One Singaporean, Andy Lau, had a bit of an awkward encounter with his postman recently. While he was at home on 26 December, he heard a knock on his front door. By the time he answered the door, a few seconds later, there was no one there. Only a Singapore Post note was left informing him that the delivery was …Read More »
Summing up 2018: How one man’s comeback stole the thunder and what Mahathir and the PAP have in common
It is said that Dr Mahathir Mohamad lives up to the idiom that a leopard never changes its spots but he’s in good company because the exact same thing can be said of the People’s Action Party so in the end it does not matter whether it’s 3G or 4G leadership, whether it’s Heng Swee Keat or Chan Chun Sing …Read More »
Is it electoral integrity if the laws are being rushed through to ensure that no one is able to criticise the authorities come election time?
While nothing concrete has been said which means that this could be pure conjecture on my part, I cannot help but feel that in connecting the dots, one thing is clear. There are seemingly idiot proof signs that the People's Action Party (PAP) government is taking strong signs to clamp down on online information, dissent or criticism. The government has …Read More »
It was reported that SBS Transit CEO Gan Juay Kiat who has tendered his resignation to take responsibility for a “personal indiscretion” was allegedly caught having affairs with subordinates and other married women by the private investigator company, Kokusai Security Pte Ltd. Gan, a former President and SAF scholar has been with the ComfortDelGro-owned transport group for 11 years. He …Read More »
The Minimum Legal Age (MLA) for the purchase, use, possession, sale and supply of tobacco products will be raised from 18 to 19 years old starting from 1 January 2019. The MLA will subsequently be raised to 20 years old on 1 January 2020 and to 21 years old on 1 January 2021, the Ministry Of Health (MOH) earlier noted …Read More »
Nobel Prize-winning economist cites Li Shengwu’s “Credible Mechanisms” as 2018’s most significant economics research paper
A paper co-authored by Harvard University's Economics associate professor Li Shengwu was picked by 2012 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Alvin Roth as being the most significant economics research paper in 2018. Professor Roth of Stanford University told business news platform Quartz that the paper - titled Credible Mechanisms - "defines a notion of “credibility” of an auction, having to do …Read More »
Resigned SBS Transit CEO alleged caught having affairs with subordinates by private investigator company
It was reported in the Straits Times yesterday that SBS Transit CEO Gan Juay Kiat has tendered his resignation to take responsibility for a “personal indiscretion” ("SBS Transit CEO Gan Juay Kiat resigns over 'personal indiscretion'",28 Dec). Gan, a former President and SAF scholar has been with the ComfortDelGro-owned transport group for 11 years. He is married with grown-up children …Read More »
SPF officer found guilty of forging a victim’s statement implying that she didn’t mind being molested
A female police offer was found guilty of forging a statement of a woman who had reported a case of molestation. The forged statement gave the impression that the alleged victim didn’t mind being touched. As a result, the alleged victim was warned for making a police report. The officer in question, Kalaivani Kalimuthu, 38, who was stationed at Ang …Read More »
In his recent Facebook post on 27 Dec, the former Chief Executive Office of NTUC Income Tan Kin Lian said that he has “a positive impression of Lee Hsien Yang” and believes that “he has different values from his older brother”, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. It appears that Mr Tan shared the post in response to a netizen’s question …Read More »
ICA has a budget of over SGD1 billion in 2018, $200 million more than 2017. But they’re still understaffed?
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) is struggling with a shortage of manpower, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Thursday amidst growing complaints about the horrendous traffic situation at the Woodlands and Tuas Checkpoints. The minister noted that ICA, as well as many other sectors in Singapore, is facing a labour shortage, especially in jobs where only …Read More »