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.
Army’s response to PTE Dave Lee’s passing and a look back at what happened to PTE Dominique Lee’s case
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

(PTE) Lee Han Xuan Dave was a Guardsman from the 1st Battalion Singapore Guards, who passed away on Monday (30 April) at 5.32 pm at Changi General Hospital (CGH) at the age of 19 years old. Mindef in an earlier statement said that Read More

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Former domestic worker of Changi Airport Group Chairman stands trial for alleged theft
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An Indonesian domestic worker who served the household of Changi Airport Group chairman Liew Mun Leong stood in court to face the four theft charges filed against her on Monday. According to the charge sheets, Ms Parti Liyani, 44, allegedly stole items worth Read More

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Oxford Project Southeast Asia calls on Select Committee to issue immediate and public apology for unacceptable treatment of Dr Thum
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Trustees of Oxford Project Southeast Asia have signed a joint statement to express “in the strongest possible terms our concern regarding the treatment of Dr PJ Thum in recent hearings of the Singapore government’s Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehood”. In the statement, Read More

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The question that is not answered, who instructed the floodlights to be auto turned off at 9pm?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Following the report made by TOC on 15 April, Straits Times followed up with its report with quotes from various agencies about the cancellation of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Centre of Excellence U-19 match between Warriors FC and a FAS U-19 Read More

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Public query of Dr Thum’s academic credentials, reeks of attempt by PAP govt to character assassinate his good reputation
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

In a statement on Friday (13 April), the Parliament noted that the Parliament Secretariat had written to Dr Thum Ping Tjin to seek his assistance in clarifying his academic credentials. It noted that Dr Thum’s written representation had stated that he was, amongst other things, a Research Fellow in History at Oxford University. The statement pointed that Dr Thum had Read More

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SPF’s Facebook advisory post conflates two issues which may give wrong impression to foreigners
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

The Singapore Police Force has issued a police advisory entitled, “POLICE ADVISORY AGAINST IMPORTING POLITICS OF OTHER COUNTRIES INTO SINGAPORE” on its Facebook page. It wrote, The Singapore Police Force is aware of calls encouraging overseas Malaysians to support political activities in relation Read More

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Clarification on report by Lianhe Zaobao on stance of taking down social media posts and articles
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on March 30th, 2018 at 03:13 pmIn its report published on Wednesday (28 March), Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao reported on the proceedings of the Select Committee hearing 0n Tuesday (28 March) which had freelance journalist Kirsten Han, Howard Lee, former editor of Read More

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TOC’s submission to Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Summary This submission argues that Singapore currently possesses more than enough existing laws to deal with falsehoods and their consequences that may affect citizens and therefore, no further legislation needs to be introduced at this time. Furthermore, “falsehoods” as described by the government Read More

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Murali says no truth to priority queue for PRs, Members of Public say notice worded in a very misleading way
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

A post, headlined “Beware of Indian MP: Priority Queue For Indian SPR @ Bukit Batok SMC” was posted just recently on Sammyboy forum showing an image of a notice that is allegedly shown at the Meet-the-People-Session (MPS) of Bukit Batok SMC. The text Read More

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Can town councils “lie” blatantly to residents?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

In an email to the town council of Choa Chu Kang GRC, I wrote that the shelter below my block in Choa Chu Kang was scheduled to be built from 3rd Quarter to 4th Quarter of 2017. However, the construction has since been extended to the Read More

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