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Harassment Act, Pink Dot & Amos Yee – Gov’t should stop abusing the law

Harassment Act, Pink Dot & Amos Yee – Gov’t should stop abusing the law

Amos Yee’s successful bid for political asylum in the United States this past week is another sign of how the Government’s abuse of the law has backfired. Yee’s “persecution”, as described by the judge who presided over his hearing, by the Singapore Government bears another […]

Food Friday: Japanese culinary finesse & intricate American culture at IZY’s

Food Friday: Japanese culinary finesse & intricate American culture at IZY’s

Write-up courtesy of Cheryl Teo@Freshgrads.sg IZY Dining & Bar is one hell of a beautiful little secret. At this exquisite establishment, food is treated like a delicate work of art. The passionate attention to detail, quality, aesthetic appeal, and the flavor and textural dimensions took […]

Highblood’s racist promo – ignorance rather than malice

Highblood’s racist promo – ignorance rather than malice

Highblood dating app upsets public but is it racist? To stand apart from others, you have to distinguish yourself, or your product. This, however, could lead you down the path you might not have intended to go. Dating apps (or websites, before apps became popular) […]

Support for national budget plunges 25% from previous years’ poll results?

Support for national budget plunges 25% from previous years’ poll results?

The Government’s feedback unit, REACH, has released its survey results on Budget 2017. In a statement to the media on 22 March, Wednesday, REACH revealed that overall only 52% of the 1,111 Singaporeans polled by phone gave a thumbs-up to the Budget. This is a […]

Civil servants – eunuchs or naysayers?

Civil servants – eunuchs or naysayers?

Public servants and civil servants are not having it easy. In recent weeks, they have been subjected to criticisms in Parliament, to ridicule online, and even questioned by former senior civil servants. These are the results of an ever-changing society, with ever-rising expectations of standards […]

Govt’s behaviour toward alternative media – not honest to keep silent and then cry foul later

Govt’s behaviour toward alternative media – not honest to keep silent and then cry foul later

Time to call the Government’s bluff The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has once again reacted to what it says are ‘unsubstantiated” news stories online. In its latest riposte to a story on The Online Citizen (TOC) website, the SPF accused the TOC article of making […]

The most awkward moment in state diplomacy?

The most awkward moment in state diplomacy?

So, German chancellor Angela Merkel paid the United States a visit this week. Naturally, that would include a call on the US President, Donald Trump. The problem is, Trump is not exactly a fan of Merkel and had criticised her government’s policies during and after […]

Not in community’s interest: US State Attorney on why she refused to seek death sentence for murderer

Not in community’s interest: US State Attorney on why she refused to seek death sentence for murderer

“I have given this issue extensive, painstaking thought and consideration,” Orlando’s State Attorney Aramis Ayala said. “What has become abundantly clear through this process is that while I do have discretion to pursue death sentences, I have determined that doing so is not in the best […]

Dear Indonesia, please release & return our boatman

Dear Indonesia, please release & return our boatman

First it was China, then Malaysia, and now it is Indonesia. Why do countries like to take what rightfully belongs to Singapore? It took 2 months before China returned the 9 Terrex military vehicles to us, after some political sabre rattling from the Chinese. And […]

It’s just a mother feeding her child, relax!

It’s just a mother feeding her child, relax!

Sometimes you wonder what goes on inside the heads (and hearts) of some people. The brouhaha over a woman feeding her infant in public has got some people hot under the collar. The “concern” seems to be that she did not cover up, but instead […]