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.
    Press Gang: To publish or not to publish, the internal struggles of news outlets in Singapore
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    A minister is being asked if adultery should be made illegal by a member of the audience during a Q & A session and everyone in the hall laughed in spite of trying to hold it in. The person who posed the question, Read More

    More...
    Posted in Arts & Culture | Leave a comment
    Potong Pasir SMC – A fierce fight in the making or will it disappear like Joo Chiat SMC?
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    The next General Elections may still be many months away and only need to be called by January 2021. But if current ground activities are anything to go by, it is quite obvious that the battle for the single member constituency (SMC) of Read More

    More...
    Posted in Politics | Leave a comment
    Ng Chee Meng says “everyone expected to be treated fairly” but MPs and teachers pay different parking rates
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Speaking to delegates from the Singapore Teachers’ Union (STU) on having the teachers to pay for parking in April this year, then-Minister of Education (Schools) Ng Chee Meng said that “Singapore system is fair. Everyone can be expected to be treated fairly.” As Read More

    More...
    Posted in Current Affairs | Leave a comment
    Johor profiting from treated water? Singapore loses money in selling subsidised treated water?
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    As  I read the Straits Times report regarding Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ response to Malaysian Prime Minister’s comment on the Singapore-Malaysia water agreement, a Facebook post caught my attention. A netizen wrote, The cold hard facts which many haters hate to see or Read More

    More...
    Posted in Opinion | Leave a comment
    PAP Aljunied grassroot advisor apologised for covering Workers’ Party’s event banner with his banner
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Victor Lye Thiam Fatt, People’s Action Party (PAP) Candidate candidate for the Aljunied GRC in the General Election 2015 and grassroots leader for Aljunied GRC, has acknowledged that his volunteers put up a banner to cover up another banner from the Workers’ Party and apologised Read More

    More...
    Posted in Community, Current Affairs | Leave a comment
    ST reports possible gain of $700m of exposure from analyst but picks another company to report sentiments of coverage
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Straits Times in its article,”Singapore may have gained over $700m in exposure as host of Trump-Kim summit: Analyst Meltwater” wrote that more than S$700 million in exposure by hosting the historic Trump-Kim summit, according to a media intelligence analyst. The report which was reproduced Read More

    More...
    Posted in Media | Leave a comment
    MSF rejects social assistance application from 59-year-old senior due to having CPF payout
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Sports advocate and politician, Jose Raymond shared a story of a 59-year-old male Singapore who is both visually handicapped and has kidney failure who has had his application for long-term financial assistance rejected by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). The reason for MSF Read More

    More...
    Posted in Current Affairs | Leave a comment
    Lim Biow Chuan: “would you be comfortable with a security officer with a criminal record especially if the record was recent”
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    In a Facebook post on 6 June, sports advocate and politician Jose Raymond commented how it is unbecoming of the Singapore Police Force to label an ex-offender as being “not a fit and proper person” in lieu of his previous conviction, words which are Read More

    More...
    Posted in Comments | Leave a comment
    SPF rejects application of ex-offender to be security officer, writes he is “not a fit and proper person”
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Sports advocate and politician, Jose Raymond posted an image on his Facebook page on Wednesday, asking what happened to the Yellow Ribbon Project (YRP). The image is a photo of a letter purportedly issued by the Singapore Police Force to a resident in Read More

    More...
    Posted in Labour | Leave a comment
    Eldershield policy holder denied payout by insurer despite being certified blind by medical assessor
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Following much fanfare about how the new CareShield Life – a plan to replace ElderShield – will stand to benefit Singaporeans in offering higher payout in claims and a lifetime payout, Mr Teo, a member of public shared his claim experience with The Read More

    More...
    Posted in Health | Leave a comment