Month: August 2017

Halimah Yacob would not have qualified, if Gov’t had accepted Constitutional Commission’s recommendation

Halimah Yacob would not have qualified, if Gov’t had accepted Constitutional Commission’s recommendation

Now that the campaign for the Elected Presidency is under way, it is also perhaps a good time to recall some of the changes and recommendations made by the Constitutional Commission in 2016. The commission, chaired by the Chief Justice, was appointed by the Government […]

People should also look past race, says Halimah; but the RE is about race!

People should also look past race, says Halimah; but the RE is about race!

In an interview with the mainstream media, reported on 28 August, election applicant Halimah Yacob urged Singaporeans to “look past race” in the upcoming presidential election in September. Mdm Halimah made the call “despite this being a reserved election for the candidates from the Malay […]

Mothership publishes fake news twice in 3 weeks – the perils of chasing eyeballs

Mothership publishes fake news twice in 3 weeks – the perils of chasing eyeballs

[Photo: The Mothership.sg crew, according to the Straits Times, are (from left): executive director Lien We King, director Edwin Ramesh, editor Belmont Lay, administrative staff Tan Wei Fen, editors Martino Tan and Jonathan Lim, and intern Sally Ong.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO.] As it has apparently turned out, […]

TODAY says “healthier, tasty ayam penyet” not possible; but that’s not true

TODAY says “healthier, tasty ayam penyet” not possible; but that’s not true

On 25 August, the TODAY newspaper (which incidentally will go out of print soon) published an article titled, “War on diabetes: Changing eating habits of Malay, Indian communities an uphill task.” The article is a follow-up to what Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had said […]

Passion made possible? Sure anot?

Passion made possible? Sure anot?

So, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is once again selling Singapore to the world. And if you do not know, the agency does a pretty good job in doing so, year after year. Just look at the number of tourists who set foot here, in […]

Student caned – did school break the law on corporal punishment?

Student caned – did school break the law on corporal punishment?

The mother of a primary 5 student from Horizon Primary School is reported to be concerned that her son has been caned more severely than she expected. According to a report by STOMP, the 11-year old student was caned on the thighs by the school’s […]

Are PM Lee’s “special considerations” in not suing his siblings valid?

Are PM Lee’s “special considerations” in not suing his siblings valid?

In the past, there were no “ifs” or “buts” about it; but PM Lee seems to have put a caveat on when ministers should resort to defamation suits Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said ministers must sue for defamation if “a serious allegation” is made […]