So, it is completely regressive in terms of human rights, and another step away from an enlightened society when Law Minister K Shanmugam recently said that he is in favour of imposing the death penalty on criminals who sexually assault women or abuse children, and the victim dies. "My thinking is that there should be a default death sentence for those who rape or sexually assault women, resulting in the victim's death, and for those who hurt a child and the child ends up dead. The accused in such cases should face the death penalty, unless he can prove why there shouldn't be such a penalty", said the Law Minister.Read More »
But are these items what young Singaporean parents truly need? With the cost of living shooting up year after year with an end in sight, what parents need are tangible support to help raise future Singaporeans. Rather than waste taxpayers money on useless memorabilia, why not spend the money on increasing the baby bonus given out during the year? The Government needs to get their priorities right and spend Singapore's valuable and finite resources on the things that matter.Read More »
My dad is semi-retired and he is very concerned about the latest changes in the CPF minimum sum scheme. Honestly, I'm only in my mid-twenties and CPF MS doesn't affect me much. Out of curiosity, I searched around the internet to understand more about CPF MS but I was very disappointed because the CPF website itself is so difficult to navigate and it does not explain itself well at all. It is very frustrating.Read More »
[YOUR LETTERS] HOW COME ATTORNEY GENERAL CHAMBERS NEVER CHARGE CHC PASTOR TAN KIM HOCK FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT?
I am outraged when I saw a tweet by City Harvest Church Pastor Tan Kim Hock who posted "I ALSO NOTICED THAT UNDER THE SUN THERE IS EVIL IN THE COURTROOM. YES, even the courts of law are corrupt!" Isn't that contempt of court when the trials are ongoing? Singapore Courts have often use Contempt of Court to silence prominent PAP critics such as Alex Au and cartoonist Leslie Chew.Read More »
[YOUR LETTERS] ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT IS HIRING TEMP STAFF TO TRAIN ELECTION AGENTS – ELECTIONS IN 2015?
According to the ad, Elections Department is looking for "Training Support Executive" and "Training Facilitator", both are temporary position for 1-year with application dateline in mid-May 2014. Let's assume that the trainers were hired by August 2014, this means their tenure will end by August 2015. However, the ads stated that candidates are required "to be prepared to work extended hours under pressure during elections period".Read More »
PAP Minister Chan Chun Sing posted a Facebook Note last Friday to voice his disagreement with Goldman Sach's LGBT-only recruitment talks has sparked a lengthy debate between FCBC homophobes and a group of oppressed Singaporean LGBTsRead More »
My son is a student in Ping Yi Secondary School. The school has asked my son and his friends to distribute flyers to the public at bus stops to raise awareness about the new feeder bus service 222 in Chai Chee. This is outrageous! Why do you need to use students to raise awareness of a profit driven organisation? Their exams are also around the corner. Why are the transport authorities so desperate now?Read More »
In the name of freedom of speech and internet, STOMP should also not be regulated by MDA and the government because it will signal to them that we are ok with them taking away our right to free speech and the voice of society's conscience. That is why I'm a little surprised that the #FreeMyInternet movement did not say anything to stand up for STOMP when they did issue a statement against the regulation of the Mothership website. I think it is not fair and abit of a hypocrite to support the freedom of one website but not another. We must ensure that all websites are not regulated by the government.Read More »
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Air Defence and Operations Command tracked the small plane as it flew towards Singapore, and it was quickly established that the Caravan did not have an approved flight plan - a 'red flag', especially since the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. At 6.42pm, a pair of missile-armed F16D jets, which also have 20mm guns, thundered off from an air base. They quickly spotted the Caravan with its massive floats - pontoons mounted beneath the fuselage - and signalled it to land at Changi Airport's central runway just before 8pm. Airport police immediately surrounded the plane.Read More »