Opinion

“Fake news” versus “Fake statistics”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A friend asked me – with all the hoohah on “fake news” – got “fake statistics” or not? Well, from my experience analysing statistics for the last two decades or so – “fake statistics” are very very rare. What we have are often: Read More

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Facing the prospect of paying more to contribute to building of T5, raise eyebrows with public
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Travellers flying out of Changi Airport and airlines operating in the area may be asked for extra fees and charges from as early as next year to help pay for the future Terminal 5 (T5), which is slated for completion around 2030. The Changi Read More

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MP Louis Ng goes to Bangladesh to speak up for Rohingya refugees
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low Speaking from a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Singapore MP for Nee Soon GRC Louis Ng told media yesterday (22 Jan) that there is “not enough awareness at this point” in Singapore about the plight of Rohingya refugees. “This is Read More

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Government Parliamentary Committee’s silence over scrapping of senior travel pass, signifies its agreement with PTC
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jose Raymond The PAP’s Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Transport has been conspicuously silent on the Public Transport Council’s (PTC) decision to scrap the $40 monthly unlimited travel pass for seniors above the age of 60. The Chairman of the GPC Sitoh Read More

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Examining the current COE bidding system and how it is way overdue for a review
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by James Lee This paper aims to examine the current COE bidding system and how it is way overdue for a review. In addition, this paper will propose some modifications of the bidding system in order to cater to a more environmentally friendly, Read More

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Untrue that more than 70 PAP MPs skipped Parliament on 9 Jan
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

In a post by the States Time Review, “More than 70 PAP MPs skip Parliament on Tuesday”, it is said that “According to a screenshot of a Parliament session on Tuesday (Jan 9), an estimated of more than 70 PAP MPs did not attend Read More

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DPM Teo says 28,000 jobs to be created in Punggol but how many actually go to S’poreans?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low At the launch of the 50-hectare Punggol Digital District’s masterplan on Sunday (21 Jan), Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said the opening of a new business and education hub in Punggol from 2023 will help create 28,000 jobs in Read More

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Do we need the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Teo Soh Lung Most people do not pay attention to laws that are passed in our parliament. We trust our government to enact laws only to protect our interest. Lengthy documents containing loads of legal jargon are boring. I too pay little Read More

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Kind-hearted S’poreans trying to help students but get reported to Police instead
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low Yesterday, Police has confirmed on its Facebook that there has been no attempted kidnapping of students from International Schools. https://www.facebook.com/singaporepoliceforce In both cases, one reported on 11 Jan and the other on 16 Jan, the occupants of the vehicles were Read More

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Why allow taxis to have “surge pricing”?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “ComfortDelGro’s surge pricing option may open a can of worms” (Straits Times, 19 Jan). The article states that “But in the case of surge pricing, the “few dollars more” can amount to three or four times the normal Read More

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