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Mistaken about actual length of fireworks, citizens decry waste of tax-money on hour-long show in year-end celebration at Marina Bay

The Urban Redevelopment Agency (URA) announced in a press release on Wednesday (5 December) that a series of breath-taking fireworks will light up Marina Bay for a full hour leading to midnight for the first time to celebrate New Year Eve. The agency stated that this multi-sensory fireworks musical will take the fireworks display to the next level. The audience will …

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Government can easily keep 377A while showing that they “listened to the people”

Let’s think about the timeline of events: 6 Sept – India repeals Section 377, a colonial-era law that criminalised consensual adult gay sex. 6-8 Sept – Singapore’s veteran diplomat Tommy Koh says he “would encourage our gay community to bring a class action to challenge the constitutionality of Section 377A”. IPS Director and (more relevantly) Chief of Government Communications Janadas …

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Citizens’ confusion caused by Lawrence Wong’s statement: ‘Claims that HDB flat buyers is not owners but renter is factually and legally wrong’

Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said claims that HDB flat buyers do not own their flats and are renting them is ‘factually and legally wrong’; there is also no basis to such a claim,. The Minister was speaking at the HDB’s Peak Forum for building professionals on Tuesday (4 Sep). He said that all buyers of leasehold properties, private or …

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Former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan questions Dr Thum Ping Tjin’s loyalty to Singapore

Singapore’s former Ambassador-at-Large Mr Bilahari Kausikan has called into question Singaporean historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin’s loyalty to the country after the latter had “invited” Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to “interfere” in “Singapore’s internal politics”. In his commentary on a SMRT Feedback by The Vigilanteh Facebook post which he had shared yesterday (4 Sep), Mr Kausikan raised the …

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Allegations of treason rampant on pro-PAP fanpage

Following the allegations made by Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng in his Facebook post on 1 Sept, pro-People’s Action Party supporters have been calling the named individuals by Mr Seah as traitors and performing character assassination on them. In his post, Mr Seah wrote that historian Thum Ping Tjin and his friends have invited Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to …

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Lee Hsien Yang alleges unfairness in Attorney-General’s Chambers’ prosecution against eldest son Li Shengwu regarding criticism of Singapore courts

The younger brother of Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Mr Lee Hsien Yang, has expressed his disappointment with the way the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) is handling his son’s case regarding what is perceived by the AGC as “contempt of court”. In a Facebook post today (3 Sep), Mr Lee Hsien Yang pointed out the apparent unfairness in the AGC’s …

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Forum letter justifying Singapore Cabinet’s pay as $10 per resident, draws harsh criticism from citizens

A forum letter from Dr Yik Keng Yeong published in The Straits Times (ST) wrote, “We face graver and more complex socioeconomic and geopolitical problems with each passing decade, and these will not go away with the simplistically expedient measure of decreasing the pay of the executive branch of the Government, convenient whipping boy though it has become,” Dr Yik was …

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Netizens applaud Christian NGO head’s open letter to Ministers

Singapore is in need of leaders who are compassionate and driven by a strong desire to serve its people above all else, and who are not “disconnected” with the struggles of the average Singaporean to the point of calling people who earn less than half a million “mediocre”, said the managing director of RADION Enterprise, Mr Eugene Wee. Mr Wee, …

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Singapore in need of leaders who are compassionate, not “disconnected” with the people: Christian NGO head

Founder and co-executive of the international Christian humanitarian organisation RADION International, Mr Eugene Wee, has written an open letter to Singapore’s Ministers in response to the heated debate surrounding Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s “solutions” in coping with rising living costs in Singapore. In a Facebook post dated 23 Aug, Mr Wee also touched on the issue of exorbitant ministerial …

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