Tag Archives: BERTHA HENSON

IT IS S’PORE’S LOSS WHEN EX-FOREIGN MINISTER GEORGE YEO WAS KICKED OUT

I read about Mr George Yeo’s appointment as Chancellor of Nalanda University in India and I can’t help but feel a twinge of disappointment. I think George Yeo is an exceptional man. So Aljunied residents have got their opposition - and a financially-suspect town council. As for Parliament, we all have some kind of (limited) engagement in Parliament. Was this worth the price of a good man?

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BERTHA HENSON’S FAILED ATTACK ON THE WORKER’S PARTY

I am a openly a Workers' Party supporter. I have lived in Hougang for the past 10 years and I am not afraid to declare my support for my party upfront. But you on the other hand like to hide behind "neutrality" and pretend to be an independent journalist. Truth is you are not independent at all. You are a typical PAP IB trying to smear the Workers' Party, which is the only party that is fighting for Singaporeans today. Just take a look at the unwarranted attack you launched on the WP today.

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BERTHA HENSON: MDA’S MOVE AGAINST TRS IS A LEGAL MESS

I was a little puzzled by the Media Development Authority’s order to The Real Singapore to shut down. Not that I would miss TRS. I am puzzled at the way the law and media regulations look like a badly sewn patchwork. The kindest thing I can say about the G’s move is that it is still wondering how to handle the wacky online world.

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BERTHA HENSON: DIFFERENT TYPES OF REACTIONS TO THE SLAP

In case you didn’t know, Amos breached his bail conditions by posting online again complaining about his bail conditions and describing how his father had hit him, especially when he wanted to go to court in his pyjamas. His well-meaning bailor who put up $20,000, a stranger to him, pulled out because Amos wouldn’t abide by bail conditions. Then another stranger turned up in court yesterday to slap him in front of the media.

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MAHATHIR MOHAMAD’S RANT AGAINST MR LEE HAS LEFT SINGAPOREANS BANGING THEIR HEADS

Your little diatribe has left some Singaporeans (at least the people on this wall) quite speechless. Actually not so speechless that we couldn’t express a range of emotions. The most common emotion is incredulity, as evidenced by how we can’t decide whether to laugh or to cry. In fact, most times, we ended up banging our head against the wall. A few of us even started rolling on the ground as well.

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LEE KUAN YEW LED A FULL LIFE, I WISH HIM A GOOD DEATH

Now, the elder Lee’s condition has taken a turn for the worse and it appears that the state machinery is gearing up for the inevitable. The man has had a good long run, a full life and whatever his detractors may say, he took us to this point in time. I don’t think, given his age, that I should wish him a speedy recovery. Rather, I wish him a good death. That he will go peacefully, surrounded by family.

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DANCING OUT OF A*STAR

First, I have to say that a lot of people are in jobs that they don’t like or enjoy, but stay on for various reasons. They grit their teeth and get on with it. Of course, they are not compulsorily bonded to the job – they can jump ship or pursue their area of interest. But maybe they need the money, maybe they feel obliged to their employer who has been treating them well, maybe no one wants to offer them a job to their liking. In other words, you are not alone.

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