Author Archives: Terry Xu

About Terry Xu

Terry Xu is the Chief Editor of The Online Citizen. He's an engineer by training, a photographer by interest and a reporter by passion.
Commission inquiry MUST be held to ascertain reason of flooding in SMRT train tunnel
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Yesterday late afternoon, transport operator SMRT announced that the train service between Bishan and Toa Payoh stations along North-South Line was interrupted due to a track fault. [NSL] Due to a track fault, there is no train svc from #Bishan to #ToaPayoh towards Read More

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President Halimah purportedly to move into private estate along Bournemouth Road
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

A photo circulating on social media showing a guard post being hoisted by the side of a road claims that it is meant for the new residence of President Halimah Yacob, who was elected as the new President in a walkover Reserved Presidential Read More

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Brothels in HDBs, a result of overzealous clamp down of vice-activities in designated red-light district
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

In a Straits Times report dated 2 October (Monday), it is said that many residents have made complaints that Housing Board flat in Jurong West Street 61 has been operated as a brothel. Though there had been a number of raids in the Read More

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Anger towards Reserved Presidential Election will not necessarily translate to dip in PAP votes
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Two questions sent to me for my comments in response to the ongoing ground sentiments towards the Reserved Presidential Election, “To what extent has the experience of the reserved presidency negatively altered perceptions of the PAP and could it put a dent in Read More

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Did Minister K Shanmugam deflect responsibility for PM Lee, DPM Teo and Minister Chan?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 6th, 2017 at 01:07 pmMs Sylvia Lim, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC from Workers’ Party had filed an Adjournment Motion, “Counting From President Wee Kim Wee Or President Ong Teng Cheong For Reserved Presidential Election – Policy Decision Read More

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Adjournment motion on counting of Elected Presidency for Reserved Election, much needed for straight answers from PM without distraction
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Speaker of Parliament, Tan Chuan Jin announced on Monday evening that Ms Sylvia Lim’s adjournment motion which has been balloted out twice previously, will be allowed to take place at end of the Parliament Sitting on 3 October. Writing on his Facebook page, Mr Read More

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FDW owed 10 months of salary, sent back home after Ministry of Manpower said she must return
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

  On 18 September this year, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) published a post about Listi (*not her real name), a domestic workers from Indonesia, who had 10 months, or more than $5,000 withheld by employer. She had no rest days, and Read More

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IN TIME TO COME: a film that sets you thinking
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

IN TIME TO COME, an adventurous film produced by local director, Tan Pin Pin is showing exclusively at Filmgarde Bugis+ for a short run from Thursday to Sunday. The film’s official write up goes like this, “As enigmatic remnants of life from 25 Read More

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Owner of employment agency with demerit points from MOM, re-opens another company to operate at same location
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

A member of public wrote in to The Online Citizen stating the below, “Happen to know that an Employment Agency, Reliable Link Services , a firm opened by PRC specialising in getting S Passes and Employment Passes numbering about 150 for the past Read More

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CPF changes methodology to measure CPF investment made by members but how transparent is the measurement?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

The CPF board has just changed the methodology it uses to measure performance of members’ investments made through Ordinary Account savings so as to have a more rounded view of how they are performing. Besides excluding members with no investments in CPFIS, the new formula Read More

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