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Employment Pass qualifying salary increase more than locals?Employment Pass qualifying salary increase more than locals? I refer to the article “Qualifying salary for Employment Pass to be raised from $3,300 to $3,600 from Jan 1: Manpower Ministry” (Straits Times, Jul 26). the article said: “The qualifying salary for Employment Pass (EP) applications will be raised from $3,300 to $3,600, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on...

Tourist to Taxi driver: 'We go to bed, ok?'Tourist to Taxi driver: 'We go to bed, ok?' This incident happened to my friend's dad who's a cabdriver but there is no way to verify if it is true. Once the friend's dad picked up a Japanese passenger at the airport. To his surprise, the passenger asked, "We go to bed, ok?" Thinking that the passenger may want to rest at a hotel, the cab driver suggested a...

SDP Raises Questions About 1MDB and the KL-Singapore High-Speed Railway ProjectSDP Raises Questions About 1MDB and the KL-Singapore High-Speed... Given the recent announcement of the US Department of Justice's (DoJ's) investigation into 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the alleged corrupt practices in the company, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the high-speed railway (HSR) is troubling. The first issue involves the terminus of...

PUB allowed corrupted staff to stay on for four years until officially chargedPUB allowed corrupted staff to stay on for four years until... This article - . - states that anomalies were discovered in 2012 but the investigation by CPIB ended this year. The article also stated that the staff was suspended for one month. That means that PUB allowed the corrupted staff to remain working for about four years until he was officially charged by CPIB. It...

Are foreign PMETs taking away opportunities from our young?Are foreign PMETs taking away opportunities from our young? The follwing is an excerpt taken from a letter sent to the TODAY newspaper forum by Chua Kim Choo: ... if we take a look at PMETs who are aged below 30, then it is ironic that employers also make a fuss when recruiting them and claim that they do not possess enough experience. My child submitted close to 1,000 applications...

Singaporeans should not blindly believe in whatever the PAP saysSingaporeans should not blindly believe in whatever the PAP... When foreign media commented that there was no true democracy in Singapore, the PAP Government told us that foreign countries were interfering in our politics; and Singaporeans chose to swallow that. When the opposition parties criticised the government for not taking care of a minority group, the PAP Government told...

Once bitten twice foolishOnce bitten twice foolish HDB implemented mechanised parking systems at three pilot sites in Bukit Panjang, Yishun and Changi Village ($18 million) even though the mechanical automated Car Parking System by MHE-Demag at Club Street was an epic failure! The frequent breakdowns caused CBD motorists so much woes and frustration that gov.sg has no...

Pritam Singh: CCS owes the public an explaination over EM ServicesPritam Singh: CCS owes the public an explaination over EM... This is a story that should have seen the light of day earlier. TWO YEARS AGO, a complaint was made to the Competition Commission of Singapore about (EM Services), a joint venture between the HDB and Keppel Land, sparking an investigation. EM Services was found guilty of refusing to supply spare parts to third party contractors....

PAP's internet brigade defends Calvin ChengPAP's internet brigade defends Calvin Cheng As you can see from the screenshot of an exchange on Calvin Cheng's facebook page, the infamous PAP internet brigade is offering assistance to defend Calvin Cheng and 'provide firepower' if he needs it in his ongoing spat with NUS professor Ian Chong. The spat started when Calvin Cheng felt that the professor was not...

Singaporean get the government they deserve, I dont want to hear anymore complaints!Singaporean get the government they deserve, I dont want... One year after General Election, increasing lousy policies, price hikes of all sorts and flood gates to foreigners re-opened. This is expected but the key issue is why is still complaining? Isn't this the norm the aftermath of every General Election. Is this something new? Voters of oppositions are complaining and...

What does EMS fear in disclosing information on its directors?What does EMS fear in disclosing information on its directors? E M Services Private Limited (EMS) is the managing agent of Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PR-PTC).  According to its website, it manages “about half  a million HDB residential units, over 9,000 retail shops and office commercial units, 6,500 market and food centre stalls and 400,000 vehicle parking lots”. Despite...

Investigations into 1MDB-related funds flowing through SingaporeInvestigations into 1MDB-related funds flowing through Singapore The following is a Joint Statement by Singapore's Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), Commercial Affairs Department, Singapore Police Force (CAD) and  Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). . The AGC, CAD, and MAS announced today in a joint statement that the Singapore authorities have been investigating various...

Leon Perera: Png stirring hate and anger?Leon Perera: Png stirring hate and anger? In response to the FaceBook post by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin accusing Mr Png Eng Huat of "stirring hate and anger" against him and his residents, Worker's Party Leon Perera has given his view on Facebook today at 2.12PM. "I was surprised to read Minister Tan Chuan-Jin's reply to Mr Png Eng Huat's post on queueing at the...

Bloomberg: Singapore Exchange Blames Faulty Disk for Market’s Trading HaltBloomberg: Singapore Exchange Blames Faulty Disk for Market’s... Singapore Exchange Ltd., whose stock market suffered a five-hour halt last week, said the issues were caused by a hard disk failure and an application that didn’t detect the fault. The exchange has replaced the disk and submitted an interim report to the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Chief Executive Officer Loh...

Has our pioneer generation been backstabbed?Has our pioneer generation been backstabbed? In the 1960s, Parliament approved the Land Acqusition Act and acquired land parcels and properties for national development. It's fine if it is for the general good of the majority people and to provide affordable housing and build up the infrastructure.  Today, those land and properties are worth billions. Check it...

Editorials
New Philippine President Duterte signs Freedom of Information...

New Philippine President Duterte signs Freedom of Information...

Just 25 days after taking office, newly-elected Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a landmark...
29 winners at Singapore's inaugural Michelin Star guide

29 winners at Singapore's inaugural Michelin Star guide

At a Gala dinner held at RWS on Thursday (21 Jul), 27 restaurants and 2 hawker food stalls were accorded...
Authorities seized assets amounting to $240m linked...

Authorities seized assets amounting to $240m linked...

In a joint statement by the AGC, CAD, MAS and SPF on Thursday (21 Jul), authorities have seized more...
Temasek to buy out SMRT at $1.68 a share

Temasek to buy out SMRT at $1.68 a share

An offer has been made by Temasek Holdings today (20 Jul) to take rail operator SMRT private at $1.68...
All California Fitness gyms to be closed with immediate...

All California Fitness gyms to be closed with immediate...

In an announcement made shortly after midnight today (20 Jul), accounting specialist firm Ferrier Hodgson...
Local study: taking red meat once a day increases risk...

Local study: taking red meat once a day increases risk...

A local health study conducted over a period of 15 years has highlighted the health risks of frequently...
Former British Minister: downsizing homes for retirement...

Former British Minister: downsizing homes for retirement...

Downsizing homes for retirement could result in a "rude shock" In a report commissioned for British insurance...
SPH reports 46% drop in Q3 profit

SPH reports 46% drop in Q3 profit

For the quarter ending May 31, SPH’s overall revenue slid by 5.7% to $296.7 million. Its media and...
Police arrest 3 suspects in relation to DHL phone scam

Police arrest 3 suspects in relation to DHL phone scam

After cheating victims out of more than $4 million in total to date, the police have made their first...
FactWire responds to 'false statement' by Singapore's...

FactWire responds to 'false statement' by Singapore's...

FactWire, a Hong Kong based news agency "founded by 3,300 Hong Kong people" has released a public statement...
LTA: Trains on North-South and East-West Lines safe...

LTA: Trains on North-South and East-West Lines safe...

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued a press release on Wednesday (6th July) evening to address...
Factwire: SMRT secretly shipping defective trains back...

Factwire: SMRT secretly shipping defective trains back...

Acting on a tip-off, Hong Kong-based Factwire conducted an investigation and discovered that SMRT...
NUS professor allegedly demands cabby to 'respect'...

NUS professor allegedly demands cabby to 'respect'...

Police had to be called in after a bizarre dispute between a cabby and his passenger on Tuesday (28...
Man behind The Real Singapore jailed 8 months

Man behind The Real Singapore jailed 8 months

The man behind the now-defunct The Real Singapore (TRS) socio-political website has been sentenced to...
Cab firms set to face higher operating licence fees

Cab firms set to face higher operating licence fees

Despite a decrease in their daily earnings due to the proliferation of Grab and Uber, taxi drivers may...
HDB and URA to review public parking charges

HDB and URA to review public parking charges

Both the HDB and URA have confirmed yesterday (22 Jun) that a review is underway to look at raising public...
NSmen to get free personal insurance coverage from...

NSmen to get free personal insurance coverage from...

Starting 1st Jul, all active national servicemen and operationally ready NSmen will get a $150,000 personal...
Police reports filed against FAP for electoral advertising...

Police reports filed against FAP for electoral advertising...

Two individuals have filed police reports against the Facebook page "Fabrications About the PAP"...
AGC: No power to quash Tan Wah Piow’s conviction

AGC: No power to quash Tan Wah Piow’s conviction

The Attorney-General Chambers (AGC) has replied to Mr Tan Wah Piow's appeal to quash his convictions...
52% of Singaporean parents willing to go into debt...

52% of Singaporean parents willing to go into debt...

According to a HSBC study that was released today (9 Jun), Singaporean parents on average spend $21,000...
Opinion
Social disintegration and the Racial Harmony Day wayang

Social disintegration and the Racial Harmony Day wayang

No thanks to PAP’s mindless immigration policy, Singapore’s social fabric is now in tatters. The...
Brexiters and Aljunied residents

Brexiters and Aljunied residents

Brexiters (52% of Britons) and 51% of Aljunied GRC voters vote against their own economic interests. On...
3 big banks, DBS, UBS and Stanchart, serious lapses...

3 big banks, DBS, UBS and Stanchart, serious lapses...

I can expect the foreign banks to be involved in money laundering activities as many have been charged...
No Separation Of Power, Absolute Power Corrupts

No Separation Of Power, Absolute Power Corrupts

Most Singaporeans are laughing at how the politicians refused to admit who is the Malaysian Number 1...
Freedom is more than a Pendulum

Freedom is more than a Pendulum

Ithas been said before, the existence of humans depends on security and freedom. It is the constant valuation...
Singaporeans should fear PAP no more, PAP fears its...

Singaporeans should fear PAP no more, PAP fears its...

(This post is dedicated to Singaporeans who still fear the PAP.) Lee Kuan Yew had understood the power...
SMRT: Taxpayers get screwed

SMRT: Taxpayers get screwed

Temasek is offering $1.68 per share or $1.18bn to buy out the minority shareholders of SMRT, a 9% premium...
The truth about the South China Sea issue

The truth about the South China Sea issue

First let those politicians, strategic studies research personals , the mass medias, the TVs and Radio...
SGX: Disk FT isit? Prime terrorist target?

SGX: Disk FT isit? Prime terrorist target?

No lah in my opinion to the first question. The FT president is trying to throw smoke in blaming a faulty...
We are really the lesser immortals! Dont doubt!

We are really the lesser immortals! Dont doubt!

Remember the infamous Charles Chong who called locals lesser immortals when locals complained Perm Sec's...
PAP pot should not call the AHPETC kettle black

PAP pot should not call the AHPETC kettle black

When I read Minister Shanmugam’s lengthy Facebook post sliming WP, it gave me the impression that he’s...
Singaporeans new aspirations

Singaporeans new aspirations

Singaporeans are a happy and contented lot. Thanks to so many years of good government, they have even...
The development of democracy and human greed

The development of democracy and human greed

The development of democracy tempered the egos of singular leaders and took away the tendencies for war...
Five warning signs that your debt is out of control

Five warning signs that your debt is out of control

For the average Singaporean, debts are a normal part of life. Here’s how to tell if your debts are...
Minister Khaw promises to inconvenience train commuters...

Minister Khaw promises to inconvenience train commuters...

Minister Khaw has recently announced he will be putting the cart before the horse. Some time later...
SGX outage – a positive perspective, just think everything...

SGX outage – a positive perspective, just think everything...

The stock exchange was out of business for more than five hours yesterday, the system was down and no...
Minister snatches defeat from the jaws of victory

Minister snatches defeat from the jaws of victory

Hougang Member of Parliament Png Eng Huat in a Facebook post grumbled about how Minister Tan Chuan Jin and...
Taxpayers/SMRT commuters will be sold out by Temasek’s...

Taxpayers/SMRT commuters will be sold out by Temasek’s...

Temasek’s buyout offer is sort of a back door nationalisation for SMRT because Temasek is an exempt...
The sell out of pathetic Singaporeans continues unabated

The sell out of pathetic Singaporeans continues unabated

Another sickening letter appeared in the Today paper today. Forum writer Chua Kim Choo wrote about the...
The need for whistleblowers to be protected by law...

The need for whistleblowers to be protected by law...

The relentless growth of capitalism and large corporations has had far reaching effects in job creation...
Snippets
SDP Raises Questions About 1MDB and the KL-Singapore...

SDP Raises Questions About 1MDB and the KL-Singapore...

Given the recent announcement of the US Department of Justice's (DoJ's) investigation into 1 Malaysia...
Pritam Singh: CCS owes the public an explaination over...

Pritam Singh: CCS owes the public an explaination over...

This is a story that should have seen the light of day earlier. TWO YEARS AGO, a complaint was made...
Are foreign PMETs taking away opportunities from our...

Are foreign PMETs taking away opportunities from our...

The follwing is an excerpt taken from a letter sent to the TODAY newspaper forum by Chua Kim Choo: ......
Singaporeans should not blindly believe in whatever...

Singaporeans should not blindly believe in whatever...

When foreign media commented that there was no true democracy in Singapore, the PAP Government told us...
因怡安调查事件,民主党要求独立调查委员会调查近日电梯事故

因怡安调查事件,民主党要求独立调查委员会调查近日电梯事故

目前得知有几家公司因拒绝给电梯维修承包商供应所需的零件而正在接受反竞争行为的调查。 其中受调查的是一间负责管理9个人民行动党市镇理事会的物业管理公司——怡安产业私人有限公司(EM...
Investigations into 1MDB-related funds flowing through...

Investigations into 1MDB-related funds flowing through...

The following is a Joint Statement by Singapore's Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), Commercial Affairs...
Leon Perera: Png stirring hate and anger?

Leon Perera: Png stirring hate and anger?

In response to the FaceBook post by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin accusing Mr Png Eng Huat of "stirring hate...
Bloomberg: Singapore Exchange Blames Faulty Disk for...

Bloomberg: Singapore Exchange Blames Faulty Disk for...

Singapore Exchange Ltd., whose stock market suffered a five-hour halt last week, said the issues were...
Letters
Employment Pass qualifying salary increase more than...

Employment Pass qualifying salary increase more than...

I refer to the article “Qualifying salary for Employment Pass to be raised from $3,300 to $3,600 from...
PUB allowed corrupted staff to stay on for four years...

PUB allowed corrupted staff to stay on for four years...

This article - . - states that anomalies were discovered in 2012 but the investigation by CPIB...
Tourist to Taxi driver: 'We go to bed, ok?'

Tourist to Taxi driver: 'We go to bed, ok?'

This incident happened to my friend's dad who's a cabdriver but there is no way to verify if it is true. Once...
Once bitten twice foolish

Once bitten twice foolish

HDB implemented mechanised parking systems at three pilot sites in Bukit Panjang, Yishun and Changi Village...
PAP's internet brigade defends Calvin Cheng

PAP's internet brigade defends Calvin Cheng

As you can see from the screenshot of an exchange on Calvin Cheng's facebook page, the infamous PAP internet...
Has our pioneer generation been backstabbed?

Has our pioneer generation been backstabbed?

In the 1960s, Parliament approved the Land Acqusition Act and acquired land parcels and properties for...
Singaporean get the government they deserve, I dont...

Singaporean get the government they deserve, I dont...

One year after General Election, increasing lousy policies, price hikes of all sorts and flood gates...
What does EMS fear in disclosing information on its...

What does EMS fear in disclosing information on its...

E M Services Private Limited (EMS) is the managing agent of Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PR-PTC). ...
Sticky & Recent Articles


No Separation Of Power, Absolute Power Corrupts

No Separation Of Power, Absolute Power Corrupts

Most Singaporeans are laughing at how the politicians refused to admit who is the Malaysian Number 1 official although it was crystal clear going through the 300 over pages of documents by US. Lets be reflective here, there are a few take away lessons on this saga. Firstly, we can see clearly, there is clear separation of... 

Freedom is more than a Pendulum

Freedom is more than a Pendulum

Ithas been said before, the existence of humans depends on security and freedom. It is the constant valuation between the two that determines the condition of our polity. History seems to show that such a valuation is a pendulum rather than a linear continuity, one way or the other. Security without freedom is slavery, freedom... 

Singaporeans should fear PAP no more, PAP fears its own shadow

Singaporeans should fear PAP no more, PAP fears its own shadow

(This post is dedicated to Singaporeans who still fear the PAP.) Lee Kuan Yew had understood the power of fear (and greed) and cultivated a population to fear PAP in order to remain in power forever, if possible. A divided citizenry allows PAP to retain full control, remain non transparent and unaccountable. For years, relatives... 

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