Tag Archives: The Independent

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA THE INDEPENDENT ACCUSED OF FAKE NEWS, ALLEGED WP WAS BLOCKED FROM RAISING PRESIDENCY MOTION

Alternative news media website The Independent insinuated that the WP was blocked from raising the motion regarding the reserved Presidency in Parliament. When in fact WP was not blocked but was subject to a ballot that Ms Sylvia Lim herself witness. It was a fair means of selecting the motions selected in Parliament yet TISG as a big alternative media player has chosen to twist the facts and stir shit.

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THIS PIONEER HAS NO CPF MONEY LEFT

“I was very happy once with my wife and young children. But happiness is not for old people. In life, people got to be resilient. Don’t take people’s money. Don’t beg. “In Singapore, whatever money you have is always so small and it is never enough. So I stop thinking about money. I stop thinking about happiness. Growing old in Singapore is like that. The happy times have ended. Now, life is just a day-to-day affair.”

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HOW TO AVOID THAT DEFAMATION SUIT

Blogger Roy Ngerng’s dismissal from Tan Tock Seng Hospital has raised a hue and cry on the Internet, with commentators like Mr Ng E-Jay claiming that this would have a chilling effect on free speech. However, there are many bloggers and politicians critical of the government who have not suffered any public repercussions despite their political views and still remain gainfully employed. Three lessons can be drawn from their experiences. If accused of defamation, playing things smart is the way to go. The government may be accused of strong-arm tactics for its propensity towards defamation suits, yet it was comparatively lenient towards individuals who have made amends, such as blogger Alex Au or Temasek Review Emeritus editor Richard Wan. After they made public apologies and retracted defamatory articles, the government chose to let the matter rest.

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THE CPF REALITY CHECK

Have they used up all their ordinary account savings (on their homes)? If they are short of money to live on, what will they do with their retirement account once it is withdrawn? Go spend it on another holiday? If they have spent it on their homes, is it not time to consider down-sizing? Unless they’ve been playing the property market and have been burnt by the casinos, the very same properties which they purchased using their CPF years ago must have appreciated manifold, thanks to the CPF. Have these screamers forgotten that their employers have had to fork out another 20 per cent or thereabouts of their salary each month — they go to court if they do not pay up (tough for the self-employed, who get nothing, except the minimal sum they put in). If they’re dying and want to withdraw it out now, I’m sure a case can be made to the Minister in charge of CPF.

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