The Online Citizen

Brad Bowyer: Singaporeans can no longer accept out-of-touch rulers who call for people to fight each other while themselves are insulated from the effects of their poor, outdated policies

by Brad Bowyer Singapore and Singaporeans are trapped in a flawed and failing system that is enriching a few at the expense of the many while dividing them, putting them in competition with each other and blaming them if they don’t get ahead in a loaded system as they slowly sink in to poverty and hardship. This is not just …

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Lee Hsien Yang: “Today’s PAP is no longer the PAP of my father. It has lost its way”, supports principles and values of Progress Singapore Party

Mr Lee Hsien Yang (LHY), son of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and brother to the current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, voiced his support for the newly formed Progress Singapore Party headed by former People’s Action Party Member of Parliament, Dr Tan Cheng Bock in a Facebook post and backs Dr Tan’s criticism of the ruling party …

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E-scooters: Are they really a big risk for residential fires?

by ValueChampion There have been about a dozen residential fires due to PMDs already thus far in 2019. But do they really pose such a big risk to our safety, especially compared to other causes of fire accidents? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out. News of residential fires caused by personal mobility devices (PMDs) has been making rounds lately, with …

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Teo Soh Lung: Violence and peaceful protests in Singapore

by Teo Soh Lung Watching television yesterday about the protests in Hong Kong and the violence that erupted late in the night, I cannot help reflecting on Singapore’s history. Most of us grew up with the history that was taught in school. We simply believed that the unrests in Singapore in the 1950s and 60s were caused by communists and …

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Istana offering lowball salaries for its butlers and cooks?

Netizens are questioning and commenting on the recent job advertisement placed by the Istana for potential job seekers to sign up for the position of “Assistant Senior Butlers/ Butlers” The advertisement puts the gross monthly salary range at $1,400 to $2,000. This means that the job seeker will be taking back $1,120 to $1,600 after deduction for his or her …

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Brad Bowyer: Is our financial fate in good hands?

by Brad Bowyer Extract from this telling article by Reform Party chief, Kenneth Jeyaretnum. “Temasek’s results were announced on 9 July and they were not a pretty picture. While the Board claimed a 1.5% return for the year to 31 March 2019 this was only after translation into depreciating Singapore dollars. In US$ terms the portfolio lost money, falling almost …

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Opinion: I would vote for PAP, if only…

by Rudy Irawan This coming General Election, I would vote for the People’s Action Party. Really. I would vote for the PAP if they had shown a sincere semblance of accountability and remorse for inexcusable incidents like the escape of the most dangerous man in the region, with the most ironic name you could imagine for a terrorist. I would …

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Cheapest getaways for Singapore National Day weekend

by ValueChampion What are the cheapest destinations to fly to if you want to get away for Singapore National Day & Hari Raya Haji long weekend? We explore below. With National Day and Hari Raya Haji landing on Friday, August 9th and Sunday, August 11th respectively, Singaporeans will get the chance for a 4-day-long holiday. So while some people may want …

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