Archive for the ‘ASEAN’ Category

JB VEP: JB state govt gila?

November 24, 2014

JB state govt officials,who asserted that Singaporean motorists would still flock to JB despite the steep toll increases, puzzled me. Either they are out of touch or whistling in the dark. Friends who used to be JB regulars have refused to be held ransom by the tolls of both Singapore and Malaysia. They have been […]

Malaysia Day: a perspective from a Singaporean

September 16, 2013

Today is Malaysia Day, a day which reminds me of the shameful expulsion of Singapore, thanks to LKY. The Malaysians it appears are more proud of their country than us. To celebrate their Merdeka Day and Malaysia Day, Malaysians proudly display their national flag on their cars, homes, makan places (food outlets), car parks, shopping […]

Maids in Singapore: modern slavery?

September 15, 2010

In some countries only those on Forbes list or who are wealthy are able to afford a maid but in Singapore even average families can afford one. Sadly, for a pittance these maids have to slave from the crack of dawn to late at night.  Some employers exploit their maids by forcing them to become […]

Will World Cup make Singapore the laughing stock in ASEAN?

December 18, 2009

With barely six months to go, Singaporeans are on tenterhooks not knowing if the World Cup will be telecast here. Desperation seems to have seized some die-hard soccer fans as they contemplate leaving for neighbouring countries. Some neighbouring countries do not impose a TV licence fee eg Malaysia, and yet their free-to-air TV plans to […]

Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s Generals/Military Junta

August 12, 2009

ASEAN’S response to the continued incarceration of Aung San Suu Kyi is downright disgraceful and appalling. The generals are probably laughing at ASEAN for being so impotent against their defiance against ASEAN’s opinion. ASEAN should stop at merely issuing polite and tactful statements of disappointment. Myanmar should be ejected forthwith from ASEAN. A strong message […]

Auug San Su Kyi sentenced to 18 months imprisonment

August 11, 2009

That Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment comes as no surprise to me. The iron-fisted junta is determined to keep her out of the elections promised for next year. ASEAN should stop deceiving itself that engagement with Myanmar may bring about positive results. Stop pandering to the junta who is […]