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Solution to inequality: Give free money or take money from every citizen?Solution to inequality: Give free money or take money from... I refer to the article “Problem: Income Inequality – Solution: Free Money” (Bloomberg Business Week, Jan 15). It states that “In an audacious experiment, Finland is giving some residents a “basic income” of $16,000 for two years, no strings attached.” Ironically, another country may have been experimenting...

No News On Ang Mo Kio Town Council CPIB ProbeNo News On Ang Mo Kio Town Council CPIB Probe The general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) is being investigated by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). In September, the town council received a complaint about Victor Wong of CPG Facilities Management, the managing agent of the town council, reported The Straits Times on...

Should Singaporeans be concerned about a 'fake news' law?Should Singaporeans be concerned about a 'fake news' law? I refer to Sulaiman Daud’s  article “We hope the Select Committee on fake news pays attention to NMP Kok Heng Leun’s speech” (Mothership, Jan 12). It states that “We hope the Select Committee on fake news pays attention to NMP Kok Heng Leun’s speech The NMP with the arts background went against...

ST vs Today: Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs 52.8%?ST vs Today: Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs 52.8%? I refer to the article “Poly grads not getting jobs as quickly: poll” (Straits Times, Jan 13). It states that “According to the survey, 86.4 per cent of their graduates found permanent, freelance or part-time jobs last year within six months of graduation. This is a drop of 4.2 percentage points from 2016’s figure...

Why are we giving money to new citizens?Why are we giving money to new citizens? The Citizen Top-Up is a $10,000 housing subsidy that is given to eligible Singapore Citizen/Singapore Permanent Resident (SC/SPR) households when a qualifying household member becomes a Singapore Citizen. It is available to any of the following SC/SPR households who have: Paid a premium of $10,000 for the purchase...

Presumptive Arrogance at LeadershipPresumptive Arrogance at Leadership All the talk of who among the third generation would assume PM-ship is PAP arrogance. It takes for granted the voters' support, so that PAP can calmly proceed to choose for voters who the next PM will be. Worse, it implies they will succeed, via "fixing the opposition", such that they will, by hook or crook, win future...

Statement on the Extension of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (CLTPA) for another five yearsStatement 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 years and expansion of its scope. Similar to the Internal Security Act, the CLTPA allows indefinite detention without trial under the hand of the minister with the consent of the public prosecutor. Under the amendment...

What happened to the investigation on alleged corruption at Ang Mo Kio town council?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 and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC), Mr Victor Wong Chee Meng from his duties and him being placed under investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). Mr Wong had been acting...

Another homeless story, but policies remain?Another homeless story, but policies remain? I refer to the article “Restaurant owner gives out blankets to those sleeping on Chinatown streets as cool weather continues” (Straits Times, Jan 13). It states that “Since last Thursday (Jan 4), the restaurant owner has been giving out blankets to those sleeping on the streets, mainly in mature estates such as...

Fake News Include Fake No News?Fake News Include Fake No News? I refer to Parliament's studying how to legislate "fake news". The presumption of labelling news "fake" is that untruths or half-truths are told that have adverse effects; hence the felt need to censor. But news can also be faked to achieve what authorities regard as welcome effects. Are such being considered too...

What percentage of unemployed PMETs were helped?What percentage of unemployed PMETs were helped? I refer to the article “More than 1,100 PMETs receive help from career support programme since Oct 2015” (Channel NewsAsia, Jan 10). It states that “More than 1,100 professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) have found jobs through the Career Support Programme (CSP) since its roll-out in late 2015,...

KOM corruption: Govt will move ‘as expeditiously as possible’?KOM corruption: Govt will move ‘as expeditiously as possible’? I refer to the article “Singapore seeks assistance to move ‘as expeditiously as possible’ on Keppel O&M case: Indranee” (Channel NewsAsia, Jan 8). It states that “The Government’s intention is to move as “expeditiously as possible” on investigations relating to Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel...

Singapore Screwed Badly By This Leedership!Singapore Screwed Badly By This Leedership! Singapore is regressing back to third world. In come millions of third world migrants, half the population are nearby regional countries, mainly third world. Everything is regressing to third world standard except minister, GLC executives and super-scale civil service pay. The so called once in 50 years flood is no...

Who holds the record for speaking the least in Parliamentary history?Who holds the record for speaking the least in Parliamentary... I refer to the article “PAP MP Rahayu Mahzam: Dumbest MP of 2017” (States Times Review, Jan 6, 2018). It states that “According to a tabulation by Chinese papers Lian He Zao Bao, Jurong GRC PAP MP Rahayu Mahzam is the dumbest MP of 2017, making only 8 speeches in a year. Defending her “record”, the part-time...

Is a bigger fine more important than the 'accountability and transparency' of the corruption?Is a bigger fine more important than the 'accountability... I refer to Elgin Toh’s article “Missteps well accounted for but questions remain” (Straits Times, Jan 9). It states that “the Government does not tolerate corruption and was “extremely disappointed”. Singapore’s reputation was hurt, she added. She sought to shift the public’s perception that Keppel got...

Editorials
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...
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",...
Opinions
Charles Chong’s million-dollar surplus claim in General...

Charles Chong’s million-dollar surplus claim in General...

I chuckled a fair bit when it was announced that Deputy Speaker, Charles Chong was made to be Chairman...
Xiaomi’s IPO will make anti-PAPpyists frus

Xiaomi’s IPO will make anti-PAPpyists frus

Xiaomi is laying the groundwork for its planned float in the second half of this yr as it appoints banks...
Minimum sum continues to increase to $181,000 while...

Minimum sum continues to increase to $181,000 while...

According to a new update on CPF website, the new Minimum Sum (or newly termed as Full Requirement Sum)...
The funniest reply ever in ST Forum?

The funniest reply ever in ST Forum?

I refer to the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) reply “Off-peak pass was a two-year trial” (Straits...
PAP’s BS about shortage of Singaporean auxiliary...

PAP’s BS about shortage of Singaporean auxiliary...

I refer to CNA’s “Taiwanese auxiliary police officers to be deployed at land checkpoints: Shanmugam”. Singaporeans...
Floodings raise questions on existing design methodology...

Floodings raise questions on existing design methodology...

According to the Public Utilities Board, the flash floods that occurred in nine locations in eastern...
Review of Singapore's Budget: 2009 - 2017

Review of Singapore's Budget: 2009 - 2017

The government of Singapore is set to announce its budget plans for 2018 on Monday, 19 Feb 2018. While...
Keppel O & M corrupt executives will likely be given...

Keppel O & M corrupt executives will likely be given...

Singaporeans waiting for justice to be done in the Keppel corruption case will have to wait long long. All...
Import of electronics to Singapore and rest of Asean

Import of electronics to Singapore and rest of Asean

The 2017 GDP growth of 3.5% was dismissed by anti-PAP types (nutty and sane) saying it’s mainly due...
In the face of real competition, PAP scholars at GLCs...

In the face of real competition, PAP scholars at GLCs...

PAP has a system which is based on academic achievements instead of merit.  As such, we see mostly scholars...
Why Singapore’s fintech ambitions won’t go far

Why Singapore’s fintech ambitions won’t go far

Too much wishful thinking combined with motherhood BS from the authorities. The head of Singapore’s...
Step down at 70? Don’t bet on it!

Step down at 70? Don’t bet on it!

Why is it that people keep saying PM Lee Hsien Loong will step down by age 70? He did say years ago...
Chinese Malaysian on retiring to Malaysia

Chinese Malaysian on retiring to Malaysia

Refering to this article where M’sia was 5th, a friend posted on Facebook Malaysia is a great place...
Dinosaur Liu Thai Ker talking cock - Part 2

Dinosaur Liu Thai Ker talking cock - Part 2

According to this CNA article, urban planner Liu Thai Ker has even tried to help PAP justify million-dollar...
PM doesn’t tell us what a great country looks like

PM doesn’t tell us what a great country looks like

Neither does ST nor any other constructive, nation-building publication or channel tell us what makes...
Greatest Comeback In Politics?

Greatest Comeback In Politics?

In the winter of his life, at age 92, he still has the vitriol in his voice and the spring in his step...
Dinosaur Liu Thai Ker talking cock about Singapore’s...

Dinosaur Liu Thai Ker talking cock about Singapore’s...

Too much credit has been given to Liu Thai Ker, former housing chief planner, so much so that he has...
 More business for architect firms like Dr Liu Thai...

More business for architect firms like Dr Liu Thai...

In a Channel News Asia report yesterday (12 Jan 2018), it was reported that Dr Liu Thai Ker continues...
Snippets
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...
Keppel’s Board Chairman Lee Boon Yang should resign

Keppel’s Board Chairman Lee Boon Yang should resign

The current boards of directors of Keppel Corporation and its unit Keppel Offshore & Marine (KOM)...
MARUAH on Keppel corruption case

MARUAH on Keppel corruption case

We refer to the TODAY article (Keppel O&M corruption case a black eye for Singapore Inc., 27 Dec...
Court Hearing on Marsiling-Yew Tee By-Election Changed...

Court Hearing on Marsiling-Yew Tee By-Election Changed...

The court hearing for Dr Wong Souk Yee's application for a court declaration for a by-election to...
PAP must Answer Questions about its System in Wake...

PAP must Answer Questions about its System in Wake...

The bribery scandal that has enveloped Keppel Offshore & Marine is another sign of a deteriorating...
A difference can be made with powerful collective voices...

A difference can be made with powerful collective voices...

Over the last year, the Singapore People’s Party has made many moves to bolster and strengthen our...
Movie Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Movie Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The world’s most popular space opera returns with Episode VIII, The Last Jedi. Does it live up to expectations?...
Repeal the Films Act and withdraw the proposed amendment...

Repeal the Films Act and withdraw the proposed amendment...

Following is a joint statement by CAN and Function 8, both an NGO. A draconian piece of legislation...
Dr Tan Cheng Bock: Lee Hsien Loong is not Lee Kuan...

Dr Tan Cheng Bock: Lee Hsien Loong is not Lee Kuan...

Answering to a question from the audience about what he feels about the difference between the new...
Letters
Solution to inequality: Give free money or take money...

Solution to inequality: Give free money or take money...

I refer to the article “Problem: Income Inequality – Solution: Free Money” (Bloomberg Business...
No News On Ang Mo Kio Town Council CPIB Probe

No News On Ang Mo Kio Town Council CPIB Probe

The general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC) is being investigated by the Corrupt...
Presumptive Arrogance at Leadership

Presumptive Arrogance at Leadership

All the talk of who among the third generation would assume PM-ship is PAP arrogance. It takes for granted...
Should Singaporeans be concerned about a 'fake news'...

Should Singaporeans be concerned about a 'fake news'...

I refer to Sulaiman Daud’s  article “We hope the Select Committee on fake news pays attention to...
ST vs Today: Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs 52.8%?

ST vs Today: Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs 52.8%?

I refer to the article “Poly grads not getting jobs as quickly: poll” (Straits Times, Jan 13). It...
Why are we giving money to new citizens?

Why are we giving money to new citizens?

The Citizen Top-Up is a $10,000 housing subsidy that is given to eligible Singapore Citizen/Singapore...
Another homeless story, but policies remain?

Another homeless story, but policies remain?

I refer to the article “Restaurant owner gives out blankets to those sleeping on Chinatown streets...
What percentage of unemployed PMETs were helped?

What percentage of unemployed PMETs were helped?

I refer to the article “More than 1,100 PMETs receive help from career support programme since Oct...
Fake News Include Fake No News?

Fake News Include Fake No News?

I refer to Parliament's studying how to legislate "fake news". The presumption of labelling news...
KOM corruption: Govt will move ‘as expeditiously...

KOM corruption: Govt will move ‘as expeditiously...

I refer to the article “Singapore seeks assistance to move ‘as expeditiously as possible’ on Keppel...
Singapore Screwed Badly By This Leedership!

Singapore Screwed Badly By This Leedership!

Singapore is regressing back to third world. In come millions of third world migrants, half the population...
Who holds the record for speaking the least in Parliamentary...

Who holds the record for speaking the least in Parliamentary...

I refer to the article “PAP MP Rahayu Mahzam: Dumbest MP of 2017” (States Times Review, Jan 6, 2018). It...
Sticky & Recent Articles

What the hell is Tan Kin Lian doing ?

What the hell is Tan Kin Lian doing ?

By Fang Zhi Yuan, Chief Editor “DBS begins compensation process” screams the Straits Times headlines on 24 October 2008. “I am deeply concerned about the anguish our customers are experiencing. DBS is committed to doing the right thing and my colleagues and I are working as hard as possible to resolve the situation”... 

More photos of minibond protest at Hong Lim Park, 25 October 2008

More photos of minibond protest at Hong Lim Park, 25 October 2008

Photos by Eugene Yeo and Cheng Siew Peng Read Wayangparty Club’s coverage of yesterday’s protest at Hong Lim Park: Field report and photos Mr Tan Kin Lian’s speech Part 1 Mr Tan Kin Lian’s speech Part 2 Mr Tan Kin Lian’s speech Part 3                     EDITORS’ note:... 

Mr Tan Kin Lian’s speech at Hong Lim Park, Part 3 (25 Oct 2008)

Mr Tan Kin Lian’s speech at Hong Lim Park, Part 3 (25 Oct 2008)

Video and editing by Eugene Yeo and Cheng Siew Peng, uploaded at 10pm. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBp_JhTrUQM&hl=en&fs=1] Excerpts from Mr Tan Kin Lian’s speech: “Somebody asked me, Mr Tan, is it possible to get back 100% ? Honestly, I don’t think so. Because already the underlying assets,... 

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