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.

Minister Chan Chun Sing throws smoke bomb on CECA concerns, by stating FTAs created more jobs for Singaporeans

Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Saturday (9 Nov) that the Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) does not grant Indian nationals unconditional access into Singapore or immigration privileges. Claims that the bilateral agreement has cost job opportunities for Singaporeans aim to stoke fears in times of economic uncertainties, said Mr Chan. Media reports over Chan’s statement …

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All eyes on SPP’s Jose Raymond in Potong Pasir 

One month ago, Mr Jose Raymond was just an ordinary member of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP). And he barely made the cut for the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the SPP, and only made it after a face-off with Fazli Talip, a 2011 Workers Party candidate and a serving CEC member of the SPP. But on 5 November at …

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What next for the Singapore People’s Party?

The name, Chiam See Tong has been synonymous with Singapore politics for almost four decades, ever since he won the Potong Pasir seat at the General Elections held on 22 December 1984. A Member of Parliament for Potong Pasir from 1984 to 2011, Mr Chiam See Tong became the Secretary-General of the Singapore Peoples Party (SPP) from December 1996 till …

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Fellow NS men, please don’t cheat yourselves by saying that you will defend the constitution with your life

Just this February year when I went for my National Reservist training, we were told to recite the Singapore Armed Forces pledge in the seminar hall after the Division Commander reminded the servicemen about the constant threat that Singapore faces from its neighbours. “We, members of the Singapore Armed Forces, do solemnly and sincerely pledge that we will always bear …

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Wet market operator apologises for flyers with Hindi, and no Tamil

A flyer which about the temporary market in Admiralty caught the eye of a resident when she spotted Hindi instead of Tamil script on it. Ms Vijaya Kandasamy posted a photo of the flyer on her Facebook page on Friday morning and commented, I think you need more people who can read and write Tamil. What language is that?? Blunders …

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