Monthly Archives: February 2019

Sam the Samoyed is desperately in need of a new home

Facebook user Shana Yap is looking for a forever home for her late grandfather’s dog, Sam. Sam the 11-year old Samoyed is maybe getting old, but he remains healthy, friendly, and sweet. Shana’s grandfather passed away two months ago and the family is trying to find a new home for Sam where he can be well cared for in his …

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Open letter to all PAP cadres: Please focus on serving Singapore

by Diana Sharma This is an open letter to all People’s Action Party (PAP) cadres:  Please, please, please rethink why you enter politics and look at the direction that the current PAP is going. I sincerely believe that most Singaporeans who enter politics, regardless if they join the PAP or the opposition parties, do so with a pure heart to serve …

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CGH successfully sued by lady for negligence

The Court of Appeal ruled on Tue (26 Feb) that a patient with lung cancer would have been diagnosed and received treatment earlier were it not for the negligence of Changi General Hospital (CGH) and its medical system. Ms Noor Azlin, was diagnosed with lung cancer in Feb 2012, sued CGH and three doctors who attended to her from 2007 …

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TODAYonline‘s confusing message; How can “government of the day” be voted out?

On Thursday (28 February), TODAYonline published a rather confusing article titled “Strong core of S’porean academics needed to ask ‘critical questions’: NMP”. The article basically talks about how Singaporean academics continue to face obstacles when they are studying issues that affect the country. This was a concern that was brought to attention by Associate Professor Walter Theseira, a Nominated Member …

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Temasek Holdings among other “big-ticket investors” to “lose millions of dollars of investments” following proptech startup Iwjw’s liquidation: China Money Network

Singapore’s government-owned Temasek Holdings is one of several blue-chip investors on the verge of losing “hundreds of millions of dollars” in the aftermath of Shanghai-based residential property tech startup Ai Wu Ji Wu (Iwjw)’s liquidation. Tech and venture capital markets data intelligence platform China Money Network reported on Wednesday (27 Feb) that the Chinese startup had “reportedly gone into liquidation …

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Analysts: Misconception to bet on Government to help Hyflux

Bloomberg reported yesterday (27 Feb) that Hyflux creditors are due to file proof by Friday (1 Mar) of the obligations that Hyflux owes them. In total, the company now has S$2.7 billion unsecured debt owed to creditors. Hyflux has earlier unveiled a proposal to impose 75 to 90 percent haircuts on unsecured creditors. It brought in a white knight last …

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The Art of PAPsplaining

by Law Kim Hwee There’s mansplaining, womansplaining…there’s also whitesplaining….then there’s PAPsplaining in Singapore and for Singaporeans only. Wiki, BBC, Merriam-Webster explain the various meanings. I’m here to try to capture how in our uniquely Singapore context, our ruling, dominant political leaders have been “PAPsplaining” issues and failures, in particular – to us Singaporeans. What is PAPsplaining? PAPsplaining is when members, especially leaders, of …

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