Daily Archives: 2015-09-18

Letter to TOC: Opposition can learn from Lincoln

Letter to The Online Citizen: By JY TAN The mood amongst many of the supporters of the opposition parties is now one of despair, shock, disbelief and disappointment. The Chinese have a proverb: “失敗是成功之母“. Failure is the mother of success. Let us look at a page in history, and the story of a very famous man. 1831 – This man failed …

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The politics of Tamil as an official language

By Gangasudhan The recent banner making its rounds on Facebook has reignited the cultural patriotism in many within the community and particularly for the Tamil segment. The banner displays the message of keeping the area clean for others in the languages of English, Malay (or Bahasa Indonesia), Hindi (or Bengali) and Tagalog. While the intention appears to be aimed at …

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Editor of social political site, TREmeritus steps down after 4 years

By Richard Wan It has been some four years since I volunteered to take up the position of an editor in TREmeritus (TRE). Indeed, there have been many ups and downs experienced along the way. Regardless, it has always been comforting to know that many netizens, including myself, are learning and benefiting from the many interactions with each other on …

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Northeast Line disrupted on Friday morning

At around 6.30am on Friday morning, train services on the North-east Line were interrupted between Harbourfront and Potong Pasir stations. Free bus services were activated between Outram and Potong Pasir train stations. No announcement was made by SBS transit, the ooerator of the line, on its mobile notification system or on its social media platform. #NEL Normal Train service has …

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