Opinion

Sports Safety Act needs to be considered by Singapore Government to help protect lives in sports
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jose Raymond The Singapore Government needs to consider legislating a Sports Safety Act, as an updated, comprehensive and all-encompassing national sports safety strategy and framework to help protect lives is critically required in Singapore. The spate of sports-related deaths over the last Read More

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A more emphatic policy for senior and pioneer drivers from GRAB
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Below is a letter sent by Mr Lawrence Tay, a taxi driver under GRAB to the company on 13 October. No response has been received from GRAB by the driver till date. Dear Grab Congratulations on the remarkable speed with which you have capture Read More

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Citizens take issues with Transport Minister’s statement on maintenance lapses of SMRT
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

In a Channel NewsAsia report dated 16 October (Monday), it is reported that Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan made his first public address on the major North-South Line (NSL) tunnel flooding incident two weekends ago and stated that the SMRT maintenance team in charge of the anti-flood system Read More

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Golden peanuts doth not golden monkeys make
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Dr Lee Siew Peng We have all heard that saying: pay peanuts, you’ll get monkeys. In Singapore taxpayers pay through the nose for million-dollar ministers and CEOs and what do we get? At first, I was unsympathetic. Singaporeans, stop complaining about everything. Read More

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The ridiculously exuberant pay of PAP leaders
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Lim Tean I have heard many indignant comments from friends in recent days concerning the outrageous pay of $ 550,000 per annum enjoyed by our part-time Speaker of Parliament. It is astronomical pay like this which seriously undermine the public’s confidence in Read More

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Doesn’t GIVE.asia owe the public greater transparency on why campaign for legal suit funds was deleted?
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

by Ghui It is always disappointing when an ostensibly legitimate and valid cause is crippled because of a lack of funds. Even more discouraging is when an organisation that apparently champions those that need financial support appears to shy away from taking a Read More

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Head of MHA should reflect on himself before lamenting on his officers being abused
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Willy Sim I refer to your article: Public’s response to intended legal framework to protect police officers, “Respect needs to be earned, not asked or bought” regarding the needless need for Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to further enhance legislation to an already lopsided Read More

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Will SMRT management be held accountable by the authorities?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Anthony Ng I have been very disturbed by the continuing saga, the flooding tunnel as the most recent, with SMRT. I’m even more disturbed with the deafening silence from all those responsible, no less the Minister himself. What I fear is that eventually Read More

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Is the teaching of racial harmony in schools effective?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Marie I am appalled to find out that as much as our country’s leaders continuously boast in mainstream media and even international media about how Singapore is a racially and religiously harmonious society, such may not be true on ground. A friend Read More

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Narrow path walked by the non-religious just got narrower
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Tan Tatt Si Lately, the non-religious are in the news for all the wrong reasons : from Malaysia’s minister denouncing atheists and wanting them tracked down; to Singapore’s former top civil servant insinuating atheists to be the potential cause in Singapore’s imminent Read More

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