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.

Singapore authorities have to explain blacklisting of Clare Rewcastle Brown

By Terry Xu Investigative reporter Clare Rewcastle Brown was briefly detained by immigration authorities in Singapore, according to Sarawak Report, the Malaysian news site which she founded. In a Facebook post that highlighted Rewcastle-Brown's detention, the Sarawak Report wrote, 'Clare was briefly detained in Singapore at 1AM last night after her book launch. Turns out 'someone' put her on the …

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45 members expelled by Co-op over for holding no-confidence EOGM, Registar from MCCY aware of circumstances but sides with “illegal” management committee.

45 members were expelled in June this year after an “Emergency General Meeting” EOGM called by 68 members was held on May 18 to remove the Board of Directors of the TRC Multi-Purpose CooperativeSociety Ltd (“Co-op). Only the 45 who voted were expelled but the remaining few who left the meeting earlier were not affected. This included the Chairman Mr Kalaichelvan, …

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13 bonus months for the Prime Minister in 2017? PM Lee skirts questions filed by WP NCMP Leon Perera about total bonus months paid to ministers

In a written reply to Workers' Party Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, Leon Perera, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong answered that the average Performance Bonus (PB), and the range of PB received by Political Office Holders of all grades in 2017, was 4.1 months. Sharing a table that showed the range of PB over the past five years : PM Lee wrote: The pay …

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K Shanmugam masterfully links photo and comment of Thum Ping Tjin as him inviting foreign politician to intervene in Singapore politics

Speaking on sidelines of a grassroots event on Sunday, Home Affairs and Law Minister, K Shanmugam made comments about historian Thum Ping Tjin and his meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, indirectly suggesting that Dr Thum had invited a foreign politician to intervene in Singapore's domestic politics. Just yesterday, Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng published a Facebook post, alleging …

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Seah Kian Peng makes insinuations against Thum in FB post, dog-whistling for named individuals and entity to be called traitors

Member of Parliament (MP) Seah Kian Peng in a Facebook post on Saturday made a series of surprising allegations and insinuations against Singapore historian, Dr Thum Ping Tjin in relation to the meeting that Dr Thum had with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad earlier this week. To better understand how Seah is making dangerous and unfounded allegations against Dr Thum …

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Tan Wah Piow: Allegation of him setting up of Marxist state in Singapore, an invention of Lee Kuan Yew

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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Fake accounts rise in support of MINDEF’s “decisive actions and thorough investigations” in CFC Dave Lee’s death

Yesterday, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen presented the report from the Committee of Inquiry (COI) on the death of Corporal First Class Dave Lee in Parliament. The report noted that inadequate on-site casualty management and delayed evacuation to the medical centre were the likely reasons for CFC Dave Lee succumbing to his heat stroke injuries. In the Channel News Asia Facebook video which showed …

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