Month: March 2017

Is the AG the best person to decide on election laws?

Is the AG the best person to decide on election laws?

Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock said in a press conference today (31 Mar) that the upcoming presidential election should be an open election which candidates from all races can contest; and not one reserved for Malay candidates. In particular, he questioned the Government’s decision […]

4 things the happiest countries have in common which S’pore too can have

4 things the happiest countries have in common which S’pore too can have

The World Happiness Report 2017 has ranked Singapore at number 26, the highest-placed Asian country on the list. The top-three ranked countries are, unsurprisingly, from the Nordic region – Norway, Denmark, Iceland. Norway jumped 3 places to overtake Denmark at the top for the first time, […]

Cheng Bock questions Govt’s decision to not recognise Ong Teng Cheong as first Elected President

Cheng Bock questions Govt’s decision to not recognise Ong Teng Cheong as first Elected President

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, who contested in the 2011 Presidential Elections in Singapore, has questioned the government’s decision to recognise the late Wee Kim Wee, instead of Ong Teng Cheong, as Singapore’s first Elected President. At a press conference on 31 March, Friday, Dr Tan […]

Why so much anger, ACLS, LawSoc, MHA?

Why so much anger, ACLS, LawSoc, MHA?

So much anger, so much passive-aggressive grandstanding. That is how one feels after reading the statements from the Association of Criminal Lawyers Singapore (ACLS), the Law Society Singapore (LawSoc), and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). They were responding to the judgement in the United […]

An Inconvenient Sequel – a film everyone has to watch

An Inconvenient Sequel – a film everyone has to watch

10 years after he brought the topic of climate change into mainstream consciousness, former United States Vice-President Al Gore is back again. In the sequel to his groundbreaking An Inconvenient Truth – an award-winning documentary about climate change in 2007 – Gore is once again […]

Harassment Act, Pink Dot & Amos Yee – Gov’t should stop abusing the law

Harassment Act, Pink Dot & Amos Yee – Gov’t should stop abusing the law

Amos Yee’s successful bid for political asylum in the United States this past week is another sign of how the Government’s abuse of the law has backfired. Yee’s “persecution”, as described by the judge who presided over his hearing, by the Singapore Government bears another […]

Food Friday: Japanese culinary finesse & intricate American culture at IZY’s

Food Friday: Japanese culinary finesse & intricate American culture at IZY’s

Write-up courtesy of Cheryl Teo@Freshgrads.sg IZY Dining & Bar is one hell of a beautiful little secret. At this exquisite establishment, food is treated like a delicate work of art. The passionate attention to detail, quality, aesthetic appeal, and the flavor and textural dimensions took […]

Highblood’s racist promo – ignorance rather than malice

Highblood’s racist promo – ignorance rather than malice

Highblood dating app upsets public but is it racist? To stand apart from others, you have to distinguish yourself, or your product. This, however, could lead you down the path you might not have intended to go. Dating apps (or websites, before apps became popular) […]

Support for national budget plunges 25% from previous years’ poll results?

Support for national budget plunges 25% from previous years’ poll results?

The Government’s feedback unit, REACH, has released its survey results on Budget 2017. In a statement to the media on 22 March, Wednesday, REACH revealed that overall only 52% of the 1,111 Singaporeans polled by phone gave a thumbs-up to the Budget. This is a […]

Civil servants – eunuchs or naysayers?

Civil servants – eunuchs or naysayers?

Public servants and civil servants are not having it easy. In recent weeks, they have been subjected to criticisms in Parliament, to ridicule online, and even questioned by former senior civil servants. These are the results of an ever-changing society, with ever-rising expectations of standards […]