Month: February 2017

Inmate’s case again highlights problems with Public Prosecutor’s powers

Inmate’s case again highlights problems with Public Prosecutor’s powers

PHOTO: Eswary Vengatasamy, the mother of S. Prabagaran broke down during a press conference, January 11, 2017. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng (Yahoo) Malaysia rules out interference in S’pore death sentence case A last-ditch attempt to save the life of a death row inmate in […]

Don’t tell me how my country should run: PM Lee to UK

Don’t tell me how my country should run: PM Lee to UK

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the United Kingdom (UK) should not “presume to tell me how my country should run”, when it comes to press freedom. Mr Lee was replying to a question by Stephen Sackur during an interview for the BBC programme, HARDtalk. […]

PUB profits due to gov’t grants: Maliki

PUB profits due to gov’t grants: Maliki

The Public Utilities Board (PUB), a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR),  registered a profit of $166.8 million last year because of government grants. This was revealed by the Senior Minister of State for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Maliki […]

SBCD Korean Tofu House blazing up the CBD

SBCD Korean Tofu House blazing up the CBD

Soft and silky tofu freshly curdled everyday, submerged in a spicy broth that is served bubbling along with a host of delightful ingredients makes for the perfect meal to warm yourself on a rainy day. SBCD Korean Tofu House, a new addition to the wide […]

Is compassion possible in Singapore’s death row?

Is compassion possible in Singapore’s death row?

They are that small group of people whom few would bother with, except their families, lawyers and activists. And so, their welfare is perhaps not something which is viewed as a terribly important thing, especially when they are convicted death row inmates. Be that as […]

A mother’s heartbreaking post of son battling cancer

A mother’s heartbreaking post of son battling cancer

There are few instances in life where you tear up just reading about something. Jessica Medinger’s note on Facebook is one of those times. On 21 February, the mother of 10-year old Drake Medinger, shared a photo of her son in pull-ups standing in the […]

Water fee hike not a deterrent for wasteful households

Water fee hike not a deterrent for wasteful households

There is never a good time for bad news. And so it is with the just-announced hike in water charges which will affect everyone, both households and businesses. The change, says the government, is to bring water prices more in line with the value of […]

To-Gather Cafe: Hipster restaurant at kopitiam prices

To-Gather Cafe: Hipster restaurant at kopitiam prices

Article published with permission from Freshgrads.sg “The more we get together, the happier we’ll be,” is To-Gather Cafe’s motto, and we couldn’t agree more especially when the gathering involves a wide array of food available with price tags that can rival the affordability of Western […]

S&CC and water fee hikes – households hit with double whammy in 3 days

S&CC and water fee hikes – households hit with double whammy in 3 days

Householders who are worried about the slowdown in the economy now have more to be concerned about – in the last 3 days, they have been hit with a double whammy of costs increases. Come 1 June, they will have to pay higher service and […]

Donald Trump – a serial liar in the White House

Donald Trump – a serial liar in the White House

The Guardian, a newspaper in the United Kingdom, has described American president, Donald Trump, as “a serial liar in the White House“. The newspaper put out a short video summary of some of the lies which the 45th president of the US has made in […]