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Does the government understand the struggles of the working class?Does the government understand the struggles of the working... Last evening, after listening to the budget broadcast, I went to have an early dinner at the coffee shop near my place. As the dinner crowd has not come in, I had an opportunity to strike up a short conversation with Bo Huat (in his late sixties), who runs my favourite wanton noodle stall with his wife from 7 am to 3 pm...

PAP taking advantage of Singaporeans in latest water price hikePAP taking advantage of Singaporeans in latest water price... It is shocking that the Government will increase prices for water by 30 percent. This comes at a time when Singaporeans are facing great uncertainty as the economy takes a turn for the worse. Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat justified the hike by pointing out that water prices have not increased in 17 years. He did not...

Who are our ministers trying to kid?Who are our ministers trying to kid? Our Minsiters claim to be world class, with more than world class salaries, in a first world country. These Ministers always have a ready answer for everything, no matter how ridiculuous they sound sometimes. But, what do you call a communication Minister who cannot communicate? A transport minister who cannot make...

An Open Letter To Opposition Parties In Singapore Concerning Israeli Pm Benjamin Netanyahu'S VisitAn Open Letter To Opposition Parties In Singapore Concerning... I refer to the articles "PPP PROTESTS ISRAELI PM VISIT TO SG, URGED PM LEE TO REVIEW RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL" on TR Emeritus on the 20th February 2017. I am writing this letter not because I am anti-Opposition and pro-PAP. I voted for an Opposition Party in the last general elections in 2015 and am proud to count myself...

Price increase (na), cost increase (na), but rebates ($71m)?Price increase (na), cost increase (na), but rebates ($71m)? I refer to the Budget speech that was delivered in Parliament on 20 February. According to the Straits Times report “Singapore Budget 2017: Water prices to increase by 30% from July 1 in two phases” – “Water prices will increase for the first time in 17 years, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (Feb...

Will the PAP ever admit that they were wrong about globalization?Will the PAP ever admit that they were wrong about globalization? For years, the PAP government has been implementing anti-Singaporean, pro-foreigner, and pro-foreign company policies. Telling us that this is the 'pragmatic' thing to do, and how if we don't bend over backward to serve foreign companies and "foreign talents", we will be out competed and go bankrupt. But even after all...

PM Lee: 'Syonan Gallery' chosen to 'evoke that dark and traumatic period'PM Lee: 'Syonan Gallery' chosen to 'evoke that dark and traumatic... Many Singaporeans have spoken up in recent days about the exhibition at the Former Ford Factory. We initially called it "Syonan Gallery: War and its Legacies". The name "Syonan" was meant to evoke that dark and traumatic periodin Singapore’s history. But quite a few felt that the name itself, used like this, caused...

PPP: Protest against Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Visit to SingaporePPP: Protest against Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu... The People’s Power Party expresses our dismay and disappointment on the account that the Republic of Singapore is hosting a state level visit with Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. On grounds dear to us, we elect to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people who have until now, been deprived of a rightful...

CFE being overly pragmatic and ‘practical’ is precisely the problemCFE being overly pragmatic and ‘practical’ is precisely... ‘As a small little country with limited resources and limited aspirations, we need to be real and practical about what we want to do and what we can do. No doubt having big and wild dreams and wet dreams are ok, as these are just dreams. It is better to look at more realistic and practical targets and solutions like capitalising...

Insensitive for NParks to claim tgat inspections exceed global standard after fatality and injuriesInsensitive for NParks to claim tgat inspections exceed global... Dear NParks CEO I refer to “Inspection of trees in Singapore in line with global standards: NParks”. link NParks can claim anything it wants as they are not verifiable anyway. SOPs always look impressive on paper but the reality is not every employee follow them to a T. Look no further than the massively screwed...

How dare they question my (Malay) community's loyalty to this nationHow dare they question my (Malay) community's loyalty to... During the war my late father, who was then an officer in the Civil Defence was busy risking his life evacuating people from buildings bombed by the Japanese warplanes. Compare this with what the father of someone in the ruling party did, collaborating with the Japanese invaders while many of our countrymen were...

Increasing costs of living in Singapore eradicates already stingy government transfersIncreasing costs of living in Singapore eradicates already... I refer to the article “Income inequality in Singapore lowest in a decade, monthly household income grows but at slower rate” (Straits Times, Feb 17). It states that “Income inequality in Singapore last year was the lowest in a decade, statistics released by the Government on Thursday (Feb 16) showed. The Gini...

PAP TCs to increase S&CC: Cut down on your wastage first!PAP TCs to increase S&CC: Cut down on your wastage first! It was announced yesterday (17 Feb) that all 15 PAP town councils will be increasing their service and conservancy charges (S&CC) starting in 4 months' time. Note that the increase will come in 2 phases: one in Jun this year and another in Jun next year. Also note that the S&CC of all the market and cooked food...

Blunder in naming 'Syonan Gallery' reflects the failure of group-think in PAP governmentBlunder in naming 'Syonan Gallery' reflects the failure of... The “Syonan Gallery” had now been changed to “Surviving the Japanese Occupation, legacies of WW2″. Anyone expecting some silly newbie PAP ministers to come out and say: see the PAP listens to the people. Please! This is a PAP blunder where there is a real and serious risk of them losing many votes and trust from...

Lets glorify Syonan?Lets glorify Syonan? PM Lee has already came out and expressed his support of naming an exhibition about the Japanese Occupation "Syonan Gallery". He had also said that we will never forget the darkest time of Singapore's history. Which is all true. We cannot change the fact that Singapore fell to the Japanese, Singapore endured many years...

Editorials
Editor's note: Thank you and farewell

Editor's note: Thank you and farewell

Before he stepped down as editor, Richard Wan spoke to several people who may be keen in taking over...
Temporary relocation of TR Emeritus's website completed

Temporary relocation of TR Emeritus's website completed

Please be informed that we have completed the temporary relocation of our website to a standby server...
15 PAP Town Councils to increase S&CC charges for...

15 PAP Town Councils to increase S&CC charges for...

Despite feedback that the costs of living are too high during the 2017 Budget via the government's, residents...
Fresh spin on AVA's culling of endangered Red Jungle...

Fresh spin on AVA's culling of endangered Red Jungle...

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has finally broke silence and concocted a new spin...
Status updates for TR Emeritus pre-overhaul (12 Feb...

Status updates for TR Emeritus pre-overhaul (12 Feb...

Malicious Ads Per our editorial on 3rd Feb 2017 , we have managed to identify some, if not all, of...
Alleged molester arrested by police

Alleged molester arrested by police

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has confirmed in a new posting that they have arrested a man who allegedly...
SPF looking into alleged molest and indifference of...

SPF looking into alleged molest and indifference of...

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has issued a statement on its Facebook page, saying that it is "looking...
March: The month the Sun sets on TR Emeritus

March: The month the Sun sets on TR Emeritus

TR Emeritus (TRE) will technically reach its End-Of-Life (EOL) come March, 2017. Not that the [email protected]..
PMO: No by-election if a minority MP leaves GRC

PMO: No by-election if a minority MP leaves GRC

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chan Chun Sing, has confirmed that no by-election will be...
Prices of water to be increased for new desalination...

Prices of water to be increased for new desalination...

In a media conference yesterday (7th feb), Minister for Environment and Water Resources (MEW) Masagos...
Netizens ROTFL at PTC's Customer Satisfaction Survey

Netizens ROTFL at PTC's Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Public Transport Council (PTC) recently announced that Commuters’ satisfaction with public...
Malicious ads on TR Emeritus (updated)

Malicious ads on TR Emeritus (updated)

Dear readers We have been informed that recently, a certain ad network has constantly been inserting...
Gas tariffs to increase by another 4.5% today (1 Feb)

Gas tariffs to increase by another 4.5% today (1 Feb)

Following a 1.5% increase in gas tariffs last Nov, another 4.5% increase will take effect from the period...
Human Rights Groups support Amos Yee's asylum bid

Human Rights Groups support Amos Yee's asylum bid

Teenage blogger Amos Yee, who is currently being detained in Chicago's McHenry County Jail following...
PM Lee confident of economic renewal while economy...

PM Lee confident of economic renewal while economy...

In his Lunar New year message, PM Lee Hsien Loong emphasised the renewal of the economy stressing the...
Should the Government be entitled to sue under POHA...

Should the Government be entitled to sue under POHA...

Following a landmark 2-1 Court of Appeal ruling that the government is not considered a legal person...
PUB: Normal for Bishan Park to flood during heavy rain

PUB: Normal for Bishan Park to flood during heavy rain

In a Facebook post by PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency said that it is normal for Bishan Park to...
Opinion
UN Security Council Meeting on North Korean missile...

UN Security Council Meeting on North Korean missile...

The US led a charge to hold an urgent UN Security Council meeting ‘seen as a challenge to President...
Tan Kin Lian: the finance minister has not understood...

Tan Kin Lian: the finance minister has not understood...

The minister for finance has unveiled the budget for 2017 in Parliament. The Straits Times called...
Only one announcement in Parliament needed to increase...

Only one announcement in Parliament needed to increase...

Lee Kuan Yew: “We decide what is right. Never mind what the people think.” And so Finance Minister...
Exponential Growth In Everything But Pay!

Exponential Growth In Everything But Pay!

Recently, I was browsing resale flats on property guru. Shocking, flats in city near 50 years old asking...
Water price hike: PAP giving you one drumstick but...

Water price hike: PAP giving you one drumstick but...

Before the Budget, the mainstream media had already highlighted that the prices of water may go up...
More than 1.85 million CPF members have less than $20,000...

More than 1.85 million CPF members have less than $20,000...

In 2015, there were 3.69 million CPF members. According to MOF, more than 1.85 million CPF members...
CPE Report Confirms The Death Of Innovation!

CPE Report Confirms The Death Of Innovation!

I read somewhere, there are 5 ministers with over a 100 professionals taking 12 months to churn out...
Beware of dissonant voices

Beware of dissonant voices

I was quite surprised to read what the Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said...
Why does a simple mistake require such a ‘wayang’...

Why does a simple mistake require such a ‘wayang’...

On 17 Feb, Minister Yaacob caved in to public pressure and apologised for the ‘pain the name caused’ by...
Quantum leap of logic of lying through the teeth?

Quantum leap of logic of lying through the teeth?

Look, revenue per available room (RevPAR) fell nearly 5% to $199. This supposedly came on the back of...
We only 14th on the list of 'Best City in the World...

We only 14th on the list of 'Best City in the World...

(Addition on 17th February 10.45 am: S’pore dropped eight places to 14th in the latest international...
Kim Jong Nam assassinated at KLIA

Kim Jong Nam assassinated at KLIA

The South Korean media were swift and detail in their reporting of the assassination of Kim Jong...
The bullshit is getting ridiculous!

The bullshit is getting ridiculous!

The sort of BS is getting really extreme, even people low IQ might laugh. Remember the red junglefowl...
Will CEO of TLC behave in the recommended PAP way?

Will CEO of TLC behave in the recommended PAP way?

The PAP administration likes to say that S’poreans should follow the Japanese way accepting responsibility...
Remembering the Japanese occupation; where Syonan was...

Remembering the Japanese occupation; where Syonan was...

The Japanese occupation was a bitter and painful time for my parents. Up north, Malaysia. My grandmother...
Would Singapore be renamed Syonan To?

Would Singapore be renamed Syonan To?

Below are a few paragraph from Tan Wah Piow in London on the naming of a new Singapore War Museum. I...
Ditch the Syonan Brand

Ditch the Syonan Brand

A photographer visited the former Ford Factory at about 5pm on Tuesday 14 February and successfully recorded...
Snippets
Does the government understand the struggles of the...

Does the government understand the struggles of the...

Last evening, after listening to the budget broadcast, I went to have an early dinner at the coffee shop...
PAP taking advantage of Singaporeans in latest water...

PAP taking advantage of Singaporeans in latest water...

It is shocking that the Government will increase prices for water by 30 percent. This comes at a time...
PM Lee: 'Syonan Gallery' chosen to 'evoke that dark...

PM Lee: 'Syonan Gallery' chosen to 'evoke that dark...

Many Singaporeans have spoken up in recent days about the exhibition at the Former Ford Factory. We...
PPP: Protest against Israel Prime Minister Benjamin...

PPP: Protest against Israel Prime Minister Benjamin...

The People’s Power Party expresses our dismay and disappointment on the account that the Republic of...
Appointment of former PAP MP to judiciary not ideal

Appointment of former PAP MP to judiciary not ideal

PMO has announced that Mr Hri Kumar, former PAP MP, will be appointed Deputy Attorney-General with...
How dare they question my (Malay) community's loyalty...

How dare they question my (Malay) community's loyalty...

During the war my late father, who was then an officer in the Civil Defence was busy risking his...
亲者痛,仇者快

亲者痛,仇者快

几乎每一晚我都睡得很甜,但昨晚彻夜难眠。今早起身后,怀着内疚的心写了一封道歉信,真诚地向所有在二战期间为保家卫国壮烈牺牲和幸存的抗日英雄们、成千上万枉死的冤魂和饱受迫害煎熬的老百姓致以万二分的歉意。 信中说因人微言轻,抗议无效,无法劝阻当局把日本侵占岛国时取的名称,堂皇冠冕地树立在新加坡沦陷展览馆前,并通过各媒体广为宣传,让天下人耻笑我们的沦陷时期展览馆,是以战犯沾沾自喜的名称命名。让那原本已被历史风沙深埋地层,永不超生的罪恶名称,在幽美的山坡上借尸还魂,得意地飞扬. 要提醒国人记取这段黑暗悲惨的历史有许多方式,展览馆冠以日本蝗军为岛国取的名称最令人无法接受,因为这不但扭曲了历史,把反面教材当正面传扬,还严重污蔑了受苦受难者。只要保留这个令抗日英雄怒发冲冠和数十万战争难民咬牙切齿的称号,所有形式化的祭奠和悼念仪式都显得苍白与荒谬。我为愧对诸位先烈与冤魂而内疚不已。 每回提到这个称号,就听见战犯的狞笑声。我无意逃避史实,而是以提到这个惨绝人寰的罪恶名称为耻。希望大家避免有意或无意提到这个称号,不要为这个沾满血腥的称号宣传,不要让这个令人痛心疾首的称号死灰复燃,开始在人们的口里和各种媒体中活了起来。这是一个小市民对发动残酷战争,滥杀无辜的侵略者所能喊出最大声量的无言抗议。   *...
PAP TCs to increase S&CC: Cut down on your wastage...

PAP TCs to increase S&CC: Cut down on your wastage...

It was announced yesterday (17 Feb) that all 15 PAP town councils will be increasing their service and...
Not true that Yishun is full of weird people or crime

Not true that Yishun is full of weird people or crime

The Straits Times asked me about the perception that Yishun is full of weird people or crime. I...
Press Release: Singapore govt must allow Malaysian...

Press Release: Singapore govt must allow Malaysian...

On 13 February 2017, the Singapore Prison Services had issued a letter rejecting our application to meet...
Ban on election advertising – Heads I win, tails...

Ban on election advertising – Heads I win, tails...

It was reported yesterday (16 Feb) that the police have issued stern warnings to individuals for...
Letters
Who are our ministers trying to kid?

Who are our ministers trying to kid?

Our Minsiters claim to be world class, with more than world class salaries, in a first world country....
An Open Letter To Opposition Parties In Singapore Concerning...

An Open Letter To Opposition Parties In Singapore Concerning...

I refer to the articles "PPP PROTESTS ISRAELI PM VISIT TO SG, URGED PM LEE TO REVIEW RELATIONSHIP WITH...
Price increase (na), cost increase (na), but rebates...

Price increase (na), cost increase (na), but rebates...

I refer to the Budget speech that was delivered in Parliament on 20 February. According to the Straits...
Will the PAP ever admit that they were wrong about...

Will the PAP ever admit that they were wrong about...

For years, the PAP government has been implementing anti-Singaporean, pro-foreigner, and pro-foreign...
S & CC: A truly caring Govt?

S & CC: A truly caring Govt?

I refer to the article “15 PAP town councils to increase service and conservancy charges from June...
CFE being overly pragmatic and ‘practical’ is precisely...

CFE being overly pragmatic and ‘practical’ is precisely...

‘As a small little country with limited resources and limited aspirations, we need to be real and practical...
Insensitive for NParks to claim tgat inspections exceed...

Insensitive for NParks to claim tgat inspections exceed...

Dear NParks CEO I refer to “Inspection of trees in Singapore in line with global standards: NParks”. link NParks...
Increasing costs of living in Singapore eradicates...

Increasing costs of living in Singapore eradicates...

I refer to the article “Income inequality in Singapore lowest in a decade, monthly household income...
Students should not be forced to channel back whatever...

Students should not be forced to channel back whatever...

What's this new ruling about the Singapore Sports School indicating that any prizes, be it monetary or...
Blunder in naming 'Syonan Gallery' reflects the failure...

Blunder in naming 'Syonan Gallery' reflects the failure...

The “Syonan Gallery” had now been changed to “Surviving the Japanese Occupation, legacies of WW2″. Anyone...
Milk powder fund’s link to making babies?

Milk powder fund’s link to making babies?

I refer to the article “$1.5 million fund for low-income parents to buy milk powder for children”...
Sticky & Recent Articles

Who are our ministers trying to kid?

Who are our ministers trying to kid?

Yaacob Ibrahim Our Minsiters claim to be world class, with more than world class salaries, in a first world country. These Ministers always have a ready answer for everything, no matter how ridiculuous they sound sometimes. But, what do you call a communication Minister who cannot communicate? A transport minister who cannot... 

Only one announcement in Parliament needed to increase PUB’s income by $361 million

Only one announcement in Parliament needed to increase PUB’s income by $361 million

Lee Kuan Yew: “We decide what is right. Never mind what the people think.” And so Finance Minister Heng simply announced a staggering 30% increase in the price of water during Budget 2017. PAP had already decided that increasing the price of water was right, no need for debate, never mind the current economic contraction... 

Exponential Growth In Everything But Pay!

Exponential Growth In Everything But Pay!

Recently, I was browsing resale flats on property guru. Shocking, flats in city near 50 years old asking almost a million. We have become the most expensive city in the world! Every bus stop, there is bound to be foreigners, especially from China and India with prams, grand parents et cetera. Population growth is exponential... 

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