Tag Archives: The Real Singapore

EX-TRS EDITORS: MOVING ON WITH OUR LIVES, SG POLITICS NO LONGER CONCERN US

We heard many of you have come down to our stalls to show your support after reading this recent mainstream media article. Thanks for taking the time to try our ramen, we hope you enjoyed it! We have decided to start a simple business to support our family including covering the high medical fees as well as the ongoing costs of care. We are moving on with our lives and we are again grateful for the encouragement we have received from all TRS readers. Singapore politics will no longer concern us or be a topic of discussion within our family.

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FORMER TRS EDITORS OPENS TAKAGI RAMEN SHOP IN NUS CAMPUS

Former The Real Singapore editors have re-opened TRS. This time, Takagi Ramen Shop (TRS) – two Japanese Ramen shops in the canteens of National University of Singapore – one at Prince George Park Residence and the other at Bukit Timah Campus, according to a tip-off from a NUS student. The 23 year old Ai Takagi Japanese Australian took Singaporeans by surprise when it was revealed the pretty girl was behind The Real Singapore. Ai and her fiance Yang Kai Heng are currently still under police investigation.

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TRS BAN SHOWS MDA HAS SCARY UNLIMITED POWERS

Till now, MDA has not provided Singaporeans with a proper explanation for banning The Real Singapore (TRS). Yaacob Ibrahim claims that they have all the evidence but he still hasn’t revealed this evidence to Singaporeans. Unfortunately for Singaporeans, MDA is not required by law to even do something as simple as that.

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STAT BOARD MDA RETRENCHES 33 FULL-TIME STAFF AFTER TRS CLOSURE

Statutory Board Media Development Authority (MDA) has axed 33 full-time staff today, ST has learned. The unprecedented large scale retrenchment exercise in the public sector after the shut down of socio-political The Real Singapore (TRS) has caught Singaporeans and unions off-guard. These laid-off staff were all analysts responsible for monitoring TRS media contents under its media monitoring group.

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SG DEMOCRATS: …AND THEY SHUT DOWN TRS FOR BEING IRRESPONSIBLE

“Smile,” a journalist encouraged as he interviewed Cheng whose minders sat just out of camera range. “Place your hands on the armrest”, “Cross your legs”, “Relax your shoulders”, “Look happy.” Several takes were necessary to capture the right mood for the cameras. The following day, state media headlines screamed: "I CONFESS" But it is The Real Singapore website that is engaging in irresponsible reporting and shut down.

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MDA BANNING TRS IS LIGHT TOUCH COMPARED TO OPERATION COLDSTORE

While many argue that the banning and closure of popular online citizen website The Real Singapore by the government is a harsh measure, it must be said that the PAP government is slowly learning how to deal with dissent with civility. Yet, the government is insisting they are applying a "light touch" to the online space. I guess it is a light touch when we compare how communists, leftists and those who oppose the government were locked away without trial in the 60s. At least, no one is being locked away or made a bankrupt now.

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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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ROY NGERNG: MDA IS A HYPOCRITE FOR SHUTTING DOWN TRS

The MDA’s actions of shutting down The Real Singapore has been seen as hypocritical by many Singaporeans, who feel that there are also other websites, such as the above-mentioned ones, which have been conducting their misdeeds but have been allowed to continue to operate. This has given rise to the perception that the People’s Action Party (PAP)-run government is intentionally persecuting The Real Singapore because it is the top “alternative” news website and which has been on the forefront of exposing the misdeeds of the PAP, and that the PAP wants to shut down The Real Singapore to stop it from doing so.

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