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Public car parking profits increase to $700m?Public car parking profits increase to $700m? I refer to the article “Public car park charges in Singapore to increase from December” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 30). 20% increase? It states that “For public car parks outside of the restricted zone or outside designated areas close to the restricted zone, the parking charge will be raised by S$0.10 from S$0.50...

Unconscionable for PAP to increase Revenue Collection at a Time of HardshipUnconscionable for PAP to increase Revenue Collection at... The recent increase in car-parking fees is wholly unjustified especially at a time when Singaporeans are hurting from a weak economy. The quantum of the increases – by 20% for short-term parking and 27% for season parking – are also inordinately high. They add significantly to the already hefty living expenses with...

Electricity profits increase 14% to $1.6b?Electricity profits increase 14% to $1.6b? Electricity tariffs up 9.2% I refer to the article “Electricity tariffs up by 9.2 per cent from July to September, average monthly bill for four-room HDB flats will increase by $6.79” (Straits Times, Jun 30). It states that “From July 1 to Sep 30, “electricity tariffs will increase by an average of 9.2 per...

Lesson from England's Soccer defeat Lesson from England's Soccer defeat Like our PM, the England soccer manager for the current European Championship, Roy Hodgson, was the highest paid among the participating managers (3.5m pounds per year). Like our current ministers, his English soccer players are all millionaires living a luxurious life and behaving as if they are the best in the world....

Better parking enforcement needed in private estatesBetter parking enforcement needed in private estates Those living in private residential estates really ‘boh cheng hoo’. Almost all those houses have at least one car park in their compounds but don’t use it. Instead, they park their cars outside the house hence reducing a 2-lane into a one-lane road causing nuisance and sometimes arguments among drivers as to who...

University hostel fees up 6.8% p.a. despite $1b surplus?University hostel fees up 6.8% p.a. despite $1b surplus? University hostel fees “have increased sharply” I refer to the article “Higher operating costs push up university hostel fees” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 28). It states that “Staying on campus at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has become costlier for undergraduates as hall rental fees have increased sharply...

Wrong to compare Brexit with Singapore's separation from MalayaWrong to compare Brexit with Singapore's separation from... The people drawing parallels between Britain leaving Europe and Singapore leaving Malaysia in 1965 - with the implication that Britain could succeed post-Brexit in the same way Singapore succeeded post-Separation (if only Britain finds a leader like LKY) - are completely wrong. It's a view that's NOT even somewhat accurate...

Workers' Party will be irrelevant if it doesn't fight for reformWorkers' Party will be irrelevant if it doesn't fight for... A well meaning statement by the Worker's Party, but one that draws incomplete conclusions from ‪#‎Brexit‬. Immigration was the precipitating factor, but not the fundamental cause. The underlying issue with Brexit was the nature of the European Union. It is an intrinsically anti-democratic institution. The laws and...

Singapore’s stance at UPR is a disturbing indication of its unwillingness to work with international human rights processesSingapore’s stance at UPR is a disturbing indication of... This is the following oral statement delivered by Sayoni in person at the 32nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council.   Mr Vice President, Forum Asia, ASEAN SOGIE Caucus, ALMOS and Sayoni makes this statement on behalf of the LGBT community in Singapore. We are alarmed that Singapore has rejected...

How economic migrants working in Singapore are having it goodHow economic migrants working in Singapore are having it... Many foreign 'talents' are in Singapore as professional accountants, architects, managers and even to and run the small and medium businesses in almost all industries. They don’t want to stay here forever. What for? With the money they earn they could get huge comfortable bungalows back home. Compare an average couple from...

HOPE wins over FEAR in Brexit – Will we vote in HOPE and see PAPxit and LEExit?HOPE wins over FEAR in Brexit – Will we vote in HOPE and... Experts, economists, government and business leaders tried to strike fear into the minds of British voters by warning economic hardships but majority of the voters did not believe them and many even defiantly told them, so what? Instead they voted for hope and took back control over their own destiny. Similarly in every...

Lessons from BrexitLessons from Brexit One thing I learnt from watching Brexit was the spirit of democracy, which never existed in Singapore. People were free to make choices, not lured by upgrading nor intimidation. I sometimes watch the parliamentary debates in UK and found them to be very engaging, at times very loud, cynical and critical. But they...

Workers’ Party: S’pore is not alien to the emotions expressed at BrexitWorkers’ Party: S’pore is not alien to the emotions expressed... Brexit was not only about the United Kingdom and the European Union. It was a sobering reminder about the shortcomings and limits of globalisation, the scale of immigration, how quickly the poison of racism and xenophobia can shape the public discourse, the perceptions and prospects of locals losing good jobs to foreigners,...

Hawkers’ misc fees increased by ? %?Hawkers’ misc fees increased by ? %? I refer to the article “Chan, your NTUC Foodfare is benefiting cleaning companies” (The Independent, Jun 22). Total fees of $1,787 monthly excluding rental? It states that “Blogger Aaron said: “So here’s the thing, even before you start bidding for rentals, you’ll need to consider the running costs,...

On brexit: At least the Brits got to chooseOn brexit: At least the Brits got to choose Whether you like the results of Brexit or not, at least the British people got to choose. When was the last time we had a referendum in Singapore? When we introduced the GRC? When we introduced the Elected Presidency scheme? When we opened casions? No, no and no. I tell you when was the last time we had a referendum,...

Editorials
Police called in after NUS professor allegedly demands...

Police called in after NUS professor allegedly demands...

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...
Pritam Singh nominated Assistant Secretary-General...

Pritam Singh nominated Assistant Secretary-General...

During the first meeting of its newly formed Central Executive Committee, the Worker's Party has nominated...
MHA: Foreign entities should not interfere with local...

MHA: Foreign entities should not interfere with local...

While homosexual activists and their supporters have proudly proclaimed that large corporate entities...
SMRT's Kuek paid $1.87m for financial year 2016 despite...

SMRT's Kuek paid $1.87m for financial year 2016 despite...

According to the latest Annual Report, SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek had received a total remuneration of $1.87...
PAP supporter berates deaf-mute cleaner at JEM foodcourt

PAP supporter berates deaf-mute cleaner at JEM foodcourt

  In a Facebook video uploaded by netizen Euphemia Lee that went viral with more than 1.1million...
Data Register Pte Ltd fined $200,000 for flouting Companies...

Data Register Pte Ltd fined $200,000 for flouting Companies...

Data Register Pte Ltd (previously known as "Company Register Pte Ltd") was fined $200,000 today (3 Jun)...
Lawyer Alfred Dodwell apologizes to Supreme Court

Lawyer Alfred Dodwell apologizes to Supreme Court

One of the lawyers acting for executed convict Kho Jabing has issued an unreserved apology to the Supreme...
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat 'recovering well'

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat 'recovering well'

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is "recovering well", said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a Facebook...
Low Thia Khiang survives leadership challenge as Worker's...

Low Thia Khiang survives leadership challenge as Worker's...

Since taking up the post of Secretary-General of the Workers' Party in 2001, Low Thia Khiang has survived...
Elections Department files police reports against TISG...

Elections Department files police reports against TISG...

The Elections Department (ELD) has filed police reports against a local socio-political website The...
Two homosexuals jailed for sexual offences in the week...

Two homosexuals jailed for sexual offences in the week...

Jailed 5 years for sexually abusing an intellectually disabled youth A former volunteer police...
Opinion
Return my CPF!

Return my CPF!

If the government abolish the minimum sum and return your CPF. then what? More to the point what are...
The case for Minimum Wage

The case for Minimum Wage

The late LKY had said that the reason why we don’t have minimum wage is that Economics 101 showed that...
Idiot’s guide to understanding how PAP’s incompetence...

Idiot’s guide to understanding how PAP’s incompetence...

Ordinary Singaporeans must – not should – start giving a thought to how PAP runs, and will ultimately...
Does citizenship make any difference?

Does citizenship make any difference?

What is a citizen’s pledge to be loyal to a country, to protect a country when one becomes a citizen...
Our dolphins going to a bigger park

Our dolphins going to a bigger park

OK Haw Par’s dolphins. On Sunday, Underwater World Singapore entertained visitors for the last time....
Why credit SPF for our consumer watchdog/pussy, CASE’s...

Why credit SPF for our consumer watchdog/pussy, CASE’s...

I refer to “Police officers who took down Mobile Air crew recognised”. A more appropriate headline...
Why I support a Second Referendum

Why I support a Second Referendum

Britain is split - between social classes, regions and age groups. For the under-25s, the majority...
Big ironies of Singapore that you may not be aware...

Big ironies of Singapore that you may not be aware...

As you see more and more locals are being replaced, you find that even 30s are considered old, that...
Brexit: How will Singaporeans be affected

Brexit: How will Singaporeans be affected

The UK just voted in favour for British exit from the European Union. What does it mean for Singapore?...
Pink Dot: Why was govt spooked?

Pink Dot: Why was govt spooked?

28,000 people at a Pink Dot event is the equivalent of a crowd of 330,000 in the UK. or 1.7m in the...
Is Brexit really that bad?

Is Brexit really that bad?

Before and after the Brits voted to leave the EU, you only hear one song, Britain leaving the EU is bad,...
“Servicemen hail free insurance” an insult to common...

“Servicemen hail free insurance” an insult to common...

Ah Kow: Wa lau eh, this Shitty Times really dare to insult our common sense man. Ahmad: Bro, what...
Profitable to pay elderly poor to leave S’pore

Profitable to pay elderly poor to leave S’pore

Further to this, where I, tongue-in-cheek, suggested that the PAP administration should follow what...
Singapore evolution into a society of no empathy and...

Singapore evolution into a society of no empathy and...

I grew up in the 70s, somewhere in Geylang, where kampungs existed then. During then, we did not have...
Brexit, Bretton Woods & Globalization

Brexit, Bretton Woods & Globalization

With the Brexit, a good way to pin down the swirling permutations of consequences would be to go back...
Brexit and the implications of social inequality

Brexit and the implications of social inequality

As the example of Brexit has shown, economic inequality causes social inequality and which can tear the...
Only LKY beats Dr Chee’s record

Only LKY beats Dr Chee’s record

Dr Chee has been the secretary-general of SDP since 19993 1993, after the defenestration of Chiam....
NS insurance coverage 49 years late, NSFs unmotivated...

NS insurance coverage 49 years late, NSFs unmotivated...

Below is an imaginary email to the government by an intelligent (not book smart) NSF. Dear Leeder I...
Snippets
The landlord is the parasite of the nation

The landlord is the parasite of the nation

The landlord is the parasite of the nation. He makes money by capital investment in real estate encouraged...
Wrong to compare Brexit with Singapore's separation...

Wrong to compare Brexit with Singapore's separation...

The people drawing parallels between Britain leaving Europe and Singapore leaving Malaysia in 1965 -...
Unconscionable for PAP to increase Revenue Collection...

Unconscionable for PAP to increase Revenue Collection...

The recent increase in car-parking fees is wholly unjustified especially at a time when Singaporeans...
Uniquely Singapore!

Uniquely Singapore!

Rubbish uncleared, lift management lapses, billions parked in our banks that incredibly no one seems...
Workers' Party will be irrelevant if it doesn't fight...

Workers' Party will be irrelevant if it doesn't fight...

A well meaning statement by the Worker's Party, but one that draws incomplete conclusions from ‪#‎Brexit‬....
Workers’ Party: S’pore is not alien to the emotions...

Workers’ Party: S’pore is not alien to the emotions...

Brexit was not only about the United Kingdom and the European Union. It was a sobering reminder about...
HOPE wins over FEAR in Brexit – Will we vote in HOPE...

HOPE wins over FEAR in Brexit – Will we vote in HOPE...

Experts, economists, government and business leaders tried to strike fear into the minds of British voters...
LTA should solve Taxi woes first before increasing...

LTA should solve Taxi woes first before increasing...

Quote: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has told operators that their operating licence fee will...
Singapore’s stance at UPR is a disturbing indication...

Singapore’s stance at UPR is a disturbing indication...

This is the following oral statement delivered by Sayoni in person at the 32nd regular session of the...
Letters
Public car parking profits increase to $700m?

Public car parking profits increase to $700m?

I refer to the article “Public car park charges in Singapore to increase from December” (Channel...
Lesson from England's Soccer defeat

Lesson from England's Soccer defeat

Like our PM, the England soccer manager for the current European Championship, Roy Hodgson, was the...
Electricity profits increase 14% to $1.6b?

Electricity profits increase 14% to $1.6b?

Electricity tariffs up 9.2% I refer to the article “Electricity tariffs up by 9.2 per cent from...
How economic migrants working in Singapore are having...

How economic migrants working in Singapore are having...

Many foreign 'talents' are in Singapore as professional accountants, architects, managers and even to...
Better parking enforcement needed in private estates

Better parking enforcement needed in private estates

Those living in private residential estates really ‘boh cheng hoo’. Almost all those houses have...
University hostel fees up 6.8% p.a. despite $1b surplus?

University hostel fees up 6.8% p.a. despite $1b surplus?

University hostel fees “have increased sharply” I refer to the article “Higher operating costs...
Taxi drivers hit by triple whammy?

Taxi drivers hit by triple whammy?

Cab firms hit by higher fees I refer to the article “Cab firms hit by higher operating licence fees”...
Lessons from Brexit

Lessons from Brexit

One thing I learnt from watching Brexit was the spirit of democracy, which never existed in Singapore....
Hawkers’ misc fees increased by ? %?

Hawkers’ misc fees increased by ? %?

I refer to the article “Chan, your NTUC Foodfare is benefiting cleaning companies” (The Independent,...
Sticky & Recent Articles


ANZ is a poorly managed bank!

ANZ is a poorly managed bank!

Don’t bank with ANZ bank. It is not a trustworthy bank. Back in August 2013, I called in to cancel my money line account. The operator assured me that it will be done. However, records at credit bureau keeps showing that I have an active account with them. I called in again December 2013 and the operator assured me that... 

NSS slams URA for poor bio conservation

NSS slams URA for poor bio conservation

In a document dated 19 December 2013 [Link] linked to its website, the Nature Society (Singapore) (NSS) has accused the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of committing only 4.4% of Singapore’s projected 76,600ha land area in 2030 to biodiversity conservation (bio conservation) i.e. the preservation of flora and fauna. Responding... 

Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress, with a net worth upwards of $598m. (10 Jan) – For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis. At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth... 

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