time jobs?

4 in 10 graduates can't find full-time jobs?

I refer to the article “8 in 10 SIM grads find jobs amid rising trend of part-time, contract and freelance...
Trump 'S Speech A Lesson For Us; We Also Might Go Bankrupt

Trump 'S Speech A Lesson For Us; We Also Might Go Bankrupt

Trump 's speech a lesson for us; We also might go bankrupt. Trump delivered a crypted messages, America...
MRT makes money, despite $9b transport revenue?

MRT makes money, despite $9b transport revenue?

Since we don’t need to make money from MRT – why do we keep doing it since it started? I refer...
OSA

OSA

I refer to the recent charge labeled against a HDB officer for supposedly breaching the OSA but refuses...
Social Solidarity Economy: Singapore’s score card?

Social Solidarity Economy: Singapore’s score card?

I attended the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC) conference in Manila from 11 to 13 November, which...
Globalisation = Economic benefits for Singaporeans?

Globalisation = Economic benefits for Singaporeans?

I refer to the article “At APEC, PM Lee calls for fair distribution of globalisation’s benefits”...
Show appreciation to transport workers who are overworked?

Show appreciation to transport workers who are overworked?

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the failure of SMRT staff in performing proper maintenance have...
More local PMETs in 'jobs growth', but no no. of jobs?

More local PMETs in 'jobs growth', but no no. of jobs?

Since the 3-year average shows more PMET jobs growth went to locals – why is the actual number of PMET...
Singaporeans need to know about these guidelines

Singaporeans need to know about these guidelines

I refer to the article “Arts House sets out sequence of events leading to cancellation of launch of...
Sticky & Recent Articles

The official smear campaign against Tan Kin Lian has begun

The official smear campaign against Tan Kin Lian has begun

By Fang Zhi Yuan, Chief Editor Two weeks ago, I wrote a series of article warning that the regime’s tolerance for Mr Tan Kin Lian is reaching its limit. It appears that my worst fears have materialized: the official state-sponsored character assassination of Tan Kin Lian has begun. After 5 weeks of near total silence on... 

The life story of a newspaper seller, his half-paralyzed wife and a 9 year old daughter

The life story of a newspaper seller, his half-paralyzed wife and a 9 year old daughter

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkEwN_0--tY&hl=en&fs=1] Background: This is a touching story of a family of three Singaporeans. The Wangs live in a sparse three room flat in an estate in the west of Singapore. Mr Wang had a right knee amputation 6 years ago due to diabetes and is now selling newspaper for a... 

Why the minibond fiasco was never ‘politicized’ by any parties

Why the minibond fiasco was never ‘politicized’ by any parties

By Fang Zhi Yuan, Chief Editor Since we publish the video recording of Mr Goh Meng Seng’s speech at Hong Lim Park yesterday, some readers have written to us expressing their concern that we are “politicizing” an issue which should be kept strictly ‘financial’ in nature. How do we actually define... 

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