Commentary: On "Free Riders"

Commentary: On "Free Riders"

As I listened intuitively again to the PM’s speech on Wednesday to the Presidential address of our 14th Parliament, I can’t help but feel the current incessant attacks on the PM’s remarks about “free riders” have been taken out of context. It seemed as though the PM was desperately trying to buy his way out of the argument on the reason not to vote for the Opposition. Political discourse here should be shaped by sharp acumen, logic and sound reasoning rather than just jumping on the bandwagon to draw blood.

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Commentary: Civil Servants, Unelected Can Carry This?

Commentary: Civil Servants, Unelected Can Carry This?

Political appointees have no financial role, safe to say merely ‘approving’ the use of the $5 billion. If the PM is talking about decision making, it is the civil servants who are making the decision behind the scene, collating, presenting, advising where the draw down and transfer of money comes from. So is the prime minister trying to draw wool over people’s eyes when he said, ‘It is a big decision, S$5 billion of supplementary budget.

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Former ISA Detainee Donates Sofas To The WP Bluecycle Initiative

Former ISA Detainee Donates Sofas To The WP Bluecycle Initiative

On 29 August 2020, The Workers' Party (WP) set out on their Bluecycle charity event at Rivervale. This event was led by the newly-minted Sengkang GRC MP Louis Chua Kheng Wee. Despite the inclement weather, Louis Chua and his team of volunteers managed to deliver two sofas to a pregnant woman.

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Meme-diaCorp? More Like MediaCorpse.

Meme-diaCorp? More Like MediaCorpse.

MediaCorp. The Public Broadcaster for our nation. For decades in some shape or form, it has brought entertainment directly to our ears and our eyeballs. But it is a far cry from its heyday. In my anger, I did some research to try and explain how this abysmal lack of creativity came to be. But then I realized that I have a limited fascination to this archaic situation that could be easily solved...

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Commentary: Foreign Investment Welcomed But Citizens Cannot Be Disadvantaged

Commentary: Foreign Investment Welcomed But Citizens Cannot Be Disadvantaged

We cannot expect citizens to be disadvantaged in the name of being open or soliciting for trade. Foreign corporations and investors are more than welcome to operate here when they respect our core values and labour laws, play their part as they would in their home countries as Singapore and Singaporeans are not third country people to be taken for a ride.

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Netizens Unconvinced by Josephine Teo's Crocodile Tears During Parliament Debate

Has parliament turned into a crying academy? First Lawrence Wong, then Khaw Boon Wan and now the infamous minister who proved to have no listening ear no willing heart? Are we paying our ministers millions to put on a crying show or to solve problems?

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Progress Singapore Party Organising Fund Raiser Forum

Progress Singapore Party Organising Fund Raiser Forum

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) will be organising a fundraiser on 1 October 6.30pm. The fundraiser will be in the form of a forum where PSP will focus on the recent General Elections: "The Past and Future of Singaporean Democracy - Reflections of GE 2020." This forum will be see Dr Tan Cheng Bock and PSP leaders sharing their thoughts on GE2020. PSP has also teamed up with Oxford academic, historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin (PJ Thum) to speak at this forum.

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Gahmen Takes Cheap Shot At Lawyer Who Disagree With Stroke Heng's Ministry of Finance Addendum Statement

After a lawyer raised doubts on Facebook about Stroke Heng's statement “We have used a generation’s worth of savings to combat a crisis of a generation,” two days later he kena a "clarification" from gahmen website Gov.sg, just short of pofma.

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Poh Seng Song Accused Of Being Whistleblower Who Leaked WhatsApp Message

Poh Seng Song Accused Of Being Whistleblower Who Leaked WhatsApp Message

In a blow to local sporting arena, the state media reported that Singapore Athletics (SA) had banned Poh Seng Song from holding any office position within the jurisdiction of SA and/or its affiliates for two terms. Poh Seng Song was slapped with this ban after a Board of Inquiry (BOI) convened by SA allegedly concluded that he was “very likely” the person who had leaked a WhatsApp message the current Honorary Secretary, Eric Song, had made about national pole vaulter Rachel Yang and her coach/husband David Yeo.

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AMDK Cyclists Confront Driver By Blocking Traffic And Disregarding Road Safety

AMDK Cyclists Confront Driver By Blocking Traffic And Disregarding Road Safety

I was driving casually on a very busy Sunday (30 Aug 2020, 5 - 5.15pm) on ECP. When nearing McDonalds I saw this group of Caucasian cyclist cycling dangerously in 2 lines. When the driver turn in, the cyclist in yellow dangerously cut into in front of my car without checking his blind spot. That was when he rode in front of my car jam break and start pouring profanities cursing and swearing.

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