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The mystery of the unaccounted $22.5 millionThe mystery of the unaccounted $22.5 million With the release of the final KPMG report on AHTC today, I can finally finish writing this post which has bugged me for almost 30 months. At the tail end of GE2015 campaign, Mr Charles Chong sent a letter dated 8 September 2015 to all Punggol East (PE) residents stating that $22.5 million transferred to AHPETC by Pasir-Ris...

Is the HDB making losses because it pays for land at market prices to the Singapore Land Authority (SLA)?Is the HDB making losses because it pays for land at market... I refer to the article “Bank Negara’s land buy sparks talk of 1MDB bailout” (Straits Times, Feb 9). It states that “Questions are growing around the Malaysian central bank’s recent purchase of government land for RM2 billion (S$678 million), with observers saying it is unusual for the institution to pay market...

Has our CPF Ordinary Account’s interest rates been beating inflation, historically?Has our CPF Ordinary Account’s interest rates been beating... I refer to the article “Malaysian pension fund set to make record payout” (Straits Times, Feb 10). It states that “”We have been informed it will definitely be higher than before,” an EPF board member told The Straits Times ahead of Saturday’s (Feb 10) expected dividend announcement.” The EPF, which...

Pritam Singh remains favourite to succeed Low Thia Khiang?Pritam Singh remains favourite to succeed Low Thia Khiang? I refer to the article on TISG, titled http://www.theindependent.sg/pritam-singh-remains-favourite-to-succeed-low-thia-khiang-as-wp-secretary-general/ and would like to respectfully disagree with you as well as NCMP Goh's premature assessment of Pritam Singh's "ascension" to become the next WP Sec-Gen! As we already...

Autocracy And Dictatorships Are Hampering Development In AsiaAutocracy And Dictatorships Are Hampering Development In... The Asian Tigers and Japan have enjoyed a remarkable growth streak over the last half a decade that has put them firmly in the league of high-income countries – at least as measured by GDP per capita – a phenomenon bested by only some oil-rich Gulf states. But in terms of the actual livelihoods of their citizens,...

Jurassic Era SingaporeansJurassic Era Singaporeans Have u Singaporeans still living in Jurassic era? Have they noticed even noticed how fast and far the world has overtaken them? Even developing countries are past that stage of developing in terms of living. But Singaporeans still live in the Jurassic era worshiping their idols, the man who saved them , the cult...

Singapore is not exciting, because … ?Singapore is not exciting, because … ? I refer to the article “Singapore Tourism Board responds with witty video after Time Out survey calls the city boring” (Straits Times, Feb 3). It states that “Singapore scored a high rating for safety and public transport and its “much buzzier restaurant scene” compared with other cities towards the bottom...

How many ITE graduates can’t get full-time permanent jobs?How many ITE graduates can’t get full-time permanent jobs? I refer to the article “Fewer ITE, poly grads in full-time work due to changing employment trends: MOE” (Channel NewsAsia, Feb 6). It states that “The number of polytechnic and ITE graduates in full-time permanent employment fell from 77 per cent in 2007 to 58 per cent in 2016, a decline of 19 percentage points. In...

What proportion of households are 'in-work poverty'?What proportion of households are 'in-work poverty'? I refer to the article “Household incomes rise in 2017, but at slower pace for bottom 50%” (Straits Times, Feb 8). It states that “From 2012 to 2017, median monthly household income from work rose by 15.5 per cent cumulatively in real terms, or 2.9 per cent a year.” As we have consistently refused to have...

So many low-wage workers did not get the NWC recommended increments!So many low-wage workers did not get the NWC recommended... I refer to the article “Fewer low-wage workers received pay rises in 2016” (Straits Times, Feb 9). It states that “About 60 per cent of companies with workers earning a basic monthly pay of $1,100 and below said that they did not give, or did not intend to give, these employees wage increases last year. In 2015,...

GDP Growth Madness : Responsibility Is Passed On To Citizens?GDP Growth Madness : Responsibility Is Passed On To Citizens? This GDP madeness and obsession of the PAP has to stop. Singaporeans cant possibly sit at an interview session and say "hey look, My govt wants more money to fill up its coffers, so u need to pay me more wages because they increased the cost of living". Does this make sense? The responsibility of GDP growth is...

MPs write appeal letters to court only in ‘urgent cases’?MPs write appeal letters to court only in ‘urgent cases’? I refer to the hype caused by MOS Lam Pin Min's letter to the State Courts MPs write appeal letters to court only in ‘urgent cases’ which has since turned into a controversy after an ex Judge stepped into the foray Retired Judge: Lee Kuan Yew Told MPs Not to Write Letters of Appeal First and foremost, nowhere in...

You can trust a Dog but not PAP!You can trust a Dog but not PAP! The last month, the media is in full swing to educate the public about the coming of various hikes, to prepare our sheep brains to accept. With hundred of billions of surpluses and all sort of hikes already implemented, still want to push more hikes into our throats. Does it mean our sovereign funds are in deep shit?...

More Spending On Police StateMore Spending On Police State PAP only told us the half truth about raising tax. Investing in infrastructure for the future means more cameras, more surveillance. According to Straits Times article, “I do expect our security expenditure to go up because we want to be able to support our security agencies in this very important mission to keep...

Why foreign students can become PRs to reduce fees?Why foreign students can become PRs to reduce fees? I refer to the article “Almost 6,000 foreign students granted PR from 2008-2017: Josephine Teo” (Yahoo News, Feb 7). It states that “Of the 7,251 foreign students who applied for permanent residency (PR) between the years 2008 and 2017, 5,932 were granted PR status, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office...

Editorials
Wishing all Chinese readers A Prosperous Lunar New...

Wishing all Chinese readers A Prosperous Lunar New...

Wishing all our Chinese readers:   A Happy & Prosperous Lunar New Year.     The...
Amended CLTPA passed with strong opposition from Workers...

Amended CLTPA passed with strong opposition from Workers...

A four-hour debate took place in Parliament on Tuesday (6th Feb) with 11 MPs speaking on the Criminal...
Maintenance notice for TR Emeritus on 11th Jan 2018

Maintenance notice for TR Emeritus on 11th Jan 2018

Please be informed that we will be taking our CDN and Email servers offline today (11 Jan) for urgent...
MNCs should be allowed to 'legally' pay bribes?

MNCs should be allowed to 'legally' pay bribes?

The 150+ ranking MSM has just published an interesting forum letter by a certain "Francis Cheng", arguing...
FamiLee members in self-imposed exile?

FamiLee members in self-imposed exile?

Mr and Mrs Lee Hsien Yang has moved to Hong Kong, according to their eldest son, Mr Li ShengWu. Mr...
Wishing all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

Wishing all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018

The team at TR Emeritus would like to wish all our readers       Thank you for...
Singapore is doomed under PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore is doomed under PM Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore is doomed under PM Lee Hsien Loong, says former Presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian. Mr...
Malaysian organisations issue joint statement in solidarity...

Malaysian organisations issue joint statement in solidarity...

A total of 52 organisations in Malaysia from various fields of civil society and states have signed...
Mandatory Treatment Order being considered for M Ravi

Mandatory Treatment Order being considered for M Ravi

Human rights activist Mr M Ravi is to be assessed  by an Institute of Mental Health (IMH) psychiatrist...
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...
Opinions
Freedom to be offensive: West following PAP’s lead?

Freedom to be offensive: West following PAP’s lead?

Talking about Western liberal democracies, the Economist wrote sometime back it is worth remembering...
SG PM’s pay 43.3 times of Singaporeans’ while UK...

SG PM’s pay 43.3 times of Singaporeans’ while UK...

In Parliament on Monday (5 Feb), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that it is not necessary to...
Why PAP rule will end in 2019

Why PAP rule will end in 2019

A doctor turned fat cat investor responded to Jialat for PAP where I reported a property saleman (OK,...
So many endemic issues as we start Chinese New Year!

So many endemic issues as we start Chinese New Year!

I read the Straits Times on the first day of Chinese New Year and would like to highlight the following...
PAP got a point on welfare programmes

PAP got a point on welfare programmes

y first wish is that Medishield Life be expanded to cover evidence-based healthcare interventions. I...
Fair election is the best succession

Fair election is the best succession

It is such a joke hearing LHL and GCT talking about choosing a successor to LHL to be the next PM, and...
PM Lee calls SGs to cherish family kinship while he...

PM Lee calls SGs to cherish family kinship while he...

In his Chinese New Year message (15 Feb), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong talks about the need to create...
Kidding me? Kee Chui potential PM? He from RI?

Kidding me? Kee Chui potential PM? He from RI?

The academics and the anti-PAP cybernuts who claim that Kee Chui is likely to be the next PM must either...
PAP government shortchanged CPF members more than 40...

PAP government shortchanged CPF members more than 40...

Many CPF members have mistakenly believed that the record high 6.5% CPF rate was a godsend. But in...
What happens now to Sembcorp Marine?

What happens now to Sembcorp Marine?

Last December, it was reported that Keppel O&M had to pay a colossal US$422m in fines after reaching...
Chan now tells PAP MPs not to write to courts after...

Chan now tells PAP MPs not to write to courts after...

It was earlier reported that retired judge Low Wee Ping wrote to ST Forum (6 Feb) rebutting Minister...
Temasek Charter found to be meaningless after record...

Temasek Charter found to be meaningless after record...

According to the Temasek Charter, it engages the boards and managements of it portfolio companies to...
Super Spouses in the land of Marry-tocracy

Super Spouses in the land of Marry-tocracy

In the galaxy of Super Spouses, Singapore must rank quite high. Our politicians in particular have the...
The curious case of a politician who is so wildly popular

The curious case of a politician who is so wildly popular

Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a one-of-a-kind politician. He has more ardent fans than any other. Netizens...
CPF Full Retirement Sum increased by 52% but $5000...

CPF Full Retirement Sum increased by 52% but $5000...

Claiming inflation affects CPF monies, FRS has increased by 52% since 2008. For CPF members who do...
Retail Is Almost Dead, Thanks To Pap

Retail Is Almost Dead, Thanks To Pap

Hallo readers, Happy New Year! One week before CNY, everywhere I go, it seems very quiet, even the $2...
Paul Tambyah: Budget Needs to Take Care of the Have-Nots

Paul Tambyah: Budget Needs to Take Care of the Have-Nots

Good evening all, I would like to thank Sze Hian and MARUAH for inviting me to speak at this event....
CPF Board defends itself against negative online comments:...

CPF Board defends itself against negative online comments:...

Recently, I have been sharing many of my CPF posts to educate members that all is really not well at...
Snippets
The mystery of the unaccounted $22.5 million

The mystery of the unaccounted $22.5 million

With the release of the final KPMG report on AHTC today, I can finally finish writing this post which...
Police statement on Thaipusam incident

Police statement on Thaipusam incident

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued a clarification on the Thaipusam incident on their Facebook...
Alternative Budget Forum 2018

Alternative Budget Forum 2018

Singapore has zero external debt and our approach to a balanced budget with each term of government is...
MARUAH’s Statement on the National Budget 2018

MARUAH’s Statement on the National Budget 2018

MARUAH would like to state its concerns in four main areas. We ask that the concerns be noted and we...
Public Transport Council needs to be sensitive towards...

Public Transport Council needs to be sensitive towards...

The Singapore People’s Party (SPP) disagrees with the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) decision to...
MYT By-Election: Goh's 1987 Statements About GRCs Contradict...

MYT By-Election: Goh's 1987 Statements About GRCs Contradict...

“No by-election will be held to fill any vacancy unless all three members of that GRC have vacated...
PAP MPs can suka suka go AWOL from Parliament?

PAP MPs can suka suka go AWOL from Parliament?

As I understand, one of a Member of Parliament’s (MP) primary duties is to attend the sittings of the...
Court Challenge: Constitution Says that PM Must Call...

Court Challenge: Constitution Says that PM Must Call...

“Whenever the seat of a Member, not being a non-constituency Member, has become vacant for any...
Statement on the Extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary...

Statement on the Extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary...

We are strongly opposed to the extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act by another five...
What happened to the investigation on alleged corruption...

What happened to the investigation on alleged corruption...

More than a year has passed since the news broke on 30 Dec 2016 about the removal of the general manager...
SDP'S Daman: Open Up Political Space for Students and...

SDP'S Daman: Open Up Political Space for Students and...

It was a quiet evening on campus, during the University vacation when the NUS Student’s political...
Indranee Gave Excuses, Not Reasons, on Keppel Corruption...

Indranee Gave Excuses, Not Reasons, on Keppel Corruption...

Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah's response in Parliament yesterday to...
Letters
Pritam Singh remains favourite to succeed Low Thia...

Pritam Singh remains favourite to succeed Low Thia...

I refer to the article on TISG, titled http://www.theindependent.sg/pritam-singh-remains-favourite-to-succeed-low-thia-khiang-as-wp-secretary-general/ and...
So many low-wage workers did not get the NWC recommended...

So many low-wage workers did not get the NWC recommended...

I refer to the article “Fewer low-wage workers received pay rises in 2016” (Straits Times, Feb 9). It...
Leedership Succession

Leedership Succession

Singapore has always been an autocracy marketed as a democracy. Only in the eyes of the sheep, Singapore...
GDP Growth Madness : Responsibility Is Passed On To...

GDP Growth Madness : Responsibility Is Passed On To...

This GDP madeness and obsession of the PAP has to stop. Singaporeans cant possibly sit at an interview...
Is the HDB making losses because it pays for land at...

Is the HDB making losses because it pays for land at...

I refer to the article “Bank Negara’s land buy sparks talk of 1MDB bailout” (Straits Times, Feb...
Has our CPF Ordinary Account’s interest rates been...

Has our CPF Ordinary Account’s interest rates been...

I refer to the article “Malaysian pension fund set to make record payout” (Straits Times, Feb 10). It...
Autocracy And Dictatorships Are Hampering Development...

Autocracy And Dictatorships Are Hampering Development...

The Asian Tigers and Japan have enjoyed a remarkable growth streak over the last half a decade that...
Jurassic Era Singaporeans

Jurassic Era Singaporeans

Have u Singaporeans still living in Jurassic era? Have they noticed even noticed how fast and far the...
Singapore is not exciting, because … ?

Singapore is not exciting, because … ?

I refer to the article “Singapore Tourism Board responds with witty video after Time Out survey calls...
Why are there so many Singaporeans earning so little?

Why are there so many Singaporeans earning so little?

I refer to the article “Parliament: Singapore will wither if society is rigid and stratified by class,...
Singapore is ranked 173 out of 198 countries for 'Electoral...

Singapore is ranked 173 out of 198 countries for 'Electoral...

I refer to the article “Malaysia ranks 125 in world electoral freedom index, better than Singapore”...
What proportion of households are 'in-work poverty'?

What proportion of households are 'in-work poverty'?

I refer to the article “Household incomes rise in 2017, but at slower pace for bottom 50%” (Straits...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Our bloated defence budget: To be a Porcupine or a Poisoned Shrimp?

Our bloated defence budget: To be a Porcupine or a Poisoned Shrimp?

By Gunslinger, Guest Columnist In an marine ecosystem, the big fish eats the small fish, which eats the shrimp. The original defence strategy of Singapore, taking into account its size was to be a poisonous shrimp. A predator would be contemplating suicide unless it was sufficiently large, in which case, it would be weakened... 

要求环境部长雅国为芽笼士乃巴刹食物中毒事件设立独立调查委员的一封公开信

要求环境部长雅国为芽笼士乃巴刹食物中毒事件设立独立调查委员的一封公开信

译者: 韦春花 雅国 易卜拉欣先生 环境与水源部长 新加坡的共和国 敬启者, 关于: 要求为芽笼士乃巴刹食物中毒设立独立调查委员会 我是尤金·杨,是大戏党–社会政治观察论坛的主编。 我写这封信,是因为看到最近这起夺�! �两条人命的悲剧中,有关国家环境局官员和芽笼士乃巴刹小贩在说法上显然很不一致。 国家环境局把芽笼士乃临时巴刹食物中毒事件的关键人物,Sheik... 

BREAKING: Dr Thio Su Mien’s TSMP Law did business with Star TV which screened a celebrity talk show hosted by famous lesbian Ellen DeGeneres

BREAKING: Dr Thio Su Mien’s TSMP Law did business with Star TV which screened a celebrity talk show hosted by famous lesbian Ellen DeGeneres

From Wayang Party: Senior lawyer Dr Thio Su Mien who was the alleged mastermind behind the takeover of AWARE explained that her concern about the direction that Aware was taking was partly prompted by a letter from a parent who was concerned that the society was promoting a homosexual agenda. (read report here) He wrote to the... 

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