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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...

WP: Would Temasek’s buyout of SMRT reduce financial and operational transparency?WP: Would Temasek’s buyout of SMRT reduce financial and...  The Workers’ Party views the new rail financing framework for SMRT as a step in the right direction. It is a long overdue corrective to a major policy mistake. This move corrects the mistaken course taken by the government in the year 2000 when MRT operations were privatised, which created a tension between the private...

Is this what we want Singapore to be?Is this what we want Singapore to be? I was reading through the latest news on Facebook when I came across the news item of WP MP Png Eng Huat raising a concern of Minister Tan Chuan-Jin and his entourage of grassroots volunteers being given the special privilege of an express clearance at Tuas Checkpoint. There were well meaning people on Png Eng Huat's...

Minister Tan: Png's post was aimed at stirring hate and anger Minister Tan: Png's post was aimed at stirring hate and anger... I joined my residents on a one-day durian trip to JB on Sunday as well as to make an official visit to the Deputy Home Affairs Minister's Hari Raya Open House. It was a good visit as we discussed a range of issues including security concerns we all faced. I travelled by bus so that I could be with my residents and volunteers...

FT faking research papers only tip of the iceberg?FT faking research papers only tip of the iceberg? You may have read the recent story about our indian FTs in NTU and Astar faking research papers. Has it even occured to you who are the FT scientists in Singapore? Why would they leave their countries to come to work in Singapore? Are they talented? Or do they have very limited choices? Some of them actually have...

Where is the Singapore we used to know? Where is the Singapore we used to know? For those of my friends who are out there who think I am a critique of the government as I deliberately challenge the PAP government as I am a trouble maker, this one's for you. Had Singapore still been the same Singapore of the 1990s & 2000s we grew up in, I would have gladly supported the PAP government. Remember...

PSLE Grading Change is MeaninglessPSLE Grading Change is Meaningless The switch to using Achievement Levels from T-scores to grade Primary 6 students is meant to, according to the Ministry of Education, reduce the stress of students. Such a view completely misses the point that as long as we rank classes and schools, parents and their children will fight for positions in the best...

Bloomberg: Temasek Said to Weigh Buyout of Singapore Subway Operator SMRT Bloomberg: Temasek Said to Weigh Buyout of Singapore Subway... Singapore state investment company Temasek Holdings Pte is considering a buyout offer for SMRT Corp., the city-state’s biggest subway operator, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Temasek is weighing an offer to buy all the shares it doesn’t already own in SMRT, according to the person, who asked not to be...

Customs opened special lane for Tan Chuan-Jin and his grassroots volunteers?Customs opened special lane for Tan Chuan-Jin and his grassroots... The durians were not the only bad thing we encountered during the 1-Day Desaru Tour yesterday. Upon returning home, both immigration checkpoints were overwhelmed.  In the midst of waiting patiently to clear the Singapore custom, suddenly there was a commotion and a certain excitement in the air.  Many tired travellers...

Editorials
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...
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...
Opinion
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...
Good reason to ban smartphones

Good reason to ban smartphones

Here I suggested that the PAP administration should ban the use of smartphone cameras because they are...
Sonny Truyen - He is a foreign talent you know…

Sonny Truyen - He is a foreign talent you know…

‘You can’t f**king catch pokemon in this piece of f**king s**t country.’ This is what Sony Truyen...
If nothing wrong with expedited ICA clearance, why...

If nothing wrong with expedited ICA clearance, why...

Minister Tan Chuan Jin’s FB post has attempted to throw lots of smoke and miss the elephant in the...
Singapore ranks badly among first-world nations in...

Singapore ranks badly among first-world nations in...

This is surely something Singapore is not Number One, not even Top Ten: Global Retirement Index put together...
Why need to make education so extremely stressful for...

Why need to make education so extremely stressful for...

Maybe the problem with meritocracy is the current thinking of our PAP leadership. They think too highly of...
ICA should use discretion in clearing ministers at...

ICA should use discretion in clearing ministers at...

Ahmad: ICA now cakap “normal to give clearance at Causeway for ministers”. But in this case it should...
Uber raises money to subsidide users

Uber raises money to subsidide users

NYT Dealbook explains Uber’s biz model of sunsidising the rides of Chinese and Indian customers to...
South China Sea

South China Sea

The Hague Tribunal (Philippines vs China – South China Sea) delivered a verdict that was not unexpected...
Tony Blair – The world’s worst terrorist

Tony Blair – The world’s worst terrorist

‘There is one terrorist in this world that the world needs to be aware of, and his name is Tony Blair,...
How useful is CASE as a consumer watchdog?

How useful is CASE as a consumer watchdog?

Ah Kow: Bro, you heard California Fitness (CF) closed down one more outlet? How can lidat? Members sign...
Is FactWire calling Minister Khaw a liar for anyhow...

Is FactWire calling Minister Khaw a liar for anyhow...

Traingate has taken a new twist with FactWire not only rebutting Minister Khaw but possibly saying he...
Chas cheaters discussed in Parliament

Chas cheaters discussed in Parliament

Dunno how many millions have been sponged by the cheats from the Chas scheme. And the cheats are the...
Snippets
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...
WP: Would Temasek’s buyout of SMRT reduce financial...

WP: Would Temasek’s buyout of SMRT reduce financial...

 The Workers’ Party views the new rail financing framework for SMRT as a step in the right direction....
Minister Tan: Png's post was aimed at stirring hate...

Minister Tan: Png's post was aimed at stirring hate...

I joined my residents on a one-day durian trip to JB on Sunday as well as to make an official visit to...
PSLE Grading Change is Meaningless

PSLE Grading Change is Meaningless

The switch to using Achievement Levels from T-scores to grade Primary 6 students is meant to, according...
Customs opened special lane for Tan Chuan-Jin and his...

Customs opened special lane for Tan Chuan-Jin and his...

The durians were not the only bad thing we encountered during the 1-Day Desaru Tour yesterday. Upon...
Letters
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). ...
Is this what we want Singapore to be?

Is this what we want Singapore to be?

I was reading through the latest news on Facebook when I came across the news item of WP MP Png Eng Huat...
FT faking research papers only tip of the iceberg?

FT faking research papers only tip of the iceberg?

You may have read the recent story about our indian FTs in NTU and Astar faking research papers....
Where is the Singapore we used to know?

Where is the Singapore we used to know?

For those of my friends who are out there who think I am a critique of the government as I deliberately...
Useless MOM whistle-blowing on Vietnamese IT project...

Useless MOM whistle-blowing on Vietnamese IT project...

Hi Gilbert I actually did a whistle blow on the tourist visit pass of a IT project manager from Vietnam...
Sticky & Recent Articles


Taxpayers/SMRT commuters will be sold out by Temasek’s buyout offer, SMRT’s nationalisation

Taxpayers/SMRT commuters will be sold out by Temasek’s buyout offer, SMRT’s nationalisation

Temasek’s buyout offer is sort of a back door nationalisation for SMRT because Temasek is an exempt private company belonging to the government. Temasek uses tax dollars and reserves for its investments and its board of directors are government appointees. Control by Temasek ultimately means control by the government. SMRT... 

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 plight of her daughter’s search for employment. She got a masters degree to boot. Her child sent close to 1000 letters before lending herself an entry level position. After a year she moved on to a regional job in another... 

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 Michelin Star status in Singapore’s inaugural Michelin Star guide. These are: One-Michelin Star Alma Bacchanalia Beni Candlenut Cornerhouse Crystal Jade Golden Palace CUT Forest Hill Street Tai Hwa Pork Noodles HK... 

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