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Letters

Crowdsav: Reply by SCDF to its claims on SCDF’s initative

By Dr Dana,  Founder of Crowdsav It was brought to our attention that a recent reply by us to the SCDF official Facebook page dated 25th July was deleted. The post was with a link to the TNP.sg article of volunteers using the newly launched SCDF app myResponder. The contents of our reply to the SCDF post was as follows : "In the …

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ST raises details irrelevant to child custody law-suit

By Ben Matchap I refer to an extremely disgusting article by The Straits Times published yesterday, "Gay man denied joint custody of triplets, a poor decision maker." The article wrote, "A man who hid his homosexuality from his wife for 13 years has been denied joint custody of their triplets, not because he is gay or HIV-positive, but because of …

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Customer to SIA: An issue of poor service and an absolute problem of no empathy

By Tan Tiong Ghee A month ago, I shared this article regarding a bad experience I had with SIA, http://www.theonlinecitizen.com/2015/06/bad-experience-on-sia-flight-to-germany/. The SIA spokesperson's response was “We did provide a credit of KrisFlyer miles and offered to provide a gift voucher as a gesture of goodwill, in recognition of Mr Tan’s support for Singapore Airlines”. To set the record straight, I …

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Stop before it’s too late

By Neo Renjie Many die-hard supporters of the People's Action Party (PAP) have pointed out that the PAP has done pretty well this term, tackling many problems robustly such as housing, transport and healthcare. While it's true, let's not jump to conclusion yet. Many of these problems were a result of the PAP's failure to plan ahead of time. PAP …

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Nothing wrong with being ‘godless’

By Benjamin Goh I refer to Prime Minister Lee’s comments in his interview with Time Magazine published on Thursday, July 23rd. The Prime Minister was quoted in a CNA article for saying “Overall, we think religion is a good thing. I mean, if we were [a] godless society, we would have many other problems, the communists found that out”. As …

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Giving Workers’ Party the chance at the election

By Firdaus Workers' Party takes care of Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) well except they went overbudget. Referring to the recent MRT incident, how much is it going to cost to rectify the problems in our MRT issue? I'm sure more than WP's overbudget. Regarding WP going overbudget, it isn't because they aren't competent but they are left with only one …

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Migrant workers, victims of grossly unfair employer-worker power dynamics

By Carol Yuen Today (11 July 2015), I attended a dialogue with Janadas Devan, Chief of Government Communications at MCI. His answer to a question I posed regarding migrant worker rights left me thoroughly disappointed. I told him I had been interning at HOME, and listed some problems that migrant workers face, namely how hard it is for them to …

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