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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 […]

Download one app can die, issit?

Download one app can die, issit?

It is a sad day if our military servicemen behave like little princesses or crybabies just because they are unhappy about being required to download the SG Secure app onto their electronic devices for national security reasons. “A strawberry generation”, one person told publichouse.sg, invoking […]

US to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes; points to e-cigs as “lower-risk alternative” for smokers

US to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes; points to e-cigs as “lower-risk alternative” for smokers

In a surprise move on Friday, the United States’ Food & Drug Administration (FDA) said that it will require tobacco companies to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive. The announcement is seen as “a major regulatory shift designed to […]

These 4 videos show why you should not presume crossing at traffic light junctions is safe

These 4 videos show why you should not presume crossing at traffic light junctions is safe

When the lights at traffic light junctions turn green for pedestrians to cross the road, we all presume that it is safe to do so. Well, not really. Over the past one week, 4 videos posted on the Beh Chia Lor Facebook page showed why […]

Misconception on appointment of independent panel by AHTC

Misconception on appointment of independent panel by AHTC

The independent panel seeking to recover alleged overpayments by the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) is not an arbitrary panel which the Workers’ Party (WP) had set up. Some say the panel was “installed” by the AHTC.  The misconception by some seems to be that the […]

Halimah Yacob’s candidacy will raise questions about her independence & “Malayness”

Halimah Yacob’s candidacy will raise questions about her independence & “Malayness”

The Speaker of Parliament, Halimah Yacob, should not run for the elected presidency, even if she is by law qualified. There are several reasons why Mdm Halimah’s candidacy would not be in the best interests of Singapore. But before we get into the specific arguments […]

Train more reliable, says Khaw, echoing LTA’s 2016 claims; few are impressed

Train more reliable, says Khaw, echoing LTA’s 2016 claims; few are impressed

The claim by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Thursday that the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system’s “reliability has improved by three times” has been met with incredulity. Many are questioning if his assertion is true, or whether the calculation used to make the claim […]

From despair to gratitude; cerebral palsy can’t keep Wesley Wee down

From despair to gratitude; cerebral palsy can’t keep Wesley Wee down

You may see him at MRT stations selling tissue paper and take pity on him, but Wesley Wee is more than any superficial generalisation about those like him His life was a struggle through one long, dark tunnel where the light at the end never […]

Gov’t spooked by fictional characters and cartoons

Gov’t spooked by fictional characters and cartoons

The decision by the National Arts Council (NAC) to withdraw funding for the comic novel The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is but one instance of how the authorities here control publications which are deemed offensive or not in the public interest. Nothing is […]

NAC should show proof that Art of Charlie Chan “undermines” Govt’s authority

NAC should show proof that Art of Charlie Chan “undermines” Govt’s authority

Government bodies should deal with facts, and not fancy delusions After a two-day delay, the National Arts Council (NAC), the regulatory body for the arts in Singapore, finally extended its congratulations to Sonny Liew. The latter had won 3 Eisner Awards on Saturday for his […]