Month: April 2017

Govt should stop ignoring huge flaw in Public Prosecutor’s role

Govt should stop ignoring huge flaw in Public Prosecutor’s role

Mohd Jeefrey bin Jamil’s last attempt to escape the death sentence was met with a rejection by the President on 17 April. And rather unusually, on the same day his clemency appeal was rejected, his family was informed that he would be hanged in Changi […]

“Former potential” candidate “resurfaced” in another constituency… is news because?

“Former potential” candidate “resurfaced” in another constituency… is news because?

If Yaw Shin Leong or Michael Palmer or David Ong surfaced again among the ranks of their respective parties doing grassroots or party works, it may be newsworthy. The three gentlemen, after all, were all former elected Members of Parliament (MP) who had left their […]

Food Friday: Garang Grill – where zi char meets fine dining

Food Friday: Garang Grill – where zi char meets fine dining

Review & photos by Cheryl Teo of Freshgrads.sg New Ubin Seafood is no stranger in the world of Singapore zi char. Its hearty communal grub of local favorites, fresh seafood, and fusion cuisine has captured the hearts of both young and old through their stomachs. […]

Gov’t not been silent on tudung issue but needs to allow public discussion

Gov’t not been silent on tudung issue but needs to allow public discussion

The tudung issue is once again in the spotlight, after Workers’ Party Member of Parliament Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap raised it in Parliament this week. Mr Faisal had also spoken on the issue at last month’s parliamentary sitting. His call, for the government to […]

Wearing of tudung – issue raised by several MPs

Wearing of tudung – issue raised by several MPs

The Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, has lashed out at Workers’ Party Member of Parliament, Muhamad Faisal Bin Abdul Manap, for raising “divisive” issues in the House. At the heart of Mr Masagos’ concerns is how the constant airing of such “sensitive” […]

S’pore blocks visa for IT professionals, violating trade pact: Indian companies

S’pore blocks visa for IT professionals, violating trade pact: Indian companies

In an abrupt turn of direction, the Singapore Government suddenly blocks visas for Indian IT professionals. A report by the Times of India (TOI) on 3 April said that Singapore has violated the FTA-CECA agreement by restricting the free flow of Indian IT professionals into […]

Perkasa’s criticism of Shanmugam misplaced

Perkasa’s criticism of Shanmugam misplaced

Perkasa, a Malaysian extreme right-wing non-governmental organisation, has called on the government there to issue a letter of protest to Singapore over remarks made by Singapore’s Law Minister, K Shanmugam, on Saturday. Mr Shanmugam, speaking at seminar organised by the Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP) […]

Only 2% say S’pore’s 4G leaders “much better” than previous generation leaders: Blackbox survey

Only 2% say S’pore’s 4G leaders “much better” than previous generation leaders: Blackbox survey

A survey by Blackbox, a research agency, in February has found that only 2% of Singaporeans feel the 4th generation (4G) leadership is “much better” than previous generation leaders. “Leadership was very much a topic again in February, following Prime Minister Lee’s appearance on BBC’s […]

Gov’t right in tackling fake news but safeguards needed to prevent overreach

Gov’t right in tackling fake news but safeguards needed to prevent overreach

“The truth is always trying to catch up with a fake news story.” – German Justice Minister. Law Minister K Shanmugam told Parliament on Monday, 3 April, that the Government is reviewing its laws to better equip itself in dealing with the phenomenon of fake […]

SR Nathan is “second Elected President”: Istana

SR Nathan is “second Elected President”: Istana

Not tenable for Government to remain silent on issue As we have reported earlier, many sources, including our former prime minister, Goh Chok Tong, Government ministers, government-linked websites and the Constitutional Commission, have all recognised President Ong Teng Cheong as Singapore’s first Elected President. Yet, […]