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.
Goal of cashless transport system by 2020, clearly thought up by those who do not take public transport
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on August 13th, 2017 at 07:43 pmOn 11 August 2017, Land Transport Authority (LTA) and TransitLink announced that Singapore will gradually phase out cash payment for public transport by 2020, which is line with the Government’s Smart Nation initiative, a cashless nation. Read More

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AGC’s contributing factor to Li Shengwu’s alleged contempt of court offence
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

I am intrigued by the Attorney General’s Chambers’ (AGC) decision to launch proceedings against Li Shengwu for a private Facebook post which it claims to be an “egregious and baseless attack on the Singapore Judiciary”. Not because it sued, as the act does seem Read More

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Chen Shao Mao highlights difficulty in filing questions to PM Lee about the use of Parliament to defend his reputation
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

In a Facebook post made on 1 August 2017, Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC, Mr Chen Shao Mao highlighted his difficulty in getting his question to the Prime Minister filed. Below is Mr Chen’s posting in full: (Parliamentary) Q&A — Getting to Read More

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Awards won by graphic novel rekindles conversation on Singapore art funding that comes with strings attached
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

The winning of the three awards by graphic novelist Sonny Liew for his book, “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye” at the prestigious 29th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards on 21 July, has not just brought pride and joy to Singaporeans but also revisits Read More

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Questionable leak of Li Sheng Wu’s private Facebook post and AGC’s troubling comments to the media
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on July 18th, 2017 at 07:19 pmMedia outlets in Singapore have reported that the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is looking into comments made by Mr Li Shengwu on Singapore’s court system. AGC’s statement was made to the media outlets in response to their Read More

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Mdm Halimah Yacob indicates clear intention to stand in upcoming Presidential Election
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Speaker of Parliament and People’s Action Party Member of Parliament, Mdm Halimah Yacob has indicated her intention in standing in the upcoming Presidential Elections in September this year. Speaking at a community event at her Marsiling ward on Sunday (16 July), Mdm Halimah Read More

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Minister of Law and Home Affairs avoids answering a simple question about oppositions being fixed in Singapore
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam just recently went “On the Record” with Channel News Asia’s Bharati Jagdish about about how politics has evolved in the almost three decades he has spent as a politician. In one part of the interview, Mr Shanmugam Read More

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Association for Sungei Road Market issues statement to clarify current status on its relocation
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

A statement has been issued by the campaign to save Sungei Road Market on behalf of the Association for the Recycling of Second Hand Goods to address the media reports that have been made on the ongoing attempt by the association to relocate Read More

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Maritime veteran announces his intention to stand for President in upcoming reserved election
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Mr Farid Khan bin Kaim Khan, 62, has officially announced his intention to stand as a candidate in the upcoming Presidential election which is reserved for Malay candidates. Mr Khan is currently the chairman of Bourbon Offshore Asia and the founder of an Read More

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Decision by Justice Quentin Loh to consider AGC’s advice irrelevant, perplexing and worrying
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

On Friday, the High Court dismissed Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s constitutional challenge to determine whether the legislation that specified President Wee Kim Wee’s term of office as the first term to be counted was unconstitutional. TOC has yet obtained a copy of the written Read More

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