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I don’t agree with every tactic of every one of my colleagues: Tharman on PAP’s “gutter politics”

I don’t agree with every tactic of every one of my colleagues: Tharman on PAP’s “gutter politics”

[Photo: TODAY] Deputy Prime Minister and 2nd Assistant Secretary General of the People’s Action Party (PAP), Tharman Shanmugaratnam, has acknowledged that his party members have engaged in “gutter politics”. While not admitting to this directly, Mr Tharman nonetheless tacitly agreed with the description by a […]

LTA awards SMRT contract for new TEL rail line despite operator’s poor service record

LTA awards SMRT contract for new TEL rail line despite operator’s poor service record

On Friday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it has awarded SMRT Trains, a subsidiary of SMRT Corporation, the contract to run the  new Thomson-East Coast rail line, which will open in stages from 2019. It is expected to be fully operational by 2024. […]

Ong Teng Cheong believed he was the first Elected President of S’pore

Ong Teng Cheong believed he was the first Elected President of S’pore

In a speech in January 1997, the late President Ong Teng Cheong referred to himself as “the first elected President” of Singapore. This runs counter to what the government has said – that it is Wee Kim Wee, not President Ong, who has that honour. […]

Halimah Yacob scores lowest in informal online presidential poll

Halimah Yacob scores lowest in informal online presidential poll

As we all know, Halimah Yacob is now the unelected President of Singapore. Unelected because there was no contest (her other two would-be challengers were disqualified by the Presidential Election Committee (PEC) for not meeting certain requirements which, incidentally, Halimah Yacob also failed to meet). […]

Xiaxue’s epic take-down of Law Minister K Shanmugam goes viral

Xiaxue’s epic take-down of Law Minister K Shanmugam goes viral

Well, you’d never think it but even a well-known PAP supporter is pissed with the recent fiasco of what some called a rigged presidential (non)election of Halimah Yacob. Xiaxue, who is not shy from speaking her mind and openly supporting (and campaigning) for PAP candidates […]

There’s a sadness about the Law Minister’s latest Facebook post

There’s a sadness about the Law Minister’s latest Facebook post

Law Minister K Shanmugam’s latest Facebook post shows a picture of PM Lee, newly unelected President Halimah Yacob, and Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, at the swearing-in ceremony for the unelected president. Mr Shanmugam captioned the photo: “Malay President, Chinese Prime Minister and Indian Chief Justice. […]

Please move into the Istana, Mdm Halimah; don’t do a Melania Trump

Please move into the Istana, Mdm Halimah; don’t do a Melania Trump

Earlier this year, nearly 100,000 people signed a petition calling on Melania Trump, the first lady of the United States, to move into the White House – or else foot the security bill for keeping her safe in Trump Tower in New York. Her husband, […]

Presidential Election fiasco is “irrefutable proof” of how stupid PAP think S’poreans are

Presidential Election fiasco is “irrefutable proof” of how stupid PAP think S’poreans are

“Singaporeans have always known that our politicians… consider themselves superior beings,” said writer Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh. “Now, with this reserved presidency, we have irrefutable proof about just how stupid they think we are.” The farce that is the Reserved Election will, once again, prove the PAP right. […]

First female President to be advised by all-male advisory council

First female President to be advised by all-male advisory council

Halimah Yacob will become the first female Elected President of Singapore on Wednesday. When she takes on the role, she will be advised by the 10-member, all-male unelected Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA). The CPA comprise 8 members and 2 alternate members, and are appointed […]

Candidates with more finance experience than Halimah Yacob disqualified

Candidates with more finance experience than Halimah Yacob disqualified

In what is not an unexpected outcome on Monday, Halimah Yacob was the only candidate for the Reserved Election to be given the green light by the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC). By default, and since the other two candidates’ application to contest the election were […]