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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 […]

Public altercations – from hawker centres to schools

Public altercations – from hawker centres to schools

The recent spate of public altercations involving the use of violence is disconcerting. Are people too stressed, so much so that they are easily provoked into acts of violence over seemingly trivial things? What can be done about this? In April alone, several such incidents […]

Are you paying attention to Shanmugam’s message?

Are you paying attention to Shanmugam’s message?

If you have not been paying attention to Singapore’s Law Minister in recent months, you should. K Shanmugam, who also holds the Home Affairs portfolio, has been like a town crier, sounding the alarm of the threat of terrorism in Singapore and the region. If […]

Hanged because he had not “substantively assisted” the CNB

Hanged because he had not “substantively assisted” the CNB

Mohd Jeefrey bin Ismail was hanged in the early hours of Friday morning, 21 April, at least according to the scheduled execution date given to his family by the Singapore Prison Service. He was executed after the Public Prosecutor decided that Jeefrey had not “substantively […]

Govt should stop ignoring huge flaw in Public Prosecutor’s role

Govt should stop ignoring huge flaw in Public Prosecutor’s role

Mohd Jeefrey bin Jamil’s last attempt to escape the death sentence was met with a rejection by the President on 17 April. And rather unusually, on the same day his clemency appeal was rejected, his family was informed that he would be hanged in Changi […]

“Former potential” candidate “resurfaced” in another constituency… is news because?

“Former potential” candidate “resurfaced” in another constituency… is news because?

If Yaw Shin Leong or Michael Palmer or David Ong surfaced again among the ranks of their respective parties doing grassroots or party works, it may be newsworthy. The three gentlemen, after all, were all former elected Members of Parliament (MP) who had left their […]