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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.

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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IMDA throws “bombshell” at TOC’s fundraising efforts by seeking NRIC number for all its donors

After filing a police report on The Online Citizen for a case on alleged criminal defamation, the Info-communications Media Development Authority has dropped yet another “bombshell” on the independent news website this morning. In a letter to TOC, IMDA states that the publication is only allowed to receive contributions from “verified local sources for the provision, management and/or operation of …

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PM Lee Hsien Loong sues blogger, Leong Sze Hian for defamation over Facebook share

It is now public knowledge that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is suing veteran Singaporean blogger, Leong Sze Hian for defamation over a Facebook share he made on his Facebook profile, on 7 Nov. The article which Leong shared was an article by Malaysian online news media, TheCoverage.my. It claimed that editor-in-chief of investigative journalism platform Sarawak Report (SR) Ms …

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MPs to pay $250 a year for permit to park at Parliament House

All Members of Parliament (MPs), including Non-Constituency and Nominated MPs will have to pay $250 a year for a permit to park at Parliament House for official business. This was announced by the Parliament on Friday to media on Friday (Nov 30). According to media reports, elected MPs can use the permit to park in any Housing Board (HDB) carpark, …

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Publication to continue, thanks to public support

On Tuesday last week, The Online Citizen (TOC) went into hiatus after electronic devices belong to the publication and me were seized by the Singapore Police Force under a court order granted to investigate into a case of Criminal Defamation. The alleged offence is in regards to a letter written by a member of public, who called himself, Willy Sum …

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SMS exchange shows that CPG initiated termination of contract with AHTC

Records of SMS between CPG Facilities Management Services, General Manager, Jeffery Chua and Workers’ Party Chairman, Sylvia Lim, revealed that it was CPG which initiated the termination of the contract between the managing agent and the town council back in 2011 when WP took over the Aljunied Town Council after winning in the General Election 2011. During the hearing today …

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A lot about ministerial salary formula said by DPM but nothing about how much exactly the ministers got for their salaries

The question of the Ministerial Salary was brought up again in Parliament yesterday by Member of Parliament for Marsiling-YewTee GRC, Alex Yam Ziming and Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Leon Perera. Mr Alex had asked if the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong whether he could list all the components of the salaries of the Ministers and state the amounts, in months of …

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