Commentaries

What is the “focus” of Sport Singapore and MCCY for Singapore sports?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jose Raymond In his interview with Mediacorp’s 938FM, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sport Singapore Lim Teck Yin talks about Football, Funding and Fading, among other random sports matters. Unfortunately, Lim totally leaves out a key ‘F’ word – Focus. What Read More

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Balinese’s self-regulating traffic, a contrast to Singapore’s governance controlling tactic
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by: Si Ying – Offbeat Perspectives A week ago, I spent four days in Bali observing the traffic on the road in the moving car. I’d also seen how my reactions varied during short period when we maneuvered into high-traffic turns or met Read More

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Should we bring back estate duty?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss On 19 November 2017, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the PAP Government is planning to increase taxes. His announcement fuelled wide speculation of an imminent hike in Goods and Services Tax (GST). GST is a tax on domestic Read More

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Framing the concept of privilege – The Privilege Level
By Gangasudhan Published on by Gangasudhan 0

Privilege continues to be a sore point for many – even among those who do not dispute that groups of people enjoy unearned advantages purely due to the circumstances of their birth. We now understand that Privilege can come in many forms and is contextually situated Read More

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Can the Worker’s Party reinvent itself?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by David Lim Now that Low Thia Kiang has announced that he is stepping down as Secretary-General of the Worker’s Party, paving an open pathway for leadership renewal, and offering an opening for some directional change, a key question remains whether the party can Read More

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MOH’s adverseness against alternative tobacco products is “religious” in nature against scientific fact and logic
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

The amendments to the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act which have been approved by Parliament on Tuesday will see an introduction of a ban for people from buying, using and owning imitation tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, e-cigars and e-pipes, which Read More

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Decoding the narratives of the 2017 presidential election campaign
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vernon Chan We have established that Singapore’s People’s Action Party government and its proxy campaign for candidate Halimah failed to craft a winning narrative for the election that was credible. Big picture concepts like meritocracy and multiracialism were thrown up in order Read More

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The 2017 Presidential Election – An unmitigated fiasco
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss Flushed with political capital from a trouncing 70% mandate captured at the September 2015 General Elections, the PAP Government kicked off its 13th Parliament in January 2016 by announcing plans to make changes to Singapore’s political system. Presumably to serve Singaporeans, Read More

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Enbloc Sale – Can you lose money from it?
By icompareloan Published on by icompareloan 0

When is Enbloc good or bad news? Receiving an enbloc offer for your property is akin to striking lottery. So who wouldn’t be pleased with it? Not everyone actually. Some may have an emotional attachment to their home or location as their family Read More

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Breaking the presidency and Singapore, straw by straw
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vernon Chan The radical changes to the presidency that the People’s Action Party (PAP) mooted and enacted in 2016 have angered a public originally resigned to seeing the office incrementally remade at the whims of the PAP, for the convenience of the Read More

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