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Only 2% say S’pore’s 4G leaders “much better” than previous generation leaders: Blackbox survey

Only 2% say S’pore’s 4G leaders “much better” than previous generation leaders: Blackbox survey

A survey by Blackbox, a research agency, in February has found that only 2% of Singaporeans feel the 4th generation (4G) leadership is “much better” than previous generation leaders. “Leadership was very much a topic again in February, following Prime Minister Lee’s appearance on BBC’s […]

Gov’t right in tackling fake news but safeguards needed to prevent overreach

Gov’t right in tackling fake news but safeguards needed to prevent overreach

“The truth is always trying to catch up with a fake news story.” – German Justice Minister. Law Minister K Shanmugam told Parliament on Monday, 3 April, that the Government is reviewing its laws to better equip itself in dealing with the phenomenon of fake […]

SR Nathan is “second Elected President”: Istana

SR Nathan is “second Elected President”: Istana

Not tenable for Government to remain silent on issue As we have reported earlier, many sources, including our former prime minister, Goh Chok Tong, Government ministers, government-linked websites and the Constitutional Commission, have all recognised President Ong Teng Cheong as Singapore’s first Elected President. Yet, […]

PM Goh had recognised Ong Teng Cheong as S’pore’s first Elected President

PM Goh had recognised Ong Teng Cheong as S’pore’s first Elected President

President Ong Teng Cheong passed away on 8 February 2002, at the age of 66. He had served as Singapore’s 5th president from 1993 to 1998. He was also the first president to contest in an open election after the Elected President scheme came into […]

Will the PM release the AG’s advice on the Elected President?

Will the PM release the AG’s advice on the Elected President?

The question of who should be deemed Singapore’s first Elected President has once again cropped up, this time the question comes  from former presidential candidate, Dr Tan Cheng Bock. The Government, in changes made to the Elected President Scheme in February, has decided that the […]

Is the AG the best person to decide on election laws?

Is the AG the best person to decide on election laws?

Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock said in a press conference today (31 Mar) that the upcoming presidential election should be an open election which candidates from all races can contest; and not one reserved for Malay candidates. In particular, he questioned the Government’s decision […]

4 things the happiest countries have in common which S’pore too can have

4 things the happiest countries have in common which S’pore too can have

The World Happiness Report 2017 has ranked Singapore at number 26, the highest-placed Asian country on the list. The top-three ranked countries are, unsurprisingly, from the Nordic region – Norway, Denmark, Iceland. Norway jumped 3 places to overtake Denmark at the top for the first time, […]

Cheng Bock questions Govt’s decision to not recognise Ong Teng Cheong as first Elected President

Cheng Bock questions Govt’s decision to not recognise Ong Teng Cheong as first Elected President

Dr Tan Cheng Bock, who contested in the 2011 Presidential Elections in Singapore, has questioned the government’s decision to recognise the late Wee Kim Wee, instead of Ong Teng Cheong, as Singapore’s first Elected President. At a press conference on 31 March, Friday, Dr Tan […]

Why so much anger, ACLS, LawSoc, MHA?

Why so much anger, ACLS, LawSoc, MHA?

So much anger, so much passive-aggressive grandstanding. That is how one feels after reading the statements from the Association of Criminal Lawyers Singapore (ACLS), the Law Society Singapore (LawSoc), and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). They were responding to the judgement in the United […]

An Inconvenient Sequel – a film everyone has to watch

An Inconvenient Sequel – a film everyone has to watch

10 years after he brought the topic of climate change into mainstream consciousness, former United States Vice-President Al Gore is back again. In the sequel to his groundbreaking An Inconvenient Truth – an award-winning documentary about climate change in 2007 – Gore is once again […]