by Joseph Nathan The collective political consciousness of Singaporeans was awakened by the latest revelations from Dr Tan Cheng Bock when he shared the Hard Truths that political governance has eroded and that the People’s Action Party (PAP) is no longer the same. He spoke with authority as he was part of the first generation of the PAP, way before …Read More »
Monthly Archives: July 2019
On 29 July, Workers’ Party MP Pritam Singh highlighted a recent interaction on Facebook between a grassroots organisation his constituency in Eunos and a resident and noted that the ethos of community service in Singapore through the PA remains in need of a revamp The interaction in question started with a Facebook post from a grassroots organisation in Eunos called …Read More »
The Economic Development Board (EDB) and Enterprise Singapore announced yesterday (30 July) that foreign PMETs looking to work in Singapore as “core team members” of technology companies might have more flexible requirements over the application of their Employment Pass (EP). EDB and Enterprise Singapore will help “facilitate” easier entry of foreign PMETs to become “core team members” of technology companies …Read More »
Two Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) servicemen will be court-martialled on Wed (31 Jul) in connection to the late actor Aloysius Pang’s death in New Zealand in Jan this year, said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) in a statement. Mindef today said that Military Expert 2 (ME2) Ivan Teo, 35, will be charged for “disobedience of general orders under section 21 …Read More »
Brothel operator succeeds in appeal to be jailed for life instead of death penalty for pimp’s murder
Brothel operator Chan Lie Sian, 55, was given the mandatory death sentence for murder two years ago, as the High Court found that he had the intention to kill when attacking his subordinate, 35-year-old William Tiah Hung Wai. On Tuesday (30th July) morning, the Court of Appeal ruled that Chan had no intention to kill Tiah, and convicted him on …Read More »
NParks’ claim that HDB are ‘landlords’ directly contradicts statement by Minister of National Development – who is telling the truth?
In this fresh chicken debacle where chicken rearer Eric Woo was cited by HDB for rearing chicken in his HDB flat. HDB officers told the 48-year old that keeping chickens in HDB flats was not allowed. In a statement to TODAY, HDB said “Poultry, including chickens, are not allowed to be kept in HDB flats. They are not suitable to …Read More »
Poultry-rearing controversy: HDB has rights to impose rules as “landlords”, according to NParks, confirming HDB “owners” are tenants?
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has the right to impose rules against HDB owners who rear poultry in their flats without prior written consent, said National Parks Board (NParks). NParks told TODAY in response to queries regarding the case of one of Singapore’s leading chicken rearers Eric Woo that HDB owners “are also subject to rules of their landlord, …Read More »
POFMA was rushed through Parliament in May but subsidiary legislation has yet to be detailed before August Parliamentary sitting
Since June 25, the controversial Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) has been in effect in Singapore, having been passed in Parliament with 72 votes in support. There were also 9 votes against and 3 abstentions. The Act was introduced in April 2019 to the displeasure of experts and critics who assert that the provisions provide powers that …Read More »
In response to a question posted at a meeting with visiting journalists from Malaysia on Saturday (27 Jul), Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said that a more “adversarial” system of politics with “plenty of disagreements” will not be good for Singapore. “I will say that even across the world, the systems which have operated well in delivering a better …Read More »
Raj Singh: Singaporeans are “amazing” for looking at superficial stuff and fighting for things that don’t really matter
“Singaporeans are truly amazing.” Those are the opening words of a one-minute video recently uploaded by Raj Singh on his Facebook, reflecting on the Huawei commotion that transpired last Friday (26 July). Raj Singh, founder and CEO of occupational safety and health service company Simply Safety, posted his typical confessional-style video on that very day to highlight how “amazing” Singaporeans …Read More »