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Gov’t should take matter to court and not make insinuations on social media

Gov’t should take matter to court and not make insinuations on social media

The Government has been warning about fake news recently, urging Singaporeans to be more critical and discerning when reading things online. Yet, presently, it is ministers themselves, including the Prime Minister, who are making unsubstantiated allegations against the Prime Minister’s siblings and in-laws, on social […]

PM Lee’s position untenable

PM Lee’s position untenable

Singaporeans have been transfixed by the ongoing war of words between the children of the late former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew (LKY). While there have been much said by both sides, one thing the two parties agree on is this: the dispute, or feud, […]

PH’s response to misguided accusations: no, we do not want traffickers to go unpunished

PH’s response to misguided accusations: no, we do not want traffickers to go unpunished

Since the publication of this article on publichouse.sg, “The hanging of Muhammad Ridzuan – a family left to pick up the pieces”, some have accused this website of arguing for drug traffickers to not be punished, or to be allowed to go scot-free. It is […]

The hanging of Muhammad Ridzuan – a family left to pick up the pieces

The hanging of Muhammad Ridzuan – a family left to pick up the pieces

[Photo above: Family photo; Ridzuan, second from right] Under Singapore’s death penalty regime, and contrary to what some may say, there are no winners, only victims. As the crowd of family and friends kept vigil outside the walls of Changi Prison, one among them was […]

ASAS’ handling of Pink Dot ad goes against Singapore’s Shared Values

ASAS’ handling of Pink Dot ad goes against Singapore’s Shared Values

[Headline photo: TODAY] The Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS) claims that the line “Supporting the freedom to love” on a Pink Dot banner in Cineleisure goes against Singapore’s Shared Values. This can be inferred from a report in Marketing, which reported the council’s view […]

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 […]