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Yeoh vs Police over COPs – revisiting Little India riots

Yeoh vs Police over COPs – revisiting Little India riots

Police is right – and wrong You should check your facts and not be commenting on areas you have little knowledge of, says the Singapore Police Force, in a blunt rebuttal to academic Yeoh Lam Keong. The Police was responding to academic Yeoh Lam Keong’s […]

Shanmugam’s bluntness is timely

Shanmugam’s bluntness is timely

“Our internal surveys show that opinion is hardening against Muslims,” Law & Home Affairs minister, K Shanmugam, said on his Facebook page on Sunday. “This is not good.” The minister was referring to the situation in Singapore, as he gave his reaction to the latest […]

M’sian Federal Court restores separation of power principle – relevant to S’pore?

M’sian Federal Court restores separation of power principle – relevant to S’pore?

A landmark ruling in Malaysia may have relevance for Singapore On 20 April, the Malaysia Federal Court laid down a ruling which many in the country had waited 30 years for. In a landmark decision, the court ruled that Parliament cannot curtail the powers of […]

Bringing Mr Cheong home – how the public rose to the occasion with a big heart

Bringing Mr Cheong home – how the public rose to the occasion with a big heart

When Ms Eileen Cheong, 25, took to the Internet to seek help to bring her father home from Tokyo, she was at her wits’ end. Her attempt to raise $250,000 was a last resort. Her father, who is in his 70s, had a heart attack […]

Yellow card, Mr Shanmugam

Yellow card, Mr Shanmugam

Oh dear, why the personal attack, Mr Shanmugam? Law Minister K Shanmugam, not one known for mincing his words, has taken aim at Donald Low, an associate professor at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Mr Shanmugam, posting on […]

Shanmugam calls on US and world to pay attention to radicalism in SEA

Shanmugam calls on US and world to pay attention to radicalism in SEA

Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs, K Shanmugam, has called on the United States (and the world) to pay attention to the rise of “political Islam” and radicalism in Southeast Asia. Mr Shanmugam, who was delivering a keynote speech in Washington DC on Wednesday at the Johns […]

Prices of repurchased HDB flats with shorter lease – HDB explains

Prices of repurchased HDB flats with shorter lease – HDB explains

On 18 April, Mr Chua Bean Chong wrote to the Straits Times Forum page to highlight the apparent disparity between the prices of a new 4-room Build-To-Order HDB flat and that of a repurchased flat of the same size in Ang Mo Kio. Mr Chua’s […]

Parliament expected to approve changes which will neutralise President’s oversight powers

Parliament expected to approve changes which will neutralise President’s oversight powers

Clarification: Publichouse.sg has received a clarification, on 28 April 2017, from the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) following the publication of the article (below) on 26 April 2017. The MCI said, referring to Publichouse.sg, “In writing the article, you had referred to the Standing […]

Remember Sylvia Lim’s rally speech about FAS being headed by politicians?

Remember Sylvia Lim’s rally speech about FAS being headed by politicians?

In light of the current saga involving the Football Association of Singapore (FAS), and the arrest of Zainuddin Nordin, the last Government-appointed president of the association, it is timely to revisit Sylvia Lim’s rally speech during the 2015 General Election. Ms Lim, who is the […]

PAP’s association with FAS comes to sad end, thanks to FIFA

PAP’s association with FAS comes to sad end, thanks to FIFA

Thank you, FIFA The People’s Action Party’s long association with the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) now seems to have come to a sad end. This is in light of news, 25 April, that its last-appointed President of the FAS – former Mayor and former […]