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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 […]

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 […]