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Parliament: The 'moral value' of public policies?Parliament: The 'moral value' of public policies? I refer to the article “Make the language of morality our vernacular in policy matters” (Today, May 18). It states that “Today, Mr Speaker, I argue one simple idea – which is to rethink the way we evaluate ideas. We need to rethink the role of the market and of economic reasoning. For a long time, the economic...

154th Ranked Media Confirms Lies About Asset Enhancement154th Ranked Media Confirms Lies About Asset Enhancement This is to ensure that Singaporeans no longer have misguided expectations of the investment returns of public housing, and that public housing remains affordable and fiscally sustainable. While I understand that the older generation may want to pass their property assets to their descendants, this should not be at...

Anwar thanks Malaysian alternative news site while SG govt wants to stop 'fake news'Anwar thanks Malaysian alternative news site while SG govt... In a recent interview with Malaysiakini, a Malaysian alternative news site, Mr Anwar Ibrahim who was released from prison on Wednesday (May 16), has expressed his appreciation to Malaysiakini. “At a time when we had massive restrictions, where the media was nothing but incessant propaganda, Malaysiakini was there,"...

More breakdowns = higher fares, no penalties?More breakdowns = higher fares, no penalties? I refer to the article “Linking public transport fares to reliability could worsen situation: Khaw Boon Wan” (Channel NewsAsia, May 18). It states that “Public transport fares and reliability are two separate matters, and linking the two could worsen the situation, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Friday...

Silence from SMRT CEO appalling after all the faults in the past weekSilence from SMRT CEO appalling after all the faults in the... Last month, there was considerable flak from the public when another ex-military man – Mr. Neo Kian Hong - was appointed as the new CEO of rail transport operator SMRT. Not only did he not have any industry-related experience, the public remains unconvinced that there are no better candidates for the job. To assure...

Pinky blatantly tells you 10M is on!Pinky blatantly tells you 10M is on! Singaporeans will have to be welcoming of new citizens, given the steady flow of immigrants to bolster the population, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. ( LINK ) This is not fake news, its directly from state media, you are right, Pinky wants more to FTs to come steal our lunches and want us to accept the inevitable....

Illogical reasoning for not addressing HDB lease problem?Illogical reasoning for not addressing HDB lease problem? I refer to the article “Government looking into lease issue of old HDB flats which involves ‘serious trade-offs’: Lawrence Wong” (Today, May 17). It states that “One key matter is that despite the government’s best efforts at planning, “we are still severely constrained by space in Singapore”, he said...

The no value HDB flatThe no value HDB flat People in SG are paying their entire life for a lease with a time limit. By selling houses these people are actually selling a trickling lease to the next buyer. Holding a house with not the intention to live and settle down but the intention to use it to speculate is like holding a time bomb in the hand waiting for...

Take responsibility in your votes, don’t be just keyboard warriorsTake responsibility in your votes, don’t be just keyboard... Interesting to see posts comparing Singaporeans and Malaysians especially in relation to the recent Malaysia General Election. One thing I need to address is we have too many keyboard warriors. Why? Times like now when victory is secured because they can unite and make their voices heard... while us? I said us. We...

3 Years On After GE and No Promises Delivered So Far3 Years On After GE and No Promises Delivered So Far Every GE, lot of promises were made by ruling party but observation seem to be one direction. Just pretend to listen, make promises  and then go into sleep mode. This is the third year after GE 2015, except everything is going up up and up making Singapore the most expensive place 5 years in a row, what promise has...

Cleaners’ minimum wage: $1,060 – very low?Cleaners’ minimum wage: $1,060 – very low? I refer to the article “Parliament: Ng Chee Meng proposes new committee to support older workers” (Straits Times, May 15). It states that “As for low-wage workers, Mr Ng noted that while the Progressive Wage model has done much to alleviate hardship of low-wage workers in the cleaning, security and landscape sectors...

4G PAP continues to live in its own self-delusional world4G PAP continues to live in its own self-delusional world The late LKY & the PAP loved to use the phrase, “NO ONE OWES YOU A LIVING” but apparently, they have forgotten the phrase when they gave themselves high salaries & unaccountability (for performance). Let’s not talk about S’poreans but our country Singapore instead. The PAP 4Gs are the worst lot of...

Malaysians have shown the WayMalaysians have shown the Way Malaysians have demonstrated that they are democratic and practised democracy! Are Singaporeans there yet? I don't think so! Singaporeans have by and large grow up with this mentality of not rocking the boat or fear change. And yet at the workplace and in school, they are encourage to change, to change for the better. We...

I have a dream for Singapore's next General ElectionsI have a dream for Singapore's next General Elections Suddenly PAP lost power, all the multi-million ministers lost their jobs saving Singapore a few hundred millions a year. Pay review for management of GLCs and civil service to cut their obscene pay and bonuses. The GST will be abolished just like Malaysia and all ERP gantries will be torn down. No more EPs to be...

We should be grateful for the good government we have?We should be grateful for the good government we have? My PAP loyalist friends say that we should be grateful for the good government we have not to compare with the corrupt and incompetent other country. In a material sense they are correct but in a spiritual sense Singapore has lost much. I hesitate using the term "spiritual" because of its metaphysical connotations. But...

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Google (Singapore)'s Bullshit?

Google (Singapore)'s Bullshit?

TR Emeritus ( TRE) is hoping to contact a real and living human being at Google (Singapore) if possible,...
TR Emeritus cleared of Malware accusation

TR Emeritus cleared of Malware accusation

We are pleased to inform our readers that TR Emeritus (TRE) has been cleared by StopBadware, an independent...
Independent review of TR Emeritus' for alleged Malware

Independent review of TR Emeritus' for alleged Malware

We refer to our notice on Sunday (13th May) titled "TR Emeritus blocked by Google’s Chrome browser". Please...
TR Emeritus blocked by Google's Chrome browser

TR Emeritus blocked by Google's Chrome browser

It has been brought to our attention that since 13th May, readers visiting TR Emeritus (TRE) using Google's...
Ousted premier Najib to be investigated

Ousted premier Najib to be investigated

Malaysia's Prime Minister (PM) Dr Mahathir Mohamad has confirmed that he had instructed that ousted...
Ousted premier Najib to step down as head of Umno and...

Ousted premier Najib to step down as head of Umno and...

It is believed that lightning never strikes twice, but unfortunately for Malaysia's former premier...
Malaysia's ousted Prime Minister to run-road? (updated)

Malaysia's ousted Prime Minister to run-road? (updated)

Barely 3 days after leading Barisan Nasional to its worst electoral defeat ever in Malaysia's GE...
International media's reaction to Malaysia's GE 14

International media's reaction to Malaysia's GE 14

Few Malaysians would have thought they would live to see this day – the defeat of the formidable Umno-led...
Pakatan Harapan set to form new federal government...

Pakatan Harapan set to form new federal government...

Despite vote counting in Malaysia's GE 14 still ongoing, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Prime Minister...
Testing of crypto mining script on TR Emeritus (completed)

Testing of crypto mining script on TR Emeritus (completed)

Please be informed that we are currently beta-testing an authentic and non-malicious version of a crypto...
Dr Poh Soo Kai disputes claim on Operation Coldstore

Dr Poh Soo Kai disputes claim on Operation Coldstore

Dr Poh Soo Kai, the former assistant secretary-general of Barisan Sosialis and a former ISA detainee...
Pritam Singh new Secretary-General of Workers Party

Pritam Singh new Secretary-General of Workers Party

The Workers’ Party (WP) has unanimously elected Mr Pritam Singh as its new secretary-general (Sec-Gen)...
Open letter petitioning for Dr PJ Thum

Open letter petitioning for Dr PJ Thum

There has been an open letter addressed to the chairman of the Select Committee on fake news, MP Charles...
Grace Fu: Workers Party and Sylvia Lim 'low standards'

Grace Fu: Workers Party and Sylvia Lim 'low standards'

Leader of the House, Grace Fu has described the Workers Party (WP) as "low standards" after its Chairman,...
Not PAP supporter: I am fine with budget 2018

Not PAP supporter: I am fine with budget 2018

A self-proclaimed not-PAP supporter has taken to Facebook to express his support for the budget 2018...
Former City Harvest Church fund manager arrested while...

Former City Harvest Church fund manager arrested while...

Former City Harvest Church (CHC) fund manager Chew Eng Heng has been arrested for attempting to leave...
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...
Opinions
Why Malaysia needs a Fake News Law but Singapore doesn’t

Why Malaysia needs a Fake News Law but Singapore doesn’t

When the law was first mooted in KL The law was met with horror from activists and journalists, who...
Lee Bee Wah and Masagos confirm PAP is digging own...

Lee Bee Wah and Masagos confirm PAP is digging own...

PAP and BN/UMNO share a similar history – and fate – but PAP MPs like Lee Bee Wah and Masagos have...
DR MAHATHIR  M’sia: Don’t anyhow blame Najib

DR MAHATHIR M’sia: Don’t anyhow blame Najib

Be more nuanced. Couldn’t stop laughing But translating the alliance’s manifesto into action...
Singapore’s frogs in the well

Singapore’s frogs in the well

Hear, hear, fellow Singaporeans! The tendency of judges to favour the government has been growing unchecked....
The Chan Chun Sing Puzzles

The Chan Chun Sing Puzzles

In the aftermath of the toppling of Malaysia’s Barisan Nasional after 60 years in power, the front...
Comparing Heng Swee Keat and Chan Chun Sing, the latter...

Comparing Heng Swee Keat and Chan Chun Sing, the latter...

The United States and China have agreed to ease tensions on their trade war earlier today (21 May). Earlier...
Will President Halimah stop pretending to be dumb and...

Will President Halimah stop pretending to be dumb and...

According to The Istana: “The President of Singapore acts as a guardian in relation to certain matters...
Which is the worst MND Minister?

Which is the worst MND Minister?

Lawrence Wong should ask his staff on the ground how long has the enbloc fever been going on. 6 months?...
Don't be Conned by PAP again and again

Don't be Conned by PAP again and again

Last few days, we have seen a tsunami of rhetorical headlines flooded our absolute state-controlled newspaper,...
Bold to change

Bold to change

Singaporeans have always regarded Malaysians as our inferior cousins. We turn our noses up at their...
PAP MP Zagy should quit, don’t KPKB about MP being...

PAP MP Zagy should quit, don’t KPKB about MP being...

Dissatisfied with their highest part-time MP pay in the world, PAP MPs have taken to MSM to highlight...
Wong says that older HDB flats still have value while...

Wong says that older HDB flats still have value while...

Speaking in Parliament on Thursday (17 May), Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said that...
The irony of politicians preaching inequality and the...

The irony of politicians preaching inequality and the...

In recent weeks, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Ministers have been talking about the dangers...
Alarming Unemployment Situation In Singapore

Alarming Unemployment Situation In Singapore

Sometimes I wonder if the unemployment stats is fake, it is always 3% but I see more and more locals...
AG and the legacy of rotten durians

AG and the legacy of rotten durians

How many durian lovers in Singapore are aware that the present Attorney-General Lucien Wong had, on 8...
Lesson from across the Straits, voters can only be...

Lesson from across the Straits, voters can only be...

As Malaysia progresses in forming its new government and the region has come to grips with the shock...
Did PAP lie about correlation between CPF Minimum Sum...

Did PAP lie about correlation between CPF Minimum Sum...

I refer to TOC’s “Discrepancies between CPF Minimum Sum increase vs inflation rates?” The general...
PR/New Citizen Integration A Total Failure!

PR/New Citizen Integration A Total Failure!

PAP likes to paint successful integration with their beloved FTs. From time to time, they will go use...
TOTO Fever and Legalised Gambling: Good, Bad or Ugly?

TOTO Fever and Legalised Gambling: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Money, money, money. Always sunny. Who can resist a shot at instant riches? That’s the beauty of...
PM Lee speaks importance of trust in government –...

PM Lee speaks importance of trust in government –...

Speaking at the debate on the President’s address on Wednesday (16 May), Prime Minister Lee Hsien...
Snippets
Anwar thanks Malaysian alternative news site while...

Anwar thanks Malaysian alternative news site while...

In a recent interview with Malaysiakini, a Malaysian alternative news site, Mr Anwar Ibrahim who was...
We should be grateful for the good government we have?

We should be grateful for the good government we have?

My PAP loyalist friends say that we should be grateful for the good government we have not to compare...
It's hard to be gracious towards Barisan Nasional

It's hard to be gracious towards Barisan Nasional

I never thought BN would actually be ousted from power in Malaysia. After 61 years since independence,...
Dr Mahathir has finally made Malaysia a democracy

Dr Mahathir has finally made Malaysia a democracy

* The following is a comment that appeared on MalaysiaKini and has been edited (shortened) for clarity...
SDP congratulates the people of Malaysia

SDP congratulates the people of Malaysia

The SDP congratulates the people of Malaysia for the courage to vote for change in their country...
Fall of UMNO lies with its cronies who support Najib...

Fall of UMNO lies with its cronies who support Najib...

A change of government happens all over the world. It is nothing unusual but what happened in Malaysia...
Barisan Nasional falls to ‘Malaysian tsunami’

Barisan Nasional falls to ‘Malaysian tsunami’

May 9, 2018. This is the day Malaysians experienced the power of the ballot. Anger towards the...
Puthucheary: Nobody cares about the 6-hour grilling...

Puthucheary: Nobody cares about the 6-hour grilling...

In an interview with ST which was published today ('Facts, falsehoods, feedback - Janil has firm grasp...
Dr Thum's follow up submission to the Select Committee...

Dr Thum's follow up submission to the Select Committee...

Note: The line numbers refer to the transcript of the hearing. At the invitation of Mr Shanmugam (lines...
Army’s response to PTE Dave Lee’s passing and a...

Army’s response to PTE Dave Lee’s passing and a...

(PTE) Lee Han Xuan Dave was a Guardsman from the 1st Battalion Singapore Guards, who passed away...
WP's Labour Day Message

WP's Labour Day Message

What is the relevance of Labour Day today? The concept of labour is undergoing a radical shift. Industry...
SPP's Labour Day Message

SPP's Labour Day Message

27-year-old Mohd Munir works as a barista at a coffee joint, and makes enough to pay his bills and to...
Right to Know - Constitutional Right

Right to Know - Constitutional Right

There is a public forum today (28th April) on why parliamentary proceedings should be televised...
How can Bitcoin be worth anything?

How can Bitcoin be worth anything?

Thinking of joining the Bitcoin bandwagon? Here’s why Bitcoin can be worth money. Many people have...
MYT By-Election Appeal: Why We must All Continue to...

MYT By-Election Appeal: Why We must All Continue to...

SDP's Assistant Treasurer Dr Wong Souk Yee has filed an appeal against High Court Judge Chua Lee Ming's...
Here's why the Judge is Wrong on the M-YT By-Election...

Here's why the Judge is Wrong on the M-YT By-Election...

The SDP is of the view that High Court Judge Chua Lee Ming is mistaken in his decision to dismiss Dr...
Letters
Parliament: The 'moral value' of public policies?

Parliament: The 'moral value' of public policies?

I refer to the article “Make the language of morality our vernacular in policy matters” (Today, May...
154th Ranked Media Confirms Lies About Asset Enhancement

154th Ranked Media Confirms Lies About Asset Enhancement

This is to ensure that Singaporeans no longer have misguided expectations of the investment returns of...
More breakdowns = higher fares, no penalties?

More breakdowns = higher fares, no penalties?

I refer to the article “Linking public transport fares to reliability could worsen situation: Khaw...
Silence from SMRT CEO appalling after all the faults...

Silence from SMRT CEO appalling after all the faults...

Last month, there was considerable flak from the public when another ex-military man – Mr. Neo Kian...
Pinky blatantly tells you 10M is on!

Pinky blatantly tells you 10M is on!

Singaporeans will have to be welcoming of new citizens, given the steady flow of immigrants to bolster...
Illogical reasoning for not addressing HDB lease problem?

Illogical reasoning for not addressing HDB lease problem?

I refer to the article “Government looking into lease issue of old HDB flats which involves ‘serious...
The no value HDB flat

The no value HDB flat

People in SG are paying their entire life for a lease with a time limit. By selling houses these people...
Take responsibility in your votes, don’t be just...

Take responsibility in your votes, don’t be just...

Interesting to see posts comparing Singaporeans and Malaysians especially in relation to the recent Malaysia...
3 Years On After GE and No Promises Delivered So Far

3 Years On After GE and No Promises Delivered So Far

Every GE, lot of promises were made by ruling party but observation seem to be one direction. Just pretend...
Cleaners’ minimum wage: $1,060 – very low?

Cleaners’ minimum wage: $1,060 – very low?

I refer to the article “Parliament: Ng Chee Meng proposes new committee to support older workers”...
I have a dream for Singapore's next General Elections

I have a dream for Singapore's next General Elections

Suddenly PAP lost power, all the multi-million ministers lost their jobs saving Singapore a few hundred...
4G PAP continues to live in its own self-delusional...

4G PAP continues to live in its own self-delusional...

The late LKY & the PAP loved to use the phrase, “NO ONE OWES YOU A LIVING” but apparently, they...
Malaysians have shown the Way

Malaysians have shown the Way

Malaysians have demonstrated that they are democratic and practised democracy! Are Singaporeans there...
Malaysians showed Singaporeans how to vote

Malaysians showed Singaporeans how to vote

The May 9th Malysian general eelction is useful lesson is that in life, we have a choice and we...
Hospital bill increased by 2,500%?

Hospital bill increased by 2,500%?

My regular insider ES sent me the following very interesting information from 1985:- In 1985, the...
The Lack Of Inter Generational Wealth In Singapore...

The Lack Of Inter Generational Wealth In Singapore...

Singaporean who work hard in their entire lives don’t get anywhere as compared to citizens in other...
Sticky & Recent Articles

DR MAHATHIR  M’sia: Don’t anyhow blame Najib

DR MAHATHIR M’sia: Don’t anyhow blame Najib

Be more nuanced. Couldn’t stop laughing But translating the alliance’s manifesto into action — including sweeping political reforms meant to repair checks and balances eroded under Najib. https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Malaysia-election/Mahathir-moves-with-practiced-skill-to-assert-control What a really dumb remark,”repair... 

Singapore’s frogs in the well

Singapore’s frogs in the well

Hear, hear, fellow Singaporeans! The tendency of judges to favour the government has been growing unchecked. They have suffered, until a couple of days ago, under the yoke of their political masters. And so we have been inflicted with judges whose attitude is, ‘don”t rock the boat’. This class of ‘don’t... 

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